We wish to take a moment to thank our incredible Citadel Dance Program faculty Portia WadeJordana DaumecDianne Montgomery and accompanist Farida Amirhanova, for their passion and perseverance in bringing the magic of dance to our CDP online programming. Gratitude also goes out to John Lauener for filming and editing, Marketing Manager Paul-John Elisha for development of the online class portal, and Outreach Manager Lindsay Zier-Vogel for her thoughtful ongoing coordination.

Most importantly we are deeply thankful for all our CDP students and families who joined us for this first online iteration of the program. We hope that our weekly dancing brought some joy and movement to your days.

For registered students classes will remain available to revisit and try again, plus we now have 4 NEW bonus workshops available for you to enjoy on your own time! These workshops have been lovingly prepared by CDP faculty and Citadel + Compagnie resident artists. Check out “What’s in my dance bag?” and Putting on pointe shoes with Jordana Daumec (first soloist with the National Ballet of Canada), the Relation Game with Heidi Strauss (artistic director of adelheid), and Intro to Bharatnatyam with Sukruti Tirupattur (dancer with Nova Dance).

We know the current shutdown measures are difficult. May dancing (even if it must be in our living rooms) carry us forward.