Welcome to Utica Dance imageWelcome to Utica Dance image
2024! Spring Semester Classes are underway, but there is still some space available. New Students: Please send me an email: nancy@uticadance.com with your age, interest, level of experience, if any.

Spring Dance Concert at Hamilton College-Two great shows: Mostly Ballet and Mostly Jazz
Ballet Program: Graduation Ball, Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors
Jazz/Tap/Contemporary: Freddie's Rock Body Rhapsody, I Like Mike, Solstice

Performance Dates (Please note times may subject to change):
Ballet Thursday, May 23 at 6:00pm
Jazz/Tap/Contemporary Friday, May 24 at 7:00pm
Ballet Saturday, May 25 at 1:00pm
Jazz/Tap/Contemporary Saturday, May 25 at 6:00pm

Dancers: note dress rehearsals on May 21, 22 rehearsals will take place on stage at Hamilton College.







.

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.

ABOUT UTICA DANCE
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

Ongoing and Upcoming in April 2023


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


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

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.

Learn More
Pre-Professional Program

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!

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!

  •  2/28/2024 02:46 AM
  •  12/1/2023 07:00 PM - 12/3/2023 04:00 PM
  •   Schambach Center, College Hill Road, Clinton, NY, USA

Utica Dance students and guest artists will join with Hamilton College Orchestra and Dance Department to present the Nutcracker 2023. Wellin Hall December 1,2,3. Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 7:00 with full orchestra. Saturday at 2:00 and Sunday at 2:00 with recorded music. Tickets on sale now. See Hamllton College website.

  • $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

About Utica Dance

At Utica Dance, we are faculty passionately committed to providing students with the opportunity to learn the art of dance in a positive, structured, and inspiring environment. Those dancers interested in performing are invited to perform in our Nutcracker at MVCC and our Annual Spring Concerts. Ballet is the foundation of the school with Jazz, Tap, Contemporary Dance offered. Supplemental classes in HipHop, Yoga and other styles are available.

Learn More
Dance Studio

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Dance Staff

Meet our faculty and staff!

Learn More
Frequent Guest Instructors

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