This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the SW MN Arts and Humanities Council through appropriations from the MN State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Dedicated to the promotion of education in the art of dance in Southwestern Minnesota




About Us


Dance Camp

Congratulations to our art contest winners!  In the student category Riley Bakke with an oil painting entitled "The Nutcracker" (above) and in the adult category Ron McKenzie with a painting entitled "Mouse King" (below)


Over 1000 members of Southwestern Minnesota have participated in PDA's productions!


Nutcracker 2017

with all new choreography by
Annie Deutz and Breanna Thompson


Performances were held December 1-3, 2017


Congratulations Cast!  
Thank you to all who participated in a great show!

Cast List


Hair and Make-up Tutorials:

Low bun without bangs and normal thickness: Emma


Low bun with bangs and thin hair: Addy 


High Bun






The Nutcracker--1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
& 2017

Babes In Toyland--2003, 2005

Alice in Wonderland--2009  

Participants in our productions come from more than a dozen SW Minnesota communities



Poster Gallery