A non-profit established in 1982

Bailey with her dancers at SWDC.

Bailey with her dancers at SWDC.

Dance Festival

Annual School Dance Tour: May 20-June 2

SWDC offers classes for all ages and levels, in classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, creative movement, parent/toddler, men’s and adult ballet, lyrical, acro, rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling. 

Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble, the performing Company for SWDC, produces the Nutcracker Ballet every year in December at the state of the art Corbet Theatre on the campus of Centralia College. 

In March every year SWDC hosts and performs at Dance Festival Northwest, where dance companies from all over the Pacific Northwest, come and participate in master classes and then offer a wonderful dance program to the community

May of every year brings the annual School Tour, where the company puts together a 30 minute presentation the take out to the local elementary schools and nursing homes. 

In June they offer an all school dance concert “Spring into Summer.”  All of the students may participate in this wonderful display of talent from the little three year olds to the mature advanced dancer.

For more information about Southwest Washington Dance Center or the Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble you can call 360-748-4789, see their web page at swwdance.org or e-mail swdancenter@rainierconnect.com.

This scene from SWDC's 2015 school tour was presented to students across Lewis County in an arts outreach.


Rebecca Barney  (Greenfield)

Danielle Brosco

Tabitha Dennison

Stacy Jones

Ciara Kimball

Mike Orr

Laurie Pearce

Bailey Peters

Katie Reed

Emma Stehr

Christina Vandenberg-Zolper

Sandra Young

Marcia Greenfield, Administrative Director

Paula Reyes, Administrative Assistant



MONDAY-FRIDAY:  2:00-7:30 PM

SATURDAY:             9:30-1:00 PM



Kevin Rasku - President

TERESA LINWOOd - Vice President

Dan Kay - Secretary

Mike Orr - Treasurer

Lisa Dallas

Julie Ledford