The Castle Dance Ensemble (CDE) is a high school dance group based in Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i. Founded by the director of Castle DanceForce Natalie Uehara, CDE creates more performance opportunities for dedicated dancers from Castle High School. The group functions much like a professional dance company with a repertoire of dance pieces showcasing the diversity of the dancers within the company.
As an alumni of Castle High School, I was asked to create a logo for the group for use in uniforms and promotional posters to give CDE a recognizable presence in the community and around the island. Since CDE works in so many different genres of dance, I found it best to evoke the idea of dance. Broad strokes and sweeping curves define the initials of the group, which is indicative of the movement and motions dancers go through in their routine.