Harvest Dance – Come jive, dip and swing with the 19 piece Big Band, Al Fenton Big Band, featuring the vocals of Corinne Thurston

CREC Arts Academy 15th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase to Highlight Accomplished Choreographer’s and New Talent

CRECThe annual show will also feature Connecticut Dances, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the history of dance.

The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (GHAA) is pleased to announce dance works by an impressive range of diverse, accomplished guest choreographers and promising new talents featured in the 15th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase this fall. Ryoko Kudo, who spent more than 10 years touring internationally with the Limón Dance Company, is staging the beautiful Limón Etude (choreography by Carla Maxwell), a celebration of the musicality, breath, emotions and use of space that are signature elements of Mexican-born choreographer José Limón’s repertory. The showcase will also feature works by Kate St. Amand, Co-Artistic Director and choreographer of Syren Modern Dance, as well as emerging artists Maiya Redding; and GHAA alumni Trezon Dancy, Joseph Heitman and Mytisha Leach. Experience choreography ranging from classical to contemporary in an exploration of our culture’s fun obsession with selfies, an expressive choreography of a young girl’s heartbreak, and a celebration of community. Highly skilled GHAA dance majors will perform the choreography, expressing everything from artistic melancholy to funky, rhythmic contemporary movement through music by Schubert and Chopin, as well as African and Hip Hop.

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Main Stage Mondays Continuing Through the Summer at AC Petersen’s Family Restaurant

acpSingers from Playhouse on Park entertain while you dine

Come to A.C. Peterson’s every Monday night from 6-8pm for dinner and a show! Enjoy dinner and/or ice cream while you listen to live performers from Playhouse on Park sing you your favorite show tunes, Disney songs, and standards.

There is no extra charge for the performance but you can tip the singers.  AC Petersen’s Family Restaurant is located at 240 Park Road, West Hartford. For more information, visit