Welcome to Utica Dance
Welcome to Fall Semester 2022 at Utica Dance!

While are classes are underway, there is still time to join the fun! Please send me an email: nancy@uticadance.com with your age, interest, level of experience, if any.

Want to be in NUTCRACKER? Save the dates: December 9,10,11 at MVCC
There are many ways to participate! Don't wait to get in touch!

Fall Dance Classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, HipHop, Yoga and more!
Sample schedule below to be updated soon.
Not sure what level you or your child are? Trial classes available.

Children in Kindergarten and 1st grade meet Saturdays at 9:00-10:00am.
Pre-School class will begin last week of September--for children entering Kindergarten in 2023.
Pre-School 3 year old class being formed now--Interested? Send me a message.
Tuesday Tap continues with Rebekah for adults and teens!

Fall 2022 NUTCRACKER! All dancers with prior training or younger dancers just starting who wish to participate in our performances of Nutcracker 2022, December 9, 10, 11 at MVCC in Winter or Spring Concerts in Spring 2023, are invited to attend a trial class for placement.

To obtain up-to-date information about classes, I invite you to get in touch with us via email: nancy@uticadance.com, or phone--see our contact page on this site for details.


The Utica Dance faculty is passionately committed to providing students with the opportunity to learn the art of dance in a positive, structured, and inspiring environment. Utica Dance is independently owned and operated and was formerly known as the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Dance Program. We are proud of our long tradition of over forty eight years providing the highest quality dance instruction in ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance.
Nancy, Tony, Kathy, Sharon, Lindsey, and Rebekah are excited to welcome new and returning students to our world of dance.
Our dance productions provide all students in the Children's and Pre-Professional Divisions with opportunities to perform in professional caliber shows that range from classic ballets to original contemporary dances. Our Teen/Adult Division offers introductory and intermediate classes in ballet, jazz and tap for students who wish to experience the joy and benefits of dance training at any age. All prospective students and parents are encouraged to email or call for advice on classes.
We invite all students and teachers to enhance their dance training by attending any of the workshops offered at our school throughout the year. Workshops and master classes are led by our distinguished faculty, staff and guest instructors. Discounts and payment plans available for students taking multiple classes and families with more than one dancer.



  • 324 Genesee Street, Utica, NY, USA
  • Mailing Address: Utica Dance, Inc. P.O. Box 683 New Hartford, NY 13413

Email: nancy@uticadance.com to check availability and reserve your space in class!


Typical Schedule Fall 2021/Spring2022. For current class schedule, email Nancy@uticadance.com or call 315-527-1288!

Past Workshops--Watch this page for upcoming events in 2020 and beyond...

Children's Division

Our Children's Division program is designed to develop coordination, muscle strength, listening skills, and musical and spatial awareness through an age-appropriate curriculum in either ballet, tap and jazz classes. Recreational classes are also offered in hip hop. Nutcracker is performed in the winter at MVCC and young children can audition.

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Pre-Professional Program

To gain strength and exposure to all forms of dance at the highest level, students in this Division attend classes from 1-5 times weekly, depending on interest and skill. Options to perform in the Nutcracker during the winter and Spring Concerts in all styles of dance. New students interested in joining our performance opportunities are invited to try a class to establish level and experience. Trial class fee: $20

Teen/Adult Open Classes Drop in! Dance!

Classes in Ballet, tap, hip hop, modern, jazz, yoga and more! Casual or serious, adults are welcome here!

  • $00.00
  •  7/1/2022 07:00 PM
  •   Caroga Lake, NY, USA

Caroga Arts Collective presents AMOC* The Cello Player with dancers Or Schraiber, Yiannis Logothetis, and Cellist Coleman Itzkoff. Dancers from Utica Dance appear as guests in a work created under the direction of Julia Eichten to the music of violinist Keir GoGwilt.

  • $15
  •  5/24/2022 06:30 PM
  •   Mohawk Valley Community College. Utica

Tuesday, May 24 performance begins with an encore performance of Alice in Wonderland featuring Violet Pedulla. The Jazz/Tap program features some of Kathy Ryan's greatest hits: Swing it Kids, Down to the River, and PS39. Great dancing! Great music!

  • $15.00
  •  5/7/2022 02:30 PM
  •   1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY, USA

Spring Concert Ballet features family friendly favorite Alice in Wonderland (35 min) and excerpts of classical ballet. Total running time 1 hour 20 minutes. Beautiful dancing--stunning costumes! Experience the bright young talent of Utica Dancers!

  • $15.00
  •  5/7/2022 12:00 PM
  •   1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY, USA

Two shows on Saturday, May 7th. Family friendly favorite story ballet, Alice in Wonderland, is featured on the Ballet program with Raymonda excerpts. The total running time of 1 hour 20 minutes. Beautiful, colorful, vibrant dancing and costumes!

  •  1/8/2022 01:00 PM - 1/9/2022 05:00 PM
  •   MVCC, Sherman Drive, Utica, NY, USA

NUTCRACKER UPDATE: all ticket holders must provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR test with 72 hours or negative rapid test the day of the events--either a print out of your results, or photo of your test from the day of the show. This is in response to the surge in COVID cases locally and nationally--1 million nationally and 1,800 in one day locally. The Annual Nutcracker returns January 8 and 9 with two shows each day: Matinee at 1:00pm and evening show at 5:00. Guest artists join the dancers from Utica Dance in our glorious production of the seasonal favorite. Tickets available on line only at MVCC website. Covid Guidelines: Proof of Vaccination or negative Covid test required.

  •  6/21/2021 06:00 PM - 6/23/2021 03:14 AM
  •   1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY, USA

Students of all levels perform in four different shows; Monday, June 21 at 6, Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 and Wednesday, June 23 at 5:15 and 7:15 pm. The Wednesday, June 23 shows will be live streamed. All ticket sale thru MVCC Box Office tickets online sales begin 6/10. All tickets $15

  •  12/15/2019 06:00 PM
  •   Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica NY

Utica Dance presents the 2019 production of The Nutcracker at Mohawk Valley Community College December 14 and 15!

  •  12/15/2019 02:00 PM
  •   Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica NY

Utica Dance presents the 2019 production of The Nutcracker at Mohawk Valley Community College December 13, 14 and 15!

  •  12/14/2019 07:00 PM
  •   Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica NY

Utica Dance presents the 2019 production of The Nutcracker at Mohawk Valley Community College December 13, 14 and 15!

  •  12/14/2019 02:00 PM
  •   Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica NY

Utica Dance presents the 2019 production of The Nutcracker at Mohawk Valley Community College December 13, 14 and 15!

About Utica Dance

During this unique time in our history, all artists, especially dancers, have learned to use their innate skills to thrive during challenging times. Like so many others, we have learned to pivot to continue providing opportunities to our community, near, in person, and far, virtually. Utica Dance has adjusted the schedule for in-person classes and offers Zoom options for most classes. The Utica Dance faculty remains passionately committed to providing students with the opportunity to learn the art of dance in a positive, structured, and inspiring environment.

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Dance Studio

If you are interested in offering classes for the public to engage in a practice that enhances the pursuit of dance, contact us.

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Dress Code

Utica Dance has dress code requirements by level in the Children's and Pre-Professional Divisions. There are no specific dress codes for the Teen/Adult Division.

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Dance Staff

Meet our faculty and staff!

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Frequent Guest Instructors

Utica Dance is proud to offer a variety of classes taught by great dance artists representing many forms of dance. We are thrilled to welcome Hannah Straney, Trevor Jones, Elizabeth Andrews, Cristiana Cavallo and Jon Lehrer to the studio this fall

Utica Dance Nutcracker 2021~Save the Dates December 10, 11, 12

The Utica Dance Annual Nutcracker returns to MVCC December 10-12. All students enrolled in the regular program will be considered to perform. If you are interested in joining, please contact nancy@uticadance.com ASAP for a placement class and other information.

Fall 2021~ Fun For All Ages~Utica Dance Fall semester begins September 11

Classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Yoga, HipHop and more! All ages. New to the school? Contact nancy@uticandance.com to set up a placement class or for more information.

Email nancy@uticadance.com to reserve your space in class!