University Offerings

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company offers a variety of programming for colleges and universities of all sizes and specialities. Click on the images below for more information on workshops and performances for:

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company offers single-day, three-day and one-week residencies for university dance departments. Residencies can include choreography workshops, master classes, rep classes, performances, lecture demos, film screenings and roundtable discussions with artists and leaders engaged in the performing arts field.

Tailor a residency for

your campus today!

Contact Angela Burdon, Company Manager, 937-228-3232 or email


Cultural centers & student life

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company offers movement workshops, master classes, lecture demos and performances tailored to complement your university's student life programs, academic courses and student organizations on campus. Choose from a variety of styles of classes and workshops, from modern to liturgical to African to hip hop, designed to reach any ability level. Hear a choreographer speak to students about DCDC's latest work. Curate themed performances for Black History Month, Women's History Month, etc.

Bring DCDC to your campus today!

Contact Angela Burdon, Company Manager, 937-228-3232 or email



Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s HBCU Initiative Young, Gifted, and Black: A Transformative Experience offers students exclusive access to unique artistry based in the African-American cultural experience. The goal of Young, Gifted, and Black is to enhance arts and culture exposure for a well-rounded HBCU graduate, celebrating the spirit of creativity and shaping the arts patron of tomorrow.

The HBCU residency includes a performance that showcases dance works by emerging and established choreographers of color. Each residency is tailored to the individual campus and can include dance classes, talkbacks, lecture demos and roundtable discussions. 

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University partnerships

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company has pioneered a partnership model with area universities. We offer students of our university partners ongoing, extended exposure to a world-class arts organization through programs including artists-in-residence, collaborative performances and internship opportunities.