Dance Unlimited Repertory Company
Under the direction of Donna Grim, the Dance Unlimited Repertory Company is a highly acclaimed and award-winning group placing in the top ranks of national and regional dance competitions and sought after to participate in events promoting the local community and performing arts.
There are several levels within the the company, based on age and ability –
Lil’ Mini, Mini, Petite, Junior, Junior Elite, Senior, Senior Elite
A supportive and positive environment combined with high standards and feedback set a culture of learning that allows our young people to develop and grow important life skills like responsibility, teamwork and respect. Our environment increases self-esteem and enables our students to move forward on their artistic journey.
We build skills, confidence and character through training, performance, mentorship and community involvement. The teachers and choreographers of the Dance Unlimited Repertory Company are nationally recognized.
Since 1987, the Dance Unlimited Repertory Company has provided pre-professional training to students age 4 through 18 in an environment designed to simulate the conditions and standards expected in professional dance careers.
WE ARE PART OF SOMETHING LARGER
We are part of Other Voice, Inc., which also runs Other Voices Theatre. This partnership facilitates versatility, creativity and growth in performing arts training. Company Members take acting class as part of their program requirements and have the opportunity to audition for and perform in Other Voices’ Theatre Productions. This additional training element is a differentiator in dance training in the Frederick area and promotes the ability and confidence to tell a story through dance.
WE GIVE BACK
The Dance Unlimited Repertory Company values community and promotes the arts by performing in parades, festivals, retirement homes and schools. Other Voices, Inc annually produces The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, an original dance theatre adaptation of the classic featuring the Dance Unlimited Repertory Company and professional actors from the region. This family show, with choreography by Donna Grim and libretto by Susan Thornton and Steve Steele, has become a tradition in the Frederick community.
WE HAVE AN IMPACT
Our outstanding alumni have pursued careers in dance education and become professional dancer.
A PARTIAL LIST OF ALUMNI EXPERIENCES:
Radio City Christmas Spectacular, NYC
Broadway and National Tour, West Side Story
National Tour, Shrek the Musical
Olney Theatre, A Chorus Line and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
National Tour, Wonderful Town
Goodspeed Opera House, Carousel
Toby’s Dinner Theatre (performer/dance captain)
Royal Caribbean Cruiseline (dancer/performer)
Music Videos (Sia)
Movies (Annie, 2014)
World of Dance (dance competition on NBC)
The Pulse On Tour (dance workshop – Elite Protege)
The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago IL (trainee)
Print ads (Sugar and Bruno, Coca Cola)
With guidance from our instructors, dedication to weekly training, workshop attendance and frequent performing, our company members have distinguished themselves with recognition and scholarships from prestigious schools and organizations.
Academy of International Ballet
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
American Academy of Ballet
Broadway Dance Center
Joffrey School of Ballet
Kennedy Center master Class Series
Maryland Council for Dance
Optimist Club of Frederick
Pointe Park University
Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarships
Other Voices is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that needs funding from many sources to cover expenses such as choreography, music rights, sets, props, costumes and travel. The Repertory Company also offers a Scholarship Fund to graduating seniors. We rely heavily on the generosity of local businesses and individuals to make our program a success. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE, PLEASE CLICK HERE
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