Life at WOU


WOU’s dance program gives you the chance to evolve your performance skills. Learn how to be more creative while also achieving technical expertise. Explore the history of dance and how its roots affect professional practice today. Our experienced faculty will support you in applying your dance skills while gaining the theoretical knowledge that can serve as the foundation for your future in teaching, further study or opportunities as a professional in the performing arts.


of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU


of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

NCAA Division II student-athletes want to see you in the stands, cheering for the Wolves

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate strong technical skills in a variety of dance idioms and vocabulary, as well as a working understanding of body structure, conditioning and wellness
  • Demonstrate a significant body of theoretical and historical knowledge pertaining to the dance field
  • Produce scholarly/creative projects, solve professional problems independently, and demonstrate a well-developed intellectual/aesthetic focus

Career opportunities

  • Resident/guest choreographer
  • Tour management
  • Professional dancer
  • Artistic director (dance company, festival)
  • Dance criticism
  • Dance notation


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