Welcome to Dance Alliance

The Dance Alliance is an all volunteer, non-profit organization of choreographers, dancers, dance advocates, teachers, students, and lovers of dance. It was founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1988, and embraces the greater Capital District-Saratoga region in upstate New York. For over 30 years, the Dance Alliance has sponsored programs and performances in ballet, modern, ethnic, jazz, tap, and body work.  The organization collaborates with dance schools, area colleges, and performing arts organizations to encourage participation in an appreciation for the art of dance.

Through its efforts, leading dance artists conduct master classes, special performances, discussions and public forums on various aspects of dance. The Dance Alliance co-sponsors events with the National Museum of Dance, Skidmore College, Emma Willard School, Russell Sage College, The Egg, and Proctor’s Theatre.

Please browse the website for information about membership benefits, events, scholarships, and much more!

Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to Katherine Trahane, Acadia Pezzolesi, and Sam Epstein on winning this year’s Pat and Sven Peterson Summer Scholarship!

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the applicant’s past dance experience and potential to make a contribution in dance to the applicant’s local dance community or to the field of dance in general.  Preference is given to those who are in the Capital District and those who have not recently received a scholarship from the Dance Alliance.

Dance Funding Project Deadline is July 1st

The Dance Alliance provides support to local dance organizations and members to assist in the implementation of projects that increase dance literacy in New York’s Capital region and encourage activities that bring dance to the community at large. Please click here for more information. Deadline is July 1st.

MOVE Dance Wins Award

MOVE Dance, celebrating its 15th season, received a RESPECT Award from Saratoga Springs High School for its exemplary example within the SSHS community. Mary Anne Fantauzzi, Director, was presented with a plaque at a ceremony on May 11. Congratulations Mary Anne!