The Darien Art Center dance department performed its annual Senior Dance Concerts on Sunday, June 7 to packed audiences in the Darien High School auditorium. The DAC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, holds one of the largest dance programs in Connecticut, with over 600 students participating annually.
Alex Faucher, Sophia Condon, Mia Avalos and Olivia McEniry perform in ‘Let’s Put on a Show!’ an art, dance and theatre production camp at the Darien Arts Center. The camp lets children explore the many aspects of producing a show; creating scenery and props, learning song and dance numbers, and memorizing lines.
The Darien Arts Center offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further information or to register for classes, call (203) 655-8683 or visit darienarts.org.
Summer Camps, 10% sibling discount applies:
Pre-school Art, Music and Dance Camp – ages 3-5, Tues & Thurs, 10 am – 2pm, 2-week sessions from June 9 through Aug 4, one session $200, multiple sessions discounted, $25 registration fee.
Let’s Put on a Show! Art, Dance and Theatre Camp – grades 1-4, Mon, Wed Fri, 10am-2pm, July 6-31, $500, $25 registration fee.
Summer Dance – ages 8-14, Mon-Fri, 2-4:30pm, July 6-17. Jazz, modern, and ballet choreography and compositions, make-up and costuming. $250, $25 registration fee.
Ballet Intensive/Pointe – by permission, Mon-Fri, 2-4:30. July 20-Aug 7, for intermediate and advanced students, includes pointe work. $375, $25 registration fee.
Choreography – Intermediate and advanced, Wed 6-7:15pm, June 17-Aug 19, each class will focus on a different style of dance. $160 full session or $20 per class, $25 registration fee.
Martial Arts – ages 4-12, Tues 4:45-5:45 pm, June 16-Aug 18, $165, $30 uniform fee, $25 registration fee.
The Big Top –ages 7-12, Mon-Thurs, 2:30-4:30pm, June 22-25, create art projects with a circus theme, wire sculptures, painting, and clowning! $160, $25 registration fee.
Blast Off! – ages 7-11, Mon-Thurs, 2:30-4:30pm, July 6-9, create alien and rocket ship themed projects, create space sabers and learn fight choreography. $160, $25 Registration fee.
Innovate and Invent- ages 7-11, Mon-Thurs, 2:30-4:30pm, July 13-16, use repurposed materials
to create fantasy inventions, make paint and dyes with natural materials. $160, $25 registration fee.
Supper and Sculpture – ages 8 and up with parent, Wed July 29, 6-8:30pm, discuss sculpture, shape and form, create family projects to take home. No repeat projects. $40 per person, no registration fee.
For Adults, $20 drop-in fee, 10-class card for $160, one-time annual $25 registration fee:
Ballet- Mon, Wed, Fri 9:45-11:15 am, June 8-Aug 21