DC Programs: DC Dance Company
Under the artistic direction of Angela Reeves, the DC Dance Company was created in 2009 in response to the demand for performances by “the kids from Dancing Classrooms.” Dancing Classrooms is the subject of that critically acclaimed documentary film, and the inspiration for the feature film, “Take the Lead,” starring Antonio Banderas as founder, Pierre Dulaine.
Every child in the DC Dance Company was introduced to ballroom dancing through Dancing Classrooms, the arts-in-education program that brings social awareness, etiquette and civility to children through ballroom dancing in Southwest Louisiana public schools. After completing the Dancing Classrooms residency in their schools, the children were invited to continue their dance training through the DC After-School Program, from which all company members were auditioned.
The DC Dance Company provides our most dedicated and promising After-School students the opportunity to build upon their social dancing skills–dancing for mutual enjoyment with a partner–and transfer those skills into the art of performance–dancing for the enjoyment and enrichment of an audience.
Past performances have included the 2010 and 2011 Mad Hot Ballroom Galas, the Whistle Stop’s Golden Fifties Revue, Downtown Dancing for the Arts & Humanities Council, 2011 Gumbo of Ballroom Dance Competition, 2010 & 2011 Colors of the Rainbow and USO for USA Tour with the Lake Charles Choral Foundation.
For booking information, call 337-515-7577.