Founded in 2002 by Jolene Perry, the Progressive Dance Company (PDC) was created to be a community-based semi-professional dance company. The purpose of PDC is to foster excellence in dance by giving the professionally minded dancer the opportunity to perform on a regular basis. The PDC is for the performer who loves to dance, and the Company members make it their top priority (after school work, of course). PDC students are committed to taking a minimum of 5 classes a week which include both specific company classes and electives.
In addition to the opportunity to perform regularly, Company members are also offered â€œguest workshopsâ€ that are taught by well known, and sometimes renowned, professional dance teachers. The Company members have an opportunity to hone their performance skills through frequent performances and to give back to the community by sharing in noteworthy charity functions and fundraising events.
At PDS, we have Company 1, Company 2 and a newly formed Jr. Company. To be in a Company, students must audition in the spring for the following season and meet specific class requirements.
Our Jr. Company is for younger dancers who fall in love with dance and who have the passion to perform and aspire to move on to a senior company, for dancers that are 12 to 18 years of age.