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Theatre and Dance
Gallaudet Dance Company
Field House - Delta Zeta Dance Studio
The Gallaudet Dance Company, founded in 1955, is a performing group of Deaf and hard of hearing dancers. All members of the company are undergraduate or graduate students at Gallaudet University, the world’s only accredited liberal arts university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
The dancers come from diverse backgrounds, with a range of hearing levels, preferred communication modes, primary school education, and current major field of study as a university student. They rely on their vision as their primary mode of communication and express themselves through their dancing in a variety of styles including modern jazz, hip-hop, modern dance, lyrical ballet, and dance that uses American Sign Language (ASL) as its foundation.
The company is acclaimed for performances at the White House, and on stages in Egypt, Israel, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Peru, Barbados, St. Lucia, Brazil, Guatemala, South Korea, the Bahamas, and France. Gallaudet Dance Company was also featured in the international Dance movie, “Dancing Joy.”
To book the Gallaudet Dance Company, call (518) 605-3585 (V) or contact us. Learn more at Booking Information
Please note the company is not able to satisfy all of the many requests it receives; however, we encourage all interested parties to reach out and we will try our best to accommodate if possible. The company typically books 6 to 12 months in advance
The Gallaudet Dance Company is a performing group of approximately 12-15 dancers. The dancers come from diverse backgrounds, with a range of hearing levels, preferred communication modes, primary school education, and current major field of study as a university student. They rely on their vision...
Dr. Peter Wisher(1911 - 1995) was the founding director of the Gallaudet Dancers. Dr. Wisher came to Gallaudet in 1955 as a professor of physical education and as head basketball coach. He was the director and choreographer of the deaf dance company until his retirement...
The Gallaudet Dance Company rehearses daily from Monday through Thursday from 4pm - 6pm.
Many people have the misconception that deaf people "hear" by feeling vibrations through the floor. How is this possible, especially if a person is moving and jumping so that they do not keep in continuous contact with the floor? What if the floor is not...
65th Spring Dance Concert “Memories & New Beginnings” (2022) 1st Virtual Dance Concert “Dancing Through Quarantine” (2021) Gallaudet Dance Company Presents: Amazing Grace by Destiny’s Child (ASL Cover) (2020) Gallaudet Dance Company Presents: Celebrate by Whitney Houston (ASL Cover) (2020) Gallaudet Dance Company Presents: Rise...
The Gallaudet Dance Company repertoire encompasses various dance forms, including jazz, tap, modern dance, and dance incorporating American Sign Language. Performances can run from 15 minutes to two hours; a two-hour performance must contain an intermission. Fees for the Gallaudet Dance Company's performances cover the...
Dancing Through Quarantine: 2021 Virtual Dance Show Amazing Grace by Destiny's Child (ASL Cover) Celebrate (ASL Cover) Rise Up (ASL Cover) What If by India. Arie (ASL Cover) GDC 2022 Show: Memories New Beginning Gallaudet Dance Company presents "Icons and Inspirations" Gallaudet Dance Company 2019...
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