Performance and Choreographic Opportunities

Dance Program 2017-2018 Meetings and Auditions:

Theatre & Dance Interest Meeting: Join our interest meeting Monday, September 11, 5:30pm-7pm in KHP Studio Theatre. 

American College Dance Conference Interest Meeting: Join our interest meeting Saturday, September 16, 10am-11am in KHP Studio Theatre. 

Dance Ensemble Choreographer Interest Meeting: Friday, September 22, 6pm-7pm in Columbia Center Studio.

Dance Minor Interest Meeting: Interested in minoring? Join our interest meeting Friday, November 10, 6pm-7pm in Columbia Center Studio. 

Dance Ensemble Choreographer Audition: Saturday, November 18, 10am-1pm in Columbia Center Studio. Student choreographers interested in choreographing and participating in the spring concert “Dance 2017: Innovation” must audition and present a proposal for their dance piece on this date.

Spring Concert Dancer Auditions: There will be two opportunities for students to audition to perform and participate in the spring concert, “Dance 2018: Storytelling.” Students are encouraged to attend the fall audition. Both auditions will be in the Columbia Center Studio. Please be prepared to learn a short combination. All are welcome! Students who want to be dancers in the concert must attend one audition. Student choreographers will attend both auditions

  • Fall Audition: Sunday, December 3, 10am – 1pm
  • Spring Audition: Saturday, February 10, at 10am – 1pm

Dance Ensemble

Pacific Lutheran University Dance Ensemble provides opportunities for student dance performance and choreography in a concert setting. Students join in the creative and intellectual process of creating dances. They challenge themselves technically and artistically with a culminating formal performance in the Spring semester. Invited professional guest choreographers, screendance artists, dedicated student choreographers, and dance faculty participate in setting choreography on the ensemble for the Spring concert.

Students of all technical dance levels are encouraged to participate and audition in the Fall and Spring terms for the Spring concert.

Additional Workshops:

Screendance & Ballet/Contemporary Guest Artist Workshop: November 16-17th with professional dancer, choreographer, and film director, Faith Morrison. Open to all.
Intermediate/Adv. Ballet Workshop: November 16th, 2:00-3:30pm 
Screendance/Choreography Workshop: November 16th, 3:40-4:45pm
Screendance Viewing/ Movement Workshop: November 17th, 11:15-12:20pm
Intermediate/Adv. Contemporary Workshop: November, 17th, 2:00-3:30pm
Guest Choreographer Spring Semester ResidencyMarch 19th-23rd with professional dancer, choreographer, and company director, Darion Smith. During this residency week, Darion Smith will be teaching all the Contemporary and Ballet classes, and each class will be open for the public to attend.