Had To Be There Productions presents

Event Choreography

Dance Background

Kelly started her lifelong love affair with dance at the tender age of two and began teaching just ten short years later. She continued her dance education through high school, under the direction of Laurie Dunnay and Joe Vilane. Aside from teaching dance and drama to elementary school students, Kelly also served as the Dance Program Coordinator at CT boarding school. She has choreographed dozens of student stage productions and taught various styles of dance to pupils of all skill levels. Previous choreography credits include Mathewson Elementary School Drama Club, DGS Arts Department, Gotta Dance Summer Theater Workshops, Jonathan Law High School Drama Club, multiple flashmobs, various talent shows and showcases, several bride and groom first dances, and many many more!

"If you can walk, you can dance!"



Add some flair to your big event with a "spontaneous" dance number! We'll take care of the choreography and rehearsals, guaranteed to dazzle your audience!

Private Lessons

Whether you're worried about looking casual for your first dance as husband and wife, or just want to brush up on your skills, ask about our private lessons made to fit your schedule!

Stage & Screen

School, camp, community theather, independent films... if your production is in need of a choreographer, look no further! We'll design showstopping numbers sure to be a hit!

Previous Events

Staff Talent Show

The students loved watching their teachers in this adaptation of the Evolution of Dance!

Milford Flashmob 2011

A little dark and a little crowded, but this group thrilled onlookers at the annual tree-lighting ceremony!

Woodmont Day 2012

The Evolution of Dance returned in 2012 to surprise guests of Woodmont Day!


Dance lessons and flashmob rehearsals start at $50 per session with each session lasting 60-90 minutes! As each production may vary, so might the cost.
Contact us today to discuss your needs to receive a personalized estimate!

Contact Us

Had To Be There Productions
Stratford, CT
Kelly Baccash, Owner/Operator

Phone: (203) 345-5663
Fax: (203) 485-6738

Email: contact@hadtobethereproductions.com




Stage & Screen

"Thank you very much for the excellent guidance you provided our daughter this semester! Our son was in your class about 10 years ago, too. You are amazing and talented, we look forward to your next masterpiece!" - Toshi Milford, CT

Private Dance Lessons

"My wife and I contacted Kelly to help with our first dance. Her patience and sense of humor made it easy, relaxed and fun to learn the steps so we didn't look like fools on our wedding day. She listened to what we wanted and made it happen!" - Jon Waterbury, CT

About Us

Had To Be There Productions is your one-stop shop to make your next event unforgettable. We'll have your guests telling their friends that they just "had to be there!"

Video memoirs, invitations, desserts, event choreography, custom crafts, digital conversions, video editing, and no-cost vacation planning services available.

Contact us today for more information or to start planning your next event!