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About the COmpany

South Shore Dance Alliance (SSDA) maintains a pre-professional transitional contemporary dance company dedicated to enhancing the artistic development of young dancers who are seriously considering a career in dance. Junior and senior company members currently range in age from 7 to 18 and come from studios and programs throughout northwest Indiana.


Although their cultures and backgrounds are diverse, they all share a common drive and passion for dance excellence and a desire to communicate with their audience on a deep emotional level. The SSDA company offers them a true pre-professional training experience that is unique to the region.



SSDA is available to perform for selected events and venues. For booking information contact Larry Brewer at 219-513-9368 (studio) or 219-614-5458 (cel)  or email him at 

Company Benefits


Company auditions are held several times throughout the year. Watch the website and our Facebook page for information. The SSDA summer dance training program also serves as a springboard for placement into the company.

South Shore Dance Alliance company members:


  • have the opportunity to perform throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area.
  • participate in weekly company classes and rehearsals at the SSDA studios.
  • work with SSDA's outstanding artistic directors and dance faculty as well as other professional choreographers from the Chicago and New York City dance communities.
  • may receive partial scholarships to help offset their SSDA tuition.


SSDA company dancers will gain valuable experience to help them move to the next level of their dance careers while being part of a warm, exciting and close-knit family of young dance pre-professionals.

SSDA company members range in age from 7 to 18. They represent SSDA in performances year round throughout the Northwest Indiana and Chicago areas. Photo: James Clemenson

Since its inception, providing dancers with pre-professional training and company performance opportunities has been one of the unique benefits SSDA offers its students. Photo: George Josh/Argonne Laboratories

Performance at Illinois Institute of Technology Photo: Michael Goss

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