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

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    Look & Listen

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

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    After Dance @ Wesleyan

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

Apr 22

Cynthia Novack Lecture in Memoriam by Patricia Beaman

02:50 pm

Online

This year's Cynthia Novack Lecture in Memoriam, Aristocratic Posturing: Presenting the `Other in French Baroque Ballet, will feature speaker Patricia Beaman.For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

May 1

Spring Faculty Dance Concert

07:00 pm

Online

A triple-bill evening of world premieres: Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka will present his new solo work "Letting Go to Move On;" Visiting Associate Professor of Dance Doug Elkins will present his new work "Qualia," featuring Wesleyan students and faculty; and "WesDANCE/WeDANCE"a video-dance tribute created by Wesleyan dance alumni with original music by Jace LArouet 21. For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

May 9

Worlds of Dance Concert

01:00 pm

Online

The virtual Worlds of Dance Concert will feature Wesleyan students performing an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Afro-Brazilian, Bharata Natyam, Javanese Dance, Hip Hop, and Introduction to Dance. For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

May 14

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

07:00 pm

Online

An invigorating virtual 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 CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.