One way to become involved in the dance program at Chautauqua is by becoming a member of “Chautauqua Connections” which sponsors Festival and Apprentice dancers. Dancers (usually in pairs) are connected with sponsors who provide non-financial support along with a home cooked meal, a batch of cookies, a listening ear and having a “special fan” at performances. Information will be sent to enrolled students in the Spring. Contact Susan Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.897.3870 for more information.
Chautauqua Dance Circle
The Chautauqua Dance Circle is a supportive, enthusiastic link between the Dance Program and the Chautauqua community. It is dedicated to assuring that Chautauqua Dance remains competitive with other summer dance programs, and continues its tradition of excellence. Each year a major portion of Chautauqua Dance Circle’s annual dues will go toward a student scholarship presented to the Chautauqua Institution earmarked Chautauqua Dance Circle-Dance Scholarship. For more information contact Karen Dakin (email@example.com), president.
Choreographic Workshop/MFSO Collaboration
A unique collaborative program pairing the advanced students of Chautauqua Dance with students of the Chautauqua School of Music (voice & instrumental.) It allows young musicians an opportunity to perform solo & chamber repertoire, and work in a creative relationship with other artists in a dance performance. This performance takes place at 4pm on Friday of week seven. Aside from standard repertoire, there is also a possibility for musicians to perform their own original compositions.