Dance Companies and Schools

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Dance Companies and Schools

Ballet School of Stamford

Performance Dance Adult Beginning Intermediate Ballet Classes

Ongoing Adult Beginning Intermediate classes: Tuesday @ 10:30am at The Ballet School of Stamford ( and Saturday @ 5:00pm at the Greenwich Arts Council (

Classes are taught by industry veteran Nancy Schwartz who has danced professionally in national ballet and modern dance companies for the past thirty years. Classes are musically based, combined with stretch and strength exercises for the adult. Classes are fun and educational, and welcome a large span in ages and varying degrees of training. Nancy continues her studies in New York City, and Connecticut. A long strength building barre of one hour is followed by well-rounded slow to quick movements in the center.

“Ballet for the Adult? Why Not! It’s the best exercise for the WHOLE body. In an age of constant self examination…what can we do to improve ourselves? What is a proven mind and fitness system that will nourish and build health, and provide hours of fun and engaging study… The answer amazingly is Adult Ballet. There are so many wonderful benefits to ballet class work. Adult ballet is proven as an anti-aging activity: it increases brain cell growth, improves overall health, reduces stress and builds your social network”, says Nancy Schwartz.

Please contact, or 203-855-1118

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Belly Dance by Tava

Chi Dancentre
44 Main St., 3rd Fl., Westport, CT

Sundays 12:30-1:30pm (ongoing)
For beginners through advanced students. The goal of this class is to increase stamina and refine technique. Tava has 10 years experience with this beautiful art form and 200 students of all ages and body types. First class is free. $20 per class (discount packages available). For additional classes and information, go to

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Company ‘N Tempo Theatre & Dance Centre

Company ‘N Tempo Strives To…

Foster the appreciation and participation in the Performing Arts by encouraging the development of disciplined, critical, and creative thinkers. Our teaching objective is for the student to learn and build on basic fundamental concepts by becoming balanced in technique, style, presentation, creativity, and history.

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Connecticut Ballet/Zig Zag Ballet

Connecticut Ballet is the state’s professional ballet company. The company’s artistic mission is the presentation of the highest quality professional classical and contemporary ballet. Connecticut Ballet develops future artists and audiences through its affiliated school, Connecticut Ballet Center andCenter for Dance Education, serving all ages and backgrounds to develop a greater appreciation for the dance art form.

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D.A.N.C.E by Kristin

109B Main Street
(behind Carol & Company)
Collinsville, CT 06019

Every Wednesday, 7:15pm-8:15pm
Every Saturday, 10:00am-11:00am

Birthday Parties
Welcome to the world of stress free birthday party planning! You tell us how much planning you want to do; we take care of the rest. Need an idea? We are here to help! Birthday parties will be held at the studio with D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin staff, so that you can enjoy your child’s birthday (or your own!!!).

Please contact Kristin Vilardi at or 860-380-0702 if you have any questions.

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Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Eastern Connecticut Ballet is the home of classical ballet training in the heart of Southeastern Connecticut. Celebrating almost three decades of excellence, ECB offers the highest caliber instruction in ballet, pointe, modern, character, jazz and adaptive dance for students ages 3 to pre-professional and adult. We offer performance opportunities like our annual Nutcracker and Spring Showcases, challenging students to reach their full potential as dancers and artists.

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Full Force Dance Theatre

Full Force Dance Theatre has presented modern dance to audiences of all ages, coast to coast since 1992.  Originally formed in San Diego, California, it’s mission has been to promote the creative vision of its director and primary choreographer, Katie Stevinson-Nollet; to present high quality, creative and innovative work by both professionally distinguished choreographers as well as up and coming young artists to the community in accessible and affordable programs; to explore the creative process of dance making; to develop the collaborative process between dancers, choreographer, and musicians; and to provide professional experience, training, and performance opportunities to local Hartford dancers.

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Taught by Chloe Carlson/GUSTO Dance

Class offers a thorough warmup followed by spacious, vigorous phrases. The movement is inspired by an array of influences–primarily by release and Limon. We focus on the joys of dancing and participating in a movement community, and cultivating individual artistry.  Previous dance experience strongly recommended.

For more information email or see GUSTO Dance’s Facebook page

Time: Sundays 11-12:15
Location: Jazzercise Studio, 186 Main Street, Old Saybrook. CT
Cost: $10/class

MBDT: MB Dance Theater

MBDT: MB Dance Theater is a dance performance troupe, under the artistic direction of Megan Boyd, to promote innovative contemporary dance and performance in the CT community.

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MiXt Co. Class + Performance Project

Ongoing open classes with an outstanding rotation of contemporary guest artists. Seasonal performance project, Summer Dance Retreats and FREE performances offer an outlet steeped in process and consistent practice and valued by dancers. Our signature MiXt Co. program is designed for experienced adult dancers, though participants from a variety of movement backgrounds are welcome and celebrated. We hold programing for young children through our mini mix program and for older children through our Contemporary Master Class series for 10-14 year olds. During this time, given Covid restrictions, we continue to connect through virtual classes and occasional outdoor classes, as weather and space allows.

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Modern Dance by Annie Sailer

taught by Annie Sailer

Adults of all ages welcome!!

Beginning Level: Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7 pm
Beginning / Intermediate Level: Fridays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

COST: 10 class card: $150.00; single class: $18.00

ANNIE SAILER studio space
Erector Square, Building 2, 1st. floor, studio D
319 Peck Street, New Haven

For more information email

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New Haven Ballet

NHB’s Shared Ability program will provide weekly dance classes for differently abled young people aged 10+ years. We are committed to reaching as many differently abled people in the community who wish to participate as possible and will not turn away any student due to an inability to pay.

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Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dance school, is nationally recognized as a “distinguished, high achieving, pre-professional performing arts school” that “nurtures young dance artists in strong movement technique.” We are dedicated to educating and encouraging students to become knowledgeable, passionate, thinking artists.

Students of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance learn technique, artistry, and creativity…develop the skills of self-discipline, teamwork, and confidence…and aspire to performance opportunities in The Nutcracker, Ridgefield Civic Ballet, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Junior Dance Ensemble, college dance programs, and professional dance careers.

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River Valley Dance Project

Dance Classes

Instruction by Linalynn Schmelzer, Director of the River Valley Dance Project, students engage in floor work and technical exercises to improve their full-body fluidity, artistic expression, and improvisational skills. This class is energetic and encourages creativity for the adult beginner to the experienced mover.

Learn More:   Link: RVDP


Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Virtual Classes Offered On Zoom.

Donation: $5-$10

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Scapegoat Garden

Scapegoat Garden is a Hartford-based creative vehicle for dance making and curatorial processes that are rooted in the power of the expressive body, place, and collaborative and interdisciplinary creative processes. Founded by Deborah Goffe in 2002, Scapegoat Garden strives to contribute to the ongoing evolution of contemporary dance as a viable American art form by exemplifying and nurturing the innovation of local dance ecologies. This is accomplished by forging relationships with artists and communities, helping people see, create and contribute to a greater vision of ourselves, each other, and the places we call home. The company’s repertory has been presented in festivals and venues internationally and throughout the region including: Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Real Art Ways, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Provincetown Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival in Maine, Boston Center for the Arts, New York Live Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, DUMBO Dance Festival, Artists of Tomorrow Festival, the 92nd Street Y, and Teatro Cantiere Florida in Florence, Italy.