Welcome to Utica Dance


Welcome to Utica Dance
Welcome! Classes during the 2021 summer months-June, July and August--Utica Dance is open and offering both in-person and virtual classes in a modified schedule with instruction in ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, yoga and other workshops. Open classes for everyone: Yoga with Cat resumes on Wednesdays at 5:00-6:00; Hip Hop for kids 6:00, Hip Hop for teens/adults at 7:00; Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays and Fridays. Jazz with Liz (Live Music!) and Modern Workshops with Lindsey LaFountain, Trevor Jones and Caitlyn Schrader. Introductory Classes for ages 4,5 Fridays at 9:00am, ages 6,7 Mondays at 3:00pm 9:00 and 10:00 in June. New students of all ages can join us for July session-July 5-30. Intermediate and Advanced dancers may attend the Jon Lehrer Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, July 27, 28, 29. All Levels of ballet (Levels 2,3,4,5,6,7) will be taught daily in the July Session.
All dancers with prior training who wish to participate in our performances of Nutcracker in Winter and Spring Concerts, are invited to attend a trial class for placement. Casting for Nutcracker will take place this summer. To obtain up-to-date information, 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, Lynn, Kathy and Sharon 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.



Contact Us


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

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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...

Programs


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!

Performances


  •  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

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  •  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!

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  •  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!

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  •  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!

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  •  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!

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About Us


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

Calendar


2021 Summer Months-June, July and August Calendar contact nancy@uticadance.com

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