Philadanco’s performers are superbly trained, not only in various dance techniques, but in how to entertain a crowd. They’re out to put on a show, and that attitude trickles down to the training companies, where certain participants are primed to ascend to the professional ranks. So if you want to catch a rising star or two, then head over to “’Danco on ’Danco,” featuring works created by the company’s own emerging choreographers, set on dancers from Philadanco, its D/2 apprentice company, D/3 youth ensemble and other instructional programs. This always-enjoyable showcase is a homegrown deal that lets dancers’ personalities shine. And while it may be less refined than the formal shows at the Kimmel Center, it’s got just as much heart and soul.
Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $25-$30, Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914, paintedbride.org.