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  • 19 Sep 2014 8:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Dance Studies, Swarthmore College

    Position ID: MusicDance-APDANCE-APDANCE [#4534]
    Position Title:  Assistant Professor in Dance Studies
    Position Type: Tenure-track faculty
    Position Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
    Subject Areas:  Dance / Dance History, Dance Theory
    Appl Deadline: 2014/12/01* (posted 2014/09/04, listed until 2014/12/29)
    Position Description:   Apply    

    The Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Dance Studies at the assistant professor level, with a specialization in ballet and/or modern dance, beginning in Fall 2015. We are looking for an exceptional scholar/practitioner who can demonstrate a visible national and international profile, a strong record of publication and creative work, excellence in undergraduate teaching, and knowledge of curriculum development and design. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including courses on dance history, theory, and technique courses, integrating theory and practice whenever possible. As a small collaborative department, members of the faculty also contribute to supervision of undergraduate theses, student productions, and events with visiting artists. Other responsibilities include administrative work and service to the College. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D in Dance or Performance Studies, although exceptional candidates with M.F.As will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit an online application at Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, one or more samples of scholarship/creative work, and a sample syllabus. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

    Application Materials Required:
    Submit the following items online at this website:
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Scholarship/Creative Work Sample
    • Sample Syllabus
    • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
    And anything else requested in the position description.

    Further Info:
    Swarthmore College
    Department of Music & Dance
    500 College Avenue
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • 19 Sep 2014 8:55 PM | Anonymous member

    DANCE, Scripps College

    Position ID: Scripps-Dance-TTDANCE [#4123]
    Position Title:  Assistant Professor in Dance/Movement Studies
    Position Type: Tenure-track faculty
    Position Location: Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
    Subject Area:  Dance
    Appl Deadline: 2014/11/01 (posted 2014/06/23, listed until 2014/11/03)
    Position Description:   Apply    


    Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance to provide leadership for the Movement Studies track within the Dance major.

    We are seeking candidates who have at least 3 years of college teaching experience in Laban Movement Analysis, and/or other Somatic practices. Candidates also should be able to teach Modern/Contemporary Dance, and/or Ballet at the beginning through advanced level. Ability to teach some additional courses such as Anatomy/Kinesiology, Dance Composition, Pedagogy, additional Dance styles, and/or other Dance History/Theory classes is desired. Choreographing for departmental productions is optional.

    The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. In addition to providing leadership for the Movement Studies track within the Dance major, candidates will be expected to work with colleagues to maintain forward momentum in an evolving Dance curriculum that serves students from all the Claremont Colleges, Dance majors, minors and non-majors alike. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a proven or potential record of professional research in Somatics and/or Choreography.

    The teaching load is five courses per year plus supervision of senior theses and some concert productions. Student advising and college committee service are also required. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. MFA, PhD or DPT preferred along with certification in Laban Movement Analysis and/or other Somatic practices. ABD and professional experience may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

    Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, and philosophy of teaching to AcademicJobsOnline. Candidates may be asked to submit further materials, such as teaching evaluations, writing sample, video, and/or course syllabi at a later date.

    The Review of Applications will begin November 1, 2014.

    For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Ronnie Brosterman Box 4011 Scripps College Dance Department 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA. 91711 Email:; Phone: 909-607-3944

    Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

    Application Materials Required:
    Submit the following items online at this website:
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Teaching Statement
    • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
    And anything else requested in the position description.

    Further Info:
    Scripps College
    1030 Columbia Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711
  • 19 Sep 2014 8:54 PM | Anonymous member

    2014/15 Theatre and Dance, Macalester College

    Position ID: Macalester-2014/15 Theatre and Dance-APPDDMT [#4164]
    Position Title:  Assistant Professor of Performance Design and Digital/Media Technologies
    Position Type: Tenure-track faculty
    Position Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
    Subject Area:  Theater Studies
    Appl Deadline: 2014/10/31 (posted 2014/07/09, listed until 2014/10/31)
    Position Description:   Apply    

    Assistant Professor of Performance Design and Digital/Media Technologies

    Macalester College invites applications for a faculty member in Performance Design and Digital/Media Technologies, at the Assistant Professor level. This faculty member will teach courses in scenic and lighting design for theatre, dance & performance events, with emphasis on design history in the teaching of practice. Successful candidates will be able to offer inter-disciplinary teaching through digital and media design, with potential cross-listings in the Departments of Art & Art History, Media & Cultural Studies or other areas. Experience in sound and/or costume design also welcome. The 5-course teaching assignment includes designs for 2 mainstage productions at the college per year, with the expectation of mentorship of student assistants. The new faculty member will also supervise year-long capstone projects in Design, and participate in the Department’s collaboratively-advised senior capstone research and production process. The Search Committee will be looking for applicants’ abilities to contribute, through teaching and professional work, to the College’s commitments to Internationalism, Multiculturalism and Civic Engagement. QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or M.F.A./Ph.D., with primary strengths in scenic, lighting, digital and media design. Two years’ teaching experience preferred at the undergraduate level; teaching evaluations required. Continuous professional juried work, or a combination of juried work and scholarship, are necessary for portfolio consideration and are expected at pre-tenure and tenure evaluations. The designer should be experienced in successful collaboration and problem-solving, able to work effectively with faculty, production staff and guest artists in the development of artistically and educationally successful shows. To apply, please submit a cover letter; curriculum vita; teaching evaluations; 3 letters of reference; web links of work samples (10-15), to Email inquiries to Beth Cleary, Search Chair, Applications received by October 1 will receive best consideration; interviewing is planned for Fall, 2014.

    Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

    Application Materials Required:
    Submit the following items online at this website:
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Ten to Fifteen Web Links of Work Samples
    • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
    And anything else requested in the position description.

    Further Info:
    Macalester College
    1600 Grand Avenue
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
  • 19 Sep 2014 8:51 PM | Anonymous member

    Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University

    Position ID: Cornell-PMA-TTAPPERF [#4620]
    Position Title:  Asst Prof of Performance
    Position Type: Tenure-track faculty
    Position Location: Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
    Subject Areas:  Dance / Dance Theory, Technique
    Drama / Acting, Directing
    Theater Studies
    Appl Deadline: 2014/11/01 (posted 2014/09/19, updated 2014/09/12, listed until 2015/01/15)
    Position Description:   Apply    

    Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor of performance, with expertise specifically in the areas of acting/directing and/or in dance, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2015. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in global performance traditions. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2015. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways. Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of acting/directing or dance techniques -- would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s season of performances and events as a director or choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell. We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Candidates holding the Ph.D. should additionally submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages. Candidates holding the MFA should additionally submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    Application Materials Required:
    Submit the following items online at this website:
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • PhD: scholarly writing sample 20-25 pgs
    • PhD: dissertation abstract
    • MFA: statement of artistic vision, teaching philosophy & creative ambitions
    • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
    And anything else requested in the position description.

    Further Info:
    Cornell University
    Dept. of Performing and Media Arts
    430 College Ave.
    Ithaca, NY 14850
  • 19 Sep 2014 8:46 PM | Anonymous member
    Assistant Professor with a specialization in Contemporary Dance
    Effective July 1, 2015.
    Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

    (please follow link above to a .pdf--the contents would not easily copy/paste to this field)

  • 18 Sep 2014 4:17 PM | Anonymous member

    Position:  Assistant professor of dance - full-time, tenure-track, effective August 2015


    Salary: Salary and benefits competitive


    Qualifications: Required - Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and ability to teach dance techniques, including all levels of modern, ballet, jazz, tap and/or other styles; dance conditioning; and two or more of the following: dance appreciation, repertory, dance technology, instructional design, dance production. Teaching experience in higher education is preferred. Emerging area of creative or scholarly research is preferred.


    Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching dance at the undergraduate level, student advising and mentoring, choreographing for departmental concerts, continued research/creative work, and fulfillment of assigned departmental responsibilities. Candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching, research and service and to the training of highly qualified artist-educators. Candidate will be capable of collaborating with faculty in departmental curricular activities.


    The Department: The University of Southern Mississippi is a campus of approximately 16,000 students, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a growing community with approximately 100,000 people in the metropolitan area. Southern Miss offers a nationally accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance in performance and choreography and in dance education in a growing and vigorous atmosphere. We believe in rigorous training that prepares the artist/educator for the professional field. The dance program currently has approximately 75 undergraduate dance majors. There are seven full-time faculty in dance.


    Applications:  Apply online at byJanuary 2, 2015. A complete application includes letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, list of additional references, and statement of teaching philosophy.


    Southern Miss is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.


    For additional information, call 601.266.4151 or e-mail at AAA/EOE/ADAI

  • 18 Sep 2014 4:15 PM | Anonymous member


    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students seeks to fill the following tenure-track lines at the Assistant Professor rank for Fall 2015. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 337 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456

    Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean's offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges' mission. The teaching load is five courses per year. Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status. EOE. To learn more about Hobart and William Smith Colleges, visit our web site at:

    Dance: Africanist/African diaspora. We seek an artist/scholar whose work stems from an Afro-centric perspective to join a vibrant Dance department and who can offer studio-based courses and dance theory courses in fairly equal proportions. Expertise based in/informed by Africanist roots, whether traditional or contemporary (African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, or other African diaspora) forms is desired. Responsibilities include teaching introductory to advanced courses in dance technique and dance theory (ie, dance composition, cultural studies, dance history and/or improvisation); choreographing work with students; participating in the artistic, administrative, and scholarly life of the department; advising students; assisting in and mentoring student concerts; participating in departmental curriculum design and development; and serving the greater campus community. The department values intellectual and artistic diversity and supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research. We encourage the creative development of new questions, methods, and lines of inquiry; seek to integrate practice and theory in course offerings; and encourage students to explore both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth in the field. Dance technique/studio courses emphasize a kinesiologically sound, somatically based approach to teaching. Dance courses are for majors and non-majors and seek to develop students' understanding of dance as a complex, multifaceted discipline.
    MFA or Ph.D. required; degrees in disciplines other than Dance will be considered. Teaching experience and evidence of artist/scholar activity required as well as demonstrated interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment. Candidates should submit a letter of application which addresses their qualifications for this position and summarizes their artistic/scholarly interests, a CV, teaching philosophy statement, teaching interests statement, and contact information (name, telephone, and email) for three references by October 1 to Professor Cynthia J Williams, Dance Department. Candidates of interest may be invited to submit graduate transcripts, videotapes/dvds of choreographic work, and/or further documentation of artistic/scholarly work through Inter-folio. - See more at:


    Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.


    - See more at:



  • 18 Sep 2014 4:13 PM | Anonymous member

    Department:    Kinesiology 

    Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 2016 Academic Year   (Subject to Budgetary Approval) 

    Rank:     Assistant/Associate Professor    Dance Science & Dance Performance Emphasis
    Tenure-Track Position 

    Salary: Dependent upon qualifications



    The University:
    Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelors degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding masters degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUNs 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. masters level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

    CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

    As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website:

    At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

    Qualifications:   Applicants must possess an MFA or doctorate in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the required MFA or doctorate degree in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study by the time of appointment. Desired qualifications include: 1) Expertise in Dance Science in one or more of the following areas: biomechanics, injury prevention and management, motor learning and motor control, nutrition, physiology, exercise psychology, aesthetics of human movement; 2) Extensive background and expertise in modern/contemporary, ballet, and/or urban street dance; 3) Teaching experience at the college or university level; and 4) Evidence of successful scholarship, publication, and/or externally reviewed creative work. Applicants should possess a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural and aesthetic knowledge of human movement across the life span. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population. Experience with on-line teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.

    CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

    At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
    Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


    Responsibilities:  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dance, dance science, and in the Kinesiology curriculum. Teach departmental courses offered in the university General Education program. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, including evenings, and possibly weekends. Participate in curricular design and program development activities, and become familiar with National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) accreditation procedures. Faculty are also responsible for student advisement, supervision of graduate research projects, building a pattern of scholarship and professional activities, and service on department, college and university committees as appropriate.


    Application Deadline:
    Screening of applications will begin November 24, 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.


    Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
    Konstantinos Vrongistinos, Ph.D., Chair,
    Department of Kinesiology
    California State University, Northridge
    18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8287
    818-677-3205 (phone), 818-677-3207 (fax), (email)

    General Information:
    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

  Job # 15-42


    - See more at:


  • 18 Sep 2014 3:53 PM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts is seeking applications for tenure track Assistant Professors beginning Fall 2015:

    1. Posting 00766: specific research and teaching strengths in queer theory, critical race theory, queer of color critique, and related fields. Click to apply.
    2. Posting 00767: field open. Click to apply
    Please apply for one or the other position (not both). If, however, you feel qualified to be considered for both positions, please specify this in your cover letter.
    The Department of Performance Studies is ranked #1 in the most recent national ranking of Theater and Performance Studies PhD programs. In addition, we are currently launching an undergraduate (BA) program. We seek candidates who can contribute meaningfully to both programs in terms of teaching (four courses per year), advising, and curricular development.

    PhD in Performance Studies or a related field required. NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applications from historically underrepresented minorities.
    Please submit the following materials:
    • cover letter
    • cv
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • writing sample (25 pages maximum) 
    Review of materials will begin November 1, 2014. 

  • 18 Sep 2014 3:49 PM | Anonymous member

    Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Dance

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Search Number : AA8079

    Position Details


    Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure track faculty position
    Position to begin: September 16, 2015
    Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package

    Responsibilities: Must be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: ballet, contemporary, jazz/musical theater, non-western or social dance forms. Must also be able to teach at least one of the following: Cross-cultural Dance Studies, Dance History, Composition, Research Methods, Teaching Methods. There are also opportunities to teach in other areas of specialization.

    Additional responsibilities include concert direction, student mentoring, department service, participation on MFA supervisory committees, and other duties as assigned. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, as well as cultural and academic backgrounds is essential. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

    Qualifications: MFA or PhD, an emerging record of creative and/or scholarly activities, and prior university teaching experience.
    Application Deadline and Procedure: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration all application documents must be submitted by November 30. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

    Candidates should submit the following information:
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • A statement about research interests
    • Four references (contact information – no formal letters)

    All information should be submitted online to

    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. For more information, see
    The UW Dance Program offers a dance minor, and a dance major with options in Creative Studies and Dance Studies culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Master of Fine Arts degree. The program serves approximately 40 undergraduate dance majors, 80 minors, 6 graduate students and over 900 non-major students who enroll in dance courses each quarter. The Program is staffed by six full-time faculty, a part-time Music Director and Production Manager and several part-time instructors. Facilities include three large dance studios; a state of the art 238-seat studio theatre and the 1200 seat Meany Theatre.

    Students pursuing the dance major investigate dance as an art form and as a cultural practice, and are given the opportunity to explore dance from multiple perspectives. Ballet and modern dance are the primary techniques offered, along with classes in non-western dance forms, somatic practices, social dance and jazz/musical theatre dance. The Dance Program produces four concerts annually. Additional performance and choreographic opportunities are available through concerts sponsored by the Dance Student Association. In keeping with the liberal arts setting, students are encouraged to find the convergence between dance and other academic and artistic pursuits that interest them. Faculty and advisors work closely with students to guide them on the educational track that best serves their career goals. The undergraduate curriculum serves as preparation for graduate study, performance careers, dance related occupations such as physical therapy and dance therapy and other fields demanding strong communication skills, creativity, commitment, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently. See for details about the program.

    Seattle is home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony as well as a thriving contemporary dance community that includes Spectrum Dance Theater and Velocity Dance Center. The UW World Series at Meany Theatre, On the Boards, and the Seattle Theatre Group bring internationally acclaimed dance companies to Seattle on an ongoing basis.

    Accommodations: The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY,206.685.7264 (FAX), or

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