Martin Luther King Jr Day of Dance

Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Dance, 2023

The Connecticut Dance Alliance will be once again be hosting its MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
DAY OF DANCE on MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2023 at CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of
the Arts Half Day Program, 15 Vernon Street, Hartford, CT from 10am – 2:30pm.


The annual event honors the teachings and legacy of Dr. King as well at the abundant African
American contributions to the world of dance. This year we celebrate the black dancers from
communities around Connecticut with classes in Afro-Caribbean, stilt walking, popping, Horton
technique, modern and capoeira. The event also focuses on elements of collaboration, history and
educating the participants on the experiences of people of color in the dance world.


The day will consist of two sets of master classes and a panel discussion with our guest artists
about their experience in dance as artists of color.


We are thrilled to welcome the following artists … Peter Reynolds (Studio 860), Thulani Davis
(Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater). Christine Kershaw (Cooperative Arts & Humanities High
School), Stephen Hankey (Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, Island Reflections
Dance Theatre Company), Lauren Horn (subira.vs.movemet) and Mellissa Craig (CREC Greater
Hartford Academy of the Arts, Judy Dworin Performance Project)


CDA members, and students of member schools: $25, Non-members: $35
Financial assistance will be available


For further information please contact Alexa Melonopoulos Fleury at afleury@crec.org