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Jill Hancock

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Jill Hancock- Director- A Common Ground Community Arts Center, Co-Director- Danbury Arts In Action began her career over 30 years ago teaching for Ona-May School of Dance in Danbury CT. Ms. Hancock holds a certificate from New Visions Dance Project, a program set up by Alvin Ailey for people with disabilities. She has performed professionally with Maloney Productions and had her New York debut with New Dance Collective, a modern jazz company that she worked with for four years. Her choreography has been seen throughout the tri-state area and in performances for Gallaudet University and Muscle Mania World Competitions. She has been owner/director of A Common Ground for 15 years bringing a variety of Arts programs to people of all ages from the Danbury area and beyond. She is Co-director of Danbury Arts In Action, a program that works with at risk youth, providing opportunity for these young people of our community to grow into healthy and happy individuals. Director A Common Ground acommonground.net Co-Director Danbury Arts In Action danburyartsinaction.org

Jill Hancock's Contributions

  1. A Common Ground Owner Fights For Survival Of Danbury Community Arts Center

    A Common Ground Owner Fights For Survival Of Danbury Community Arts Center

    DANBURY, Conn. — "If you build it, they will come:" The owner and creative director of A Common Ground in Danbury lives that philosophy from the movie "Field Of Dreams."  And they did come when Danbury native Jill Hancock, a lifelong dancer, opened the community center in 1999 to provide the downtown area with a rich array of the arts.Hancock, who grew up taking ...

  2. Danbury's Common Ground Invites Kids To Put The Fun In Yoga

    Danbury's Common Ground Invites Kids To Put The Fun In Yoga

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Denise Nobile, founder of Youth Nation Yoga, will host a family yoga and mindfulness event at A Common Ground in Danbury.It will be Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. Children from ages 4 to 12 are welcome.This one hour, all levels family class will explore standing poses, sun salutations, partner poses, breathing and relaxation techniques and interactive yoga ...

  3. Singer Don Lowe Performs At A Common Ground For Danbury Fundraiser

    Singer Don Lowe Performs At A Common Ground For Danbury Fundraiser

    DANBURY, Conn. – The Monthly Coffeehouse at A Common Ground to benefit Danbury Arts in Action will feature singer-songwriter Don Lowe on Saturday at 9 p.m.Lowe’s songs reflect a varied past from his roots in rural North Dakota through the streets of the New York City theatrical world to the more stable, none-the-less bustling, print industry. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for open mic ...

  4. Danbury's A Common Ground Offers Summer Yoga Camp For Youths

    Danbury's A Common Ground Offers Summer Yoga Camp For Youths

    DANBURY, Conn. – Youths will have the opportunity to take part in a yoga summer camp Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, from 9-11 a.m. at A Common Ground Community Arts Center in Danbury. Led by Denise Nobile, registered children’s yoga teacher at Youth Nation Yoga, the camp includes mindfulness activities, yoga postures, partner poses, yoga games, relaxation activities, and arts ...

  5. Danbury's Trailer Box Project Features Bethel Artist Honorah O’Neill

    Danbury's Trailer Box Project Features Bethel Artist Honorah O’Neill

    DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury’s Trailer Box Project will introduce “Chimera,” a new interactive solo exhibition by Bethel artist Honorah O’Neill with an opening reception Saturday from 5-7 p.m.The hands-on exhibit featuring life-sized creatures with mix and match parts will run through Saturday, March 26. “As an artist, Honorah O’Neill often utilizes her anthropological background to bring ...

  6. St. Patrick’s Day With Danbury's A Common Ground Includes Dancing

    St. Patrick’s Day With Danbury's A Common Ground Includes Dancing

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A Common Ground Community Arts & Dance Center, in Danbury, is hosting a St. Patrick's Day event on Thursday, March 17.The event includesIrish group dancing -- and a free introductory lesson,cupcakes and treats to benefit the studio, anda contest with prizes.Donations are accepted but not required. The event will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A Common Ground is located at ...

  7. Danbury's Trailer Box Project Sleigh Station To Benefit Ann's Place

    Danbury's Trailer Box Project Sleigh Station To Benefit Ann's Place

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Trailer Box Project will welcome stressed holiday shoppers to relax and enjoy some good cheer during “Sleigh Station,” an open house on Dec. 13 that celebrates the gallery's immersive exhibit of artist-­made ornaments displayed within a fantastical forest. The Trailer Box Project, a project space and gallery in Danbury, is dedicated to assisting groundbreaking ...

  8. Bethel Sing-Along Program Features My Dad's Truck And Santa

    Bethel Sing-Along Program Features My Dad's Truck And Santa

    BETHEL, Conn. -- The 21st annual “Children of Christmas,” a free sing-along holiday program led by local acoustic trio My Dad’s Truck, with special guests Bonnie Wisnowski and Santa, will take place Sunday at Molten Java Coffeehouse in Bethel.Host Bill Wisnowski of Danbury will be joined by his daughter Bonnie of Philadelphia and his My Dad’s Truck bandmates--Susan Lang of Woodbury and ...

  9. Danbury Holds Yoga For Scoliosis Workshop

    Danbury Holds Yoga For Scoliosis Workshop

    DANBURY, Conn. --A yoga for scoliosis workshop will be conducted from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Yoga Culture in Danbury.This class is for students of all levels with any type of scoliosis, including students who have had corrective surgery with rod implementation and/or spinal fusion. Students will gain valuable experience addressing their specific type of scoliosis.This class will be ...

  10. Danbury Arts In Action Fundraiser Features Members Of Sans Cherubs

    Danbury Arts In Action Fundraiser Features Members Of Sans Cherubs

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The monthly benefit coffeehouse at A Common Ground in Danbury on Saturday will feature Wendy Cahill and Dan Higgins, who serve up eclectic bluesy folk with a generous side of sarcasm. As members and songwriters of one of the region's well-known folk bands, Sans Cherubs, they have shared the stage with artists ranging from The Violent Femnes and Eric Burdon to Catie ...

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