Established in 1974 and currently directed by Faculty Artistic Director Mané Rebelo-Plaut, Georgetown University Dance Company (GUDC) is the oldest dance organization on campus in the Department of Performing Arts. As a pre-professional concert repertory dance company, GUDC performs diverse works in classical ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and hip-hop.
GUDC, a self-presenting organization where members must be enrolled in the class and receive academic credit, focuses on technique classes and performances, as well as the development of arts administration, production, and leadership skills. Auditions and acceptance into GUDC are highly competitive. All GUDC members attend two technique classes per week and up to 12 hours per week of rehearsal time. GUDC presents one concert each semester, featuring the choreography of both students and professionals.
The Guest Choreographers Program brings in local, national, and international professionals such as David Parsons, Robert Battle, Christopher K. Morgan, and Francisco Castillo to create original works for the company.
GUDC also performs for the Georgetown community at events on and off campus, including Midnight Madness, Georgetown Day, Relay for Life and even Hoya basketball halftimes at the Verizon Center.