Find out more about our Music, Dance, and Theatre programs, view the most current performance schedule, and learn about the resources available to our students. Discover how we can help you develop your artistic side and how you can help us maintain an interesting and diverse community! Also find out about our Performance Hall.
Like the natural sciences and the humanities, the arts are a way of knowing and a kind of knowledge. Music, Dance and Theatre develop the natural, primitive communion of our minds and bodies into complex skills that create patterns of sound and movement we call music, acting or dance. These arts are enhanced with crafts practiced by scenic and lighting designers, carpenters, electricians, sound engineers and costume and makeup artists. The performing arts are at once personal and social, lonely and collaborative. They generate community and depend upon it. Teaching these arts (and learning them) involves individuals exploring and shaping their whole selves into art for their own and their audiences' growth and entertainment. To teach, practice and promote the performing arts is the calling of our faculty, in which they are supported by the department's staff and administrator.
Program Mission Statements
The Lane Dance Program offers both transfer students and community members courses in dance technique, somatics, theory, and performance. With exceptional instructors teaching in a supportive community, dancers train with equal focus on technique, creativity, and somatic awareness.
The dance program is based on the premise that the practice and study of diverse forms of dance and the development of the individual’s creative voice empowers students to contribute to society in purposeful and meaningful ways.
The program’s focus on creativity, integrity, and professionalism provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in dance or other fields that value communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Students experience movement, creativity, and community as foundations for healthy living and lifelong learning.
Contact Performing Arts
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For Performance information about plays, please call Lead Theatre Instructor Brian Haimbach at (541) 463-5648.