The Ridgefield School of Dance is noted for its excellence and focus on technique, professional environment and commitment to small class size.
The dance curriculum serves both the pre-professional student and the recreational dancer in Classical Ballet and Pointe. The Jazz and Modern Programs, including Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap and Musical Theater Dance are designed to address the levels of each student. Adult classes in Ballet, Tap, and NIA are also available.
The school presents two performances each year; The Nutcracker in December and full-length classical ballets for the annual, year-end performance. Ballets in our repertoire include Alice in Wonderland, The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, Cinderella and Les Sylphides. Recent productions have also included selections from Paquita, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet.
Summer programs include an Int / Adv and Advanced Ballet Intensives in June, Young Dancers’ Workshop and Summer Sprites in July and Intermediate and Advanced Jazz “Boot Camp” in August. These programs give dancers a chance to work on strengthening their technique in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical & Modern.
Advanced students are encouraged to audition for summer programs throughout the country. Our dancers have been accepted to the Pacific North west Ballet, Joffrey and Bolshoi Intensive Summer Programs, Alvin Alley, Walnut Hill in Boston, Steps Summer Program in New York City, The American Academy of Dance in Purchase, NY and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Summer Intensive
– Pre-professional and recreational classes in ballet:
8 graded levels in classical ballet
4 levels in pointe
– Modern / Contemporary
– Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre dance
– Summer Dance
– Adult Ballet, NIA and GPS (Grace, Posture and Strength)