Vail Friends of Dance was founded 40 years ago, in 1984, by Denise Briner, Henry Hill, Joanne Morgan and Sybill Navas.
The initial mission was to serve as the liaison between Colorado Mountain College and its dance instructors. The organization also began offering financial assistance to students for classes at CMC and elsewhere during the summer.
The original vision of providing financial assistance, additional dance training and community outreach lives on in everything Vail Friends of Dance does today:
Vail Friends of Dance is dedicated to supporting and inspiring young dancers through education and financial assistance.
Vail Friends of Dance presents performers and master teachers, who bring the art of dance movement to Eagle County's community, benefiting local students and dance aficionados.
Vail Friends of Dance is managed by a Board of Directors, comprised of volunteer members who meet on a monthly basis to discuss fundraising events, annual budgets and the distribution of funds.