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Dance Facilities

KU Dance is housed in the Robinson Center, which contains 3 large, well equipped dance studios, dressing rooms, and offices for dance faculty and staff. One of the studios converts into the Elizabeth Sherbon Theatre, a black box venue that seats 96 people. Student concerts, senior showcases, and guest artists perform in this venue. The original Robinson Gymnasium was constructed in 1907 on the current site of Wescoe Hall and based on plans by James Naismith. The current building was constructed in 1966 with an addition completed in 1980.

The University Dance Company is the producing arm of KU Dance, presenting major performances each semester at large-scale and intimate venues like the Lied Center of Kansas (2,000 seats) or the Lawrence Arts Center (300 seats). Faculty and guest artists create work for the members of the pre-professional dance ensemble across the genres of ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, Indian classical, African and flamenco dance. For more information, please see Dance Performance Opportunities.


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