Regional Dance Company of the Week: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
The 39 year old Dallas Black Dance Academy is the official school and training academy of Dallas Black Dance Theatre and offers classes (3 levels each) in ballet, jazz, tap and Liturgical disciplines for ages 4 and up. DBDT's academy offers classes four evenings per week and Saturdays during the school year and summer. Some of our top students from the Academy are members of the three performing ensembles: the Junior Performing Ensemble, Bloom and Allegro. These ensembles travel throughout the city provide performances throughout the community. The Academy trains 450 students per week in year-round classes.
Moving to the Dallas Arts District continues the legacy of Founder/Artistic Director, Ann Williams. In January 2008, the former Moorland YMCA became the first permanent home for DBDT's rehearsal studios, training classrooms, and administrative offices. In the 2009, Dallas Black Dance Theatre became one of the three resident companies to call the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre home.
The 36th season of Dallas Black Dance Theatre will mark another milestone as the first company returns from performing at the 2012 Cultural Olympic Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the Second Company, DBDT- II, opens their 12th season in Dallas' new City Performance Hall. For more on this year's perfomance season, click here.
Information courtesy of Dallas Black Dance Theatre