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 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.
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. Most recently, the team won First Place at Derby City Dhoom 2020 in Lousiville, KY. This was the team's debut performance in the collegiate circuit.
What makes the travel team different from the regular programs?
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.