DLD Dance Company was founded in 2004 by Arthur J. Daniels and Dyanna Daniels. Since its founding, Director Dyanna Daniels has grown the company to focus on the Hip Hop aspect while fusing other genres of dance into DLD’s work. DLD always strives to put a creative twist on everything they choreograph. DLD's main objective with every performance is to provide an eclectic dance experience for any audience and to always leave them wanting more.
Some of DLD's performances to date include Dance Chicago's Streets Urban Movement, The DuPage County Fair,WIU's GBCC Dance Troupe Spring Concerts, Soldier Field for the 12th Annual Chicago Football Classic, MotorCity Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, DLD Hip Hop Dance Productions and Professional Dance Showcases, The Launch Fashion Show: A CasaBella Event, Elgin Ties Dance Festival, UDC's Summer Showcase and Best of the West Competition, Kapwa Modern's Intercollegiate Urban Dance Competition, Going Dutch 2015, Noumenon Dance Ensemble's NewMoves, 2015, Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic! DLD has also started to make a name for itself in the Flash Mob industry choreographing and participating in Flash Mobs throughout the Chicagoland area! Several of DLD’s professional company members have choreographed and participated in Flash Mobs for Toyota at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, a proposal at Navy Pier that was featured in the Chicago Tribune, one that was featured on Sportsnet, WGN and MLB.com before a Chicago White Sox Game, Brookfield Zoo, and ABC's Extreme Weight Loss which aired in 2013!
Founder and Director, Dyanna Daniels opened DLD Dance Center opened in June of 2011. All of DLD's Core Instructional Staff are also members of DLD’s Professional or Pre-Professional Dance Company. We feel that it is important for our Instructors to still be learning, performing, and growing in thier art form which continues to inspire us to be the best Educators and Dancers we can be.
DLD Dance Company also holds several events in which a portion of the profits are used for DLD Dance Center’s Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was started in 2011. Scholarships are awarded to children in the community who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dance. We currently have 9 children enrolled in this program.