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Register Now for Fall Dance Classes

posted Jul 25, 2019, 12:31 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 6:48 PM ]
Our Dance Program offers a wide variety of classes for all ages and skill levels. Classes begin September 3rd; it is strongly suggested not to wait to register as classes fill quickly. Classes for ages 3 & up include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Teen Lyrical, Adult Lyrical Jazz, Teen Contemporary, Modern, Broadway Dance, Pop-Pilates Tap, and Pointe. 

Students train in one of the finest dance spaces in Fairfield County and have the unique opportunity to participate in multiple performances throughout the year. In the introductory program for ages three to five, students explore rhythm, music, creative expression and basic coordination skills in addition to dance vocabulary and basic positions. For intermediate and advanced level students, the focus is on technique and creative exploration. Adult students enjoy opportunities to work at their own level.

The DAC Weatherstone Studio is utilized for classes, but also converts to a full black box
performance space, giving DAC students more performance opportunities than any other dance program in the area. Junior and Senior Dance Companies perform in all DAC Dance productions and at other venues in and around Connecticut. Following are many of the performance opportunities for DAC dance students.

Scenes from the Nutcracker (December) This one hour DAC tradition is comprised of excerpts from
this classic ballet. It is a wonderful introduction to seeing live ballet and also features an original
narration that brings the story to life.
Dancefest at the Palace Theatre (January) DAC students take master classes and workshops with
other students from across Fairfield County. This local convention culminates in a performance with
all participating students on the iconic Stamford stage.
So We Think We Can Dance (January) Members of the DAC Senior Company produce, direct and
choreograph an exciting evening of dance performed by their peers.
Original Spring Ballet (April) Students demonstrate their technique and storytelling abilities in
original DAC ballets written and choreographed by Dance Director, Bonnie Gombos.
Junior Spring Recital (May) The DAC's littlest ballerinas take the stage in this production designed
just for them. This recital demonstrates their new found abilities and puts them front and center for
being the stars that they are.
Senior Spring Recital (June) Intermediate and advanced dancers give their final showcase of the
season in this jam packed performance on the Darien High School stage.
Bi-Annual Summer at Disney World (June) 2020 is the next year for the opportunity to perform at
Disney World in Orlando Florida. Students in intermediate and advanced levels spread their joy
throughout the Magic Kingdom.

The DAC Dance program has a long history of fostering cohesiveness as a “Dance family”, accurately portrayed in the following DAC Dance student testimonial: “Dancing at the DAC has played such a huge part in my growing up. The dancers and the teachers create a sense of community that really makes you feel like you belong while also pushing you to work hard through exercise with team work and respect.” (Eva L.)

For questions, please call the DAC office at (203) 655-8683 or email DAC Dance Director Bonnie Gombos at bonnie@darienarts.org.