DFD travel team & Intensive training program
Our Travel Team opens the door for high-achieving students to take their skills to greater heights. Coached directly by our Founder, Devika Dhawan, selected students are enrolled in an Intensive Program, requiring them to train outside of their regular classes to build skillsets that will prepare them to compete nationally, at a collegiate level. As with all our programs, we aim to create a space where students can learn skills beyond just dance. Through our Intensive, students specifically learn what it means to commit, persevere, have a strong work ethic, and work relentlessly as a team to push the boundaries of their dance education.
Our Travel Team debuted its performance in Washington D.C. as a guest act at Raniyaan Di Raunaq 2019, the first ever all-female Bhangra competition. We're incredibly proud to say that our students will be traveling next in February 2020 to compete at their first collegiate competition in Louisville, Kentucky - Derby City Dhoom.
Check out performances and more below!
How do students join the Travel Team/Intensive Training Program?
Students are selected by their instructors and by Devika based on their mastery of senior level curriculum.
Where does the Travel Team perform?
Our travel team debuted its performance as an exhibition act at Raniyaan Di Raunaq 2019, the first ever all-female Bhangra competition held in Washington D.C. We will be traveling next in February 2020 for our first collegiate-level competition to Derby City Dhoom in Louisville, Kentucky.
What makes the travel team different from the regular programs?
Apart from their regular dance class, members of the team are required to attend an additional 2-hour intensive training class every week and complete and submit any independent assignments given. Practice and expectations are more rigorous along with the choreography and formations taught. This program specifically focuses on building endurance, teamwork, and performance qualities required to compete at a national level. So it is less about teaching students how to dance, and more about how to present their work.