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

2019 Production


Cast Handbook


Production Week Schedule

Picture Day Schedule

Costume Details

Hair & Make-up Details

Cast List






About Us


Dance Camp


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


Nutcracker 2019

Choreography by
Annie Deutz and Breanna Thompson


Performances December 20-22, 2019

Choreography Week

Was August 19-22

Rehearsals Sunday afternoons starting in September


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 & Cast Lists