Tuesday, November 28th

Giving Tuesday marks the global day of generosity and community support. Your contributions to Spectrum Dance Theater, today and every day, go directly to our sustainability as an organization. Giving Tuesday is our opportunity to speak power to our mission, excite our community about the changes we aim to make, and emphasize the need to prioritize Spectrum’s sustainability.

 “Our sustainability as a dance organization is dependant on the nitty-gritty. Donating to Spectrum means sustaining our Dance For All Scholarship program, instructor and company salaries, building maintenance, office supplies… the nuts and bolts.”

– Donald Byrd, Artistic Director

Join us this Giving Tuesday with your donation of any size, to Spectrum Dance Theater and support Dance For All.

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater


October 30, 2023- December 16, 2023

Looking to incorporate dance into your or your youth’s routine? 

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater kicks off Session 2 of dance instruction this September, offering a variety of youth-to-adult classes for all experiences and bodies. From Hip-hop, to Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, and beyond – we encourage you to browse our classes and join us for a drop-in class or enroll for the full session!

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater is a reflection of our leading motto, “Dance for All.”We believe that an “ideal body” for dance is one that moves well and not one that necessarily conforms to a visual representation of an “ideal.”

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater


Ages 18mo – 5yo 

The Children’s Division is designed to provide a rich, nurturing, and structured dance environment that focuses on the whole child and allows each child’s creativity and individuality to shine!

  • Creative Movement: Grown-up & Me
The School of Spectrum Dance Theater


Ages 5-18 

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater provides youth classes that cater to all levels of experience in dance and movement. These classes include opportunities for creative movement and skill development, suitable for those who are new to dance as well as those who wish to further their dance education with a diverse range of classes.

  • Pre-Ballet / Ballet  (I – VII)
  • Pointe (Intro – Beginner – Intermediate)
  • Jazz (I – VII)
  • Pre-Tap/ Tap (Beginner-Intermediate)
  • Mini/ Pre-Teen/ Teen Hip Hop
  • Creative Contemporary & Dance Making
  • Advanced Contemporary
  • Donald Byrd Contemporary Technique
  • Intro to Choreography
  • Global Dance
The School of Spectrum Dance Theater


Children + Youth 

Cost: $15 -$18

Looking for movement and dance without a session-long commitment?

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater offers teen + toddler drop-in classes for those interested in bringing dance to their routines!


  • Monday:  Global Dance | Ages 12-18yo | 7:00PM – 8:30PM
  • Wednesday: Creative Movement | Ages 18mo – 2yo | 9:00AM – 10:00AM
  • Friday: Creative Movement | Ages 3-4.5yo | 9:00AM – 10:00AM
  • Friday: Pre-Teen Hip Hop Choreography| Ages 9-12yo | 5:00PM- 6:00PM
  • Friday: Teen and Adult Hip Hop Choreography ||Ages 13-18yo | 6:15PM – 7:15PM
The School of Spectrum Dance Theater


Ages 13 – 65+

Rate: $15 – $18/ Non-Senior Rate 

Rate: $10- $15 / Senior Rate* as defined by AARP

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater offers a variety of movement and technique-based instruction for teens, adults, and seniors of all physical capacities and experience levels.

Sign up for weekly classes as you go or enroll in the entire session of classes.

  • Mon/Wed/Fri: Hybrid Fitness for Living | 18+ | 9:00AM – 10:00AM
  • Monday: Global Dance | 13+ | 7:00PM -8:30PM
  • Tue/Thurs: Adult Jazz | 18+ | 10:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Tuesday: Open Ballet Basics| 15+ | 6:30PM – 7:45PM
  • Wednesday: Open Intro to Donald Byrd Contemporary | 15+ | 10:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Wednesday: Open Pilates | 15+ | 4:30PM – 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: Open Tap Refresher| 15+ | 5:30PM – 6:30PM
  • Thursday: Intro to Choreography | 13+ | 6:00PM – 7:30PM (Seven Week Packages Only)
  • Friday: Open B.K Floor Barre | 15+ | 10:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Friday: Open Beginner Intermediate Funk Jazz | 18+ | 5:00PM – 6:30PM
  • Friday: Teen and Adult Hip Hop Choreography | 13+ | 6:15PM – 7:15PM
  • Saturday: Ballet “It’s Elementary” | 13+ | 11:00AM – 12:30PM


Produces contemporary dance of a global caliber.

Educates the community about dance as an art form and social/civic instrument.

Provides expert, diverse dance instruction to all.


About Spectrum Dance Theater

Spectrum Dance Theater (SDT) was founded in 1982 to bring dance of the highest merit to a diverse audience composed of people from different social, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our principal objective is to make the art form of dance accessible through contemporary dance performances and high-quality training in a variety of dance styles.

Under Donald Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, the organization has embarked on an exhilarating transformation that has attracted world-class dancers, produced some of the most ambitious works in contemporary dance, and generated local and national praise.


  • To produce and present contemporary dance of global caliber that challenges expectations and calls forth strong emotions, deep feelings, and thoughtful responses.
  • To provide expert dance instruction in diverse dance forms to all.
  • To educate the community about dance as an art form and as a social/civic instrument.


  • To move dance and the arts from the marginal and ancillary to a central position among community activities.
  • To make dance and the arts integral partners in civic dialogue, promoting healthy communities.
  • To have dance and the arts be considered part of the solution to the challenges facing our communities.

Core Values

  • That a contemporary dance aesthetic enables dance to convey socially relevant themes.
  • Support of creativity, the creative process, and innovation.
  • That exposure, education, and training in the performing arts can be a transforming experience for individuals and communities.
  • That the arts – live performing arts in particular – are an essential element of healthy communities.
  • That promoting arts literacy improves arts accessibility.
  • Programming, education, and training that bridges cultures.
Three components comprise the organization:
the professional Company, the School, and Community Engagement programs.

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