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Valencia Dance Theatre

Valencia Dance was established on Valencia College’s East Campus in the early 1980s as an outlet for dancers to perform and enhance recognition for the arts. In the early 1990s, Valencia was presented with a unique opportunity to support the increased interest in dance and embarked upon a collaborative venture to jointly produce dance performances with Rollins College and the School for the Performing Arts. As the dance department grew, the program developed into Central Florida’s first dance degree, the Associate in Arts in Dance Performance. Valencia Dance was then redesigned to reflect the expanding scope of performance opportunities and renamed Valencia Dance Theatre (VDT). VDT presents four major dance concerts on the East Campus each year, tours to area Central Florida K-12 schools, community centers, and conferences throughout the country. VDT continues the close relationship with community partner Dr. Phillips High School Dance Magnet Arts Program. Graduates of Valencia College’s Pre-Major program and former members of Valencia Dance Theatre have gone on to major in dance at state and nationwide colleges and universities as well as dance professionally with dance companies and nationally touring shows.

2015-2016 VALENCIA DANCE THEATRE LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS
AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PARTICIPATION

Central Avenue Elementary School

Cypress Springs Elementary School

Cypress Elementary School
Daytona State College
Deland High School
Good Samaritan Retirement Village
Lawton Chiles Elementary School

Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts
University of Florida
University of South Florida

If you are interested in booking a Lecture Demonstration with Valencia Dance Theatre please contact Kayla Rooplal, Valencia Dance Theatre Technical Director, at krooplal@valenciacollege.edu or through our Contact Us Page.