|Knotts Dance Company|
In 2000, Ryan and Monica Shen Knotts founded the Knotts Dance Company, then known as Radical Vintage,
to explore theatrical social dance with a historic basis.|
The Knotts Dance Company (KDC) performs both vintage and Radical Vintage dances around the Bay Area. We specialize in adventurous pieces that push the bounds of historical social dance with more speed, strength, and modern musicality. As seasoned couple dance performers, KDC dancers also display their extensive training in a wide variety of backgrounds - ballet, jazz, martial arts, gymnastics, and ballroom dance.
KDC presented "Stepping Out," in March 2004, a successful showcase of 21 dances and 6 songs, and "The Dance Hall at the End of the Universe" in March 2002. We have made frequent appearances at Stanford Dance Week concerts, PEERS Balls, Big Dance, and the Stanford Viennese Ball.
The Knotts Dance Company repertoire ranges from the 19th, 20th, to 21st centuries. Choreography by Monica Shen Knotts and Ryan Knotts unless otherwise noted:
Monica Shen Knotts and Ryan Knotts have choreographed dances performed by other dance troupes, including the Stanford Vintage Dance Ensemble, Danse Libre, decadance, Stanford Swingtime, and the Lexington Vintage Dancers:
|-Monica and Ryan|