OUR MISSION

Our mission is "to engage, educate, and enrich the communities of Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley through dance."

OUR VISION

We foster a vibrant culture of dance in the Yampa Valley community by inspiring passion for and appreciation of diverse dance experiences.

1. COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT

SDT brings professional dance companies to Steamboat Springs to perform for the community enrichment. SDT also brings dance to the community through film, master classes and adult beginner dance series and sampler classes.

2. SCHOOL OUTREACH

SDT brings professional dance troupes to the local schools to provide dance education to youth. This program is intended to bring an awareness, knowledge and appreciation for dance among our youth. Many of the troupes also host master classes that are open to the community.

3. DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

SDT provides financial assistance to community members of all ages for dance classes. This is one of SDT’s core programs and allows us to provide a much needed service to the community.



HISTORY OF STEAMBOAT DANCE THEATRE

 

Steamboat Dance Theatre (SDT) was formed in 1972 in order to offer Steamboat's local dancers the opportunity to perform, share a common bond, and to enrich our community with performance art.

SDT has given our locals the opportunity for dance education and advancement in the areas of choreography, performance, production, and master dance classes. 

Our mission is three-tiered:  Community Enrichment, School Outreach and Dance Scholarship.

 

Through our Community Enrichment mission, it is SDT's goal to bring a professional, nationally recognized dance company to perform and offer master classes in Steamboat every other year.  We are proud to have hosted Hubbard Street 2 and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and we look forward to bringing this level of dance to Steamboat again in the near future.  SDT also offers master classes taught by local and regional instructors in varying genres of dance throughout the year. 

 

In our School Outreach Program, it is our goal to bring the Arts through Dance into our local schools so that we may introduce the wonderful world of dance to the next generation.  If you are interested in becoming involved with the School Outreach Program, please give us a call or send us an email today!

 

The Steamboat Dance Theatre Scholarship Program is an extremely valuable resource within our community.  Through the Program, SDT funds dance scholarships for Routt County residents.  Anyone with financial need is welcome to apply for tuition assistant to study dance, regardless of age or ability level.  Last year SDT proudly gave over $20,000 in scholarship funds to 185 students, all of whom would not have been able to participate in dance without this support.  To apply for a scholarship, click on the "Dance Scholarship Application" tab on the left side of the Home page.

 

Of course, all of this would not be possible if not for the generous support of our sponsors and the local community.  We would also like to thank the City of Steamboat Springs for their continued support of Steamboat Dance Theatre and of the Arts in Steamboat.  For information about Giving & Sponsorship please contact us today!