Celebrate 20 years of dance with us!
Twenty years ago Nancy Baldwin Andrews founded the Ridgefield School of Dance and brought her love of dance to hundreds of students as both teacher and director. In July 2014, I purchased the school and together with Artistic Director Jessica Boelts, we brought our excitement, experience and passion to the school while staying true to the authenticity and traditions upon which the school is based. Throughout the years, the school has grown in size and reputation, and this year we are excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Help us celebrate by sending us your favorite memories and photos and we'll feature them on our website and social media. Whether your memory is of a particular lesson (in ballet or even in life!), making a new friend, or a funny anecdote, no memory is too small and we want to hear them all! Submit your memory in the field below or via email and we'll feature it throughout the year! Follow #RSoD20 to see everyone's memories.
I joined The Ridgefield School of Dance faculty 14 years ago, and while I have many favorite memories, there is one that immediately springs to mind. A few years ago, I was sitting in my office when in walked a very young pre-ballerina in her pink leotard, tights and ballet slippers. She saw a pair of pointe shoes on the floor next to me, and within a split-second she had her little slippered feet tucked inside the much larger pointe shoes. I grabbed my camera and took a must-have photo - little did I know that this would become the image behind the "Start Small, Dream Big" campaign and the photo now hangs in my office.