THE DANCE PROGRAM offers a wide variety of classes for all ages and levels in what is considered to be one of the best dance spaces in Fairfield County. The studio features a resilient hardwood floor, excellent lighting and enclosed reception/waiting area. The DAC Dance program is one of the largest in Connecticut, with over 600 students, and also houses the Darien Arts Center’s Martial Arts program.

Our dance curriculum is designed to focus on the joy of dance, first and foremost. Technical proficiency is a goal for dance students as they continue their training. In the introductory program for ages three–five, students explore rhythm, music, creative expression and basic coordination skills in addition to dance vocabulary and positions. Classes for intermediate and advanced level students focus on technique but always include creative exploration.

The thriving Martial Arts program has produced many black belts and has instilled discipline, healthy work habits and values to many students. Our objective is to provide an enriching learning experience that the students will carry with them throughout their lives.

Returning and new Darien Arts Center dance students should register online. We strongly suggest you do not wait to register - classes fill quickly.  

Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient registration within the first two weeks. Class placement is at instructor's discretion.

January 22, 2018 

May 25, 2018

June 4, 2018

For further information about classes or our DanceAbilities program, call 203.655.8683 or email

We strongly recommend ballet in conjunction with other technique classes for our students. Please arrive to all classes on time. Parents are asked to escort children in and out of the dance studio. DAC cannot be responsible for children in the parking lot at any time.


  • Erika Caputo - CHAIR
  • Kristen Anderson
  • Kristen Budny
  • Beth Camp
  • Carolyn Cavolo
  • Sue Clark
  • Marci Dancy
  • Cindy DeForest
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • Sabina Harris
  • Doreen Keever
  • Karen Kunz
  • Laurie Lane
  • Marie Maccarone
  • Victoria Marsh
  • Victoria Mirabile
  • Tesha Repsher
  • Julie Richards
  • Katherine Roche
  • Gail Samuel
  • Beth Seeman
  • Jeanette Sucre
  • Kim Swift
  • Anne Thomas
  • Inger Vilter
  • Susan Wood