Dance students rehearse with Alumni All Star, Daniel Ulbricht. Sarah Yenesel/The Chautauquan Daily.

Our work


2019 and 2020 scholarship recipient, Malena Ani. Lindsay Thomas Photography.

Chautauqua 2019 dance students, Colin Canavan & Andrew Rossi, attend CDC's season opening celebration with their Chautauqua Connections host, Sharon McClymonds. Photo by Karen Goodell, CDC..

Student Scholarships

 Membership in Chautauqua Dance Circle makes it possible for Chautauqua Institution to attract exceptional dance students from around the country


Host families make sure that Chautauqua is a home-away-from-home for dance students


Michael Novak, Artistic Director of Paul Taylor Dance Company, speaks to Chautauquans before a dance performance., CDC.


Pete Leo-Walker reherarses with Anna Gerberich in Carnahan-Jackson studios, photo by Alexander Wadley.


Before each Amphitheater dance performance, Chautauqua Dance Circle invites Chautauquans to hear from visiting dancers, choreographers and artistic directors. Speakers will provide an inside look into the evening's pieces and answer questions.

Views on pointe

Chautauqua Dance Circle invites all Chautauquans to further their dance education with our conversation series. 

strategic plan

The Chautauqua Dance Circle has been hard at work developing our new 3 year strategic plan.  Please  take a look.

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Click here to download a PDF copy of the document above.

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Our team


Pat Feighan

vice President

Beth Munro


Arthur Willson


Danielle Nebres

program committee   (dance previews)

Barrie Benson

inside chq dance studios 

Sandra Sandoz

Mara Wolf

communications committee

Beth Munro

Anna Linn Currie


Pat Feighan

Sandra Sandoz


Sandra Sandoz

special events committee

Beth Munro

Pat Feighan

school of dance engagement


Karen Goodell

welcome to our new board members

Steve Anderson

Dr. Rob Kyler

Jordan Leeper

get the picture?