Dance deepens one’s knowledge and expression of human experience.
We believe in the creative and intellectual potential of each person.
Dance can change the world.

The Dance Department at Wesleyan is a contemporary program with a global perspective. The curriculum centers on the creative act—imagining, making and doing. Our program is interdisciplinary, embodied, collaborative, physically and intellectually rigorous, and fosters personal and social transformation.

Pandemic Response

wesleyan_dance_faculty_r4.jpg
  • thumbnail image

    Look & Listen

    Learn about faculty projects and other happenings in the dance department.

  • thumbnail image

    After Dance @ Wesleyan

    Learn about what our alumni are doing with their Dance degree from Wesleyan.

Oct 29

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

07:00 pm

Patricelli '92 Theater

A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Oct 30

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

07:00 pm

Patricelli '92 Theater

A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Nov 20

Collective Motion Winter Showcase

07:30 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

Dec 2

Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!

07:00 pm

CFA Theater

Forging ahead with gusto and excitement, the Wesleyan Dance Department presents a mixed bill of dance works intertwining activism, race, identity, dance history, somatics, and dynamic movement featuring Artist in Residence in Dance Patricia Beaman, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens '12. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Dec 3

Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!

07:00 pm

CFA Theater

A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major.For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Dec 4

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka joined by students in West African music and dance classes.For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Dec 5

Worlds of Dance Showcase

02:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The Worlds of Dance Showcase will feature Wesleyan students performing an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Indonesian Dance, Bharata Natyam, Hip Hop, and Introduction to Dance.For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Dec 10

Winter Dance Concert

07:00 pm

CFA Theater

Wesleyan student choreographers across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Dec 11

Winter Dance Concert

07:00 pm

CFA Theater

Wesleyan student choreographers across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .