Announcing the
2013/14 Season.

Celebrate 35 Years of Original Modern Dance!

Explore the Season

Move, Engage & Grow

Take a Class with us. Register today.

Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet… Aerial Acrobatics & Fencing… 30 classes a week!
The New Studio of Dance has something for everyone.

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The Be Be Theatre

20 Commerce St, Downtown Asheville

Getting to the Theatre

What's Playing


Alice in Wonderland

Performance by the ACDT Dance Company with students of the New Studio of Dance

May 23 & 24, 2014 at 7:30pm, May 25 at 3pm & 7:30pm, May 30 & 31 at 7:30pm, June 1 at 3pm & 7:30pm – Be Be Theatre


Looking for Frida + Zelda and More*

A Retrospective of ACDT’s First 35 Years of Modern Dance!

June 20, 21 & 22, 2014  and June 27, 28 & 29 at 8pm – Be Be Theatre

Season-ending doubleheader celebrating the powerful and personal choreography of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s own founder and Artistic Director Susan Collard.

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* Mature Audiences only

Recent ACDT Productions – This Season

THE DECENT WOMEN OF CALLE 58 – (Oct 2013)
Repeat production, back by popular demand

ACDT and White Dog Dance Project presented an evening of dance theatre based on the true stories of the women of Mérida’s Calle 58, whose work is the world’s ‘oldest trade’. Inspired by the work of Danish photographer and social anthropologist Christian Rasmussen. Music by Yucatecan composer Alejandro Basulto.
* Mature Audiences only

JUST SOME GOOD DANCE & A SUGAR SKULL – (Nov 2013)
Original choreography by ACDT ensemble and local guests

Some really good dance and Día de Muertos, with ACDT and friends.

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING - (Dec 2013)
Based on the original novella written by E.T.A. Hoffman

This Nutcracker is quirky, dramatic — and above all, fun. A wonderful family event showcasing ACDT dancers and New Studio students of all ages. Wildly imaginative holiday sets and costumes, contemporary music as well as classical — All wrapped up in one choreographic storytelling spectacle. See Photos

ASHEVILLE FRINGE ARTS FESTIVAL - (Jan 2014)
Presented by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre

Take part in the 11th annual city-wide winter showcase of Asheville’s adventurous and vibrant performing arts scene!

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The New Studio of Dance, the official school of the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, is committed to providing a world-class education to students of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds with the desire to dance. Classes begin Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013.

Class Schedule 2013/14

The New Studio of Dance
Monday Classes Time Location
Adult Ballet 10:30AM – 12PM Main Studio
Junior Company Modern 4PM – 5:30PM Main Studio
Boys Dance Theatre 4:30PM – 5:30PM Tap Room
Junior Company Composition 5:30PM – 6:30PM Main Studio
Tween Company Modern 5:30PM – 6:30PM Tap Room
Intermed/ Adv Saber Fencing 6:30PM – 8PM Main Studio
Tuesday Classes Time Location
Intermed/ Adv Teen Ballet 4PM – 5:30PM Main Studio
Begin/ Intermed Teen Ballet 4PM – 5:30PM Tap Room
Aerial/ Ropes/ Acrobatics 1* 4PM – 5:30PM Be Be Theatre
Teen Jazz/ Hip-Hop/ Modern 5:30PM – 7PM Main Studio
Aerial/ Ropes/ Acrobatics 2* 5:30PM – 7PM Be Be Theatre
Intermed/ Adv Adult Modern 7PM – 8:30PM Main Studio

* Aerial Arts students will be required to take an additional dance class

Wednesday Classes Time Location
HomeSchoolers Foil Fencing 10:30AM – 12PM Main Studio
Junior Company Modern 4PM – 5:30PM Main Studio
Tween Company Ballet 4PM – 5:30PM Tap Room
Tween Company Composition 5:30PM – 6:30PM Main Studio
Junior Company Ballet 5:30PM – 7PM Tap Room
Intermed/ Adv Adult Modern 6PM – 7:30PM Be Be Theatre
Intermed/ Adv Foil Fencing 6:30PM – 8PM Main Studio
Junior Company Personal Composition 7PM – 8:00PM Tap Room
Thursday Classes Time Location
Kids Ballet 2 4PM – 5PM Main Studio
Kids Modern Dance 1 4PM – 5PM Tap Room
Junior Company Workshops 4PM – 6PM Be Be Theatre
Kids Modern Dance 2 5PM – 6PM Main Studio
Kids Ballet 1 5PM – 6PM Tap Room
Intermed/ Adv Adult Modern 6PM – 7:30PM Main Studio
Friday Classes Time Location
Begin/ Intermed Foil Fencing (8-11 year olds) 4PM – 5:30PM Main Studio
Begin/ Intermed Foil Fencing (12 years & up) 5:30PM – 7PM Main Studio
No Saturday Classes Time Location
Rehearsal (Open) Be Be Theatre and Main Studio
No Sunday Classes Time Location
ACDT Company Dancers 4:30PM – 7PM Main Studio

Classes begin Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013. Registration Fee is $35 for the school year (non-refundable), $25 if received before August 31, 2013.

Download the Registration Form and mail with payment to:

ACDT | The New Studio of Dance
20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Office Phone- (828) 254-2621

Dance Class Fees Drop-in Dance Class Fees Fencing Class Fees
1-hour Class: $50/month 1-hour Class: $15/single class
1.5-hour Class: $65/month 1.5-hour Class: $20/single class 1.5-hour Class: $65/month + $10/month for equipment rental

DISCOUNTS
10% Discount for Second Class*, or 10% Discount for Second Child* in a family
* (not applicable to Junior or Tween Programs)

Junior Dance Company | Multi-Class Package
$130/ month for 3.5 hours of Classes/ week (20% Savings)

Pre-Professional + Tween Dance Company| Multi-Class Package
$255/ month for 8.5 hours of Classes/ week (30% Savings)

Dance and Fencing students are required to wear proper dance wear for all classes. No over-sized T-shirts for any classes. [No dance wear = No classes]. Hair must be pulled back, off of face and neck.

dance wear
Ballet Pink tights and pink ballet shoes
Modern Footless tights or leggings & leotards
Jazz Leggings & leotards
Fencing White T-shirts and white sweat pants. White shoes.

Support Us

The Many Ways Individuals & Institutions can support ACDT


Your Gift Can Inspire So Much

Join all the good folks who support brave and exquisite dance in Asheville! Make a direct donation by clicking the button below. With installment giving, you can choose an amount to give monthly or quarterly. Or make one by mail. We also offer gifts in honor of a loved one.

Levels Individual Giving
ANGEL ($10000 or more)
BENEFACTOR ($5000-9999)
PATRON ($1000-4999)
SPONSOR ($250-999)
FRIEND ($100-249)
GROUPIE ($50-99)
SUPPORTER ($25-49)

Make a Donation
Any trouble making your gift online?
Or if you have any questions, please call us at (828) 254-2621

Contributions can also be made by postal mail.
Simply mail your check to:

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre
Attn: Annual Fund
20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Give us the gift of your time! We welcome volunteers throughout the year assisting staff in our administrative office, volunteering at special events, ushering and more.

Email us including your name, email & phone info– as well as your preferred areas of volunteer interest and general time availability.

Getting Here

Getting Here


On the street, metered parking is free after 6pm. The parking lot on Commerce St across from the Be Be Theatre requires pre-payment — So, do look for the attendant. Asheville City Parking Lots nearby include the Wall St and Rankin Ave Garages.