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Work With Exceptional Faculty

Our students have unparalleled access to a world-class dance faculty. When you study dance at UW–Madison, you engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes creative investigation, scholarship, innovation, and rigorous dance training.

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Make Art That Makes A Difference

Our programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in technique, performance, and composition. You will be challenged to think deeply, push boundaries, and make art that creates change.

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Take Center Stage

You will have many opportunities to perform each year. Students audition for and perform in faculty works and the works of world-renowned guest artists. You can also perform the work of fellow student choreographers or your own work.

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Dance the Globe

You will have the opportunity to travel and engage with the global dance community. Our students have been from New York to San Francisco, in France, Scotland, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, and more.

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Forge a Meaningful Career

Your UW–Madison experience will prepare you to enter a dynamic dance community that celebrates innovative and diverse styles and aesthetics. Our students often graduate with wide professional networks and go on to have extraordinary careers.

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Big 10 University.
Personalized Experiences.

At UW–Madison, you will get the best of both worlds. You’ll have the benefits of a large university and belong to an inclusive, tight-knit dance community with opportunities to learn from and work directly with a diverse faculty.

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Events

  • November
  • December
    • December 4
      Kloepper ConcertDance Department Concert8:00 PM, Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall