The mission of the Carole Cascio Fund is to introduce students of all ages and levels to connecting mind, movement and dance, and to support developing artistry in young people through choreography and dance.

Movement, in its various forms was always central to Carole’s artistic and educational endeavors. In her words,

“As we experience our world through moving in it and dancing about it, we remind our ourselves of the truth and knowledge that is stored, away from awareness. When a dance is performed and watched, both dancer and audience share another person’s awareness conveyed by a language that is universal and for which no words suffice.”

“Dance remains a rich and continuous medium for art making, as well as for intellectual personal revelation”

-Carole Cascio

Join Us in March

Friends of the Carole Cascio Fund and the Community are invited to join us for a Day of Dance on Saturday, March 25th at the Gibson Center for the Arts on the campus of Washington College

This is a free event. Please RSVP using the email at the bottom of this announcement.

The Carole Cascio Fund is sponsoring a Day of Dance, featuring special guest artists across a spectrum of dance.  Dancers ages 12 years or older are invited to register to take any of the dance classes during the event.  You must pre-register for the classes. Click below to register now.

Special Guest Artists include:

  • Val Goncharov – Ballet
  • Renee Gerardo – Modern Dance
  • Adrienne Kraus Latanishen – Hip Hop
  • Peter Pucci  – Partnering/Choreography


View the Guest Artist Bios

Carole Cascio Fund Featured...

“A Day of Dance through the Carole Cascio Fund”, by the Bay Times and Record Observer

Thank You

A special Thank You to everyone who helped make the Day of Dance a huge success. We appreciate you! Please enjoy the video below of this special event.

Stay tuned to this space for upcoming events.

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Photo Credit: Amy Jones

Preliminary Schedule

8:30am- 9:30am – Dancers Registration

9:00am- 9:30am – Public Arrival

9:30am-10:45am – Modern /Contemporary/Melinda Blomquist

11:00am-12:15pm – Ballet/ Kristi Schaffner

12:15pm-1:15pm – Break – snacks and drinks/ Q & A with Guest Artists

1:15pm-2:30pm – Hip Hop/ Adrienne Kraus-Latanishen

2:45pm-4:00pm – Pilobolus Partnering/Choreography class / Peter Pucci

If you would like to attend the Day of Dance, please RSVP by email to ppucci@carolecasciofund.org

If you would like to support the Carole Cascio Fund for Mind Movement Dance Connections to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students, you can make a donation directly by clicking the donate buttons.