Regional Dance America
South Dayton Dance Theatre is also part of the prestigious Regional Dance America (RDA)/Northeast. This organization has given birth to many of the United States' professional dance companies including Pennsylvania Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet and our own Dayton Ballet and DCDC, just to name a few. Companies must be evaluated and accepted into this esteemed organization. Every year an adjudicator is sent out to observe classes and pieces of choreography from each company. Each year a dance festival is held within each region. There, company dancers as well as their faculty are reevaluated to ensure the highest quality of training. Some of the best teachers from around the world come to instruct the dancers and then the companies get a chance to perform for one another. South Dayton Dance Theater has been given Honor status within RDA, a very prestigious title bestowed on only a few elite companies within the organization.