Student-run “So We Think We Can Dance” will enter its third year of production, as the Darien Arts Center prepares to host another popular tradition at the DAC Weatherstone Studio on January 4th at 7pm and January 5th at 4pm. (Other beloved events for the Arts Center and the Darien community include “Scenes from the Nutcracker” during the holiday season and the Annual Darien Art Show & Sale in the spring.) In this impassioned production, DAC dance student volunteers, ages 10 to 18, manage all stages of creation and execution, and choreograph and perform approximately 14 dances that encompass many different styles of dance.
“So We Think We Can Dance” originated as the brainchild of a few of the dance department students 2 years ago. Ashley and Jordan Cassetta, and Hanna Kahlert, the creators of the show have returned each year to take on the labor of love. Their vision was to express their own individuality in their dance performances and to give each student a chance to shine. The show has been a huge success. “I have been ‘wowed’ by these students and their talent each year so far. They really put their hearts into this, as well as a lot of time and effort. I can’t wait to see this year’s performances,” says DAC Dance Director, Bonnie Gombos.
Tickets for “So We Think We Can Dance” are $10 and the show runs for approximately 2 hours. It usually sells out, so reservations are highly recommended. To make a reservation call our box office at (203) 655-5414 or email Bonnie@darienarts.org
Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC 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, call (203) 655-8683 or visit darienarts.org.