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..



Membership in CDC 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, CDC 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.

Inside Chautauqua

Dance Studios

CDC invites all Chautauquans to observe select studio classes and rehearsals. Chautauquans can take a closer look at how dancers train and choreographers plan performances

strategic plan

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

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

Our team


Pat Feighan

vice President

Karen Goodell


Arthur Willson


Danielle Nebres

program committee   (dance previews)

Dierdre Anderson

Barrie Benson

inside chq dance studios 

Rich Osborne

Sandra Sandoz

Mara Wolf

communications committee

Beth Munro

Anna Linn Currie


Pat Feighan

Sandra Sandoz


Sandra Sandoz

special events committee

Karen Goodell

Beth Munro

Pat Feighan

school of dance engagement


Karen Goodell

get the picture?

chautauqua dance circle

po box 783
chautauqua, ny 14722

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