Ballet Classes in Fairfield, CT

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At D’Valda & Sirico, anyone can learn to dance ballet

Our Ballet classes are built upon excellence established by the Royal Academy of Dancing, an international organization with over 90 years of dedication to quality in Ballet education. The method is effective, safe and progressive. The Academy’s syllabus is known worldwide for being particularly sensitive to the training of young children. Ballet classes incorporate classical training, character work, and free movement to help students develop confidence and a sense of self-expression. Pointe and repertoire are also included in the well-rounded syllabus.

Our Approach to Ballet Classes

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Dance Lessons Should Be Fun!

We know that an interest in dance may be what first brings you into our school – but having fun is what keeps you coming back! Our goal is for every student to LOVE their dance lessons as they embark on a rewarding journey of progress and discovery. We put the “fun” in fundamentals!

Our knowledgeable staff blends a high standard of dance education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the piano. Whether it’s your first time in a dance studio or you’re a seasoned dancer, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the dance. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including safe stretching, technique, vocabulary, and choreography. We believe that thoughtful instruction is essential to dance development and safeguards students from injury.

Once the fundamentals are in place, you can design your journey. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing your dance and exploring different styles and programs. Learn with us as we infuse elements of performance throughout the year along with year-end recitals into our well-rounded approach to fostering dance excellence.

Start Your Dance Class with Excellent ANNUAL Prices!

Weekly

1 Class/Week

$900

Annually

Our annual season is based on 36 weeks plus rehearsals.

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Weekly

2 Classes/Week

$1800

Annually

Our annual season is based on 36 weeks plus rehearsals.

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Weekly

3 Classes/Week

$2445

Annually

Our annual season is based on 36 weeks plus rehearsals.

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“They have a professional staff, handpicked by the directors for their skills and performance experience. The music center was a bonus for me for my daughter’s interest in playing piano and performing in concert, all coordinated thru this one inclusive studio.”

— Lorraine Fantegrossi

“You can’t sing one note or dance one step without all the teachers noticing you because everyone at studio gets noticed. I love being a part of the Competition team. It keeps me busy in a good way and the extra classes are also amazing.”

— Ashley Meyerson

“My children are learning dance and music from the best in the business but more importantly, they are learning independence, grace, courage, stamina and kindness.”

— Keri O’Conner

Starting dance is as easy as 1-2-3!

Together we explore students’ dance goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start dancing! Parents get progress updates as we prepare for performances.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the qualifications and experience of the dance instructors?

Our team is comprised of passionate and qualified professionals. All teachers participate in our classroom training and background checks. Many have performance experience and/or relevant degrees and are passionate about sharing their love for the art form with the next generation.

Do you offer classes for older students and pre-professional dancers?

Yes, we provide vigorous, high-quality training for older students and pre-professional dancers alongside our program for young ballet dancers.

When should my child start ballet classes?

Many dancers start class as young as preschool age, but dance is an activity that can be started at any age.

What are the benefits of ballet for young children?

The benefits of ballet for young children include improved coordination, social skills, and self-expression. 

How often are ballet classes held?

We offer weekly ballet classes. You can see our schedule here.

What should my child wear to class and what should we bring?

You can learn more about the dance attire for the classes here

How can I support my child’s ballet learning?

Support your child’s ballet learning by practicing basic movements at home, incorporating music into playtime, and celebrating their dance experiences.

Do you offer private lessons?

The studio offers private dance lessons to give students that one on one attention. Preparation for college auditions, theater auditions and to help students to gain confidence, strength and technique.

Are there placement classes for students?

Yes. We provide evaluations for current students and appointments for assessments for new students to ensure students are enrolled in the appropriate level for their skills and experience.

Are there any opportunities for older students to participate in workshops or master classes?

Yes! We regularly post workshops and masterclasses with guest artists and industry professionals tailored to our more serious students. Career counseling and guidance are also offered to dancers aspiring to pursue professional careers, including audition preparation and industry insights.