Dance Classes for Ages 6-12 in Fairfield, CT

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

Building life skills for success. Where our students learn to dance not a dance! We offer classes for all levels from beginner to advanced and recreational.

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, pas de deux and repertoire are also included in the well-rounded syllabus.

Our innovative Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap classes are on the cutting edge combining traditional techniques with today’s latest styles. Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre classes are incorporated to give the student the most exciting, versatile, and extensive training available. Classes offered are all age appropriate, fun and challenging. Our teaching methods you will not find anywhere else because our staff of Master Teachers have developed their own Syllabi in each style of dance. Our teachers on staff are in demand nation-wide and have extensive experience teaching children of all ages and levels.

Jazz and Tap classes offered (one to one and a half hours):

Jazz / Lyrical Jazz / Afro Jazz / Contemporary/ Musical Theatre / Hip Hop / Tap .

Our Approach to Dance Classes for Kids

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Dance Lessons Should Be Fun!

We understand that for 6-12 year-olds, dance is not just about learning steps, but about enjoying the journey and expressing themselves. Our goal is for every student in this age range to absolutely LOVE their dance classes, embarking on an adventurous journey of growth, skill development, and self-expression. We put the “fun” into the fundamental dance steps!

Our skilled team expertly combines comprehensive dance education with a vibrant, youth-focused approach, providing a space for these young dancers to explore their passion for dance. Whether they’re just starting out or continuing to develop their skills, our instructors are ready to guide them in making significant progress, all while ensuring the classes are enjoyable, lively, and enriching.

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.

Dance Groups for Kids


Ages 6-7; develops basic ballet skills and coordination through structured exercises.


Ages 7-8; enhances ballet foundations with increased focus on form and flow.

Grade I

Ages 8-9; introduces structured ballet sequences and proper alignment.

Grade II

Ages 9-11; focuses on refining technique and preparing for pointe work.

Jazz I Junior

Ages 8-9; introduction to jazz dance, focusing on rhythm and style.

Jazz II Junior

Ages 8-9; for experienced dancers, further jazz techniques and complex routines.

Tap II Jr

Ages 8-9; intermediate tap, developing skills and rhythm complexity.

Tap I

Ages 9-12; builds on tap fundamentals with more challenging routines.

Contemp/Lyrical I

Ages 8-12; introduction to contemporary and lyrical dance styles.

Hip Hop

Ages 8-10; further hip hop techniques, encouraging personal style and confidence.

Acro-Conditioning beginner/intermediate

Ages 9-12; combines acrobatics with conditioning for flexibility and strength.

Afro-Jazz I

Ages 8-12; introduction to Afro-Jazz, combining African dance rhythms with jazz techniques.

Start Your Dance Class with Excellent ANNUAL Prices!


1 Class/Week



Our annual season is based on 36 weeks plus rehearsals.

Learn more about affordable packages here.



2 Classes/Week



Our annual season is based on 36 weeks plus rehearsals.

Learn more about affordable packages here.



3 Classes/Week



Our annual season is based on 36 weeks plus rehearsals.

Learn more about affordable packages here.


“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.

Can parents watch or join the kids dance classes?

Yes, parents are welcome to watch the dance classes! We believe in creating a positive and inclusive environment. While direct participation in class may be limited to the dancers, we encourage parents to observe and share in the joy of their child’s dance experience.

What are the fees for your dance classes, and are there any discounts or packages available?

Tuition is based on the season and paid either in one annual fee or monthly installments. You can find all the prices and packages here.

How does the dance school group dancers?

We carefully group dancers based on both age and skill level. This ensures that each class provides an appropriate level of challenge and support for every student. For those interested in a more competitive track, we offer specialized classes and teams, allowing dancers to further advance in their training.

What should my child wear to dance class?

Comfort is key! We recommend dancers wear appropriate dance attire, such as leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. For other dance styles, comfortable activewear and clean, non-marking dance shoes are ideal. Detailed dress code information can be found here.

What dance styles do you offer for kids?

We offer a diverse range of dance styles to spark the creativity and passion of our young dancers. From classical ballet to energetic jazz and modern hip-hop, there’s something for every child to explore and enjoy at D’Valda & Sirico.

How can I support my child’s learning?

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