Fostering excellence through discipline, challenge and joy, The Ridgefield School of Dance is supported by a faculty of current and former professional dancers in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
We offer pre-professional and recreational classes in Classical Ballet and Jazz. In addition to Ballet and Jazz, we offer Pre-Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theater Dance, and adult classes along with Summer Dance Programs as an integral part of our curriculum.
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July Young Dancers Programs &
August Wednesday Workshops
Celebrating 20 years of excellence in dance!
"Twenty years ago Nancy Baldwin Andrews founded the Ridgefield School of Dance and brought her love of dance to hundreds of students as both teacher and director. In July 2014, I purchased the school and together with Artistic Director Jessica Boelts, we brought our excitement, experience and passion to the school while staying true to the authenticity and traditions upon which the school is based. Throughout the years, the school has grown in size and reputation, and this year we are excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Help us celebrate by sharing your favorite memories and photos and we'll feature them on our website and social media. Whether your memory is of a particular lesson (in ballet or even in life!), making a new friend, or a funny anecdote, no memory is too small and we want to hear them all!" - Alison Brown, Executive Director
June 11 - 22
Technique (M-F): 5:00 - 6:30
Strength & Flexibility (M,W,F): 6:45 - 7:30
The two week intermediate and advanced ballet intensives focus on technique and endurance in preparation for off-site summer intensive programs. Classes will take place in the afternoons to accommodate the extended public school year schedule.
Young Dancers' Programs
July 10 - 12 & July 17 - 19 & July 24 - 26
Summer Sprites: 9:30 - 10:45
Senior Sprites: 11:00 - 12:45
Junior Workshop: 1:00 - 3:15
Our Summer Sprites, (ages 3 & 4) and Senior Sprites (ages 5 & 6) programs are specially designed for our youngest dancers. 3 to 6 year old dancers combine imagination and creative play while dancers ages 7+ explore musicality and different rhythms.
August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Ages 7 - 10: 10:30 - 12:15
Ages 10+: 12:30 - 3:30
New this year, our Wednesday Workshops are all about the artistic process of working on different dance techniques in an intensive setting. Each Wednesday in August we offer a morning and afternoon workshop in jazz-based dance.
to all of our dancers, from preballet through company, on a fabulous
20th anniversary performances of
Madeline, Paquita, and Brand New.
Each year, The Ridgefield School of Dance presents a winter and spring performance in which all of the students are encouraged to participate. Out 2018 20th anniversary performance featured MADELINE, an original ballet based on the classic children's book with original choreography by artistic director Jessica Boelts. The Company and Ballet 6 performed the Grand Pas Classique of the classical ballet Paquita. The performance ended with Brand New by the jazz department. It was a fun weekend of dance.