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DANCE AT WVU
Offering a BA degree and minor, the dance program at WVU balances theory, technique and performance in a fully immersive education experience.Learn about the dance program
WVU offers the first dance major in the state of West Virginia.
Dance faculty and students speak about their dedication to the craft.
Bec Hyde and Elena Maddy: Leaping and Bounding with Audacity
West Virginia University undergraduates Bec Hyde and Elena Maddy are the creative minds behind “Audacious Women,” an Honors EXCEL dance project analyzing the rules society imposes on women and how those rules impact women’s sexuality, sensuality and sense of self.
Faculty Spotlight: Hirali Shah
Kathak gives emphasis on poses, expressions, grace, hand, eye and body movements and footwork. Kathak is characterized by intricate footwork and precise rhythmic patterns that the dancer articulates by controlling about 100 ankle bells. It takes its movements from life, stylizes them, and adds the complex rhythmic patterns. Kathak is danced by both males and females; many of the dances convey moods of love.
Spring Dance showcase
April 27 & 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
April 29 at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Antoinette Falbo Theatre
Annual spring performance by the WVU Dance Program, produced by the class of 2023.