What is BJDC?

Blakk Jakk Dance Collective, Founded by RonDale Simpson, was formed in the summer of 2020 as a community project-based dance company. The styles include Hip-Hop fusion, Modern, Afro Beats, HBCU dance style, and stepping. BJDC was created to allow dancers of color opportunities to improve their skills, perform and build a network of emerging and professional dancers. To create works of Artistic excellence and broaden the appreciation of dance in our community. 

Blakk Jakk Dance Collective’s vision is to preserve, transform and unify our communities with the arts with a focus on dance in the African diaspora.  To be rooted in the advancement of cultural awareness, social mindfulness, and self-empowerment. We hope to protect our culture, challenge social norms, and validate our experiences by extending, exploring, and investigating the black narrative through dance.