Get warmed up to return to dance...and all the crazy fun we have at DSD (Exhibit A: photo above). That's right, it's time for Open House! We will host 3 open houses this year -- August 2, 6 & 9 -- so you don't have to worry about missing a thing if you're still off vacationing. You might also win a prize -- including 1990 prices for the whole year!!! See our Open House page for details including times. Before you come, you may want to browse our 2023-24 Class Schedule. You know you've missed us, so be sure to join us!
Get ready for a magical journey...we are in the process of applying for our top three Senior classes to perform at Walt Disney World again this year! It's an opportunity you don't want to miss...not only do we perform, but we attend classes and have loads of fun at three Disney parks! It's a magical trip, and we can't wait for you to join us! We are hoping to go the second week in June 2024, so mark your calendars.
Cheering on this dedicated group of dancers! Next week they head to Myrtle Beach to participate in the ID Dance Competition Nationals. They won their bid while performing at the ID competition and the judges hit the buzzer to indicate they'd seen a Nationals-worthy performance. Safe travels and break a leg ladies! We are so proud of all of you!
Another thrilling recital weekend in the books!!! Thanks to all the dedicated students, teachers, parents, and loved ones who made it all possible. We love you all and look forward to next year! Congrats and great shows everyone!!!
"Rolling" out another great show, The Student Dance Company's "Legendary" show this weekend was a beautiful (and fun!) thing to behold. The choreography was bursting with the talents, personality, emotions and creativity of this student-led group. The students put the show and choreographed all of the pieces themselves after organizing and running rehearsals since January. If you're 4th grade and up, look into this fun and valuable learning experience this Fall...they hold auditions in September! Great show everyone; congrats!
A group of DSD instructors (joined by the lovely Ms. Judy, without whom we could not function on payment days!) was released in New York City this Spring. There was an obnoxious amount of laughter and lots of new adventures (we actually went to two museums and rode a carousel in DUMBO!). It was a blast and a great way to bond. Hoping more teacher trips are on the horizon...
The DSD Student Dance Company had their annual sleepover this weekend. The Company has been around for over 30 years, and this tradition is a great way for the participants in this student-led organization to bond even more as well as get in some extra practice. Between the late-night rehearsals, games and other shenanigans, there wasn't much sleeping but there was a lot of fun had by all.
DSD students and teachers visited VCU to support new student Ella Richmond, who entered two pieces in an "Open Marley Night" started by her former instructor. The event was an open invitation to local dancers to showcase finished works or works in progress and audience feedback was encouraged. It was a stimulating night of dance and contemplation of the artform. We were so proud of Ella -- not only did she perform beautifully, she handled questions and comments about her piece with grace. We hope to participate as a studio next year as well! Congrats Ella on a great job!
Miss Samantha brought her Sr. Pom class to Randolph Macon College to perform a routine they learned and performed with current RMC dance team members. It made for an exciting halftime show! Miss Samantha is a graduate of RMC and the former captain of the RMC dance team, so it was great fun for her to bring her students to perform at her alma mater. Go Yellowjackets!
"The Night that the Sky Joined In" was a Christmas Show to remember, with a traveling theme that was sure to be a hit at DSD (some of the suitcases featured in the show have been on many of our real DSD trips!). Stuck in the airport trying to get home for Christmas, the fictional family in our show renewed their focus on the true meaning of Christmas after a fateful encounter with a stranger in the airport. We hope the story, singing and dancing touched your hears as well. Safe travels this Christmas everyone!
Dance for the love of dance. We like to travel and enjoy every step!