The Hartt School Community Division (HCD), the community extension of The Hartt School, is proud to provide a learning environment that engages, enriches, and transforms aspiring artists from pre-k to adult.
We are committed to the development of the whole artist through a complement of instruction, collaboration, performance, outreach, and creative exploration.
HCD is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Dance.
We look forward to welcoming you to our community!
Join us for this beloved ballet at the University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium.
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We want to ensures children whose families demonstrate financial need can participate in our life-changing programs.
Artistic and Education Director, Dance
A native of Armenia, Sarkis Kaltakhtchian studied at the Choreographic Institute of Yerevan, where he graduated with honors. Thereafter, he joined the Armenian National Ballet. In 1989, Kaltakhtchian was invited to join Ballets Classique de Montreal.
He also performed with Banff Festival of the Arts, Classical Ballet of Costa Rica, Ottowa Ballet, Hartford Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet Theatre.
The Hartt Preparatory Academy is a two-year, comprehensive pre-college music training program for high school juniors and seniors. The program includes music theory, ear training, keyboard studies, performances, advanced ensemble, private instruction, and more.
SDI is an intensive summer training program for serious students ages 8-18. The rigorous daily schedule of training classes and rehearsals culminates in a final showcase.