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Best Dance Companies In North Texas

October 19, 2010 11:54 AM

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Dance companies across North Texas offer exciting, artistic performances from professionals and amateurs alike. From angelic, graceful ballet to colorful, Latin dance techniques, the area has a wide variety of shows for every budget.
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The Dallas Black Dance Theater website. (credit: dbdt.com)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

2700 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-2376
www.dbdt.com

Started by Ann Williams more than 30 years ago, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is now known as one of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts’ “glittering jewels,” performing a mix of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works. The company is the oldest continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas, performing nationally and abroad for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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From 'Jim Dandy' by Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. (credit: dallasmetroballet.com)

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet

6815 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 361-0278
www.dallasmetroballet.com

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet is a nonprofit organization that promotes ballet through performances, education and training. The company provides training for talented, career-minded dancers, while enriching the community through professional ballet performances. Alumni of this company include members of the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet and Houston Ballet.

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From 'The Nutcracker' by Dallas Ballet Company. (credit: dallasballetcenter.com)

Dallas Ballet Company

8530 Abrams Road, Suite 608
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 348-3224
www.dallasballetcenter.com

Formerly known as City Dance Theatre, the Dallas Ballet Company provides pre-professional students opportunities to dance in classical ballets with lavish sets and costumes, all at affordable prices for the audience. The company has presented its annual Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, since 1987.

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Ollimpoxqui Ballet Company

13625 Purple Sage Road
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 788-0604
www.folkloricofestivalofdallas.com

Ollimpoxqui, meaning “joyful movement” in the Aztec language, is a dance company born in Mexico City that performed there at the Palace of Fine Arts and the National Auditorium. The Latin American Folklore company came to the U.S. in 1985. The dancers, singers and musicians capture audiences with their beautifully colored costumes and Latin dance techniques.

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Contemporary Ballet Dallas

1902 Abrams Parkway
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 821-2066
www.contemporaryballetdallas.com

Contemporary Ballet Dallas (CBD) was founded by Southern Methodist University alumni to revitalize dance in the city. The style of this unique dance company is diverse, combining ballet with modern movement, while producing traditional, classical contemporary and dramatic ballets. Community outreach is the core mission of CBD, and the company partners with the YMCA to bring children closer to the arts.

Texas Ballet Theater

The Girls of Texas Ballet Theater, courtesy texasballettheater.org

Texas Ballet Theater

1600 Green Oaks Road
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 763-0207
www.texasballettheater.org

No list of the performing arts can be complete without the Texas Ballet Theater.  The company has been dancing in North Texans for over 50 years, and splits time between Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall and the brand new Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas.  The Texas Ballet Theater is a must-see, and with over fifty performances in North Texas this season, they will be hard to miss.

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