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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.

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FIRST STEPS

WVU offers the first dance major in the state of West Virginia. 

Undergraduate Dance Program

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Dance faculty and students speak about their dedication to the craft.

Yoav Kaddar

Yoav Kaddar

Dr. Yoav Kaddar shares his perspective on finding your path in dance. He stresses the importance of valuing the fullness of a dance education - it offers way more than just technique class. 

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Robin Sanders dancing with students in E. Moore Hall

Robin Sanders, guest hip-hop choreographer

The piece titled “Piece of Mind” was choreographed by Miami-based artist Robin Sanders who visited WVU in December. It includes music from “United in Grief” and “Mother I Sober” by Kendrick Lamar.

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Dance Now!

Two dancing students performing side by side

February 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m.

February 5 at 2 p.m.

Metropolitan Theatre

Artistic Director: General Hambrick

Dance Now! is the annual concert presented by the Dance Program in the School of Theatre & Dance here at West Virginia University. This year our goal is to represent and draw inspiration from different cultures, and various disciplines of dance. From ballet to hip hop, classical Indian dance to visions of West African dance, tap and contemporary, our students, faculty, and guest artist Robin Sanders, have created works that we hope will stir the soul, put dancing in your feet and a song in your heart.

Inclusivity Statement: Dance concerts within WVU’s School of Theatre and Dance are inherently varied programs that include works choreographed by faculty, guest artists, and students. These works encompass a diverse range of dance styles and genres including, but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and tap. Inclusivity and diversity are at the forefront of our program. We strive to achieve these through our curricula, productions, our student body, and the audiences we serve.

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