Decatur City Dance Spring Performance

Synergy - The Power of Collective Movement

  • Ferst Center for the Arts

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM (ET)

Decatur City Dance presents Synergy - The Power of Collective Movement. This concert brings together all styles of dance, presenting the Nexus Premiere, Nexus Apprentice, Nexus Contemporary, Rhythm Keepers, and Junior Rhythm Keepers of Decatur City Dance.

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Decatur City Dance presents Let’s Tap! LIVIN' LARGE - performed by the Rhythm Keepers and Junior Rhythm Keepers tap companies, and directed and choreographed by Kyme Hersi-Sallid. Due to the Covid-19 shutdown of March 2020, March 2022 will mark two years since the last Let’s Tap! show that was performed in front of a live audience. There have been many challenges and changes for our dancers, families, community and country since that day, but we have found ways to be creative and to find pathways to joy within our new normal. These unprecedented times have taught us all that we have to keep moving forward, so this season’s Let’s Tap will remind us to celebrate life and to Live Large. Let’s take some time to laugh, clap our hands, dance in our seats and appreciate each other. We are sure you will enjoy the Rhythm Keepers, Junior Rhythm Keepers, and our wonderful guests the Rug Cutters as they take you through an amazing and fun filled show that will remind us of how we can all find a pathway towards LIVIN' LARGE! Don’t forget to bring your tap shoes and join us for the Shim Sham at the end of the show. Let’s Tap!

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Decatur City Dance Celebrates 60 Years of Incorporation with our sister company, Beacon Dance!

Join us June 3rd and 4th at The B Complex for a performance of Beacon Dance and Decatur City Dance. Then on June 5th, join us at the Church Street Studio for a party celebrating this momentous occasion. We hope to see students and dancers from all generations there for our weekend of celebration!

Will You Be Our Valentine?

Decatur City Dance is actively engaged in exciting and innovative dance projects. Our talented company directors and dancers are working to bring performance to fruition through new, creative live and virtual formats.

Show your love and support as DCD continues to push to new heights, bringing dance to the Decatur and the greater Atlanta communities.

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Eclectic Journey

This weekend, February 5th and 6th, audiences will have an opportunity to see DCD in a theater once again! Eclectic Journey - An Evening of Dance is presented by the Nexus Premiere, Nexus Apprentice, and Nexus Contemporary dancers of Decatur City Dance. Dancers will show excerpts from classical ballets “Paquita” and “Napoli”, contemporary ballets, contemporary modern, and jazz dances to familiar tunes, and dances which have been directly inspired by the pandemic in which we have been mired for the past two years.

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Decatur City Dance is the oldest performing dance group in DeKalb County, first established as a Junior Company of Atlanta Civic Ballet in 1952 by Hilda Gumm. It became an independent artistic entity in 1962 under the guidance of Hilda Gumm and Marie Roberts.

Under the Decatur City Dance umbrella are six performing groups of accomplished adult and teen dancers: AboutFace (professional contemporary), Nexus Premiere and Nexus Apprentice (ballet, jazz, and modern), Rhythm Keepers (tap), and Junior Rhythm Keepers (tap) and Nexus Contemporary (contemporary/modern).


During its five decades, Decatur City Dance has presented original choreography of varying styles appropriate for all ages, including the story ballets of Winnie the Pooh, The Little Princess, and A Day with Mother Goose. The companies have performed both on traditional theater stages around metro Atlanta as well as in spaces as diverse as the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, North Dekalb Mall, Cannon Chapel at Emory University, and Oakland Cemetery.


Decatur City Dance is a nonprofit corporation, based in Decatur, Georgia, financially supported by contributions, grant funds, membership dues, and ticket sales. Its members are talented dancers, many of whom started their dance training at Decatur School of Ballet. Open auditions are held annually. For eligibility requirements please contact Decatur City Dance.



Join us for lots of dance this season!



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Church Street Studio

102 Church St. Decatur, GA 30030


Sams Street Studio

141-C Sams St. Decatur, GA 30030

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