Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

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Ridgefield Arts Council recognized RCD’s Steven Waldinger tonight at the Behind the Scenes Awards, for his years of service on RCD’s Board of Directors. Thank you Steven!
1st week of Spring II Semester ✔️
Just some of the great shots from last weekend’s Spring Concert by Michele Williams!
Spring concert photos by Michele Williams are here! Check your emails!
Some Sunday Spring Concert snippets from the wings!
Spring Concert Saturday highlights!
Dancers supporting dancers! Showtimes are 2 PM Saturday and Sunday, tickets at the door. $30 adults, $20 student and senior.
Spring Concert is Saturday and Sunday at 2pm! Tix at the door! Here are a few of the behind the scenes magicians that make the show happen! Educational Director and Stage Manager Polly Kingsbury standing in for a lighting cue, and Adam and Evan from Chroma Designs who make lighting, sound, and video magic! Not shown but so crucial to our team are Production Coordinator Allison Dyson and Maria Stofka as well as dress rehearsal faculty runners Kelly Gleason, Janel Fitzgerald, and Mary Beth Hansohn! A full scale production is no easy feat, especially after a pandemic hiatus! And, of course, the teachers, dedicated dancers & their devoted parents.
Pre-ballet observation day!
Happening Saturday! With a dance performance by Charlotte Jacobs and Caitlyn Powers of RCD!
Edgar Cortes’ variations class celebrating International Dance Day performing the March of the Seasons from “NELKEN” by Pina Bausch

Joyful. Healthy. Wholesome. The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dance schoo

Operating as usual

10/08/2022
10/05/2022

Our young dancer classes have grown so popular! See why!!

Junior Hat Tricks Hockey Meets Dance at Ridgefield Conservatory 10/04/2022

Junior Hat Tricks Hockey Meets Dance at Ridgefield Conservatory

Check out our latest community collaboration, with the Jr Hat Tricks!

Junior Hat Tricks Hockey Meets Dance at Ridgefield Conservatory Swapping the hockey stick for the ballet barre, Tricks join RCD Members of the Jr. Hat Tricks of Danbury are headed to Ridgefield tomorrow where they will join members of Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance for some plies and arabesques. Ridgefield Conservatory or Dance Executive Director, Amy Piantag...

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 10/04/2022

A few highlights from our special ballet class today with the hockey team! You did great, guys! We had a blast sharing the barre with you!

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 10/02/2022

Support local dance and visual art!

09/27/2022

We can’t wait to perform Nutcracker at the Playhouse!

JUST ADDED!

The Nutcracker: Presented By The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance on December 9, 10, and 11
Add a touch of magic to your holiday season! In a magical land where sugarplums dance and flowers waltz to tell the classic tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker Prince, Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come to life and a bigger-than-life Christmas tree will make the holidays bright for young and old!
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The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night on January 19
Spend a naughty 90 minutes with our caliente cast of comedians as they (consensually) annihilate everything that turns us on—and off—about love, dating, relationships, and everything else in-between the sheets!
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Dead On Live - '70 - '74: The Sam Cutler Years on March 18
A Note For Note celebration capturing important and beloved periods of the Grateful Dead’s illustrious and stylistically diverse career.
🎟️--> https://bit.ly/DeadOnLiveRPH

Xfinity Family Series
Barts Tree Service Comedy Series
Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 09/24/2022

Purchase a beautiful Ridgefield poster and help support the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance!

Luke Boylan, founder of has an online platform offering Ridgefield-themed posters designed by local artist Paul Siegel. With every purchase, Luke will donate 30% of the proceeds to the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance! Check them out at: https://gogivingart.com/collections/ridgefield
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Grow in Dance with Ridgefield Conservatory: Pre-ballet Classes Start at Age 2! 09/20/2022

Grow in Dance with Ridgefield Conservatory: Pre-ballet Classes Start at Age 2!

Grow in Dance with Ridgefield Conservatory: Pre-ballet Classes Start at Age 2! Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance Pre-ballet Classes Did you know that Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance (RCD) has classes for dancers as young as two years of age? Registration for RCD's pre-ballet classes is rolling and you can check out these tiny dancers in action by clicking HERE. Like what you s...

09/15/2022

Come to Fun Fridays with Edgar Cortes! Adult Intermediate Ballet at noon! Drop in for $25, $10 for alum! Edgar is a former Trock and our resident Drosselmeyer!

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 09/14/2022

Thank you to our gala sponsors Gary Mandel Beth Vazzana Steele and Jay Steele SPHERE of CT Liz and Steven Goldstone Lori Berisford Carol and Rich Vazzana Annette and Dan O’Brien!

09/13/2022

In honor of Howard Turner, who celebrated his retirement with us this weekend after 22 years of service to RCD!

09/12/2022

This weekend, we celebrated our founding chairman Howard Turner!

09/12/2022

A piece of history of RCD leadership! Left to right: Former Artistic Director James Robey, Former Assistant Director Melissa Gerth, Former Vice President Jane Turner, Founding Chairman Howard Turner, and Executive Director Amy Piantaggini.

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 09/12/2022

Thank you Jay Steele, RCD’s gala chair! Jay gave us a magical Monte Carlo Casino, complete with performances and homages to Howard Turner, our founding Chairman. Thank you Rudy Marconi for the proclamation honor for Howard! And thank you to all who attended and donated!

09/10/2022

Fall ‘22 Week 1 Pre-ballet Highlights!

09/08/2022

09/08/2022

Did you know…Cory Turner was the inspiration for Howard Turner to band with 4 families to establish RCD as a nonprofit after Patricia Schuster’s passing. Cory used to beg to stay late after her performance to “watch the big girls dance”! Here she is waiting at the theater to do just that.
Thank you Cory, and thank you Howard! Tix to celebrate with us THIS SATURDAY 9/10, or to bid or donate:
https://www.accelevents.com/e/rcd-gala--monte-carlo-night

09/07/2022
09/07/2022

Fall Semester has begun! It feels great to have our dancers back in the studio. 🩰 Please be sure to purchase tickets to our upcoming gala on Saturday 9/10 🎉

09/05/2022

Register at ridgefielddance.org for Fall classes!

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 09/03/2022

RCD dancers participated in a music video shoot with choreographer for yesterday. So exciting and fun!

09/01/2022

Less than ten days away!

08/30/2022

This opportunity brought to you by Ramona Kelley!

And that’s a wrap with Miss Fusco and her crazy ideas….for now!!!!!! There’s still 3 days left of Summer Dance Camp!!!! And what a fun way to say happy summer!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all this coming FALL!!!!! Make sure to register early to confirm a space in all your classes!!!! #ridgefielddance #dancersofct #balloonart #balloonfun 08/17/2022

And that’s a wrap with Miss Fusco and her crazy ideas….for now!!!!!! There’s still 3 days left of Summer Dance Camp!!!! And what a fun way to say happy summer!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all this coming FALL!!!!! Make sure to register early to confirm a space in all your classes!!!! #ridgefielddance #dancersofct #balloonart #balloonfun

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And that’s a wrap with Miss Fusco and her crazy ideas….for now!!!!!! There’s still 3 days left of Summer Dance Camp!!!! And what a fun way to say happy summer!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all this coming FALL!!!!! Make sure to register early to confirm a space in all your classes!!!! #ridgefielddance #dancersofct #balloonart #balloonfun

08/02/2022

Preballet camp is a blast with ! Fall registration is open!

07/29/2022

Story time at camp!

Photos from Thrown Stone's post 07/23/2022

Photos from Thrown Stone's post

07/22/2022

Dear Friends,

Please join us in honoring Howard Turner, our Founding Chairman of 20+ years, at our upcoming gala event! It's a great way to meet and get to know other RCD families, as we celebrate Northern Fairfield County's nonprofit dance school together, right here at RCD! Purchase your tickets at https://www.accelevents.com/e/rcd-gala--monte-carlo-night
We'd love to see alum, and families who know and love Mr. Turner!

07/09/2022

Thrown Stone opens at RCD this Friday!!! Tix at thrownstone.org

07/03/2022

Thrilled for RCD’s Dona Wiley Kim as she embarks on her new journey! Dona remains on RCD faculty, and we are excited to see her in her new role too!

ANNOUNCEMENT // We are pleased to announce that Dona Wiley Kim is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Connecticut Dance School. Ms. Dona is an ABT Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum in levels pre-primary through level 5. She has taught and performed throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut and has most recently served as the Assistant Director at Connecticut Dance School.

Here's a note from Ms. Dona: "I love CDS and especially working with its students - who are so passionate about dance and ballet. I believe every student should be given a fair chance. What's most important to me isn't a student's extensions or number of pirouettes, but how hard they're trying and the effort they're bringing into the classroom."
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06/25/2022

Our Saturday Ballet I/II class ended the semester by learning a pantomime scene from Swan Lake. 🦢

06/21/2022

RCD’s Executive Director Amy Piantaggini to receive this honor alongside Theresa Santoro!

We are pleased to announce RVNAhealth President and CEO Theresa Santoro, and Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance Executive Director Amy Piantaggini as the inaugural honorees of the Thrown Stone New Connections Award. Learn more and book your tickets for the opening night ceremonies at: thrownst.one/nc22

The New Connections Awards were envisioned to recognize individuals who exemplify Thrown Stone’s values and our mission to move, connect, and challenge all who join our theatrical conversation. Each year, the award will focus on a distinct theme that harmonizes with our season. In 2022, that theme is Mentoring Young Women.

The inaugural honorees have distinguished themselves over a number of years as mentors, and have each selected a mentee, who will present their awards in a short ceremony following our opening night performances. Melissa Woodhouse will present Ms. Santoro with her award on July 15th, after the performance of ‘Athena’ by Gracie Gardner. Nell Walton will present Ms. Piantaggini with her award on July 22nd, after the performance of ‘Hysterical!’ by Elenna Stauffer.

Thrown Stone is grateful to these mentors who make a profound difference in our region, and we are delighted to celebrate their work with this award.

Please join us on July 15th and July 22nd to celebrate these incredible community members and raise a glass to their accomplishments. Award presentations will take place immediately after the performances, and all ticket holders are invited to attend. Sparkling wine and dessert will be served courtesy of Cellar XV Wine Market and Stacey's Totally Baked.

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Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 06/09/2022

Ridgefield Arts Council recognized RCD’s Steven Waldinger tonight at the Behind the Scenes Awards, for his years of service on RCD’s Board of Directors. Thank you Steven!

06/05/2022

1st week of Spring II Semester ✔️

Photos from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance's post 05/30/2022

Just some of the great shots from last weekend’s Spring Concert by Michele Williams!

05/28/2022

Spring concert photos by Michele Williams are here! Check your emails!

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dancer Offers FREE Adult Ballet in June 05/27/2022

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dancer Offers FREE Adult Ballet in June

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dancer Offers FREE Adult Ballet in June of (RCD) is offering classes with Edgar Cortes on June 3, 10, 17, and 24. Register online =>

05/23/2022

Some Sunday Spring Concert snippets from the wings!

05/22/2022

Spring Concert Saturday highlights!

05/20/2022

Dancers supporting dancers! Showtimes are 2 PM Saturday and Sunday, tickets at the door. $30 adults, $20 student and senior.

05/20/2022

Spring Concert is Saturday and Sunday at 2pm! Tix at the door! Here are a few of the behind the scenes magicians that make the show happen! Educational Director and Stage Manager Polly Kingsbury standing in for a lighting cue, and Adam and Evan from Chroma Designs who make lighting, sound, and video magic! Not shown but so crucial to our team are Production Coordinator Allison Dyson and Maria Stofka as well as dress rehearsal faculty runners Kelly Gleason, Janel Fitzgerald, and Mary Beth Hansohn! A full scale production is no easy feat, especially after a pandemic hiatus! And, of course, the teachers, dedicated dancers & their devoted parents.

05/15/2022

Pre-ballet observation day!

05/10/2022

Happening Saturday! With a dance performance by Charlotte Jacobs and Caitlyn Powers of RCD!

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440 Main St
Ridgefield, CT
06877

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