Welcome to dance at Pacific Lutheran University!  We offer a Dance minor in the Department of Communication & Theatre, School of Arts and Communication.  As a recently revamped minor, dance at Pacific Lutheran University provides unique opportunities in performance, choreography, dance history, dance production, dance technique (including modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop and tap), yoga, social dance forms, and healing arts of mind and body. Selected courses are cross-referenced with Physical Education/Movement Studies, and two to four classes are offered every semester along with other co-curricular opportunities. Students can receive credit for their participation in these activities. We have two outlets for dance performance: Dance Ensemble and Dance Team. Additionally, student choreography is emphasized in order to help nurture aspiring artists into becoming successful professionals.  Along with the student choreography, faculty and guest choreographers regularly create original works and set repertory on the students.  Take a moment to peruse the “Performance and Choreographic Opportunities” and “Dance Performance Minor” sections to learn more about the rich opportunities and learning experiences available to dancers at PLU.

You may also contact Dance Director Rachel Winchester, at in order to learn more about the program.

Dance 2017: Innovation

April 7 and 8, 2017 at 7:30pm, Eastvold Auditorium in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Directed by Rachel Winchester, Dance 2017: Innovation is an inspiring collection of faculty, student, and guest artist choreography, revealing fresh perspectives and diverse artistry.

Tickets: $8 General Admission, $5 Senior Citizens and Alumni, $3 PLU Community, Students and 18 and younger.  Tickets are available at the Concierge desk in the Anderson University Center, online, at the door of the show and at 253-535-7411.