In Spring of 2015, Dance Education Center founded DEC The Company with the mission to provide a pre-professional experience for dancers to develop artistry, create works that demonstrate a high level of composition and choreography and embrace additional performance opportunities, while supporting fellow company members holistically.


  • Exemplify DEC code of ethics and consistently uphold program expectations
  • Demonstrate a high level of technical training
  • Voice opinion in a group and work well with others
  • Consistently demonstrate dedication, timeliness and focus
  • Approach work with artistry and maturity
  • Support the mission of The Company

2017-2018 Company Calendar

March 14 Wrap Up 

March 21 Open Studio

April 4 Open Studio

April 11 Open Studio

April 18 Open Studio

March-April Interviews for 2018-2019 Company

2018-2019 Company Calendar

March-April Interviews for 2018-2019 Company

May/June 2018 Create UW Madison work

June 14-17 UW Madison Invitational

July 9, 16, 23, 30 Open Studio (Mondays) 2:30-4:30

August 6-9 Company Intensive 8:30-3:30

August 13, 20, 27 Open Studio (Mondays) 2:30-4:30

August 18 Wisconsin Dance Council Event (Neenah)

August 24 Special Collaborative Event at Sentry