The Foster-Schmidt Dance Company (FSDC) was founded in 2013 by Charlotte Foster Williamson in order to provide more performance opportunities for neurodiverse students age 14 through adult. FSDC grew out of the weekly dance classes of the Physio Jazz Program at Atlanta Dance Central. Students in the FSDC are required to audition to be a part of this unique performance company.
FSDC takes class 2xs per week at Atlanta Dance Central and performs at least 3xs per year. They are featured at both Once Upon A Holiday and the Annual Season Performance with SIDEWAYS. FSDC also performs for small local events and always brings the house down!!
In addition to performances, SIDEWAYS and FSDC take continuing education trips together in order to develop independence, stretch limits, & build more resilience. We performed together in Walt Disney World Resort in 2015 & New York City in 2019.
This partnership allows the SIDEWAYS dancers to learn about working with neurodiverse students & the unique strengths that they bring to the community. It allows FSDC dancers the ability to dance with professional dancers at multiple events & develop social connections.
Our community (and the broader community on trips) are able to see the abilities of the FSDC dancers & to normalize their place within it. SIDEWAYS is delighted to have a growing partnership with members of the FSDC!
November 18th at 6 PM, November 19th at 3 PM: Performance at Once Upon A Holiday
To learn more about starting your own program for neurodiverse students, contact us.