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Children's Dance Theatre

A non-profit theatrical dance production company with dancers from many different schools, backgrounds, and communities, exploring and celebrating the art of dance.



April 2017,
The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is proud to host the Childrens Dance Theatre in their rendition of The Jungle Book.

Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe. A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India. The wolves raise the boy as there own, along with the rest of the young wolves in the pack. With the help of a bear (Baloo) and a panther (Bagheera), Mowgli is taught the laws of the jungle, and learns many valuable lessons and skills along the way.
The performance features two guest choreographers, Penelope Freeh and Reinhard von Rabenau

WHAT: Children’s Dance Theatre presents "The Jungle Book" in collaboration with the Rochester Civic Theatre Company
WHERE: The Rochester Civic Theatre Company, 20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904
TICKETS: buy online or at the door
DATES: April 27-30, 2017

Children’s Dance Theatre is delighted to be celebrating its 29th year as a dance production company. CDT was founded in 1987 with the express purpose of creating quality theatrical dance performances, and throughout the past 29 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 theatre. 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 12th grade, 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. Throughout the past 24 years CDT has produced a wide variety of productions including our most recent productions of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Coppelia, The Chocolate Factory, Hansel and Gretel, Polar Express, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Annie.

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.

Address: PO Box 6655 Rochester, MN 55903

Phone: 507-328-2222


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