The Greater Dover Dance Academy - Dance Theatre - Dover, PA

Dance Theatre ~

GDDT is the “Performance Division” at the dance academy. GDDT has produced various fall or winter productions including “The Nutcracker”, “The Christmas Gift”, “Elsa’s Winter Festival”, and “Christmas Treasures”.

This year, GDDT dancers are encouraged to audition for Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker since we are the host studio for their performance in York. We will also present “Winter Wonders” this year as well as various outreach shows in our community. In the spring, the company will rehearse special parts for our June Concert.

Mission Statement

Greater Dover Dance Theatre seeks to provide talented, dedicated dancers with training and performance opportunities in a kind and positive environment. We challenge and encourage each dancer to achieve their personal best and develop a deep appreciation for the art form of dance. We promote an atmosphere of encouragement and team work between dancers. Company dancers are expected to make dance their first priority over other activities.

Dance Theatre Groups

This year, the company includes these groups:

Shine I, II, & III - is for advanced dancers ages 12 & up. These dancers attend Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz/Lyrical classes and rehearsals on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and some Saturdays. Shine dancers are encouraged to shine onstage & off!

Shimmer I, II, & III - is for intermediate dancers ages 9 & up. They attend Ballet, Modern, Jazz/Lyrical classes and rehearsals on Tues & Thurs evenings (M/Th for Shimmer I) and occasional Saturdays. These dancers are working on their shimmering presentation!

Sparkle! - is for elementary dancers ages 8 & up. They attend Ballet & Jazz classes and rehearsals on Monday evenings and occasional Saturdays. These dancers are learning about the world of dance and gaining skills to sparkle!

Other Info

Company Audition Week: Sept 7-13
Instructors will evaluate dancers to confirm correct placement. Dancers are re-evaluated periodically throughout the year.)

This year, our Competition Team includes these groups:
Seniors (Advanced, approximate ages 13 & up)
Juniors (Intermediate, approximate ages 10-12)
Petites (Elementary, approximate ages 7-9)

Competition Team Audition: If you are interested in participating in our competition team and did not audition during the summer workshop, see Miss Gina to be evaluated during class.


Performance Division dancers may also add on classes from other divisions such as Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Praise Dance. They also have the opportunity to be considered for our Competition Team (audition required).

Competition dancers will incur competition fees, extra costume fees, travel expenses, and private lesson fees as needed. GDDA attends 2-3 competitions each year.