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Summer Study

Our summer programs have gone virtual!

The programs below will be offered digitally this summer. Instructions for how to participate from your computer or tablet will be sent to you upon registration. 

Theme Camps | Adult Program | Tune-Up Classes | Pre-K

Click here to learn more about our 2020 Summer Dance Intensive! 

Theme Camps

Theme camps

HCD's summer theme camps include movement and story-telling all based on a weekly theme. Taught by Miss Olivier. Students are encouraged to sign-up for both weeks. 

August 17–21, 2020: Peter Pan

August 24–28, 2020: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. | Monday–Friday

Students must be aged 6–8 by June 1, 2020. 

Tuition: $125 per week

Adult Program

René Olivier, Adult Ballet Instructor
René Olivier, Adult Ballet Instructor

The Adult Summer Program (ages 15+) is designed for teens and adults who are interested in an open enrollment training program at the beginner or intermediate level. Class work strengthens and tones the body, increases flexibility, musicality, balance, and coordination in the context of dance movement.

Summer Ballet: June 16–August 6, 2020

Thursdays: 6:00–7:30 p.m. with Miss Olivier

Drop in classes are available, but not 10 class cards at this time. To drop in, click on the register link below, followed by the drop-in option. 

Summer Repertoire: June 18–August 6, 2020

Thursdays: 7:30–8:00 p.m.with Miss Olivier

Adult Ballet from the Beginning: June 20–August 15, 2020

Never taken a ballet class before but want to start? This is the class for you! Focus on the positions of the arms and feet, ballet vocabulary, elementary barrework, centerwork, allegro, and locomotor movements.

Saturdays: 12:15–1:15 p.m. with Miss Rosner

No class on July 4.


Appropriate dance attire of your choice is acceptable for these classes. A suggested dress code can be found here

Tuition Details

Adult Ballet

Tuition: $120

Adult Repertoire

Tuition: $50

Adult Ballet from the Beginning

Tuition: $150

Tune-Up Classes

Director Sarkis with a level 6 student.
Education Director Sarkis Kaltakhtchian with level 6 students.

Our tune-up classes help to strengthen your technique over the course of the summer break, preparing you to enter your summer intensive training and the fall season with your best foot forward!

Classes are open to outside students based on a free placement class. All participants must be en pointe.

Level 3/4 with Miss Rosner and Mr. Kaltakhtchian
Week 1: June 15–19, 2020
Week 2: June 22–26, 2020
Week 3: August 17–21, 2020
Week 4: August 24–28, 2020
4:30–7:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Level 5/6 with Miss Rosner, Mr. Kaltakhtchian, and Miss Olivier
Week 1: June 15–19, 2020
Week 2: August 17–21, 2020
Week 3: August 24–28, 2020
4:30–7:00 p.m.

Tuition Details

Please contact the office to schedule your placement class: 860.768.6000 or

Level 3/4 Tune Up Classes

Tuition: $60 per week


Level 5/6 Tune Up Classes

Tuition: $90 per week


Pre-K Program

Pre-k dance

The Pre-K Program offers creative movement classes for students aged 3-5. Curriculum includes exercises for rhythm, musicality, balance, coordination and locomotor skills in the context of dance movement. Our Summer Pre-K session runs for eight-weeks and is taught by Miss Whitney. There will be a special opportunity for parents and guardians to observe a class at the conclusion of the session. 

June 16–August 6, 2020

Thursdays: 3:45–4:30 p.m.
Must be age 3 by June 1, 2020

Tuition: $100

Click here to learn more about our academic year pre-k offerings.


Please call the office at 860.768.6000 or e-mail us at

Together, we can ensure the gift of an unparalleled performing arts education is available to all.