Dance Company & Competition Team

GDDA Dance Company

The Greater Dover Dance Company is the "Performance Division" at the dance academy. The Dance Company has produced various fall and winter productions including "The Nutcracker," "The Christmas Gift," "Elsa's Winter Festival," and "Christmas Treasures."

Greater Dover Dance Academy Competition Team Performance

Mission Statement

The Greater Dover Dance Company 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 Company Groups

This year, the company includes these groups:

Shine (I, II, III) - is for advanced dancers ages 13 and 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 and off!

Shimmer (III, III+) - is for upper intermediate dancers ages 11 and up. They attend classes 3 evenings a week and some Saturdays and continue to work on their shimmering performance.

Shimmer (I, II) - is for lower intermediate dancers ages 9 and up. They attend Ballet, Modern & Jazz classes and rehearsals 2-3 evenings (M/Th for Shimmer I and M/T/Th for Shimmer II) and occasional Saturdays. These dancers are working on their shimmering presentation!

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

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

Company Audition Week: Sept 5-9
Instructors will evaluate dancers to confirm correct placement. Dancers are re-evaluated periodically throughout the year.)

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Greater Dover Dance Academy Competition Team Performance

Competition Team

GDDA 2023/24 Competition Team includes these groups:

Diamond (Advanced, approximate ages 14 & up)
Tanzanite (Upper Intermediate, approximate ages 12 & up)
Amethyst (Intermediate , approximate ages 10 & up)
Pearl (Elem/Lower Intermediate, approximate ages 7-10)

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.

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

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Contact Us

Contact us to find out more about our dance academy!

The Greater Dover Dance Academy (GDDA)
Gina Anthony, Director
50 Butter Road
Dover, PA 17315

Phone: (717) 292-5216