Do, re, mi, fa…so your years spent singing the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle has instilled a love for music in your child? If they aspire to be the next Justin Bieber then signing your child up for singing or dancing classes might be a good idea. Lucky for you, there are many voice and dance instructors in the Hartford County area that can help your talented performer progress.
Connecticut Concert Ballet has studios located in Manchester and Windsor with dance training offered for ages 3 and up. While it appears their primary focus is on ballet they do feature other styles such as jazz. They are also known for their annual production of the Nutcracker. You have time to check out their website now for more information on how to take part in this great show if your little one is so inclined.
Summit Studios, a performing arts center in Manchester, provides high-training music and vocal lessons to students of all ages and levels. They also have training for stage performers and dancers with classes formed according to age. The specialty areas include hip hop and ballet. Tuition is prorated depending on your class start date and they have a few packages left for the fall session.
The Hartt School, part of the University of Hartford, has many great programs available for children. They offer dance and vocal instruction as well as a choral ensemble. Their dance program is available for toddler and pre-k up to pre-professional. Check the website to see which program best suits your needs.
If you’re interested in finding other types of dance than the typical ones chosen there are many options like Shamrock Dance Studio with locations in West Hartford and Plainville that is a premier dance studio for Irish step dance instruction. Your child ages 4 and up can also learn to dance like a Bollywood Star to traditional Indian Music at Dance with Mahi in South Windsor.
So grab your child and put on their dancing shoes. It's time to sing!
Originally published 9/17/2012.