Dance

The YWCA New Britain School of Dance is the #1 dance studio in New Britain.  We strive to empower our students to build confidence and self-esteem while bringing out the grace and beauty in each of them.  Our goal is to teach our students the discipline and art of dance by exploring the different facets that make it a unique art form.  We promote acceptance of all levels of abilities, while encouraging and fostering leadership in our girls.

YWCA aims to bring out the natural ability in all our dancers and guide them as they develop a technical and creative talent they can be proud of.  Students are grouped within each class according to age and ability and are encouraged to achieve at their own pace.  With our combination of classic dance instruction and imaginative choreography, our dance staff is focused on guiding our dancers in their journey of self-expression and nurturing an appreciation for music, dance, movement, and art.

 Why YWCA

  • In-person and virtual classes

  • Limited class sizes for a safe and personal experience – masks required

  • Dedicated and dynamic staff

  • Artistic and creative choreography

  • Number one dance studio in New Britain!

  • Classes for all levels

  • Encouraging and nurturing atmosphere

  • Safety precautions and protocols such as temperature checks, screening questions, mask wearing, social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting of the building to prevent the spread of COVID-19

For more information on our dance classes, contact Chris Kuzia at 860-225-4681 x213 or ckuzia@ywcanewbritain.org.


 

YWCA New Britain School of Dance's annual recital is being held Saturday, June 12 at The Shell at Walnut Hill Park. Tickets are now on sale!

Show 1 begins at 12:00 p.m., Show 2 begins at 2:30 p.m., and Show 3 begins at 3:30 p.m. Please select the showtime(s) you will be attending during checkout.

Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased online. Please save your email confirmation to show as your ticket at the recital.

The recital rain date is Sunday, June 13. Showtimes would remain the same and tickets would be honored for the rain date.

 


 

Summer Session

Registration is now open for summer classes. A four-week session will run on Saturdays from July 3 to July 24.

Twinkle Toes (ages 3 - 4) 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Tap & Ballet (ages 5 - 7) 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Hip Hop (ages 8 - 10) 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

 


 

Procedures & Protocols

The YWCA School of Dance is OPEN! We are taking a series of precautions to protect our members and staff from COVID-19. Read more about the precautions YWCA New Britain has implemented to keep you healthy and safe in English, Spanish, or Arabic.


 

“I love dancing at the YWCA because it is a second home to me. I know it is a place where I am accepted and able to be myself. Everyone here supports each other and every week I can’t wait to go to dance class.”

-Elizabeth Farrell

“I love dance because I have become more comfortable with expressing myself and it has become a second family to me.”

- Claire Palin

"I love to dance at the YWCA because of the diverse people and the friendships I have formed."

- Gabrielle Fulton


 

YWCA Dance Team

YWCA New Britain's award-winning School of Dance offers our students a way to take their training to the next level as part of our competitive dance team.  Dance team members participate in additional classes, intensive training, optional private lessons, and various performance opportunities in Connecticut and surrounding states to build their confidence.  The dance team stresses discipline, perseverance, and good sportsmanship.  Learn more.


 

Meet Our Instructors

Linda began her dance journey right here at the YWCA taking tap, ballet, and jazz classes right up through the end of high school.  After a 10 year hiatus, during which she graduated from UConn, got married, and started a family, the stage called her back home to the YWCA. She had come to adore the beauty of ballet, so upon her return she came back to pointe classes, learning new things that would later help her develop her own teaching style. Rising to the rank of teacher, Linda brings her passion for the art, a creative flare to her choreography, and a genuine love for her students. Linda’s goal each year is to inspire her students and cultivate that sense of community that brings her, and her family, to the YWCA.  Meet our instructors

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