DLD began in 2004 performing with a known Chicagoland entertainer Arthur J. Daniels, both background dancing and performing their own Hip Hop pieces during shows. Since then, Director Dyanna Daniels has grown the company to focus on the Hip Hop aspect as well as fusing other genres of dance into their work. DLD always strives to put a creative twist on everything they choreograph whether it is Hip Hop or any other style. 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 Dance Slam and Street Urban Movement, Guest Performances for the Elmhurst Park District, The DuPage County Fair 2009-2013, Guest Performances for WIU's GBCC Dance Troupe Spring 2010-2014 Concerts, Soldier Field for the 12th Annual Chicago Football Classic, MotorCity Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, Grove Fest 2012-2013, Hip Hop Dance Productions of the Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast, DLD Professional Dance Showcases, The Launch Fashion Show, A CasaBella Event and most recently the Elgin Ties Dance Festival!
DLD has also started to make a name for itself in the Flash Mob industry choreographing and participating in several Flash Mobs throughout the Chicagoland area! Most recently several professional company members 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 and one that was featured on Sportsnet, WGN and MLB.com before a Chicago White Sox Game, Brookfield Zoo and ABC's Extreme Weightloss that aired in July!
In addition to choreographing, performing and teaching, DLD has held several events in which they use a portion of the profits to give scholarships to children at who otherwise would not be able to afford to take dance classes the opportunity to do so at DLD Dance Center. DLD Dance Center opened in June of 2011 and each Instructor at DLD is also a member of the DLD Professional Dance Company. At DLD we feel that it is important for each Instructor to still be learning, performing and growing in our art form which continues to inspire us to be the best Instructors and Dancers we can be.