Connecticut Dance School is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing dance education of the highest standard to the Connecticut community.
In 1970, Elizabeth Gaynor founded the school which began as a single class for 5 year olds in a small studio in her home. The school grew and evolved first into the Southport Ballet School, then the Connecticut Ballet Theatre School and finally, in 1994, the Connecticut Dance School.
Today CDS is widely known for its excellent standard of dance technique for its students. Its nearly 250 students, range in age from 3 through adult and hail from many communities throughout the state.