The ECA Dance Department offers high school students rigorous, comprehensive dance training from the three perspectives of creator, performer, and critical observer. In a diverse learning environment, students gain a strong foundation in classical and contemporary dance techniques.

Our particular concentration on choreography encourages students to develop an individual artistic voice. Practicing professional artists make up the permanent faculty and visiting guest artists provide further enrichment to students in contemporary, historical and world dance forms. 

To apply for Admission to the Dance Department, please visit the Application Process Page and click the button below to find the requirements for your Dance Review.

ECA Dance Review










Dance Dept presents Rough Edges 2017
Wed, Dec 6 & Thurs Dec 7 at 7pm
ECA Arts Hall, 55 Audubon Street
Tickets: $5 or $20 Family price

ECA Alumni Amanda Castro is Company Member

of Urban Bush Women

Amanda Castro is a New Haven native, is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts where she studied under Glen Eddy of Nederlands Dans Theatre and Andre Tyson from Ailey Company. As a mutli-disciplined dancer rooted in rhythm and soul in tap; Amanda is also a choreographer, judge, and teacher nationally and internationally including performances in London, Germany, and South Africa. She choreographed the 2014 National Teen Opening Number for the American Dance Awards in Boston, and recently set choreography in Canada.

ECA Dance Department Alumni Shayla Caldwell is

company member of Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence

Dance Company