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Island Moving Co

Kathy & Randy's
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State Ballet
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Studio 34

Pilates RI
Providence & Barrington


Rosemary's School
Warren & Tiverton

The Studio


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Simply Ballroom
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PB & J
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Festival Ballet

The Dancin' Feelin'

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Dance Studios

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Barrington & Providence

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Rhode Island
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Rhode Island's
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Sloane Home
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The Chorus of Westerly

& Conferences
Ohio Star Ball
Ballroom Comp
November 15 to 20, 2011
Columbus, OH

Movement Foundry
Modern Dance Workshops
December 4,11,18, 2011
Boston, MA

Dance For PD
Teacher Workshop
January 10 to 11, 2012
Miami, FL

Emerald Ball
Ballroom Comp & Workshops
May 3 to 6, 2012
Bennington, VT

Foot to Print

Sept 18, 2018

Bailliamo Contemporary Dance Company



Artistic Director and Choreographer Annamaura
Guest Choreographer - Ellen Oliver
Special Guests from - Project 401

The Beast

At the Wilbury Theater,

39 Sonoma Ct., Providence, RI
September 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Tickets are $20.00 at the door.

Sept 12, 2018

FirstWorks Wins $270,000 from Rhode Island Foundation to Expand Offerings to a Broader Audience

Three-year award will propel the non-profit arts organization forward as it enters its 15th anniversary year of connecting art with audiences

PROVIDENCE, RI – FirstWorks, a Rhode Island non-profit dedicated to building community through world-class arts has received a $270,000 multi-year grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. The funding will support a three-year strategic plan to expand FirstWorks’ capacity to deliver live arts programming and educational opportunities to broad Rhode Island audiences.

“As FirstWorks approaches its 15th anniversary, this strong endorsement of our strategic plan by the Rhode Island Foundation will help us grow and build our national reputation for connecting art with audiences,” said Kathleen Pletcher, FirstWorks Founder and Executive Artistic Director. “Our objective is to become the cultural nexus for a state that celebrates the arts as essential to its success.”

The Foundation’s grant, which will be paid over three years, will enable FirstWorks to continue building cross-sector partnerships that bring live performances to Rhode Island, reach diverse audiences and deliver an arts education program that currently serves more than 30 Rhode Island schools. While the Foundation has awarded grants to FirstWorks over the years, this is the single largest commitment it has made to the Providence-based non-profit.

“FirstWorks has demonstrated that it can harness the power of the arts to meaningfully impact our community. By supporting its work developing new initiatives and building partnerships, we can enhance the arts in our schools as well as boost the arts and culture sector of Rhode Island’s economy,” said Jenny Pereira, the Foundation’s vice president of grant programs.

FirstWorks’ three-year strategic plan endeavors to refine organizational and program models, develop new partnerships, and improve managerial systems and technology on-boarding in order to expand the reach of FirstWorks programs. These strategies serve to strengthen its model, which places mainstage performances by world-class artists as a centerpiece to more extensive audience engagement that can span days, weeks or months.

About FirstWorks FirstWorks is a non-profit based in Providence, Rhode Island whose purpose is to build the cultural, educational and economic vitality of its community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs. Since 2004, FirstWorks festivals, performances and programs have attracted more than 500,000 participants. The FirstWorks Arts Learning Program reaches more than 4,000 students from public and charter schools across Rhode Island with transformative arts-based learning experiences. FirstWorks is Founding Partner for PVDFest, collaborating with the City of Providence to produce an international arts celebration held each June that in 2018 drew 100,000 visitors to Providence to experience music, art and spectacular performances. Visit to learn more.

Holly Taylor
Administrative Coordinator

275 Westminster Street, Suite 501
Providence, RI 02903
Office: 401.421.4278

September, 2018

Jeff Allen, ballroom dance teacher, coach, and the author of several books on Ballroom Dance, has opened a new studio in Cranston, RI.

The studio is located at 332 Atwood Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 and features a large hardwood floor, excellent lighting, and full sized mirrors on the walls.

Jeff and his wife Robin are teaching classes in a variety of dances with a special focus on Latin, and wedding preparation. Robin Allen has joined the professional ranks of credentialed teachers by passing the first of her professional exams. She scored highly commended on her junior associates tests for DIVIDA. She has joined the staff of Jeff Allen Latin and Ballroom Dance Studio. Robin is co-teaching all group classes with her husband Jeff as well as private lessons.

Jeff is a sponsor of riDance and a link to his bio and more detailed information on his offerings can be found in the sponsorship links to the left of this column.

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