Classical Collection

This year, the year of dealing with online academics and online dance classes, made us find our inner strength and grace through adversity. These talented dancers of Decatur City Dance are presenting excerpts from some of classical ballet's most well-known works. Highlights from Pas de Quatre, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, and Don Quixote with variations from Raymonda, Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, Giselle and the Nutcracker are included in this special collection. This presentation was treated just as a performance would be as there were no retakes. Dances were performed and recorded in order. We hope you enjoy these talented dancers and their presentation of Classical Collection. More>>

We look forward to performing live on stage in the near future.

Class of 2021: Senior Spotlights

Decatur City Dance salutes its high school seniors. Congratulations to the DCD class of 2021! We are proud of you and honored to have been a part of your lives.

Ballet Variations Showcase: Apprentice Ensemble

Ballet Variations showcase. Streaming online in spring 2021. Featuring the Apprentice Ensemble of Decatur City Dance. Choreography by Heather Yates.

New Phases

“New Phases” - a DCD Dance Film - Directed by Danny Bevins, produced by Danny Bevins and Meg Gourley, Music written and performed by Danny Bevins, and choreography by Meg Gourley, Leslie Gourley, and Kyme Hersi-Sallid - Red Carpet Fundraising Event to be held at the Toco Hills Community Alliance - Saturday, June 12 @ 7pm - Tickets $45 each.

Let’s Tap! 2021: Together We Rise

Let’s Tap! 2021: Together We Rise presented by Decatur City Dance. Streaming online March 26–28, 2021. Featuring the Rhythm Keepers, Junior Rhythm Keepers, and Rug Cutters. Directed and choreographed by Kyme Hersi-Sallid. Guest choreography by Birda Ringstad.

Decatur City Dance Presents: Spring 2021

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 virtual formats.

Decatur City Dance Presents: Everything Is Obvious

Everything Is Obvious: a virtual dance experience. Streaming online February 12–14, 2021. Choreography by Olivia Mitchell, Daphanie Scandrick, and Toya Willingham.

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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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