Dance at Western

dancers

Dance courses have been offered at Western University for many years. Beginning in the 2011-12 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.

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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


Studies in Motion 2023 – Dance Showcase

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Friday, Mar 17 | 8pm NEW DATE
Paul Davenport Theatre
Free admission

A presentation of choreographic works by students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music’s Dance Minor program. 

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musicevents@uwo.ca


Past Performances

dance photoStudies in Motion 2019

This performance was presented by students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music Dance Minor program on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in the Paul Davenport Theatre. Photos were taken during the live performance.

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dance photoStudies 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.

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dance photoStudies 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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dance photoStudies 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.

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Contact Information

dance faculty

Meet the Faculty

Pamela Eddleston
Barb Sarma
Dale Yoshida


Music Education Department Chair

Kevin Watson
TC 116
519-661-2111 x85896
kwatso54@uwo.ca