Who we are
We are experienced dancers, 18 years old and up, in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We are seeking to build a strong network of empowered and skilled performers and grow a professional level dance community in our town.
Ellie de Waal and Lara Mack met at the Little Grill Collective and discovered each other were dancers. They expressed their mutual enthusiasm and need to dance and decided to start meeting up to discuss forming a dance cooperative in Harrisonburg. As we began to do outreach in our networks to find other advanced and professional level dancers we soon grew quite a group. We started holding Dance Coop classes in January 2015 and have since continued to grow, evolve, and build momentum as a group that teaches one another, promotes dance in Harrisonburg, and perform works of art.