Dance beyond the classroom
Western's Dance program offers our students insights and experience beyond the classroom. The opportunities to perform and network throughout the region are critical for personal growth and career development. Your donations make that possible.
Success in Salt lake City
Thanks to generous donor support, we traveled to Salt Lake City for the American College Dance Association Conference this March. The four day event brought together college dance programs from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Utah for dance classes, research presentations, film screenings, informal concerts, feedback sessions, and a culminating gala concert.
Photo of Lainie Pennington by Clinton James Photography
At the Festival, Lainie Pennington’s choreographed work “All the Old Familiar Places” was selected for the prestigious Gala concert. The Gala concert featured the top eleven dances from the Northwest region out of around 50 entries. Lainie's piece was also one of the only undergraduate student pieces chosen for the concert, which otherwise featured graduate students, faculty and guest artists. This is a remarkable accomplishment, considering the high standards for choreography and performance quality required for selection
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Your generosity will help provide valuable experience and opportunities for our Dance students that they won't soon forget!