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Weekend Storm and Arrival Advisory

A winter storm warning is now in effect for Hartford County until 7 p.m. Sunday. Residential students are asked to postpone their return to campus to Monday afternoon or, for those whose class schedules allow, Tuesday. Students, please do not travel to and arrive on campus Sunday, and check back here throughout and following the storm for the latest advisories.

Hartt Community Division activities before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday have been canceled. An update will be posted by 10 a.m. Sunday about the status of HCD activities scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and later.

HCD Delayed Opening 1.20.19

Today is Saturday, January 19. All Hartt Community Division activities are running as scheduled.

Due to inclement weather, on Sunday, January 20, all Hartt Community Division activities before 2:30pm have been canceled. An update will be posted at 10am about the status of activities scheduled to start at 2:30pm or later.


Auditioning Tips for the Young Dancer


Posted: May 15, 2017
Although the thought of auditioning can sometimes lead to stress or anxiety on the part of the dancer, knowing what to expect, and how best to prepare, can reduce that anxiety level considerably.  Read More

New in 2017: The Prism Project at The Hartt School Community Division


Posted: April 28 2017
For 90 on 12 Sundays this past winter and early spring, 15 students participated in a brand-new program called The Prism Project here at The Hartt School Community Division.  Read More

Broad-based Skills are the New Normal for Music, Dance Students.


Posted: March 9, 2017
Multi-genre dance study. Broad-based music exposure. Expanded skill sets.  The “best practices” of performing arts students are evolving, and we’re hoping to share some of those new best practices today.
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Summer Study: Why Continuity is Critical


Posted: February 1, 2017
Although summer is often viewed as a time for respite from the rigors of our school-year academic and extracurricular pursuits, it is also viewed by many as a time when the learning process can come to a screeching halt—with potentially significant consequences.  Read More

The Importance of Multi-Genre Dance Study


Posted: January 25, 2017
In this day and age of remarkable and athletic dancers, students hoping for a career in dance need to be versatile and strong to compete in what is a highly competitive atmosphere.  Read More

Gifts and Resolutions: Adult Classes in Music, Dance are Beneficial


Posted: December 8, 2016
Who says the performing arts are just for kids?! We’re suggesting that your 2017 resolutions, or your holiday gift(s) to yourself, include taking classes in music, dance, or whatever your particular interests might be.  Read More

Performing Arts Education for All: The Access Initiative


Posted: October 27, 2016
The Fund for Access awards more than $130,000 in need-based financial assistance to more than 150 Community Division music and dance students from nearly 30 towns in the region, and 100% of donations are used for student scholarships.  Read More

The Many Benefits of Singing Together


Posted: October 21, 2016
Research studies have documented a connection between participation in chorus and improvement in the behavior of children both at home and at school.  Read More

The Joys and Benefits of Participating in an Ensemble


Posted: September 26, 2016
Based on current research, ensembles are now known to have benefits beyond the obvious skill improvement, or talent showcasing.  Read More

Criteria to Consider When Evaluating Private Music Lessons for Your Child


Posted: September 7, 2016
Involving your child with music has been shown to provide them many benefits over the course of their life, with the sheer joy of participation being (we hope!) very near the top.  Read More

Thoughts from Experts on the Value of Early-Childhood Music Instruction


Posted: August 26, 2016
Hear from John Feierabend, Ph.D., retired Hartt School Director-Music Education; and Connie Greenwood, lead teacher for our early-childhood music program.   Read More

Six Amazing Benefits of Dance


Posted: August 5, 2016
Dance performance is both a personal and interactive experience that builds a unique connection between dancers, choreographers, musicians, and audience members.  Read More