Performances and Events
Our student companies participate in a variety of fun, educational, and competitive events throughout the year.
Fall Show – This season we will be premiering our first DHDC Fall Contemporary Showcase. This will include performances by our Youth, Junior I, Junior II, Senior Company and a special guest performance by our in-house professional group, the Fuerta Dance Company. It will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center in the beautiful multimedia studio. Our goal is to give our company dancers more stage time and pre-professional experience with concert-style dance. The dress rehearsal (4:00-6:00PM) and show (7:00PM start) will take place on Saturday, September 23rd.
Convention – This season we will be introducing our dancers to a dance class convention, hosted by the prestigious Platinum Dance Competition. This includes a day of dance classes in a variety of styles, taught at the convention site in Atlanta by industry professionals from across the country. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers to learn from new teachers and artists, as well as connect with other Atlanta dancers and studios.
Holiday Show – Our company dancers are a highlight of our Holiday Show, “Home for the Holidays.” Company dancers receive special character roles and learn additional dances in their company class time. Cast lists will be posted October 1st. This year’s performance will be held at St. Pius High School. The dress rehearsal will be Thursday, December 14th from 4-10PM, and the show will be Saturday, December 16th at 7PM.
Competition – We will be competing at Applause Talent Competition the weekend of April 20 – 22. We do not receive a schedule from Applause until a few weeks prior to the competition, so all company dancers must keep that entire weekend available. A mandatory final rehearsal will be held Saturday, April 14th from 1 -Our dancers will be rehearsing their dances during company class time throughout the year, and working with some of our talented DHDC choreographers.
Recital – Our spring recital will be held at St. Pius High School. The dress rehearsal will be Friday, May 19th from 4 -10PM, and the show will be Saturday, May 20th at 2PM. Company dancers perform their class recital dances as well as all of their competition dances in our spring recital.
Sleepovers – Company dancers get to attend two studio sleepovers each school year. We review and clean dances for upcoming performances, as well as play fun company bonding games and activities. Our sleepovers will be December 1st and May 4th. The sleepovers start at 5PM with a potluck style dinner. Youth Company dancers should be picked up at 8PM. Junior I Company dancers should be picked up at 11PM. Junior II and Senior Company dancers may spend the night at the studio (chaperoned by DHDC teachers) and be picked up at 9AM the following morning.