A conservatory style performing arts studio and performance venue catering to community artists and art enthusiasts. Education offered in dance, theatre, and music. Infants through adults are welcome to explore the performing arts at The Complex Performing Arts Centre.
The Putnam Dance Center, founded in 1996, offers a complete program of dance education for all levels from beginners to advanced. Our goal is to develop coordination, grace, physical fitness and time management while building self esteem and confidence. Through positive reinforcement our students wil gain a lifelong appreciation for music dance and the arts while creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
Turning-Pointe Dance Academy is a pre-professional dance school located in Stratford, Connecticut that offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, lyrical acrobatics, and pre- dance for young children.
Each dance season begins September to June following with a dance recital. Continuing education is offered in the form of summer dance classes and a theater camp-with a culminating performance-are also offered for on-going dance training and for newly interested students to start a discipline.
Windsong Farm Productions is the recording label of singer/songwriter/actor/writer and storyteller, Donna Dufresne of Pomfret. Her primary performing ensemble is GYPSY ROMANTIQUE, an acoustic swing band that features her original music inspired by Gypsy jazz and the American Songbook and Gypsy Jazz standards. Their motto is: A LITTLE DJANGO, A LITTLE TANGO, A LITTLE SWING, A LOT OF FUN! Whimsical and romantic, this group is an ideal choice of entertainment for civic and corporate events, festivals, concert series, house concerts and private parties. The music is upbeat and perfect for dancing to the ballroom, swing and Latin rhythms.
Donna has recorded three albums since 2004. Cowboy Romance (vintage style western swing); Tango with the Moon (vintage jazz & swing) and Speaker for the Earth (a children’s musical about climate change and environmental issues). She has written an adult musical featuring the songs from Tango with the Moon.
Donna also performs one-woman shows of historical women, most notably CT State Heroine, Prudence Crandall.