The Department of Performing Arts sponsors two academic dance ensembles: Black Movements Dance Theatre and the GU Dance Company. Each group rehearses 2-3 times per week, usually in the evening and/or weekend, with public performances each semester. Classes typically precede each rehearsal and are run by the Artistic Director or a professional guest artist. Additionally, student-led co-curricular dance groups meet and perform on campus.
Black Movements Dance Theatre
Black Movements Dance Theatre, established in 1981, allows students to perform and choreograph modern, tap, hip-hop, jazz and Afro-jazz. Black Movements involves dancers who reflect the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of the campus, and contributes to the creative expression of African-American and other cultures. Auditions for dancers and choreographers are held each September.
Georgetown Dance Company
Georgetown Dance Company (GUDC), established in 1974, is 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.
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown has a legacy at Georgetown as a group of dancers who have embraced the Mexican tradition of folkloric dance from the various Mexican states. We perform on and off campus; our dancing takes us all around the DC metro area. We welcome dancers of all backgrounds, and with any level of experience. Come to learn, have fun and build rhythmic skills! Rehearsal days and times: Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in New South Dance Studio B, and Sunday from 7-9 p.m. in New South Dance Studio B. For more information, contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ritmo y Sabor Latin Dance
Ritmo y Sabor Latin Dance is Georgetown’s premier Latin Dance group that performs at different events on and off campus throughout the year. The group ranges between 20-25 dancers, and is entirely student-led. Among the genres they dance are salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, samba, tango, and cha-cha. They practice in Dance Studio B three times a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and hold auditions in the Fall and Spring.
Groove Theory is Georgetown’s first and only co-ed hip hop dance group. Ranked Best Performing Arts group for several years by students, Groove Theory performs at on-campus events as well as events and competitions in the DC area. We are committed to contributing to the Georgetown community and raising awareness for a range of issues, including cancer fundraising, LGBTQ awareness, and youth outreach. Groove Theory is more than just a group. It’s a way of life. From hip-hop to old school to classical, we get down. Check us out at Midnight Madness, Urban Fare and at a Hoya basketball game near you. One Move, One Groove.
Hoya Break Squad
Hoya Break Squad is the premier breakdancing group on campus. Break Squad not only performs for on-campus events, but also ventures out into the local dance community to practice and compete. A family both on and off the dance floor, Break Squad often plans social outings or co-hosts events with other groups on campus. Our membership consists of people of all dance backgrounds and skill levels, so prior experience is not an issue. Our shows combine hip-hop choreography with the freestyle flair that breakdancing is known for to give members practice in both areas, as well as create a dynamic performance. If you like dancing with fun people, we have a place for you.