Educational programs

Connections Dance Theater is a 501(C)(3) Tax exempt corporation, based in New Jersey. It was founded in 1998 by Artistic Director Liliana Attar,


 CDT is committed to serving the community with high quality arts/educational programs,  the las past years only through  the educational branch "Creative Bridges for Language Learning Institute" :


We offer:


Performances: Spanish is live!!!


Artist-in- Residence programs K-12:  Dance an Culture as a tool for Language Learning", Creative Bridges for Language Learning" ' Tango and Culture"


Professional development for World Language, ESL, bilingual, dual and Language Arts teachers : "Creative Ideas For Language Learning" Dance an Culture as a tool for Language Learning", Creative Bridges for Language Learning"


Student-teacher workshop" Effective Early Language Learning"


Spanish immersion program in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Liliana Attar is the Director of Creative Bridges for Language Learning Institute,  "2005 New Jersey State Winner of a National Civic Star Award Program". She received a B.A in Early Childhood Education and a B.A in Arts in Education, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has taught professionally  all levels for more than twenty-five years. She has performed children plays, her own choreography and other works in Argentina and the United States.

She was the Artistic Director of Connections Dance Theater, a professional Dance company for eigth years  

She created an innovative new language acquisition methodology "Creative Bridges for Language Learning™".  Liliana is the creator of the DVD series “Spanish is Alive!” for parents, children and Spanish educators. Liliana directs  SSpanish immersion program in Argentina, Artist-In-Residence, performances, professional development programs, consultation and conferences nationwide
"You have put together an exhilarating arts-in-education program that teach cross culture and language acquisition while giving young people an exuberant experience in dance and theater. We acknowledge your unusual ability to get young people to reach across the personal and cultural divides and recognize the terrific entrepreneurial quality of the work you are doing in supporting the professional development of teachers."
David Grant, Executive Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The most beneficial workshop within the last two days of this conference.

Antoinette Teller, St. Michael, NY


"I am a better teacher because of this program. I feel renewed and excited to return to my classroom with my new treasure chest of information. Gracias por compartir la pasión! “
Debora Carballo, NY, August, 2007 
"Attar's creativity and ability to gather an art community have made her a positive force in our dance/education area."
Nicole Plett, U.S. 1 Newspaper

Creative Bridges for language Learning


contact us CONNECTIONNS DANCE THEATER 10 SANTINA CT,LAWRENCEVILLE,NJ,08648 (609)895-2981 creativebridgesinstitute@yahoo.com