Now in our 11th year of creating and performing extraordinary dance
in Oregon's Rogue Valley

310 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520 • 541-488-9683 •


DPC also has a school, teaching a variety of dance lessons for students 7-70. Check out our class schedule page for more info.

Also take a glance at our Specialty Workshops page, for more info on intensives we offer throughout the year. Upcoming are: 2-week Pre-Professional Dancers intensive July 28-August 10, for students preparing to enter the professional dance world. $400

CATS workshop August 11-15, 2014 for students 12 and up, learn the opening number from CATS from Roberta Stiehm Allen, who performed the show on Broadway. $150

A variety of 1-week workshops in July, for children and teens, offering a sampler of everything Dancing People has to offer. $150 per week.

July 7-11 ages 9-11

July 14-18 ages 6-8

July 21-25 1-4pm ages 12 and up

About Us

Dancing People is a professional, national-caliber modern dance company, based right here in Ashland, Oregon. We perform over 40 times a year in the Rogue Valley, from fully produced stage shows, to informal shows in Ashland's beautiful Lithia Park, to our "Call Back The Sun" Winter Solstice celebration.

Robin Stiehm is the Founding Artistic Director and choreographer for DPC. Her work has been described as fluid, musical, emotional - one review said "abstract in the best definition of that elusive term - emotion contained and transfigured by form.”

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In April, 2014, DPC will begin rehearsals for our latest creation, titled "Love and Navigation: Determining Position, Course and Distance Traveled" Look for performances of this new work for DPC dancers and guests Ian Luepker and Vince Mazzi, at our Salon Series performances, June 6-9, 8pm and Sunday June 8, 3pm.

For Salon, we transform our intimate studio at 310 Oak to a theater for the weekend, so you can get a close up look at brand new dance. Then stay to meet the dancers afterwards and engage in a lively discussion.

"Love and Navigation" is inspired by the experiences with love in our local community. Want to share your story? How have you navigated the minefield of love? How have you resolved the mystery of "relationship"? Contact Robin at robin at to find out more.