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Dance network 2/1/18

Getaway Dance Collective Successfully Created a New Kind of Dance Community

A few weeks ago, I wrote about two friends, Madeleine Bokan and Erin Dooley, who came together to create Getaway Dance Collective (GDC), which is a concept that offers “ex-dancers” a new dance community through weekend retreats. I was so impressed with their ideas, preparations, and mission for the event that I wanted to update all our readers about the first GDC retreat and talk about the next retreat in the spring.....CONTINUE READING





Dance network 1/10/18

Getaway Dance Collective Offers a New Community for Past Dancers

I started dancing when I was 3-years-old, and stopped at age 18 due to scoliosis. Just because I stopped dancing though, my passion for it never went away. Madeleine Bokan found herself in this same place after high school when she quit her dance training regime to move to New York City for college...Getaway Dance Collective is a concept she created with her friend, Erin Dooley, which offers “ex-dancers” a new dance community through weekend retreats....CONTINUE READING

Saratoga Today 1/5/18 

Dancing Duo Return to Native Saratoga Springs to Launch Dance Retreat

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Madeleine Bokan grew up dancing at Saratoga City Ballet. Her college studies at Fordham University took her to New York City, and subsequently on to her current position as a sales manager for a start-up publisher. Her love of dancing remained strong. She searched for an outlet.  

Inspired, Bokan re-connected with fellow Saratoga City Ballet dancing alum Erin Dooley who has continues her pursuit of a dancing career, dancing at Joffrey Ballet School and Alvin Ailey School. The duo co-founded Getaway Dance Collective and this month will launch their first retreat in their native Saratoga Springs...CONTINUE READING

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SARATOGIAN 12/27/17 

Getaway Dance Collective creating community of movement

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Madeleine Bokan and Erin Dooley grew up in Saratoga Springs, attending high school together as well as developing a love of dance at Saratoga City Ballet. Though they took different career paths, the two friends have remained in contact, and they recently decided to create Getaway Dance Collective...CONTINUE READING