Dance & Company

We offer serious classical and contemporary training from youth to adult in a positive and progressive program of study. Performance opportunities are provided through annual spring concert performances, informal showings and student participation in the dance center's repertory youth performance companies. Classes are offered year-round in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical stage, hip-hop, and Irish step dance.

First Night SCDT Performances

Please join the Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre as they perform at First Night Harrisonburg! Performances will be December 31 at 5:30 and 7:00 pm at Dance & Company studio - 115 South Main Street. The SCDT will premier several new dances at this time. Hot cocoa and t-shirts will be sold. Don’t miss it!

First Night buttons required for admittance. See for more information.

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Veins & Vines Spring Dance Concerts

You're invited to our Spring Dance Concerts - "Veins & Vines" on May 26th at 7 pm and May 27th at 3 pm. Concerts are Free to the public and will be held at JMU's Memorial Hall. Dance pieces will feature dancers of all levels and ages in many dance styles. The Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre and Senior solos will also be featured. We look forward to seeing you there!

Shenandoah Teen Collaborative Festival

The Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre will be working with Shannon Hummel and CORA Kids from New York City all weekend with a focus on "Crossroads," a dance collaboration. There will be a performance of this work and separate pieces from each group on Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 pm. The showcase will take place at Dance & Company and is free to the public.

Fall Family Fun Fest - September 5, 4-6pm

NEW THIS YEAR...  You’re Invited to our

Fall Family Fun Fest

Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00-6:00 pm

  • Meet your Teachers and Register for Classes

  • Costume Sale (Halloween is just around the corner!)

  • Music & Family Folk Dancing

  • Ribbon Ring Creation Station & Snacks

  • NEW & Improved Dress-Up Bin & Photo Booth

"Stories" - Dance Concerts

Join us for our 2017 Spring Concerts at JMU's Wilson Hall on Saturday, May 27th at 7pm and Sunday, May 28th at 3pm.  The concerts are FREE, open to the public, and will feature dances of all levels and styles.  The Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre Jr. and Sr. Companies will perform and many "stories" will be told through each dance.  We hope you can come!

Threshold Dance Concerts

Join us for these FREE concerts Saturday, May 28th at 7 pm and Sunday, May 29th at 3 pm at JMU's Wilson Hall Auditorium!  Featuring many dance styles and levels as well as Senior solos and pieces by the Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre

Order concert DVDs HERE!

SCDT Auditions - September 25, 4:45-6:15

Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theater Auditions will be held Friday, September 25, 4:45-6:15.  Interested dancers should come prepared to dance and dressed appropriately, including tights, leotard, hair back, and no gum.  All ages may audition.  Ages 11-18 will be considered for Junior and Senior SCDT companies.  

Support CORA School of Dance!

Imagine taking a break from a difficult day to visit your dance studio and dance your troubles away.  Maybe you have trained for years or maybe you are just learning. Either way, this studio space becomes "home" and a place to achieve dreams!  Now, imagine loosing that space you called your "dancing home." Dance & Company's "sister studio" in Brooklyn, CORA School for Dance led by Shannon Hummel, has lost their studio space.  They are fundraising to renovate a space and re-open their doors this Fall.  We encourage you to take some time to check out this Kickstarter campaign and support this great group of dancers!

Holiday Intensive with Shannon Hummel Dec 29th - 31st

Holiday Intensive 

with Shannon Hummel

Visiting Guest Choreographer


Dec. 29-30, 10-4 (bring money or a packed lunch)

Dec. 31, 12-4 (bring money or a packed dinner)

*Shows at 7pm and 8:30pm during First Night*

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to develop your appreciation for the art of dance and work with one of the best!  

Intensive is open to any dancer studying at Int. –Adv. Levels, ages 11 and up.  Qualifying students are strongly encouraged to participate.  Students will be instructed in technical skills, challenged to respond to original ideas and introduced to fresh material.  Workshop culminates in the creation of a new, original dance which will be performed at First Night in Harrisonburg and also rehearsed intermittently on selected Friday afternoons next semester in order to be performed in the Spring concert.  Cost of additional rehearsals is included in tuition.  Holiday intensives provide dancers the opportunity to advance abilities while visiting and having fun with dance friends.

Won’t you join us this Holiday?!

Spring Break

All students in Drew's classes, note: I will be holding all of my classes which I teach personally, next week at regular days and times.

I cannot speak for other faculty who may have made previous plans for travel during the scheduled break. 

"Foul weather" as stated in our policies, is dealt with by having the student attend an alternate class of similar composition offered by the dance center.

Because of excessive closings due to bad weather conditions, many of our dance faculty will be scheduling class make-ups during this week in order to catch-up on class curriculum goals and concert choreography. This is optional, at the discretion of the instructor and varies class by class. Not all classes have suffered a cancellation. 

Unless your teacher(s) have notified students in writing, by email or hand delivered note, that she/he will be holding class next week, assume classes will not be held during the week of March 22-29.

Be on the look out for possible notifications from teachers regarding individual class make-ups.


Make payments ASAP.

I am required to PRE-PAY for ALL costumes and have done so by placing charges on my own personal credit cards. Your immediate payment saves me HUGE finance fees on these charges by allowing me to pay the bills as they come due.

Thank you for your prompt attention!!