Rainbow Dance Co. is Arts Together’s multi-age dance performance program that provides arts training where individual expression is respected, and creative and technical ability are equally emphasized. Now in its 39th year, Rainbow Dance Co. was the brainchild of Arts Together founder Lemma Mackie and is the only multi-age dance company of its kind in North Carolina. Rainbow celebrates the many creative voices found in children, teens and adults and comprises members from ages 10 to 60+. Dancers are invited to join after showing a passion and commitment for creating, learning and performing. Company members explore complex social issues through dance and are seen as collaborative artists who contribute throughout the choreographic process. They collaborate uniquely: a 10-year-old has the confidence to offer artistic feedback to a 50-year-old, both respecting each other as peers.

In addition to taking two to three technique classes per week, Rainbow dancers participate in the creation of one or more repertory pieces to be performed at the company's annual spring concert. Over the years, the company has nurtured the individual talents of many dancers who have moved on to pursue dance professionally, including performing with internationally known choreographers and ensembles.

Contact Company Director Kathryn Auman for more information about Rainbow Dance Co.

Rainbow Dance Co. 39th Annual Spring Concert

Friday/Saturday, March 1 & 2, 2019, at Cary Academy

Enjoy these images from Rainbow’s 39th Annual Spring Concert! Learn more on our blog about the original dance pieces that were performed.
Photo credit: Matt Kesterson