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Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Theatre and Dance
August 7 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: Friday, May 22, 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015 Friday, June 5, 2015 Friday, June 12, 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015 Friday, June 26, 2015 Friday, July 10, 2015 Friday, July 17, 2015 Friday, July 24, 2015 Friday, July 31, 2015 Friday, August 7, 2015 Friday, August 14, 2015
Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Theatre and Dance
August 14 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: Friday, May 22, 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015 Friday, June 5, 2015 Friday, June 12, 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015 Friday, June 26, 2015 Friday, July 10, 2015 Friday, July 17, 2015 Friday, July 24, 2015 Friday, July 31, 2015 Friday, August 7, 2015 Friday, August 14, 2015
The Business of Art
August 14 2015 at 6:00 PM
Schaver Music Recital Hall
The Business of Art In an evolving artistic world, many artists don’t realize the importance of incorporating entrepreneurial skills into their craft. A balance of creative vision and business savvy is essential to any artist’s success in today’s industry.   In an effort to further explore the topic of business and entrepreneurship in art, the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) is sponsoring a panel discussion:  The Business of Art The panel will be moderated by Shinola’s Marketing Director Bridgit Russo-Gottleib  Panelists include Wayne State University Alumni: Howard Hertz (entertainment lawyer)Cecelia Sharpe (cellist and social entrepeneur)Jocelyn Rainey (visual artist and arts activist)andJon Dones (creative strategist and party purveyor) Friday, August 14, 2015 Schaver Music Hall in Old Main at Wayne State UniversityPlease use entrance on 480 West Hancock Street, between Cass Avenue and Second Avenue 5:30 – Doors Open 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Panelist Presentation7:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. - Audience Q&A 7:45 – 9:45 p.m. – Networking Street/Dance Party   Please RSVP by August 7, 2015 athttp://specialevents.wayne.edu/BofA or call (313) 577-0300   Self parking is available for $5 to $7 at APG Parking at the corner ofCass Ave. and Hancock or Woodward Parking on Cass Ave. across from the Hilberry Theatre.  
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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
theatre_dance@wayne.edu