Dance is the hidden language of the soul....

"Martha Graham"


Celebrating A History of Dance in Arizona

Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company that was founded in 1979 by four ASU Dance Graduates. Currently, under the artistic direction of Lisa R. Chow and Step Raptis, Desert Dance Theatre has an eclectic variety of dances in the current repertory, which range from classical, comical, abstract and theatrical.  The company is comprised of experienced performers, choreographers and enthusiastic educators who strive to bring the openness, spontaneity and diversity of dance to the public. The company offers a variety of quality programs to schools and communities that are inspiring, entertaining and educational, including: master classes, lecture demonstrations and performances.

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Schools and Community

The company provides classes in modern dance, ballet, jazz,creative movement, improvisation, choreography and repertory presented by skilled and experienced teachers.

Movement classes with live accompaniment oriented toward student training in modern dance, ballet, jazz, creative movement, improvisation, choreography and repertory.

Children and adults are introduced to contemporary dance through narrated performances which may include audience participation and discussion.

A 30-45 minute narrated presentation which may include demonstrations of dances from the current repertory, udience participation and discussion.

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Recent Works

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