WKU Dance Company takes audiences to ‘Toyland!’ for WinterDance show

Molly Dobberstein, News reporter

The WKU Dance Company is bringing toys to life for its annual WinterDance show with this year’s theme of “Toyland!”

Amanda Clark, dance program coordinator and artistic director for the show, said dancers have been working on the concert since August.

“These dancers work extremely hard in their technique classes all semester, and each year, in order to be able to present their artistry on the stage,” Clark said. 


The show consists of a variety of ballet, jazz, modern and tap dance choreography.

Clark said audiences will experience two acts: a glimpse of Santa’s workshop with toys coming to life, then elves in the workshop and the delivery of presents in the second act.

The concert is intended to showcase the different toys and the eagerness of children on the holiday morning,” Clark said.

Shows will run Nov. 18-20 in the Van Meter Auditorium. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16, $12 for students and seniors 62 years and older and $10 for children 10 and under.

Tickets are available on the Department of Theatre & Dance website. Digital streaming of the performance will occur Dec. 2-4, with on demand tickets being $12 plus fees.

A Toys for Tots drive will take place at each performance, collecting new and unwrapped toys as donations.