Department of Performing Arts -
Dance, Music and Theatre
About the Department of Performing Arts:
Weber State University's Department of Performing Arts is comprised of Dance, Music and Theatre. It is large enough to provide the atmosphere and motivation you need to excel, and yet personal enough to enable you to stand out as an individual.
Student dancers, musicians, actors, designers, technicians and teachers learn and train in a creative and supportive environment in Northern Utah's premiere venue, the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
The department's combination of Dance, Music, and Theatre encourages collaboration within the department. In addition, each area works with other disciplines across the campus, in the Northern Utah community and around the world.
We acknowledge that dance is more than an art form. Through practice and play, we discover the value of dance to foster empathy, creative freedom, and inclusion.We are a community of professional and emerging artists that understands the power of dance to transform the individual in the community. We value open-access enrollment nurturing the whole individual. The program’s belief in the interconnectedness of diverse backgrounds, cultures, education, and teaching styles provides self-realized growth among students and faculty. We practice the integration of the art form in all of its diverse manifestations - societal reform, social justice, arts, education, research, and language.
Amplified Objectives of the WSU Dance Program:
Shaping/manifesting innovative perspectives into realized experiences
Offering comprehensive degree programs connected with current career pathways and social issues
Amplifying experimentation and innovation in and out of the studio classroom
Promoting safe and supportive environments in which play and exploration of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual connection is encouraged