Dancers performing during the 2018 Collaborations Concert



We’ll help you take your dancing to the next level

What you’ll learn

Whether you’ve been dancing since you were a kid, or you’ve never been inside a dance studio, we offer classes for all levels of ability! Lane’s dance program is designed for both the dance major and the dance enthusiast, so whether you’re taking classes to fulfill your degree requirements or just for fun, there’s a place for you.

Transfer Interest Area

One of the finest programs in the Pacific Northwest, the Lane Dance Program develops the dancer physically, emotionally and academically. Regardless of your prior experience with dance, Lane’s dance program offers courses of all levels to help you grow and expand your technique. Geared toward both the transfer student and those seeking personal enrichment, the program offers classes in contemporary and ballet technique, somatics, theory, and world dance.

2 years full-time
$14,634 Full program


  • Technique classes based on skill-level in contemporary dance and ballet.
  • Your choice of somatic classes that include fluid yoga, meditation in motion, pilates, dancing the fluid body (Continuum), and contact improvisation.
  • Choreography courses such as improvisation, dance composition, and group choreography.
  • Additional dance experience classes in fields such as Balinese, African, hip hop, musical theatre, tap and more.


Many students take advantage of our articulation programs with University of Oregon and Western Oregon University to transfer directly into their dance departments upon completion of their studies here. If you’re not sure where you want to go after Lane, talk to the art academic advisors! They’ll help you navigate your options and find the right path for your goals.

Because of the technical skills and techniques that students have obtained in the Dance program at Lane, students have transferred to top tier dance schools such as Mills College, University of Oregon, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Naropa Institute, University of Wisconsin, and San Francisco State University, among many others. After enrolling with Lane, you can work with your advisor to develop a transfer plan that works for you.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer


Check out our dance program video

Scholarship Opportunities

Dance Talent Grants are competitive grants awarded to deserving students. The grants pay for 12 credits of tuition for Winter and Spring terms. Submit your completed application by November 24th, 2021. Degree seeking students are given priority.

Talent Grants are awarded to exceptional students who demonstrate the potential to succeed in the field of dance. This includes talent, dedication, discipline, commitment and respect for the art form. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 in Performing Arts and at least a 2.0 in other courses.

Students must demonstrate outstanding studentship, which includes modeling of high standards and respect for teachers, fellow students and the facilities. Talent Grant students are chosen through auditions by the dance faculty to serve as role models in the program. Talent Grants pay tuition for 12 credits and are awarded in Winter term and continued into Spring term if all of the criteria are met.

Performing Arts Incentive Grants are available each term for students taking two or more dance classes. Applications for each term are submitted at the end of the previous term. For more information contact Bonnie Simoa.

Curious which Dance class to take first?

If you are new to dance/movement you will want to begin with Dance Basics and may want to consider taking Pilates, Meditation in Motion, or Fluid Yoga. If you have had 2 or more years of dance training in ballet, contemporary or jazz in the last two years, or recent experience in athletics, cheerleading, or dance team you should begin at the Dance 2 level. During the first week of the term the Dance instructors will be assessing to make sure you are placed at the appropriate levels. If you have concerns, you can speak directly with your instructors regarding placement at that time. Auditions are not required for classes.

What do I wear? Where could I get dance clothes?

There is not a harsh dress code at LCC. Clothing should be comfortable to move in, be form fitting so that the instructors can see your alignment, and cover your body appropriately. Shoes: Ballet shoes are required for ballet classes. Modern classes are done in bare feet. Hip Hop classes require clean, non­marking, tennis shoes that are only worn in class. Social and World dance classes require different types depending on the instructor. Please contact your instructor directly


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Bonnie Simoa

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