Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's Education Outreach Philosophy

Dance is a tool for experiential learning. Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's arts-integrated creative movement instruction techniques link classroom curriculum in new ways by focusing on the physical, mental, spiritual & emotional needs of each student. We reach approximately 30,000 students per year through this education outreach.

 

Residencies

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's k-12 residencies include three or more visits to your school. Residencies are tailored to students' needs and can include classroom workshops, after-school or summer enrichment programs, & in-school performances:

 

Dance + Learning engages students in interactive art & academic content;

Dance Discovery explores fundamental dance vocabulary and culminates in a showcase;

Inspiration, Creation, Innovation (STEAM) explores the scientific principles of flight through the making of a dance;

Professional Development residencies teach educators benefits & strategies of collaborative arts integration in the classroom.

Plan your residency today!

Contact Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Director of Education Services, 937-228-3232 ext. 110 or email shonna@dcdc.org

 

Workshops

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's k-12 workshops can be conducted during school or after school. Workshop topics vary by grade band as students explore different dance styles such as Dances of the African Diaspora, creative movement, ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hiphop, liturgical and DCDC Fit. Special workshops are also available for Black History Month.

Schedule your workshops today!

Contact Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Director of Education Services, 937-228-3232 ext. 110 or email shonna@dcdc.org

 

In-school performances

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's in-school performances are 30 to 45 minutes long and can include a talkback discussion. Topics vary by age of students — they follow the characters as they learn to red or to count or not to bully peers. Rep dance shows are also available, as is specific Black History Month programming.

Lock in your show today!

Contact Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Director of Education Services, 937-228-3232 ext. 110 or email shonna@dcdc.org

 

Field trip experiences

Students travel with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company dancers to locations such as our DCDC studios, the Paul Laurence Dunbar House or the Dayton Aviation Museum to engage in hands-on learning and movement workshops created specifically for each space. Schools can also bus students to a special daytime children's performance of our holiday classic The Littlest Angel.

Plan your field trip today!

Contact Shonna Hickman-Matlock, Director of Education Services, 937-228-3232 ext. 110 or email shonna@dcdc.org

 

Movement Makers

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Central State University join forces to present Movement Makers, through which DCDC provides FREE dance classes for students.

Kindergarten through fourth grade students will learn creative movement, fifth grade students and older will learn jazz and contemporary modern. Classes are Saturday mornings at DCDC's studios.

SPACE IS LIMITED — click here to apply now! Once classes are filled, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

For more info, contact program director Dr. Jennifer Cruz at (937) 376-6406 or jcruz@centralstate.edu.

Partnering Schools

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is proud to partner with the following educational institutions in the community:

  • Frederick Douglass Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH

 

DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

840 Germantown Street

Dayton, Ohio 45402, USA

Phone: 937-228-DCDC (3232)

Fax: 937-223-6156

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Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630 or ticketcenterstage.com

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