Study dance at The Hartt School Community Division
The University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division (HCD) is committed to excellence in a warm, friendly, nurturing, inclusive, and diverse environment for all—students, faculty, families, and administration. Our ideals of respect, dignity, personal enrichment, and a professional approach are at the foundation of all that we do every day. At HCD, students of all ages and abilities come together to create, explore, and excel through the performing arts.
HCD dance classes are held in the spacious studios of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Hartford, Conn., close by the University of Hartford’s main campus. Classes are offered for students ages 3 through adult and are taught by an experienced and knowledgeable professional faculty. The program includes both recreational classes for younger children and adults and a conservatory-quality preprofessional program for students beginning at age 8.
The preprofessional dance program offers a comprehensive curriculum of technical training, repertoire, and performance designed to provide the foundation necessary for future collegiate studies and professional careers.
For those students under the age of 8, or those just beginning their dance experience, HCD offers toddler/pre-k ballet and tap for children ages 3–4, ballet for children ages 5−7, tap for children ages 5−14, hip hop for children ages 6−14, and jazz for children ages 9 through teen.
Classes for teen and adult dancers include ballet, jazz, and tap.
Handel Performing Arts Center copyright Robert Benson Photography