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BODYWORK...Pilates,yoga,massage and many other forms of bodywork.
CLASSES...Schedules, locations, schools for all kinds of dance lessons
Contact RiDance...All different ways to let us know all about your dance event, or what you want on riDance.
Dances...Dance not for performance
  • Dances By Date...Social Dances - Social or partner dancing including Ballroom, Swing, Vintage, Folk, Square and Latin

    • Ballroom & Swing Dances...Ballroom & Swing dances by town
    • Cajun Dance...Cajun & Zydeco Dance information
    • Salsa...Salsa dances, classes and events
    • Tango...Argentine tango classes, dances and events
    • Blues On The Beach...Free live music often suitable for dance on Westerly's town beach - 2008 is not on-line
    • RIHS Concerts Under The Elms... Thursday night concerts on the lawn of the John Brown Museum in Providence. Most of the bands are great for dancing. See how your feet feel after an evening of dancing on a plushy sward. (Over for the season)
    • The Towers... Thursday dances in the summer and occassionally at other times throughout the year at a wonderful venue in Narragansett where you can dress as you please.
    • Waterfire... Summer Saturday & Sunday outdoor dances in downtown Providence at the Sovereign Plaza Ballroom (Over for the season)

  • Healing Dance...Almost all dance has healthful properties both emotionally and physically, but only the programs that focus on dance's therapeutic aspects are included here.

  • Sacred Dance...The principles are taught during the dance or the dance is formatted as a class
DANCE BANDS...Musicians and dance bands with a Rhode Island connection
DANCE COMPANIES...Rhode Island based dancers and dance companies.
DANCE SPACE RENTALS...For performance, rehearsal and classes. This page is incomplete, but has listings for Providence and Pawtucket
DISABILITY DANCE, MOVEMENT & THE ARTS...Being Disabled is really differently-abled. Discover what you can offer to the arts and your community.
HEALING DANCE...Almost all dance has healthful properties both emotionally and physically, but only the programs that focus on dance's therapeutic aspects are included here.
HOME...Rhode Island dance news
  • Deb Meunier First part of an interview with choreographer, artistic director and dancer Deb Meunier as she celebrates the 15th anniversary of Fusionworks
  • Catherine Moynihan...Long time accompanist to Lidia Pettine and Festival Ballet
  • Jenny Rocha, artistic director of Jenny Rocha & Dancers and a graduate of Roger Williams University dance program
  • Josh Shack...Young clown joins Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey circus.
  • Christina Tsoules Interview with choreographer, dancer, teacher and videographer now living in RI
JOBS...Teacher jobs, Vista paid volunteer employment, unpaid public school mentor jobs. Also see PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
LINKS...Other dance-related web sites in and around Rhode Island for dancers(social and performance-oriented) and other interested parties. A brief description and/or review of each web site is included.
NEWS...riDANCE's home page with RI dance news
  • AMERICAN DANCE LEGACY INSTITUTE....Dedicated to the preservation & dissemination of great choreography. Provides excellent, low cost training materials to teachers, studios, schools, students and any interested party. Runs workshops in schools and at dance festivals.
  • ANDREA RIZZO DANCE THERAPY FOUNDATION...Funds a dance therapist for Sloane Kettering Hospital as well as therapists in RI and CT
  • ARTS ALIVE!...Produces On the Corner of Art & Vine, the annual end of summer dance performance at Water Place Park as well as promotes RI's professional and high level amateur dance companies.
  • ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL OF RHODE ISLAND...Helps non-profits (& No Profits) how to survive thru an understanding of business. Among its many programs A&BC/RI offers a Ticketing & Reservation service for performance groups.
  • AS220...Provides many things for the RI art community including studios, performance venues (including a stage), inexpensive accommodations and, most importantly, a thriving creative atmosphere.
  • DANCE ALLIANCE...Works to unite the dance community (studios, teachers, performers, companies) and strengthen dance education in Rhode Island. They offer seminars of interest to the dance community as well as small scholarships.
  • KIDS FIRST...Dedicated to the mission of safeguarding the nutritional and physical well-being of Rhode Island's children.
  • RHODE ISLAND STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS...RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments.
PERFORMANCES...Listing of upcoming dance & movement performances in or near Rhode Island including musicals
PERFORMANCE ARCHIVES...Past Rhode Island dance performances
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES...Where to get your work out and about. Some don't pay and some pay a little; some provide a large number of viewers and some only a few.
PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & VIDEO...Film, video & photography services for dance studios, dance concerts and performance events.
PROVIDENCE CIRCUS SCHOOL...Acobatics,juggling,clowning, mime mostly for kids and teens, but sometimes, if they have been very good, the adults get some classes. Next semester starts February 1, 2004 (updated 27Jan04)
FOR RENT...Dance Spaces for performance, rehearsal and/or classes.
RiDance SPONSORSHIP...Help keep RI's dance community thriving - become a riDance sponsor plus get discounts for advertising and two for one tickets!
SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS...Latest posting is Fund for US Artists grants for individual artists and arts organization invited to present their work at international festivals outside of the United States. Deadline May 3, 04. Updated 05Apr04
STORES...Stores in RI that carry various kinds of dance-related paraphernalia. (updated Feb04)
TV...Dance on television - most of it from outside Rhode Island.
VIDEO, FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY...Film, video & photography services for dance studios, dance concerts and performance events.
WHOS WHO... A who's who of Rhode Island dance people including dancers, choreographers, teachers, costume designers, musicians, photographers..the list goes on and on.

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