Darien Arts Center’s Danceabilities Class Gets Grant from Community Fund
The Darien Arts Center recently received a grant from The Community Fund of Darien for its Danceabilities dance program for those with disabilities. Danceabilities, a creative movement class for both children and adults, was started in 2009 by DAC Dance Director Bonnie Gombos and DAC dance instructor Marie Maccarone. The program presently has 17 students. In addition to Gombos and Maccarone, Elizabeth Hall and Jordan Cassetta currently teach Danceabilities classes with many volunteer assistants at the DAC Weatherstone Studio and the Andrew Shaw Scout Cabin in Darien. The classes provide a supportive learning environment in which students explore the world of dance by using classical ballet, tap and modern techniques.