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Dance Programs at The Hartt Community Division

Come experience the joy of movement.



You’re invited to our dance open house!

Location: Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, Conn.

Wednesday, August 17
3–6 p.m.

Saturday, August 27
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

» Free sample classes for children 3–14 years old

» Meet our dynamic faculty

» Tour our state-of-the-art facilities

» Speak with our administrative staff

» Dance classes for ages 3 and up

Students interested in the preprofessional classical ballet program should contact Amanda Kilpatrick at 860.768.6000. Placement appointments will be scheduled August 4–26, 2016.

» Ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, composition, and dance conditioning

» Preprofessional classical ballet program

» Adult and boys classes

» Opportunities to participate in The Nutcracker

» Professional faculty

» State-of-the-art facilities

» Payment plans available

» Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance

Classes begin Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Financial aid is available through our Fund for Access program, Boys Scholarships, and Talent Identification Program.


It feels great! Hartt Community Division (HCD) Dance Department classes are taught in beautiful, spacious studios. Our teachers are experienced, dedicated, and can truly impart the deep satisfactions of studying dance. HCD offers a wide range of classes for  all levels, interests and ages. Studios are located at the Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, Conn.

For young children, we offer a Toddler and Pre-K program and a Children's Program, which  includes ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop classes. Students age 7 interested in ballet may choose to study once or twice per week which will prepare young dancers for HCD’s Pre-Professional Program

The Pre-Professional Program is designed for students at more advanced levels of technique, artistry and etiquette. Serious pre-professional dancers can prepare themselves for further collegiate studies and/or a career and life in dance.

Adults will find weekly classes in many styles in our Adult Dance Program--including ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical jazz. In fact, we offer walk-ins for most adult dance classes--and you can try a class for free! 


Explore our dance pages for more information about programs we are offering this year. Additional inquiries can be directed to the Hartt Community Division Dance Department at (860) 768-6000 or dancedesk@hartford.edu.

Hartford Studio: Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, Conn

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