Second Wind Dance Company, founded and
incorporated November 9, 1979, creates performances with timely
thematic materials relating to social and world issues such as
domestic violence, world hunger, and child abuse, in an artistic and
culturally enriching manner.
Second Wind is Hampton Roads’ finest performing
modern dance company, dedicated to developing, integrating and
encouraging the area’s richest dance talent, as well as locally and
nationally recognized artists in collaborative creations. Second
Wind Dance Company is committed to reward excellent artists
(choreographers, dancers, poets, writers, musicians, actors, visual
artists) who are working in the Hampton Roads community.
Second Wind’s choreography integrates dance with
other art forms such as theater, sculpture, visual arts and musical
composition. Through this artistic focus, Second Wind Dance Company
strives to impact community life with a meaningful source of
professional entertainment and cultural enrichment. We are the only
prolific modern dance company in Hampton Roads that deals with
contemporary social and world issues. Our company raised awareness
of domestic violence through our choreography, which has a strong
emotional impact on its audience. Because we are racially integrated
and diverse performers, we provide positive role models for aspiring
youth of all segments of society who want to dance professionally.
We realize the need of our youth to have positive role models in
dance, in order to pursue the rigorous training that professional
Second Wind's Teaching Philosophy:
Students should be exposed to information that
inspires and encourages creativity, exploration and research.
Students exposed to a variety of dance techniques will be encouraged
to develop a broad range of vocabulary for the creation of their own
work. An excellent training base for dancers involves the balance of
receiving strong dance technique and dance compositional studies. I
believe the dance students’ best educational approach is
interdisciplinary and originates from a multi-cultural perspective.
Dance history from a cultural and world view equips students with a
thorough historical perspective, with an emphasis on how dance forms
vary geographically and how dance has influenced various cultures
around the world since the beginning of time.