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We had a wonderful Dance Educators’ Forum at Naugatuck Valley Community College on November 5!!
Participants enjoyed three workshops presented by Diana Dart Harris, Merly De La Hoz-Cookson and Cheryl Wirth Santulli, and a luncheon roundtable discussion featuring workshop presenters and Connecticut Dance Alliance board members.
Be on the lookout for next year’s forum!

Connecticut Dance Alliance announces Jeanne Giroir and Joyce DiLauro as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement in Dance Award 

Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) is pleased to announce Jeanne Giroir and Joyce DiLauro as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement in Dance Award in recognition of their distinguished careers in dance and commitment to the Connecticut dance community.
Giroir and DiLauro will be honored during CDA’s annual awards ceremony on Sunday, October 6. Recipients of the Jill Henderson Award and the newly-created CDA Jump Start Awards will also be recognized at the ceremony.
The Distinguished Achievement in Dance Award recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding and long-lasting contributions to the Connecticut dance community. Previous recipients of the CDA Distinguished Achievement in Dance Award include Noble Barker, Pilobolus and Pamela Tatge, Judy Dworin, Martha Myers, and Michael Uthoff.  Read more…

Connecticut Dance Alliance announces Debra Collins Ryder as recipient of the 2019 Jill Henderson Award  

Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) is pleased to announce Debra Collins Ryder as the recipient of the 2019 Jill Henderson Award.
The Jill Henderson Award is given annually to acknowledge and celebrate service to the Connecticut dance community through contributions in the areas of scholarship, education, and in-kind support to the dance field.  The award is named in honor of former Connecticut Dance Alliance board
president and Distinguished Achievement in Dance award recipient Jill Henderson, who spearheaded the Alliance’s Dance History Project.

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