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”, “Clara’s Dream”, and “Elsa’s Winter Festival”.

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 outreach events in our community during the winter season. 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. As a company member, dancers are expected to make dance their first priority over other activities.

Dance Theatre Groups

This year, Greater Dover Dance Theatre will include three groups:

Shine I, II, & II - is for advanced dancers ages 12 & up. These dancers attend Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz classes and rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Saturday. Shine dancers are encouraged to achieve their very best and to shine onstage and off!

Shimmer I, II, & III - is for intermediate dancers ages 9 & up. They attend Ballet, PrePointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz classes and rehearsals on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (Tuesday & Friday for Shimmer I) and some Saturdays. Shimmer dancers are striving to improve their technique and polish their shimmering presentation!

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



Performance Division dancers may also add on classes from other divisions such as Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Praise Dance. These dancers 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 possibly private lesson fees as needed.