Same DASH Center, new location! We are excited to welcome you to our new temporary home located at 1102 A Street in downtown Tacoma. The DASH Center entrance is located on 11th Street. Please enter through those doors and proceed through the blue double doors to the left. Our reception area is the first door on the right. This is where you will check your children in for classes and pick them up after classes. Our younger students will not be permitted to leave without a parent or guardian. The parent waiting area is to the right as you first enter the building. Since there is no viewing areas, parents are invited to come to class the last 15 minutes of class time during the last week of each month. Please note that this viewing time is for parents only.There will be new classes announced soon, including Ladies Hip Hop and Graphic Design. Please let us know what your interests are as we plan new classes.Read More
Well it has been a great run for the DASH Center’s directors in Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s production of Chicago. I thoroughly enjoyed playing Velma Kelly! Never before have I had, and likely never again will I have, the opportunity to play a seductive murderess…who doesn’t use profanity!! I really appreciate the faith Jon, TMP’s Director, had that I could pull the role off well. Jimmy Shields, our Artistic Director and Charles Simmons, our Director of Dance, are principal dancers in the production! Let’s not forget our Social Media Manager, Carmen Brantley-Payne, who plays Matron Mama Morton. Queen Latifah has nothing on her! There is one more day, although I think it’s sold out. There are always last minute cancellations, you know. Better make your way down to Tacoma Musical Playhouse this afternoon. Last curtain on Chicago goes up at 2pm!
Written by Candi Hall, DASH Center Executive DirectorRead More
The youth at DASH always know they are going to learn something with every new work created by Artistic Director, Jimmy Shields. Last year, they had no idea they would learn so much about the Civil Rights movement, things and people beyond Rosa Parks and marches. The girls were in awe when they saw pictures of the deceased Emett Till and fully understood how much power was behind the fire hoses used on Marchers. The theme of “Embrace and Forgive” meant so much more to these young ladies, and it shined through in their performance.Read More