Celebrating over 50 years of


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Rooted in the African-American experience, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education.

Internationally renowned

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color. Five decades later, it remains rooted in the African American experience, committed to the development of diverse movement artists on the global stage.

A co-recipient of one of the dance world’s highest honors, the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Revival, DCDC has been supported by American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American

Modern Dance, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts among others.


The culturally diverse company is dedicated to exceptional performance and quality community engagement.

DCDC has toured the world, dancing onstage for packed houses in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan and South Korea.

It wouldn't be possible without supporters like you!

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a deep cultural resource to the people of Dayton, the state of Ohio, the United States, and the world of contemporary dance. But you determine whether or not Dayton Contemporary Dance Company continues.


Revenue from ticket sales and arts-integrated education and outreach programs accounts for less than half of the cost of sustaining Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Your support is vital.


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, relies on INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS, and FOUNDATIONS that share a love of art and appreciate the achievements of this world-renowned dance company.

Your donations ensure the company remains a world leader in dance.


Charitable donations enable the company to:

  • present world-class dance concerts,

  • enrich learning through arts-integrated instruction,

  • commission new works and restage company classics,

  • nurture and support choreographers and dancers,

  • collaborate with artists in other disciplines, and

  • keep alive the culturally diverse African-American experience!

Every gift you give helps Dayton Contemporary Dance Company thrive. Your gift is appreciated! 

For more ways to support the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, scroll down, or contact David Hoard at david@dcdc.org or 937-228-3232.

DCDC values your privacy. Your name will not be sold to outside entities and, if you choose, your gifts to DCDC will remain anonymous. 


For a copy of the current 990 please go to GuideStar.com or click here

Click here to see our 2017-18 Annual Report


Ways to support DCDC as an individual

Combined Federal Campaign

You can designate your Combined Federal Campaign gifts to the “Dayton Contemporary Dance Company."

The Combined Federal Campaign

number is 46010.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match donations for employees, their spouses or retirees. Not sure if your company matches donations? Check the matching gift registry.

Dorothy Lane Market

The next time you shop at any DLM location, sign up DCDC for the Good Neighbor Program or CLICK HERE

and a portion of your

purchase will result in

a charitable gift to

DCDC, when you use

your DLM rewards


Planned Giving

Donors are encouraged to consider gifts that have a lasting legacy for DCDC. There are many different estate gift options available. Please call (937) 228-3232 with any questions.


Sign up DCDC for the 

Community Rewards 

Program and a

portion of your

purchase will result

in a charitable gift

to DCDC.

To sign-up on line CLICK HERE


Ways to support DCDC as a corporation

We are grateful for our corporate sponsors! For a full list of our current corporate sponsors, click here. To join the ranks of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company sponsors, please contact David Hoard, Director of Development, at david@dcdc.org or call                        937-228-3232 ext. 113.


Ways to support DCDC as a foundation

Foundations are a lifeline for our work as one of the nation's leading performing arts organizations. See our roster of supporting foundations here. To find out more about foundation support of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, please contact 

Donnel Jones, Corporate & Grants Writer at d.jones@dcdc.org or call 937-228-3232 ext. 106.

Your private information is taken seriously.  Your information will not be bought or sold to outside entities, and, if you choose, your gift to DCDC will remain anonymous. Information you provide to us will be stored on a secure server. Credit card information is encrypted by our database system (eTapestry a Blackbaud product)  For a detailed copy of our privacy policy, can be viewed here.