Spectrum Dance Theater

Donald Byrd’s 75th Birthday Bash & Fundraiser

July 20, 2024

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Board Member Michael Hebb, Board Member Emerita Joanna Lau, Sherry Raisbeck, and the Spectrum Dance Theater Board of Directors invite you to Donald Byrd’s ‘Still Kicking Birthday Bash.’

Attendees can join us for the entire evening, with dinner, drinks, conversation, performance, and dance party, or join after dinner for the performance and dance party.

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater

Donald Byrd Workshop 

July 15-19, 2024

Ages: 16+

Time: 11:30 am- 4:30 pm

Cost: $425 for the week Workshop Class and Process/ $375 early bird paid by 4/30. $85 for the week of Technique Class – $20 Drop-In Rate Technique Class Only 

Are you passionate about dance and eager to grow your technical skills? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that you won’t want to miss! Our upcoming Donald Byrd Workshop is designed specifically for dancers like you who are looking to refine their technique, learn from industry professionals, and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

The workshop consists of a 2-hour and 15-minute technique class and a 2-hour and 15-minute  process/repertory session with a half-hour break midway through the day. 

Technique class focuses on Mr. Byrd’s movement aesthetics. It emphasizes a relaxed, strong, and flexible torso with highly articulated feet and legs with increasing rhythmic and spatial exactness. With this focus, the dancer becomes more efficient in managing energy and more able to control the visual, emotional, and physical impact of their body moving.

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater

SUMMER 2024 

Summer Camps, Drop-in Classes, and more!
Summer is the perfect time for everyone to explore new activities, share unique experiences, and develop their skills. What better way to do that than through dance?
Spectrum Dance Theater offers a wide variety of children to senior Summer camps, dance intensives, and weekly classes throughout the Summer! 
Our Summer dance camps and intensives can provide children with a fun and engaging way to stay active, learn new techniques, build confidence in their movement and form, and meet new kids their age.
Classes are available for all levels and ages, whether they are beginners or have some experience


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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