Wayne State University

Aim Higher


Calendar of Events

Full List
Work'd Winter Dance Intensive
January 2 2015 at 9:00 AM
4841 Cass Ave
The Dance Workshop company offers its 3rd Annual Work'd Winter Intensive: a three-day line-up of dance classes in a variety of styles taught by renowned dance teachers and Dance Workshop company members. Two age groups are now part of the intensive (11-14 and 15+), and four dance classes are offered each day. You can come for a single class ($12), a single day ($40), or the entire Winter Intensive for an incredibly reasonable $100 (for 12 classes)! Visit HERE or search wsudanceworkshop on Facebook for more information
Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Theatre and Dance
January 6 2015 at 4:00 PM
Old Main
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to offer tours of our programs and facilities to all students interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in theatre or undergraduate studies in dance. If this day/time is not a good one for you, here is our total list of upcoming tours: Tuesday, September 9, 2014Friday, September 26Friday, October 17Tuesday, October 28Tuesday, November 25Tuesday, December 16Tuesday, January 6, 2015Friday, January 23Friday, February 13Tuesday, February 24Tuesday, March 10Friday, March 27Tuesday, March 31Tuesday, April 7Friday, April 24
Alumni and Friends Reception and Program in Santa Monica, California!
January 11 2015 at 2:00 PM
Hotel Casa Del Mar
Join Wayne State University alumni and friends for a reception and program on Sunday, January 11, 2-4 pm, at Hotel Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica, California. Come celebrate the pivotal moments that have defined our university's history and will shape our future. Meet President M. Roy Wilson, reconnect with the university and learn how you can be a part of our campaign for Wayne State University. Business attire. Complimentary valet. The reception is free, but reservations are required by December 28, 2014.
More Events

Of note:

Work'd Winter Intensive January 2-4 @ WSU
Dance Studios - Hosted by Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop Showcase
January 30 & 31 @ 7:30pm, February 1 @ 2:00pm

Welcome to Dance 
at Wayne State!

The dance program at Wayne State University is part of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance and is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), our BFA and BS programs have a dual focus: contemporary modern dance and neo-classical ballet, also integrating choreography, dance history, and digital dance technology into the curriculum.  Our dance department offers the opportunity for study and training (with an emphasis on Central African) in the techniques of central and West African dance styles. Additional course offerings in dance education and world dance, as well as African, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet and other dance styles complete the program. Our state of the art studios and facilities are located in the center of the city’s Cultural District in midtown Detroit. Fifteen diverse dance faculty are nationally known for their work in technique, choreography, dance theory, Pilates, and dance technology.

The Maggie Allesee Guest Artist series allows students to regularly take Master Classes with, and dance in works by, renowned national and international choreographers, performers, and teachers. See a list of recent guest artists here.

The comprehensive curriculum in dance at Wayne State focuses on quality pre-professional dance training and education. Our nationally accredited program currently maintains an enrollment of 60 dance majors, a third of whom are consistently named to the Dean’s List and continue to distinguish themselves as Presidential Scholars, Wayne Scholars, and McNair Scholar Program recipients. The department enjoys important partnerships with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Detroit Opera House, and the Music Hall Center for the Arts.

If you would like to join us in support of our efforts as we aspire to new heights in teaching, research, creativity and student excellence - training the next wave of dance performers, choreographers, and educators - click here to make a donation.

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
Wayne State University
4841 Cass Avenue, Suite 3226
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone (313) 577-3508  Fax (313) 577-5691