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Summer Dance Lab

Tendu Back Posed Shots 2016

What to expect at Summer Dance Lab: Excellence In Training

Lisa Pointe Class 2016, Ben Griffiths Partnering Class 2015

What to expect at Summer Dance Lab: Personal Attention

Re-Cropped pas de DITL 2016

What to expect at Summer Dance Lab: Performance Opportunities

Summer Dance Lab

What to expect at Summer Dance Lab: Performance Opportunities

Summer Dance Lab

Multi-Disciplinary & Fun

Modern Class

Multi-Disciplinary & Fun

Summer 2024 Program Dates

  • Two Week Session June 23–July 6
  • Three Week Session June 30–July 20
  • Four Week Session June 23-July 20

What Defines Summer Dance Lab

Rigorous training and a multifaceted dance experience are the hallmarks of the Summer Dance Lab program. One that combines indepth learning and performance with creative development, promoting a sense of enjoyment within a supportive community comprised of other aspiring students, guided by a deeply experienced faculty and staff attuned to their needs.

"I felt proud to show off what SDL had made me..." SDL Alum, Erin Kalb

SDL is a pre-professional intensive program focused on developing well-rounded dancers who have the proper depth of training and experience. SDL will prepare dancers for a sustained career with the tools that will enable them to meet the demands of an ever-changing dance world.

Summer Intensive Auditions

Please visit the Audition Tour page for information on the cities and studios we will visit in our summer Audition Tour.

We prefer to place students through in-person auditions, but the program does accept online video submissions. Find out more about online submissions in our Online Audition Guidelines.

To learn more about the application process please visit the Application Forms page.

If you're ready to begin the process, download the Audition Application and send in your application!

Contact us

If you have any questions please reach out to us by calling at 509-386-0448 or emailing us at sdl@whitman.edu.

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Enjoy exploring the site. You can find more information about SDL, Walla Walla, the Whitman campus and more. 

The Summer Dance Lab program is not directly affiliated with the Theatre and Dance Department at Whitman College.

Barre Apprentice Concerto

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