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DISES is excited to be working closely with the Stonington Opera House! This year we will have a number of programs and activities scheduled, both here at our school, and at the Opera House. Here is a link to information about the Opera House's educational program.


The Opera House - Contra Dance Residency in October

Chrissy Fowler led a weeklong residency for grades 3 and 4 in traditional, participatory, New England dancing – also called contra dancing. Contra dancing is a lifelong physical/arts activity based on simple patterns of movement, rooted in our regional history and is still thriving. Every weekend, dancers of all ages swing and do-si-do to lively fiddle tunes in halls throughout the state. To culminate the residency, students demonstrated one of their dances at a public community contra dance at the Stonington Opera House, on October 20. Live music, community connections, and simple and fun dances were enjoyed by all. This residency was funded by Opera House Arts and by the outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.