Programs

Dimensional Dance’s programs and workshops are listed below.  Please contact Ruth Lewis for further details at dimensionaldance@gmail.com.

Ballet to Breakdancing with Fierce like Frida for 2019-2020 Season

This fun informative program for the 2019-2020 season features Dimensional Dance performing our newest piece about the painter Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.  Company members perform different genres of dance and the evolution of how we went from ballet to breakdancing from dancing on our toes to dancing on our heads!


Fierce Like Frida with Matisse Madden as Frida Kahlo, Savage Henry as Diego Rivera and Calvin Bittner as Frida’s father

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All our performance have audience participation.

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Prudence Crandall: A Whole Souled Woman for 2020-2021 Season

This ballet features the story of Prudence Crandall, a CT Quaker and social justice pioneer who taught woman of color in the 1830’s and was run out of CT because of it. She eventually received an official apology from the state of CT and a small monetary compensation when she was in her 80s and living in poverty in Kansas. The ballet shows the power and redemption of young woman doing her highest sense of right when woman had little or no rights.

Below is excepts of the duet about Prudence Crandall and her unfortunately controlling husband:

Prudence Crandall duet with Allison Pearsal and Calvin Bittner

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Workshops:

Moving through Math:  In this 50 minute workshop, Ruth Lewis helps kindergarten through second graders use their bodies to understand math concepts and explore operations and algebraic thinking kinesthetically.

making a box

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Phenomenal People: Perseverance and Growth Mindset- This kinesthetic health and wellness one hour workshop led by director Ruth Lewis explores the poetry  of Maya Angelou through movement and choreography.  Appropriate for grades 3-6.

Walking dance

We Rise: Social Justice Through Hip Hop-Students explore social justice through the pillars of teaching tolerance and hip hop by bringing poetry to life.  This one day workshop is taught by Ruth Lewis and dancer Savana Jones.  Appropriate for grades 5-12.

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Dimension of Hope: Social Justice Through Hip Hop- Ruth Lewis and Savana Jones leads participants in this 3 to 10 day collaborative residency exploring social justice through hip hop  and choreography.  Ultimately participants choreograph their own pieces, culminating with students sharing their work in an informance (more emphasis on the process than the performance).  This collaboration includes team meetings with the teachers.  This is appropriate for grades 5-12.