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CDA Invites CT Dancers to
Respond to Crises Through Dance

Deadline to submit - June 30th
The Connecticut Dance Alliance invites dancers from across the state to consider and respond to the question –
“What role does dance play in a time of crisis?”.

This initiative stems from the current crisis in Ukraine, and from the recognition that the body is central to all human experience. There are many examples throughout history where artists use the work they do to mark moments of distinction in their lives. Artists help individuals and communities come together to celebrate, to uplift, to mourn, to protest, and to pose questions that help us acknowledge the immediacy and physicality of our shared humanity.

It is with this spirit, and in keeping with CDA’s mission to serve the statewide dance community, that it is offering a platform for dance artists across Connecticut to imagine how they might use the language of dance to respond to a moment of crisis in their own lives or in response to crisis witnessed elsewhere.

To participate in this initiative, CT dance artists may submit
a 30 second – 2 minute video response by June 30th.

Videos will then be woven together and shared on CDA’s YouTube Channel, website and social media platforms. We intend for this initiative to help showcase the diverse range of artists, dance traditions and creative responses from across the CT dance community, thus practitioners in all styles of dance are encouraged to participate. 
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Connecticut Dance Alliance
National Dance Day 2022

September 17, 2022

The Connecticut Dance Alliance‘s Annual National Dance Day features
FREE live performances, dance related festivities and workshops from Connecticut based dance studios, companies, and independent artists.
The goal of National Dance Day is to spread the joy of dance in all its forms, showcase the diversity of dance in our state and encourage fun
and healthy body movement and creative expression.
Peter Kyle Dance presents

All Things Hushed

And all things hushed is an immersive theatrical experience celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rainer Maria Rilke's The Sonnets to Orpheus. Conceived as a monument to listening, audience members will travel through different parts of Real Art Ways' building, on a theatrical,
poetic and musical journey. In the first of his sonnets,
Rilke wrote: "And all things hushed. Yet even in that silence
a new beginning, beckoning, change appeared."
Please join us!
Thu June 23 & Fri June 24 at 7pm;
Sat June 25 at 2:30pm & 7pm
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106


The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
Half-Day Program is seeking
a part time Dance Instructor.

We are looking for someone to teach a codified modern dance technique
2 days a week, likely Tuesdays/Thursdays.

The dance curriculum includes ballet technique (Vagonova), Modern (Cunningham, Horton, Graham or Limon), Improvisation, Composition, Repertory, Dance Skills and Dance History. Elective classes are offered in Pointe, Jazz, and other styles. 
The successful applicant will be required to teach a codified Modern dance technique and another class within the curriculum.

For further information contact Alexa Melonopoulos Fleury, Dance Department Chair, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program at

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