The Children’s Dance Theatre is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the artistry and enjoyment of dance for children through quality dance productions and dance experiences. 


Children's Dance Theatre is celebrating it's 33rd year as a theatrical dance production company.  CDT was founded in 1987 with the express purpose of creating quality theatrical dance performances, and throughout the past 33 years has proudly fulfilled that mission. Although many may believe that CDT operates as a dance studio, we are an independent incorporated non-profit dance theater.  Our dancers come from a wide variety of dance training and experiences, and are chosen for each production through auditions open to dancers ages 5 years old through college age, currently enrolled in a weekly dance class(es).


As a company, we love to explore the art of dance and to share this wonderful experience with others in a positive and uplifting manner.  CDT strives to provide our dancers with an enriching learning environment by offering them the opportunity to work with various choreographers, as well as the chance to experience the creative process that goes into staging a production.  We are proud to provide this opportunity for dancers outside of their regular dance studios and companies.  In addition, Children's Dance Theatre offers educational and outreach performance opportunities throughout the year.  

CDT is a non-profit organization and is registered as such with the State of Minnesota.  A Board of Directors, elected by members of the organization, governs CDT.  This board is comprised of parents and representatives from the arts, professional, educational and business communities.  Members of the Board of Directors assist with annual fundraisers and various organizational and creative duties.

2010 - present
2010 - present

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern

Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Children's Dance Theatre  |  P.O. Box 6655  |  Rochester MN 55903-6655  |  rochester.cdt@gmail.com

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