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 ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop classes.

All young and novice students are invited perform in the Utica Dance Annual Student Performance at MVCC the first week of May. Students take joy in sharing their newly gained skills for family and friends in an informal theater setting. In addition, our delightful and entertaining Nutcracker is presented at MVCC each winter. For information about participating, please email:

Class Placement:

The decision to advance a student in the Children's Division to the next level is made jointly by the faculty. Every effort is made to keep a child with other dancers of similar ages.

Dress Code: 

Intro to Dance, Dance Level 1 and Ballet/Tap 2a:

Pink Cap-Sleeve Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Slippers and Tap Shoes (visit the studio for rental tap shoes)

Foundations in Jazz/Tap: Black Cap-Sleeve Leotard, Black Tights and Black shoes