Dance at UH Mānoa

Welcome to UH Mānoa Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance is the home of the dance program, which offers a broad curriculum that educates both the mind and body of the dancer. Underlying the degree programs is the belief that intellectual integrity, performance experience, and professional excellence are integral to the curriculum.

The dance experience at UHM is particularly rich because of its ethnic, geographic, and cultural environment, which enables students to work in the dance traditions of Asia and the Pacific as well as in those of Europe and the United States. Coursework is interdisciplinary and goes hand in hand with productions staged in the 600-seat Kennedy Theatre and the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

The program includes 5 full-time faculty members and 9 part-time faculty, who teach approximately 32 courses per semester, with an average enrollment of 300 students per semester that includes 45 undergraduate and 15 graduate dance majors. Students come from around the globe to study dance at UHM.

Degrees offered include a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD.