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From the Community . . .

"On behalf of the Mitchell College Behavioral Science Club, we would like to thank you for your enthusiastic and artistic support of the Family Halloween Festival.  We appreciate the time and effort you expended on our behalf, especially your willingness to set up an activity table (coloring) and perform 'A Michael Jackson Medley'. We do hope the CDE will join us again at next year's festival."

- Michael Peno '14, Behavioral Science Club President &

 Jennifer L. Mauro, Faculty Advisor

From the Dancers . . .

"I enjoy being a member of the CDE because of all of the charity events that we perform at. I could go to a competition or convention every weekend, but I don't think that's as special as sharing your day with someone who might really need to see a smile." 

 "The seniors at the Congregate can't stop talking about the wonderful young ladies who performed for them. It was a day that we will remember  for years to come. Thanks again!"  

 - Mystic River Homes Congregate


"I enjoy being a part of a community that expands farther than the studio walls."

"Please extend my sincere thanks to the CDE for their participation in "Heal the Land." Their hard work and talent made the show a resounding success. The Salvation Army collected $1172 in donations!"

-Carol Pratt, Groton Senior Center

"Thank you so much for the fabulous performance at our annual 90th birthday party on December 3rd here at Mystic River Congregate. The dances and the costumes delighted our residents! I was told over & over how wonderful you all were. I will be contacting you for a return engagement." 

- Laura Castagna, Resident Services Coordinator
Mystic River Homes Congregate

"It is with pleasure and without reservation that I recommend the Community Dance Ensemble, Inc.. The company has performed many times for the residents of Crescent Point of Niantic, a Benchmark Senior Living community, and have never failed to delight their audience.  We are always impressed not only by the level of talent and professional nature of their show, but also by the generosity of spirit with which the dancers interact with our seniors.  They are always kind, considerate and gracious as they shake hands and express respect for their audience.   Our residents leave tapping their feet and with smiles on their faces. A visit from the Community Dance Ensemble is always a special treat enjoyed by all."

-Anna Parker, Activities Director 

 Crescent Point, Niantic


"I feel the combination of service and lasting friendship make being a CDE dancer an amazing experience." 

Being in the CDE gives me the opportunity to combine my love of dance with my passion for service to my community."

"My dream is to spend my life showing others the joy of dance, and that is what the CDE is all about. CDE has not only helped me to embrace my passion, but it has taught me valuable life lessons of community, selflessness & charity."

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