Ngoma Center for Dance


Shawn Short, BFA, MFA
Founding Director
Corey McDougle, MBA, CISA 
Board Chairman

Dissonance Dance Theatre
Dissonance Dance Theatre, Ngoma's resident award-winning professional dance company is gearing up for its Spring production season. For tickets and audition information visit Dissonance Dance Theatre here or visit DDT's main website

Dancer  Openings - 2015 - 2016 Auditions 

Dissonance Dance Theatre in Washington, DC is seeking 2 male and 2 female company and apprentice contemporary ballet dancers for its ninth season. Auditions will be conducted in Washington, D.C.

Season includes six local engagements. Season runs currently through May 30, 2016 (subject to change). For more information, click here

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.

Our vision is to present a performing dance company known locally, nationally and internationally for its brilliance in contemporary ballet and innovative dance works; train all students with the utmost refinement and education best-practices; and to enrich the lives of communities through our love of dance and theatre.

Ngoma is a competitive dance institution, founded in 2012, that provides emerging artists with a platform that professionally connects dancers to Dissonance Dance Theatre (DDT), the performing arts industry and beyond; Dissonance Dance Theatre (2007) became Ngoma's resident dance company in 2012.

Look who's in Dance Spirit Magazine! Our award-winning ensemble, Dissonance Dance Theatre, gets national recognition in the February 2016 issue. Check it out, click here! 

Training Programs and Auditions
Ngoma (N-Goh-Ma) has programs for youth and artists alike. Check out our Saturday Program (Beginner dancers ages 9-17), Sunday Program (Intermediate dancers ages 16-24), and our pre-professional/trainee program ages 18-25. 

Auditions are on-going. Programs are annual. Click above links for more information. 

Need Dancewear?
Check out  Visit American Backstage Company in Alexandria, Virginia, Discount Dance Supply, Footlights in Frederick and Silver Spring, Maryland, Les Gals Activewear in Silver Spring, Maryland, or Repeat Performance in Rockville, Maryland.

Summer DanceLab 2016
June 20th - July 16th
Clarice Performing Arts Center (Univ of Maryland, College Park)
Dance Studio

Participation in a summer intensive program is an important investment in a young artist's future. Since 2007, Dissonance Dance Theatre has been providing quality arts programming to aspiring and professional dancers. Students will be completely immersed in dance for one to four weeks and will obtain invaluable training that will enrich and complement their previous dance education. Students are categorized into two age brackets: Ages 8-12 years old; Ages 13-24 years old. For audition dates and more click here

Check Out New Blog 

Dissonance Dance Theatre
Dancer Brochure - Left-
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Ngoma Program Guide - Right-
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