CELEBRATING 31 YEARS...
This season marks a major milestone for Danscompany of Gainesville. The 2013-2014 year will be a collaborative celebration of Danscompany's 31st Anniversary serving Gainesville and it's surrounding communities. It is impressive that DCOG has committed to successfully serving our community and our youth since being founded in 1983. Danscompany of Gainesville is a non-profit corporation founded by Artistic Director Nina Kessler Cameron. Nina's background in dance includes positions as Director of the Florida Competition of Mr. and Miss Dance, as second and first Vice President of Florida Dance Masters, in 1989 and again in 1992-1993 as an Area Director of the American Jazz Dance Council, past president and Convention Manager of Florida Dance Masters. She has also been awarded for her contribution to the arts in the community by the mayor of Gainesville and by receiving The Lifetimee Achievement Award by the Gainsville/Alachua County Cultural Affairs.
Danscompany of Gainesville prides itself by being a family of talented dancers ranging in age from young children, teens, to adults. The company has approximately 125 members and continues to grow each year. All of our dancers work enthusiastically and with much dedication to provide the Gainesville and Alachua County areas with a blend of multi level dance talent and entertainment. The inspirational choreography in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip-Hop combined with the gifted dancers ultimately gives our audiences breathtaking performances time and time again.
Every performance provides an opportunity
to share our love of dance with those who may not otherwise have a chance to
experience the Arts. DCOG Outreach gives back to our community
by providing over 300 free tickets to various groups such as the Ronald
McDonald House, PACE center of girls, Alachua County Hearing Impaired, Shands
Hospital. Our "Chance To Dance" program teaches children from local
schools a dance the children then perform in our spring production at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as well as numerous other
organizations that support the Gainesville area and its surrounding
By participating in multiple
community events throughout the year Danscompany of Gainesville is able
to instill a sense of integrity and fulfillment for out dancers and provides
awareness of commitment to giving back to the people and businesses of our area
through the Arts.
Some of, but not all of our performances include: The Downtown Arts Festival, The Spring Arts Festival, Thriller at Boo At The Zoo/Sante Fe College, Spotlight on Youth, PALS-Shands, Oktoberfest, The Haile Art Show in addition to our two major productions- our holiday tradition Cinderella (since 1993) and our spring showcase Dance Florida/The Wiz (since 1983).