2014-2016 Arts On Tour Roster

Dance

Florida Dance Theatre - New!

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Photo credit: James Kilby

What

Ballet and modern dance

For Whom

All ages

Fee Range

$5,000 - $10,000

Contact

Carol Erkes / Executive Artistic Director
Florida Dance Theatre
P.O. Box 831
Lakeland, Fl. 33802

Phone: (863) 802-0399
Email: FDTcompanycontact@gmail.com

Website

Artists and Activities

Florida Dance Theatre’s innovative choreography embodies a fresh new movement style. This contemporary ballet and modern dance company captivates its audience with skillfully crafted thought provoking works that leave the drive home memorable. The strength and versatility of the company’s classically trained dancers can be observed through the varied repertoire. From the annual performance of the classical Nutcracker to the Innovations Dance contemporary program, the dynamic dancers show off their technical brilliance and passion for movement.

The goal of the company is to entertain and educate audiences of all ages and stimulate interest and awareness of this beautiful art form. The exciting new works created by Resident Choreographer Ferdinand De Jesus, Executive Artistic Director and Founder Carol Erkes, and the additional artistry of guest choreographers continues to build the company’s reputation for artistic excellence and diverse programming.

Master Classes 1 1/2 hours : Master Classes are taught by the directors of Florida Dance Theatre or company members are available in ballet, pointe, and modern dance for beginning through advanced level students.

Workshops: 1 1/2 to 3 hours (depending on age group and level of dance training) which include class and choreography.

Lecture Demonstrations: 1 to 1 1/2 hours including a question and answer period. These are available for all age groups. Each program is specifically designed and age appropriate for our audience. These can be held in various places if a stage is not available.

Available for Tour

  • Latin Passions

    a performance with a Latin flair in both choreography and music. Includes: De Jesus’ riveting “Bolero “, “Abre” a modern piece based on Flamenco rhythms,” Tango Suite” the dance of passion, and the traditional Bomba et Plena.

  • Innovations Dance

    a full program of inventive and original dance by a variety of choreographers.

    An Evening of Dance featuring a variety of Florida Dance Theatre’s vast repertoire for a program of outstanding contemporary ballet and modern.

  • An Evening of Dance

    featuring a variety of Florida Dance Theatre’s vast repertoire for a program of outstanding contemporary ballet and modern.

  • Nutcracker

    the traditional holiday classic presented with the company of FDT along with children’s roles set on community dance students.