Beacon Dance

Beacon DanceAbout the Group:
Beacon Dance is a professional, performance-focused organization. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those who intersect with our work, by presenting classes, workshops and performances to the general public. We design our projects to be interactive experiences with our audiences, to reflect the realities of our time, to occur in unusual spaces and with passionate attention. Beacon Dance seeks to provide our programming as public art—free of charge and within the public realm. As an organization, Beacon Dance is committed to the ideals of the public art movement: Access, public service, social justice and responsibility.

Current Projects:

The Elemental Project (Full length performances inspired by the primal elements of Water, Earth, Fire and Air)
At Once Now and Then (an evening-length multi-disciplinary performance addressing some aspects of mental disability)
A Bountiful Feast (an evening-length performance inspired by cultural food practices)
The Marriage Project (An evening length multi-disciplinary performance reflecting various communities’ attitudes on marriage).

Contact Info:
Tour Contact: D. Patton White
P.O. Box 1553
Decatur, GA 30031-1553

Fee Structure:

Classes (one instructor): 60 minute-$200; 90 minute-$275
Workshops (two or more instructors):
30 minute-$150
45 minute-$200
60 minute-$250
90 minute-$400
Performance (evening length/90 minutes): $1000-$3500
Residency (3-7 days; combination of classes/workshops and performance): $1500-$5000

Artistic Discipline:


Special programs available for:

Colleges and universities
Senior Centers
Immigrant populations
Audiences with Disabilities
LGBT populations

1906/2006/2106 from D. Patton White on Vimeo.

Download Work Samples here.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.