Decatur School of Ballet is the official school of Decatur City Dance (DCD). Under the artistic direction of Leslie Palmer Gourley, DCD is the oldest performing dance company in DeKalb County and is currently in its 66th season.  Six performing groups are under the company umbrella.  AboutFace presents contemporary, modern and jazz; The Apprentice Ensemble and The Junior Ensemble present ballet, jazz, and modern dance; BareGrounds present modern; and The Rhythm Keepers and The Junior Rhythm Keepers present tap. 

Dancers become members of DCD by audition.  They are talented dancers who are either professional performers or want to make a commitment to dance as one of their special extracurricular activities. Many company dancers started their dance training at our school at an early age and progressed into the performing company.  Many teachers in the school have worked with the company as performers and/or choreographers.


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