Dance at Western
Dance courses have been offered at Western University for many years. In the 2011/2012 academic year, students could officially claim Dance as a minor through the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Music Education department. There are a variety of courses offered which provide students with a well-rounded selection, with introductory courses in Dance Basics, Modern Technique, Theatre Dance, Dance Composition and Production, Movement Making and Dance Improvisation as well as continuing courses in Modern, Composition, Ballet Fundamentals, and Performance Practice and Production. The program is open to all students across the university, however, students enrolled in the Dance Minor program, kinesiology students and music students have priority in the registration for most of these dance courses.
Minor in Dance
A Dance Minor is available for students to declare starting in the second year. Eight of the following 10 courses offered are required to complete a minor in dance:
- Dance Basics
- Dance Improvisation
- Movement Making
- Introduction to Modern Dance Technique
- Elementary Modern Dance Technique
- Introduction to Theatre Dance
- Ballet Fundamentals
- Beginning Dance Composition and Production
- Intermediate Dance Composition and Production
- Independent Study in Dance
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College,
$10 general admission ($15 at the door)
This dance showcase of student compositions is a representation of the accomplishments of the students in the Dance Minor program at Western resulting from creative challenges explored in their dance courses. Space, time, energy and shape, the four basic elements of dance, emerge in unique movement solutions through the creative process.
Advance Tickets: $10 (general admission) ($15 cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online by March 1, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office. Tickets available for purchase at the door of PDT (cash only) after 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
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Studies in Motion 2017
This performance was presented by students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music Dance Minor program on Sunday, March 7, 2017 in the Paul Davenport Theatre. Photos were taken during the live performance.
Studies in Motion 2016
This performance was presented by students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music Dance Minor program on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in the Paul Davenport Theatre. Photos were taken at the dress rehearsal.
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Studies in Motion 2015
This performance was presented by students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music Dance Minor program on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in the Paul Davenport Theatre. Photos were taken at the dress rehearsal.
VIEW PHOTOS (Flickr)