*To provide excellence in dance training and education for students of all ages and abilities in a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment.
*To provide performance opportunities for these artists through concerts, educational demonstrations, workshops, and recitals.
*To provide scholarships for dancers who demonstrate financial need and show a passion for the art of dance.
We believe that dance develops positive physical and mental health, respect for others, organizational skills, and self confidence, and that these benefits can be achieved in a fun, positive, and professional atmosphere. We encourage all students to develop and foster their love for dance whether they aspire to become professionals or enjoy dance as one facet of their lives. We provide every class with knowledgeable, experienced, and caring teachers who share our vision.
Dancers have been accepted into a wide variety of schools and programs such as The School of American Ballet, The Ailey School, Dance Theater of Harlem, Charlotte Ballet, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nashville Ballet, Ruth Page School Center for the Arts, Ballet Chicago, Kansas City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School, University of Iowa Dance Program, Peridance Capezio Center, Burklyn Ballet Theater, Missouri Contemporary Ballet and Webster University.
Donations made to DDC to support our programs are
tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.