About RIDA

Dance Alliance of Rhode Island

Dance Alliance of Rhode Island (or RIDA) is a proud affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization

Member of UNITY of Americas Dance Organizations


It shall be the purpose of Dance Alliance, Inc., to support & promote dance & dance related activities in RI, to join together dancers, teachers, choreographers, & those interested in dance into a community.

View our Bylaws


Who We Are

  • Private studio owners
  • Dance companies
  • Dance educators of any level
  • Independent artists
  • Choreographers
  • Dance supply companies
  • Students of dance
  • Dance enthusiasts


Join  RIDA today!



Dance Alliance Board Members

Anne Colannino, President
Cathy Bodner, Immediate Past President
Marty Sprague, Secretary
Helene Scheff, Treasurer
Elizabeth Jernigan, President Elect
Jennifer Davis, Member at Large
Bill Wilson, Member at Large
Don Halquist, Member at Large


Terrie Legein, Corresponding Secretary
Rosanne Bootz, By-laws


From the RI members that attended the first special topic conference “Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches"