Minor in Dance Performance

About the Dance Performance Minor

We believe that every student has the potential to do something great. That's why we're excited to offer a minor in Dance Performance that is designed to help you cultivate your passion for dance and reach your full potential as a performer. Our program is built on a foundation of supportive and collaborative relationships between faculty and students, allowing for personalized attention and mentorship that encourages growth and creative exploration. With a focus on technical mastery, artistic expression, and performance experience, you will develop your own unique style and voice as a dancer. We're committed to helping you achieve your dreams and make a positive impact through the art of dance.

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Why Study Dance Performance at CWU?

The Dance program is built on a strong sense of community and collaboration. You will work closely with your peers and faculty to develop performance skills.

You will have the opportunity to perform throughout the year, gaining valuable experience and exposure in front of audiences. Our performance season includes a variety of productions, including mainstage productions, student choreography showcases, and community outreach performances.

“If you’re going to dance, you need really an audience to perform for,” Therese Young is the previous director of the Dance Program at CWU.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

This minor applies to two programs, Sport and Movement Studies, as well as Theatre Arts


Take Center Stage

The CWU Orchesis Dance Company provides an opportunity to train dancers in this important way with regularly scheduled performances.

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Questions? Contact Us

Gabrielle McNeillie

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7572

Dance Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor