Performance Dance





Performance Dance is pleased to present a winter ballet workshop entitled Freedom’s Dance held at The Ballet School of Stamford (, Saturday 4:00PM to 5:30PM from March 7 through April 25. "We are inspired to bring a community of adult dancers together", said Nancy Schwartz, who will lead the workshop, “to celebrate our national treasure; the right of artistic freedom".  The workshop’s focus is on the individual dancer’s choice, storytelling, and creation.  In response to the world news of  “Je Suis Charlie”; we will build an environment to foster the creative spirit. 

“Most ballet dancers are told what steps to dance and how to move: this workshop is about each individual’s discovery and creating a collective and unique choreographed story.  “Freedom’s Dance” is an essay on form, shape and phrasing  -- each dancer will respond differently to the process -- how does it feel to put their unique movement over music – and how does the heart and mind respond.  We will create a piece by and for each dancer.  Framed by a theme, structured with music by Debussy, “La Plue Que Lente”; we will start with a ballet barre warm up; and move quickly to the creative process.  Aided by simple prompts from Nancy Schwartz; we will work on group and individual movement and learn from each other. 

Nancy Schwartz has an extensive background in both ballet and modern dance over the past thirty years.  A professional dancer and founder of multiple dance companies, she continues her studies in New York and Connecticut. 

We welcome any adult dancer with a basic ballet vocabulary to create with us. Reservations required by February 25th to  Session Cost:  $200.00.  Further information please visit:

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