DDCon: Where Dancers Come to Play
In its inaugural year, Desi Dance Convention (DDCON) gave dancers the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and experience different genres of dance in an environment that cultivated their curiosity and passion for the performing arts. DDCON featured networking mixers, dance workshops, professional development workshops, and a variety of artistic development panels. Through these activities, panels, and workshops, Desi Dance Convention not only offered a platform that helped the dancers nurture new strengths, but also showcased existing talent amongst our community. To take a break from the stress of competition weekends and increase opportunities for dancers to meet other dancers with similar interests, DDCon presented a collaborative environment dedicated to artistic and professional growth. This year, Desi Dance Convention is being held in Chicago, Illinois on July 21st- 23rd, 2017. We plan on hosting an even bigger and better convention than last year, and we welcome everyone warm heartedly to join us!
“Typically when I attend a competition or showcase, the two downsides I see are that competitors are stressed about their performance and attendees gain only the visual enjoyment from seeing their friends and family perform. DDCon not only brought everyone together to learn from each other, dancers from all corners of the country at different skill levels got a chance to meet each other and connect in a stress free environment, and to this day still stay in contact to see what they’re doing and collaborate. DDCon reminds me why I love dance and this community in the first place, can’t wait to attend again!” – Srihari Sritharan, Dr. Srimix
“DDCon reminds me why I love dance and this community in the first place, can’t wait to attend again!”
-Srihari Sritharan, Dr. Srimix
“That weekend was for sure one of the best vacations I’ve ever been had. Not only did I get a chance to learn from amazingly talented choreographers, but I was able to create new friendships with so many kind people and push myself to discover different styles. This convention allowed me to take a few steps out of my comfort zone while also reminding me to relax and have fun when learning something new. Seeing how happy everyone was and feeling all of the talent in the room was a huge inspiration. Being surrounded by a ton of people that love dance just as much as I do made every single thing I experienced something to never forget.” – Chloe Yates