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Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director

Ngoma Center for Dance

Dissonance Dance Theatre is the professional dance company of Ngoma Center for Dance.

Ngoma Center for Dance (N-Go-mah) is a 501(c)3 arts organization whose mission is to provide a conduit between multicultural dance artists and their enthusiasts across generations and social classes with a deeper understanding of the art of dance through intense community integration, inspirational performance, competitive training, and artist development. Its mission is to produce and refine competitive level dance artists in a multicultural environment through its resident dance company Dissonance Dance Theatre, Africanistic influenced dance training, in house professional career coaching, and artist professional development.

Through Ngoma we offer:

  • Youth Fall & Spring Programs (8 to Adult)
  • Summer Intensive at UMD College Park (Summer DanceLab)
  • Dc's Only Dance Magazine, community outreach, and more...

For more information on programs (such as Dissonance Dance Theatre), visit Ngoma’s website.

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