thirtySomething Dance Co-operative is a performance group based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
What we are is a group of adult dancers from different backgrounds in dance forms and life. Our varied dance training includes jazz, ballet, modern, tap and theatre.
What we represent is creativity, opportunity, passion, friendship and fun.
What we do is dance, share, laugh, perform and entertain.
Here’s what some of our members have to say about TSDC:
Mary-Ann Hudec, 2005-current season
Stephanie Nifort, 2012- current season
Sue Healy, 2005-current season
Kathryn Appleton, 2010-current season
Christine Christian, 2009-2019
Stacey Robichaud, 2005-current season
Corinne Hartlen, 2009-2018
I joined TSDC this year; I knew I wanted to dance again, but I had no idea what was in store for me. Even though I knew many of the women in the cooperative already, I was nervous about feeling left out or like an intruder. My worries quickly dissipated when we had our first rehearsal; this is a truly special group of women who are not only kind and welcoming, but also excited to share their love of dance with anyone who comes their way. I was continually amazed by how these women balance full professional lives, families and have still managed to prioritize dance. I cannot fully express my awe at how much time, energy and talent these women give to the company in order to keep dance in their lives and to bring joy to the dance community. I think the reason that the audience loves TSDC so much is the same reason I do: it is always apparent how much the women care about dance, having fun, and how much they love each other.This has been without a doubt the most difficult year in my personal life, and I know that ThirtySomething was a big part of the reason I made it out the other side. TSDC gave a place where I could have fun, forget about my worries and feel completely supported. I have had to move home to Fredericton because of a family illness, and the thing I will miss most about the living in Halifax is this company. This is a special group that I will never find elsewhere. TSDC reminded me how much i love dance, and how important it is to surround yourself with love and support whenever you can.
While this is a company with innovation, humour, talent and vision, it is above all a family. I am so proud that I was a part of this amazing group. I hope that my path leads me back to Halifax so that I can regain what I was given this year: continual chances to be inspired and uplifted by a community of dancers. I could never thank them enough.
Aimee Gauvin, 2012 season