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Gateway Dance Theatre

Des Moines, IA | http://www.gatewaydance.org
Joined in August 2011

About Us

MISSION: --Provide education, training and arts outreach to promote intercultural understanding and an appreciation of diversity through professionally directed quality experiences.--ABOUT GDT Since 1972, Gateway Dance Theatre (GDT) has been moving to the rhythms of the world, fusing African-American, Caribbean, Asian and Indian music and movement into a multimedia experience for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Inspired by Katherine Dunham, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Alvin American Dance Theatre and established by Penny and the late Lee Furgerson; Gateway Dance Theatre remains committed to its mision of providing education, training and arts outreach programs to promote intercultural awareness and an appreciation of diversity through a professionally directed dance experience.

Gateway Dance Theatre (GDT), is an urban arts multifaceted program to provide quality arts programming. GDT is more than dance! GDT is a family friendly program based on the concept that training in the arts is essential to a complete education. The language of Arts is universal. Music, drama, visual and literary arts are presented with an emphasis on building self-esteem, discipline, awareness and confidence. Gateway Dance Theatre’s presence and active engagement in the community is a catalyst to reach diverse communities to build cultural, leadership and economic relationships.

Gateway Dance Theatre achieves its mission through:

  • Weekly Classes - to introduce participants to the music and dance cultures of the world.
  • Residency Program - hosting nationally recognized dancers and musicians.
  • Workshops - programs designed to bring dance demonstrations and the rhythms of the world to organizations and educational institutions.
  • Performances - incorporating music, dance, lighting and sound, performances provide an opportunity for participants to develop discipline, teamwork skills and self-esteem.
  • Outreach - to take the GDT experience to other locations

MISSION: --Provide education, training and arts outreach to promote intercultural understanding and an appreciation of diversity through professionally directed quality experiences.--ABOUT GDT Since 1972, Gateway Dance Theatre (GDT) has…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 315 East 5th Street Suite 12, Des Moines, IA 50309, United States

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