The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.
Founded in 1970, PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides, consistently performing for audiences representing an amalgamation of people from diverse communities. PHILADANCO is recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and electrifying performances. Inherent in our mission is a commitment to empowering youth with crucial leadership and development skills that facilitate achievement and success in the world of dance and everyday life.
Opened in the fall of 1960 by Founder/Director Joan Myers Brown, the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts offers high level dance training, directed at creating generations of well-disciplined dancers with ideals and goals of professionalism. The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a non-profit outgrowth of this “mother” organization.
The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts features:
- Professional Instructors
- Annual Student Performances
- All Level Classes
- 2 Professional Companies in Residence
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