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

Marty Sprague, President
Anne Colannino
, Immediate Past President
Terrie Legein, Secretary
Helene Scheff, Treasurer

Karen Mellor, Member at Large
Cathy Bodner, Member at Large
Don Halquist, Member at Large
David Goldman, Member at Large


Cathy Bodner, Elaine Colaneri Fundraiser Chair
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"