Take the First Step Toward Your Career as a Performer, Choreographer and Educator

At Webster University’s Department of Dance, our esteemed faculty are student-focused to ensure high-quality learning experiences that transform students for individual excellence. The Webster Dance curriculum combines rigorous and versatile technical training with extensive opportunities for creative exploration to prepare students for 21st-century careers in dance as performers, choreographers, educators and scholars. In addition to our BFA and BA programs, our students have many on-campus performance opportunities throughout the academic year.

Explore below to learn more about our department that promotes, challenges, engages and embraces the uniqueness and wholeness of our developing artists.

How to Apply

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Scheduling an Audition

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The Department of Dance is always looking for talented and curious students to join our program. Schedule an audition and make the first step to join us on stage.

Dance Performances

Webster Dance announces its 2022–2023 Season

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BFA Choreographic Concert I Oct. 6–8
BFA Choreographic Concert II Nov. 3, 5–6
Creations Concert: A Fall Showcase of Student Works Nov. 18–19
Creations Concert: A Spring Showcase of Student Works April 14–15
Webster University Dance Ensemble April 28–30

BFA Choreographic Concert II

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Exhale

Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents Exhale. The concert showcases the original choreography of senior BFA Dance candidates Demi King, Abbi LeBaube and Haley Rhiney. Read more about the choreographers and dancers.

Runs at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, and at  2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6. The performance takes place in Stage III, the lower level of Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.

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Creations Concert: A Fall Showcase of Student Works

Original choreography by Webster University students is presented in the Large Dance Studio of the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road. The performances take place at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18 and 19.

Admission is free with tickets available at the door.

Creations Concert: An Spring Showcase of Student Works

Original choreography by Webster University students is presented in the Large Dance Studio of the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance, Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road. The performances take place at 7:30 p.m., April 14 and 15.

Admission is free, but advanced reservations are recommended as seating will be limited.

Webster University Dance Ensemble

Choreography by Webster Dance faculty and guest artists is presented in the Loretto-Hilton Center’s Virginia Browning Mainstage Theatre, 130 Edgar Road. The performances take place at 7:30 p.m., April 28 and 29, and at 2 p.m., April 30.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Skilled artists, compassionate thinkers.

At Webster, we promote the uniqueness and wholeness of the individual artist by sustaining a personalized approach through direct relationships with faculty and staff, and attention to student life.

2023 Dance Workshop

Winter Dance Workshop

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Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dancers aged 13 and up will take ballet, modern, aerial, and jazz dance classes with Webster Dance faculty. Lunch is provided.

Registration open now!

Learn More and Register for the workshop

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Partnerships and Internship Opportunities

Our Dance students benefit from close partnerships between Webster's Department of Dance and local dance companies and arts organizations. Students often pursue internships and part-time employment with a host of these companies and many alumni work professionally with them upon graduation.

News and Events

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