Community Programs, Performances & Special Events

dance and community performances in Newport News


Students have many opportunities to participate in performances for the community and beyond. Students of all ages have participated in providing entertainment for area festivals, convalescent centers, relief benefits, museums, art galleries, corporate events, company appreciation days, and various civic and military sponsored functions. For a brief list of our community performances click here. Please use our contact form to inquire about entertainment for a special event.


The studio supports the local area parades including the Coliseum Central Holiday Parade in Peninsula Town Center and the Hampton Holly Days Parade in downtown Hampton, both of which have been televised locally. Students may elect to participate in one of the parade teams: The Elves for the youngest marchers (3-5 year olds) the Pom Pom Team or the Flag Team for older students. Leading the way are the dancers portraying Toy Soldiers, Peppermint Sticks, Nutcracker Characters or Dancing Dolls along with the studio baton twirling team, Shelvy's Superstars. Participants have presented a variety of ever changing parade-specific themed shows year after year for local viewers. Read more about the parades

Special Events

Entertainment, choreography, and instruction is available for special events both locally, nationally, and internationally. Some past event highlights have included: the XXXII AAU Junior Olympic Games; Prestige International Festival, Roses, Spain; The World's Fair, Knoxville, TN; The Kick-Off Classic Bowl Game, Giant Stadium; the Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL., the Sebastien Majorettes & Marching Band Clinic, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and the Spirit of America Tour, Europe. Students have even appeared as The Simpsons in official costume at the Farm Fresh Extravaganza! More special events

Tidewater Dance Theater, Inc.

The studio is home to the Tidewater Dance Theater, Inc., a contemporary ballet and theatrical dance company. TDT is a registered 501c non-profit organization dedicated to providing dance creation, education, and performance experience to local dancers and other artists. Many original works have been presented ranging from large theatrical works to smaller more intimate creations. Auditions are held for the company at select times as needed.

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