Dancers from Studio D in New Milford performed its “Winter Showcase Gala.”

More than 50 dancers and 30 pieces choreographed by both teachers and Studio D dancers were featured at the event held at the 19 Main venue in town.

The event marked the studio’s 15th anniversary.

We first opened our doors to about thirty dancers in 2004, and now our program has over 150 dancers ranging in age from 3-18,” said Rebecca Anderson Darling, owner and artistic director.

“Since the beginning, we’ve been teaching modern dance, ballet and jazz, and have grown to include numerous styles, including hip hop, street, contemporary, acro and theater dance, among other styles,” she said.

Highlights of the show included “Skater’s Waltz” by the advanced pointe class, a tap piece to “Candyman,” “I feel like I’m Drowning” performed by Contemporary 5 and choreography classes experimented with their original creations, incorporating contemporary, jazz, modern, ballet and hip hop dance vocabulary dancing to music by Sia, Tchaikovsky, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons, among others.

Nearly a week later, the D-tour Dance Company, a top-notch group of 25-plus dancers ranging in age from 10-18 performed a new creation called “Bird Set Free” with music by Sia, at Stamford’s Palace Theater.

The event, coordinated by DanceFest, is a unique, two-weekend experience for dancers to take master classes in seven different genres taught by international faculty and then perform original choreography on one of the world’s greatest dance stages.

For information about Studio D, call 860-350-2900.