Academic Dance Groups

Black Movements Dance Theater

Black Movements Dance Theatre is a contemporary modern dance  company founded on the campus of Georgetown University by African American women, more than  35 years ago. Women who had the passion for dance and the  artistic vision to express the African American experience through dance to the Georgetown University community. The company has held steadfast to the vision of  its founders. BMDT performs a mixed repertoire of modern, jazz, ballet, African, lyrical, hip hop and  spiritual  works with over 35 works, including several commissioned works. The organization has had the honor and privilege of working with world renowned guest artists  such as Christopher L. Huggins, of Alcin Ailey fame,  Kevin Malone of Philadanco, Barbara Pouncie of Alvin Ailey, Dr. Sherrill  Berryman Johnson (specialist in Dunham technique), Carol Foster, Adrian Vincent  James, Kevin Jeff, Mr. Wiggles and Crazy Legs (hip hop originators), Assane  Konte of Kankouran Dance Company and Mama Kadiatou Conte of West  Africa.    In 1992 BMDT was  voted Outstanding Student Organization at Georgetown University.   A number of its members have received the Directors’ Award from the Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts. Several past members have gone on to pursue  a  career in dance, music and theater. BMDT has a rich diverse heritage, ever-expanding audience and works  which Georgetown and other communities have embraced. BMDT seeks members wholly  devoted to displaying creative artistry and outstanding leadership. The  company  is a group of committed dancers who share the founders’ vision and passion for  dance. Through a formal audition process, BMDT openly welcomes new talent and  artists who share the BMDT vision for community, artistry and leadership. 

Georgetown Dance Company (GUDC), established in 1974, is a concert repertory dance company that performs diverse works in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, indigenous, hip hop and tap. The company has an annual fall and spring season and all choreography is created by the faculty director, student members or professional guest choreographers. Master classes with faculty or with guest professionals are offered occasionally and are open to all students on campus. There is an annual audition held every September.