Contemporary Dance Classes in Fairfield, CT

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At D’Valda & Sirico, anyone can learn contemporary dance

Our Contemporary dance classes fuse various styles of modern dance, ballet, and jazz. Each class begins with a warmup focusing on contractions, releases, suspensions, and isolations. Center work includes elements designed to help students explore spatial awareness, grounding, and partnering. To register for this class, students should have basic dance knowledge.

Our Approach to Contemporary Dance Classes

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Dance Lessons Should Be Fun!

We realize that your initial fascination with contemporary dance is what leads you to our school, but it’s the enjoyment and thrill of movement that keeps you returning. Our goal is for every student to absolutely LOVE their contemporary dance lessons, embarking on a rewarding journey of growth and self-discovery. We put the “fun” into the fundamentals of contemporary dance!

Our skilled team expertly combines high-quality contemporary dance education with a creative, student-oriented approach. This gives students the space to discover and nurture their passion for movement and contemporary dance. Whether you’re stepping into a dance studio for the first time or you’re an experienced dancer, our instructors are ready to help you advance quickly toward your goals, while making sure you have a delightful and stimulating experience.

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.

Are there any performance opportunities for the students?

Absolutely! We believe in celebrating the progress and achievements of our dancers. Throughout the year, we organize exciting recitals and performances where the students can showcase their newfound dance skills to family and friends. It’s a fantastic way to build confidence and create lasting memories.

When should my child start contemporary dance 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 contemporary dance classes?

Contemporary dance classes improve physical fitness, enhance flexibility and coordination, boost creativity and self-expression, and provide a way to release stress and improve mental well-being.

How often are the classes held?

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

What’s the dress code for contemporary dance lessons.

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

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.