Valencia Dance Theatre
Valencia Dance was established on Valencia College’s East Campus in the early 1980s to promote the value, equity and recognition of those in the arts through classes, performances and audience engagement. 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 values the importance of arts education programming and the contributions the arts make to student learning by creating connections to our community through civic engagement, tolerance, physical and social development on campus and throughout the Central Florida region. VDT presents four major dance concerts on the East Campus each year. In addition to on campus performances, VDT annually provides dance education performances throughout the Central Florida area for K-12 schools, community centers, and conferences throughout the country. VDT is committed to partnerships created between Valencia Dance and the community and continues the close relationship with community partner Dr. Phillips High School Dance Magnet Arts Program. Graduates of Valencia College’s Degree Pathway 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.
2020-2021 Audition Schedule
Auditions for the program will consist of a technique class: ballet barre and center,
modern combination and jazz combination. Individual choreography or a solo is not
required. Participants are encouraged to wear black leotards and pink tights for the
women and white shirt and black tights for the men. Please bring all dance shoes.
Stop by and see the dates for 2021
Valencia Dance Theatre Lecture Demonstrations and Community Outreach Participation
- Cypress Elementary School
- Daytona State College
- Deland High School
- Dr. Phillips High School
- East Lake Elementary School
- Full Sail University
- Good Samaritan Retirement Village
- Kissimmee Elementary School
- Lawton Chiles Elementary School
- Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts
- Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies
- University of Florida
- University of South Florida
If you are interested in booking a Lecture Demonstration with Valencia Dance Theatre please contact Kristina Stevens, Dance Performance Production Coordinator, through our Contact Us Page.