HOUSING: Students are housed in a residence hall on the Whitman campus which is within a short walk of all studios. The beautiful park-like campus is complete with duck ponds, a meandering stream, and footbridges. Experienced 24 hour adult supervision is provided along with 24 hour campus security.

Walla Walla is an historic small city of 30,000 located on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains. The campus flows into charming neighborhoods of century-old houses and trees. Whitman is located on the edge of the historic downtown Main Street. Dancers will experience the charm and safety of a small town through sidewalk cafes, unique shops and galleries.

Bon Appetit, Whitman's food service, provides three meals daily. Meals are customized for dancers' special needs and accommodate dietary health restrictions.

Summer Dance Lab students may utilize Whitman's indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

SHOW & TELL: An informal student performance presented in the college's main auditorium, Cordiner Hall, is given the last day of the program and is open to the public.

HOUSE MOMS: SDL prides itself in having dedicated House Moms that interact with the students on a very high level. If you are interested in this rewarding experience, please contact the SDL office.


"Because Summer Dance Lab is not a year-round studio, the summer programs work well.  There is no favoritism or recruiting of students to change home studios.  All of my students who have attended SDL have come home with many new skills and a great sense of work ethic toward all of their classes.  SDL is the best Summer Dance Program!"

Rachel Glenn
Studio Owner; Klamath Falls, OR.