From the main stage performance with the Webster University Dance Ensemble, to the
student choreographed BFA and Creations Concerts, to the performances off campus at
the American College Dance Association Conference and in local events, dancers learn
and grow at Webster not only in the classroom, but also from performing regularly.
Webster University Dance Ensemble
The Webster University Dance Ensemble is the performance company for the Department
of Dance. Auditions are held each Fall with nationally acclaimed guest artists and
faculty invited to choreograph. The Ensemble produces a major concert each Spring
in the Loretto-Hilton Center's Virginia Browning Mainstage Theatre.
Webster University Dance Ensemble's Spring Concert for 2016 will take place April 29-30 at 7:30pm and May 1 at 2:00pm in the Loretto-Hilton Center's Browning MainStage Theatre.
BFA Choreographic Concerts
BFA concerts are held each year, choreographed and performed by students and produced
on the University’s Stage III theatre. As a capstone project, the Bachelor of Fine
Arts candidate is required to choreograph approximately 20 minutes of dance for a
collaborative concert with their peers and successfully complete all aspects of production,
including costuming, lighting, and PR/marketing.
The BFA I and BFA II concerts will be presented October 8-10 and
November 5-7 at Stage III in Webster Hall. Thursday and Friday night performances begin at 7:30pm. The Saturday matinees begin at 2:00pm.
The BFA III concert will be presented November 20-21 in the Large Dance Studio of the Loretto Hilton Center's Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance.
Toward the end of each semester, students have the option to participate in a completely
student created, choreographed, and performed Creations Concert. All students are
welcome to explore choreographing their own dances for this performance in the Jean
and Wells Hobler Center for Dance.
Webster University's Department of Dance students will be showcasing their works each semester. The Fall Creations Concert will take place December 10 at 7:30pm and the Spring Creations Concert will take place April 8 at 8:00pm.
American College Dance Association
The Webster University Dance Ensemble participates annually in the Regional American College Dance Association Conference. Webster's choreography is regularly selected for the event's galas, an acknowledgment
of the outstanding training one receives at Webster University. In addition to regular
performance opportunities in the Department, dance majors are encouraged to explore
performance, choreographic, and teaching opportunities in the community.
The Dance Club, in coordination with the Department of Dance will be chartering students and faculty to Anderson University in Anderson, IN from March 12-15, 2016 to participate in classes and perform at the Central Region Conference Adjudicated and Informal Concerts.
Webster Dance students actively perform in the community throughout the year. Some
of the opportunities in any one year might include the Dancing In The Streets Festival
in the Grand Arts district of St. Louis, performances at Laumeier Sculpture Park,
Webster University Alumni and Parent Week performances on the Quad, and National Dance
Week festival at Union Station in St. Louis.
For more information on performances and performance opportunities for Webster University's Department of Dance, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128 or the Department Office 314-246-7747 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.