Dance in the Spotlight

February 18, 2022

By Riley Hoaglin

We can look at dance as a universal language that brings people together from different cultures and backgrounds. There are several Four Rivers Heritage Area sites offering enriching dance companies, programs and educational opportunities that are easily accessible to the general public. For those that just love to move, and aspire to learn the fundamentals of various styles of dance, Maryland Hall, located in the Annapolis Arts District, and Chesapeake Arts Center, located in Brooklyn Park, are two great options to consider. They both offer a wide range of classes for all age and experience levels. 

Professional dance experiences are easy to find in Annapolis. If you’re looking for exceptional performances rooted in classical and contemporary ballet, you will want to check out Ballet Theatre of Maryland, one of our state’s premier professional ballet companies. New to our arts community is The Company at MC3, which is the resident company of MC3: The MD Cultural & Conference Center. The Company aims to bring awareness to the importance of modern and contemporary dance to the greater Annapolis region. Along West Street in Annapolis you will also find the Greater Annapolis Ballet, a non-profit organization that offers a multitude of student classes as well as a pre-professional division that is designed to prepare dancers for professional careers beyond high school. The dance community is continually growing right in your neighborhood and there is so much to experience and to be seen, so check out these arts partners today!