Service & Partnerships

New Haven Ballet  

ECDC is delighted to partner with New Haven Ballet during the 2014/2015 season to bring Kellie Ann Lynch's Advanced Contemporary Class to the NHB community on Wednesday evenings at Danspace on Audubon. Come check out Kellie's class! Or, if you ever feel like you might want to try ballet for the first time as an adult, or return to it after a hiatus, New Haven Ballet offers excellent Open Division classes for the grown-up set, in addition to their unparalleled instruction for children and youth. Check out New Haven Ballet. They are a New Haven treasure!


ECDC is a longtime proud partner of BalletHaven, a program at the Fair Haven School led by founder and classically trained dancer Mnikesa Whittaker.  ECDC dancers provide free contemporary dance classes to the dancers in the BalletHaven program as part of their training, and also provide opportunities for BalletHaven dancers to view ECDC contemporary dance performances, informal showings, and rehearsals. 

Youth Community Classes

ECDC has a commitment to making contemporary dance accessible to a broad and inclusive audience in the New Haven region. ECDC dancers frequently teach community-based dance classes and workshops in collaboration with other local non-profit organizations and schools. Please contact if you are interested in bringing ECDC to your school or organization. Dance creates incredible opportunities for learning, self-expression, connection, and healing, and ECDC believes in the value of a healthy and vibrant dance ecology.