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Connecticut Dance Alliance Planning for State’s 2nd Annual National Dance Day

Ilker Ozbelli and partner/spouse from Arthur Murray Dance Center Glastonbury at CDA National Dance Day 2020. Submitted photo

The Connecticut Dance Alliance will hold the free outdoor community event this September in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square, featuring live performances, workshops and demonstrations.


Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) will present the state’s second annual National Dance Day on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Webster Walk, located at Blue Back Square in West Hartford.

The free outdoor community event will celebrate the joy of dance and showcase the diversity of dance in Connecticut while also encouraging fun and healthy body movement and creative expression.

The event will feature live performances and workshops from Connecticut dance studios, companies, and independent performing artists. Connecticut Dances – A Visual History, a touring exhibition presented by CDA and the Connecticut Historical Society, will also be on display.

“CDA celebrates and recognizes the benefits of dance on NDD to promote health and health wellness that is accessible to all,” said Susan Murphy, CDA President.

Connecticut’s first National Dance Day, included 20 different schools, companies, independent artists, and local businesses. This year we are happy to announce returning artists and new!

The rain date for National Dance Day is Sunday, September 26, 2021. For more information on National Dance Day, visit the website.

Participating Artists:

  • Creative Dance Center
  • Evjen Academy of Performing Arts
  • Ballet Hartford
  • Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day Program
  • IMMIX Dance Project
  • JuS Move Studios LLC
  • Milford Performing Arts Center
  • Alchemy Movement
  • Julie Lang Studio of Dance
  • Ballet Theatre Company
  • The END Ensemble
  • MB Dance Theater
  • The School of New England Ballet Theatre
  • Dejavé Dance Company

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