Performance and Creative Interest

Performance and Creative Interest Clubs and Organizations offer a wide array of communities to express creativity, passion, and individuality while being uplifted by those around you. These clubs and organizations are great for you if you enjoy the art of creation, seek a community to explore new ideas, and strive to inspire and be inspired.

NameDescriptionAdvisorEmailMeeting Times
Clay CrowsThe Clay Crows is the premier improv troupe on campus! We host weekly workshops and jams for anyone to participate in, and perform our own shows throughout the semester. Follow @claycrows on Instagram to stay tuned for more information, as well as any upcoming performances and jam sessions! We look forward to improvising with you!Tom
Cypher ClubPLU Cypher Club is a student-led group aiming to foster a dance community beyond the classes that PLU offers through collaboration, creativity, and care for one another. We host weekly student-led choreography classes of all styles that anyone (no previous experience required) can participate in! We encourage all members to participate in choreographing for an evening to experience sharing their artistry in a welcoming, supportive environment. Outside of our membership, we aim to share our love of dance with the broader PLU community. This past spring, we hosted Cypher Prom as an opportunity for social dance on campus.Tom Smithvanagsjc@plu.eduEvery Friday from 5 PM-6 PM
Dance TeamThe PLU dance team is a student run organization that puts on performances for a multitude of events such as athletics, half-time performances, on-campus events, and our annual winter dance team show in December.Cosette Pfaffpludanceteam@gmail.comTwice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 PM-10 PM
Gold Rush A CappellaGold Rush A Cappella is a mixed vocal part A Cappella ensemble.Soon
Night of Musical TheatreNight of Musical Theatre (NOMT) creates at least 1 show celebrating musical theatre each year. The show is student-produced, directed, and designed and showcases musical theatre talents from across the PLU campus. Our 2022-2023 theme is Coming Home: A Celebration of Self and Collective Identity.Amanda
Pacific Lutheran University Student Chapter of the American Choral Directors AssociationThe mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence and nurture lifelong involvement in choral music for everyone through education, performance, composition and advocacy. We aim to create powerful artistic experiences and be advocates for cultural and educational change that we might transform people’s lives.Brian Galanteacda@plu.eduTwice a month, one general meeting and one choral music listening event.

General Meeting: Wednesday at 6 PM

Music Listening: Wednesday at 10:30 AM
PLU Pep BandPLU Pep Band is a high energy performance group that attends PLU sporting events (mainly football) to bring some school spirit to the stands! Pep Band is open to anyone and everyone who can play a pep band instrument! It is also a great way to connect with your peers, community members, athletics at PLU, and the music department! It's always a great time and we would love to have you play some songs with us!!Edwin
PLUtonic A CappellaPLUtonic Acappella is Pacific Lutheran University’s premiere a cappella group comprised of multiple talented students who all come together for the love of a cappella music! We perform at gigs and events both on campus and throughout the greater Puget Sound region, and compete in the yearly International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition in Tacoma WA.Gregory Youtzplutonic@plu.eduTwice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

*Rehearsal schedule is adjusted at the start of each term to meet participant availability.
Swing Dancing ClubIn Swing Dancing club, we get together once a week to dance together. Learn how do do East Coast swing, and social dance the rest of the time!Kristin Plaehnswifall@plu.eduEvery Wednesday from 4:30 PM- 6 PM.

No experience needed! Lessons at the beginning of every meeting and social dancing afterwards.
The CollectiveThe Collective is a student-run art collective on campus that emphasizes collaboration and art making within the PLU community. The Collective is interested in expanding the field of creative arts and has an appreciation for print and digital media. We host art exchanges, artist workshops, and art sales, as well as encourage active participation in the local community and PLU community.Samer Fouadthecollective@plu.eduBoard members meet weekly. Workshops and other programs will be advertised as they come.
The Mark: Creative Writing ClubWe, the Mark Creative Writing Club, aim to provide an academic and fun experience in exploring writing. Using different prompts and topics, we aim to provide a space for students to explore and hone their writing skills, as well as seek advice and feedback on their work. We also provide workspace and workshops for competitions and publications such as Saxifrage. Rick Barotuhlme@plu.eduEvery Tuesday from 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM
The Umbrella OrganizationUmbrella Organization works to support student theatre clubs and organizations on campus. We advocate for our member organizations, and provide a solid foundation and funding for these organizations. We are composed of a representative from The Clay Crows, APO, and NOMT as well as being headed by a Treasurer, Assistant Production Manager, and Production Manager. We also work to fund any guest speakers, independent productions, and miscellaneous theatre activities as we are requested and able. Anybody is welcome to sit in on our board meetings, and if you are a theatre student and interested in getting involved, please contact our production manager, Olivia Bentley.Tom Smithumbrella@plu.eduOur club exists to find/equalize resources for clubs within the theatre and dance department. Our meetings are open to all students unless stated otherwise due to confidentiality. We meet 2-3 times a semester.