Fall Happenings at ACDT

Lots going on, please join us!

Celebrating 45 Years of Dance in Asheville!

ACDT and the New Studio of Dance are proud to provide the highest level of teaching staff at the school, and to be able to host quality artists, teachers and performers from around the world.

Experiential Connections Performance

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 2-3:30pm

French Broad River Park, Asheville, NC, United States

Asheville, NC

We would like to invite you to our site specific experiential connections dance performance on October 3rd at the French Broad River Park. The performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. and it's free!

Come experience building community through dance with us. The work will invite your participation in order to blur the line between traditional "audience" and "performer". This is sure to be an enlightening time!

After Party and Thank You Gathering

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 4-7pm

1 Fenner Avenue

Asheville, NC

Following the performance, we would like to invite you to our house for a PARTY! This is a big thank you to all of our volunteers of New Studio and ACDT who have dedicated many hours of their time to the studio. The gathering will be from 4:00-7:00 on Oct. 3rd at our house (directions below). We will have food and drinks for everyone!


Susan and Giles

Directions: 1 Fenner Avenue. From Downtown follow Broadway Avenue until it turns into Merrimon Avenue. Fenner Avenue is off of Merrimon Avenue, across the street from Sun Trust Bank. (you will pass Asheville Brew & View, which is on the opposite side of the street).


The new season has begun with lots excitement and amazing classes

  • Lots of new and old students and some new teachers and a new Jr. company.
  • Nelson Reyes has returned to teach choreography and Elizabeth Huntley, our
    newest ACDT dancer is teaching modern and hip hop.
  • We are in the process of casting The Nutcracker and the Mouse King for the
    Dec 4 and 5 performances at DWT.
  • We are in the process of casting The Nutcracker and the Mouse King for the
    Dec 4 and 5 performances at DWT.
  • Participation forms will go home with students the first week of Oct and
    must be returned by Nov 1,2015. Please read the forms carefully.

Nutcracker School Field Trip Information

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre presents for schools:

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King


Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is back by popular demand, and in response to numerous requests we have decided to offer again a daytime show for area schools.

While most people are familiar with Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, ACDT’s version returns to the original story written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816 and features characters both familiar and unfamiliar.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a delightful show that is appropriate for all ages. It is both entertaining and educational. We will perform the entire show for the children, not just bits and pieces.

This daytime show will be performed on Friday

December 4th at 10:00 am and is approximately 120 minutes long. Schools need to call DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE box office at 828 257-4530 in order to register to be a part of this exciting event. The deadline to sign up is November 22nd, and it costs $7.00 a student to attend.

Acdt.org for additional info regarding the story

Coming in October and November...

Day of the Dead party and performance at the BeBe and beyond