The Dance Cooperative is committed to nurturing the dance community by providing affordable classes, rehearsal space and performance opportunities for those under-served artistically, culturally, and economically in the greater Wilmington area.
The Dance Cooperative is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization which is dedicated to providing classes and performance opportunities to those who simply have the desire to dance. In order to meet our mission to provide classes and performance opportunities to those under-served in our community, we need your help! You can help by making a monetary donation, by donating items from our wish list, or by volunteering your time.
3 – 5 Large Cork Boards
15 x 15 area rug
Large Wall Mirrors
Multiple Disk Changer CD player
Gift Certificate to Target / Walmart/ Lowes Home Improvement / Office Depot
How the Dance Cooperative came to be…
The Dance Cooperative was founded by the following six dance professionals, who are bound together by the common goal of fostering a link between professional dance artists and our community: Nancy Carson, Anne Firmender, Erika Meyerson, Suzanne Palmer, Harper Piver and Leslie Riley Searcy.
The Dance Cooperative has been in existence since May 2001 and moved into the first studio space in March 2003. We offer technique classes for teens/adults and children’s classes. All of our proceeds go directly back into furthering the Dance Cooperative mission.
In addition to the program of technique classes, we also offer an Informal Concert Series that began in January 2003. This series is an opportunity for local choreographers to present their work and receive feedback from their peers in a secure and non-competitive environment. Participation in this series is open to all Modern/Contemporary Dance Choreographers, those who are interested, or would like to view the process. In addition, submissions by emerging young artists are encouraged. This function is free and open to the public. The Dance Cooperative will consider work of choreographers who take part in the showing for our formal concert series that occurs throughout the year.