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Musician Joins Darien Arts Center to Teach Rock Ensemble, Young Composers, Give Private Music Lessons

Dan Salpaugh to teach Rock Composing Private Lessons at Darien Arts Center
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Musician Dan Saulpaugh has joined the Darien Arts Center to lead new group lessons that include a Rock Ensemble Workshop as well as the Young Composers’ Workshop, in addition to teaching private music lessons in guitar and voice. The group workshops each take place on Saturdays, beginning on Oct. 13, and private guitar and voice lessons are ongoing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bonnie Gombos Both Heads DAC Dance and, with Husband Jamie, Teaches Martial Arts

DAC Dance Director Bonnie Gombos with dance students Darien Ats Center DAC
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For many in Darien, “Miss Bonnie” is synonymous with ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, jazz and multiple other dance opportunities for youth. It’s not a surprise, as Bonnie Gombos has been at the helm of the Darien Art Center’s well-known dance department since 2007 and has been teaching dance at the DAC for 23 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kids of Ages 8 to 15 Invited to Audition for ‘Broadway Beat’ Variety Show

Rocco Natale vertical Darien Arts Center
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The Darien Arts Center is teaming up with the Open Arts Alliance to provide a unique performance opportunity for ages 8 to 15. Broadway Beat, directed by Rocco Natale, executive director of the Open Arts Alliance, is a 30-minute variety show that will give every performer their moment to shine. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Arts Center’s New Middle School Theater Program Now Accepting Students

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Middle school students, ages 11 to 14, can register now for a new student-driven performance opportunity at the Darien Arts Center. In Middle School Theatre Makers, young artists will collaborate to develop a script, design costumes and props and perform their very own play. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DAC Announces New Theatre Program Director; She’ll Help Teach Upcoming Audition Workshops

Maria Pizzarello Theatre Program director at DAC
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The Darien Arts Center is happy to welcome Maria Pizzarello of Stamford as its new Theatre Program director. She will oversee theatre programs for both adults and children at the DAC and is part of the team leading a series of three Audition Workshops for those 15 years and older on June 26, 27 and 28. (more…) Continue Reading →

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