Theatre and Dance

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Does your child want to get out of the house, spend time with friends, and MOVE?

The WIU Dance Clinic & Mini UDT program offer a wonderful dance experience for children grades 1-12 in the communities around Western Illinois University. The biannual Dance Clinic offers a one-day dance experience, while the Mini UDT program offers multiple experiences with a UDT member and a performance experience. Contact us today and find out how to join us for these experiences!


About Us

Jennifer Shepherd

Hi Everyone! My name is Jennifer Shepherd, I’m 20 years old and I am extremely excited to be Co-Clinic Chair and help put together these incredible programs for the community this year. This is my Senior year here at Western Illinois University, majoring in Business Management and minoring in Dance. I have been dancing since I was 10 and also help teach in my spare time at my old Dance Studio. I am also a Student Ambassador here at WIU for Dot Foods. The past two years I have helped with clinic and been a mentor for Mini UDT. I truly love the connection we get to make with these kids and to see the impact our program has on their lives. So please, if you are interested sign your child up! An amazing mentor is waiting for them!

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Marissa Fast

Hello! My name is Marissa Fast, I am 20 years old and I am super excited to be the Co-Clinic Chair and be able to work with Jenny and put together an incredible program for the children of the community this year. This is my Junior year here at Western Illinois University. I am a Special Education major with a Dance minor. I have been dancing since the age of 3. I am also apart of Euphoria Dance Company here at Western and currently the president of this company. I am also in Delta Zeta a sorority here at Western. Over the past two years I have helped with clinic and was a mentor for Mini UDT. I have a passion for working with kids and I love being able to work with the kids and teach them how to grow in their dance career. If you know your child loves to dance, please sign up so your child can have fun with something they enjoy doing! There are so many talented and amazing mentors waiting for them!


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DANCE CLINIC

What is Dance Clinic?

The UDT Dance Clinic is a one-day experience where children will spend the morning with the dancers from the University Dance Theatre at Western Illinois University. They will learn a dance routine with children of their age group and perform it at the end of the event. Children will recieive a t-shirt from the event (guaranteed before a specific date) to wear for the event.


Dance Clinic Presents

WIU's University Dance Theatre (UDT) presents "Broadway Bound", a dance clinic for children in Macomb and surrounding school districts. The dance clinic will provide children grades 1-12 the opportunity to learn a dance taught and choreographed by members of UDT.

The children's clinic will culminate with each age group performing on stage, in our dance studio, with lights and music! Each child attending the clinic will receive a FREE official UDT clinic t-shirt, while they last.

  • The clinic is $20 per child.
  • Pre-registration is due by September 28, 2018 (in order to receive a t-shirt).
  • You may still register your child after the pre-registration date or the morning of clinic, but will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
  • Early arrival and check-in is welcome and encouraged!
  • A snack will be provided for your child by UDT members during the clinic. Please inform if your child has food allergies.

Registration Information

Pre-registration is due by September 28, 2018 (in order to receive a t-shirt).

Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Location: Brophy Hall, Room 200, Western Illinois University (Located on W. University Drive)

Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Warm ups: 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Learning the dance: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Parents return: 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Showtime: 11:30 a.m.

To register for the UDT Dance Clinic by February 23, download the form listed below.

Please Complete and Mail In The Bottom Portion Along With Payment To:

Heidi Clemmens, Department Theater and Dance
Brophy Hall, Room 203, Western Illinois University,
Macomb IL, 61455


Contact Information

Any questions please contact:

Heidi Clemmens - (309)-298-1707 or Email: HS-Clemmens@wiu.edu
Jennifer Shepherd - (217)-322-2669
Marissa Fast - (630)-797-8802
Email: udtdanceclinic@gmail.com

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Mini/Jr UDT

What is Mini UDT?

Mini UDT is a program for students in grades 1-12 to be able to pair up with a Western Illinois University Dance Theatre member for the season! They will be able to participate in events with their mentor throughout the season and gain many valuable experiences. They will also have the opportunity to learn and perform a dance with all of the other students and mentors and perform in the UDT Emerging Choreographer Showcase performance in Hainline Theatre on December 8th, 2018.


What is Jr UDT?

Jr UDT is a program for students in grades 6-12 to pair up with a Western Illinois University Dance Theatre member for the season! This is the next step for young dancers. They will have the opportunity to create their own dance as a group with the help of UDT Members, and will perform in the UDT Winter Dance Works Showcase performance in Hainline Theatre on December 8th, 2018.


Other Information

Mini UDT registration forms are due October 12th, 2018. The cost of Mini UDT is $30 which includes 3-4 rehearsals and activities relating with your mentor.


Dates of Rehearsals

  • October 27th: (in Brophy Hall) -- 9 AM - 12 PM
  • December 1st: (in Hainline Theatre) -- 9 AM - 11:30 PM
  • December 4th: (Tech Rehearsal in Hainline Theatre) -- 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • December 8th: (Performance in Hainline Theatre) -- 12:30 PM (Call Time)
  • UDT Winter Dance Works Showcase, Saturday, December 8th, 2:30 PM

Registration Information

To register for the UDT Dance Clinic, download the form listed below.

Please Complete and Mail In The Bottom Portion Along With Payment To:

Heidi Clemmens, Department Theater and Dance
Brophy Hall, Room 203
Western Illinois University
Macomb IL, 61455


Contact Information

Any questions please contact:

Heidi Clemmens - (309)-298-1707 or Email: HS-Clemmens@wiu.edu
Jennifer Shepherd - (217)-322-2669
Marissa Fast - (630)-797-8802
Email: udtdanceclinic@gmail.com

To register for the Mini UDT, download the form listed below.

UDT Dance Clinic Registration Form

Mini UDT Registration Form

Liability Waiver and Photo Release Form

Please Complete and Mail In The Bottom Portion Along With Payment To:
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Heidi Clemmens - Department Theater and Dance
Brophy Hall, Room 203 Western Illinois University,
Macomb IL, 61455

Any questions please contact:

Heidi Clemmens - (309)-298-1707 or Email: HS-Clemmens@wiu.edu
Jennifer Shepherd - (217)-322-2669
Marissa Fast - (630)-797-8802
Email: udtdanceclinic@gmail.com




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