At Pennsylvania Dance Institute, we provide our students with performing opportunities throughout the year. Students experience working alongside professional dancers and choreographers in classical and contemporary choreography. Although not mandatory, we strongly encourage participation in these productions as performance is an important component of a young dancer’s training and artistic development.
Since 1991 Dance Del Bello, a not-for-profit performing arts company in residence at PDI, has had the privilege of presenting the ballet “A Christmas Carol” by acclaimed choreographer, David Kloss. Each December, dedicated students of the school who have reached the necessary technical and artistic maturity are invited to perform in this captivating interpretation of the Dickens classic.
In the spring, all students enrolled in the ballet program have the opportunity to perform in a full-length or excerpted work from Dance Del Bello’s repertoire. Past performances have included Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty and a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Members of the Contemporary Dance Program are invited to perform in the annual spring “Studio Showcase”. Students perform original works that demonstrate their versatility in styles including jazz and contemporary dance.
In December 2015, Dance Del Bello presented the acclaimed ballet “A Christmas Carol” at Gateway Auditorium at Bucks County Community College. Our Spring Performing Series will be in June 2016.
The Pennsylvania Dance Institute’s “Studio Showcase” will also be presented in June. Our contemporary dance students will perform original works by their instructors demonstrating all they have accomplished throughout the 2015-2016 year.