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The CommonWealth Dance Collective

Founded by Sheila Graziano in 2004, The CommonWealth Dance Collective (CDC) is an ensemble of stepdancers based in southeast Michigan.  The CDC performs myriad percussive dance styles, including Appalachian clogging, English, Canadian,

American tap, Celtic and more!

Highlighting both historic and original choreography, the members of the CDC delight in capturing the spirits of the past and the present with equal enthusiasm, and sharing the joy of many cultures through dance.   Performing and teaching both hold equally high value for the members of the ensemble.

Our Commitment

We very much enjoy sharing our original choreography, historic routines, and percussive pursuits with the community. In doing so, we engage audiences, students, and colleagues to create a common wealth of knowledge within the world of traditional dance.


As members of The CommonWealth Dance Collective (CDC), we are committed to providing workshops and performances that entertain audiences, and inspire dancers and dancers-to-be.  We are involved in a wide range of dancertunities, from workshops and ongoing classes, to stage performances and other public displays of traditional dancing.  We are an inclusive troupe, and love to bring other dance enthusiasts into the fracas!  Thus, we often invite other teams of dancers, and some of our students, to participate in the CDC and join us on stage.

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