Dance Classes for Ages 3-6 - Winter Session Begins Jan 14

Since 1994, beginners have been our specialty! At FVDM we have earned a reputation for our OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS and are Connecticut’s first and only licensed Leap N Learn certified studio!

Our teachers have over 16 hours of training and have taken several tests along the way to earn their certification. They are also observed and evaluated in an early childhood classroom, teaching children to ensure complete understanding and mastery of the Leap N Learn Curriculum. This outstanding program will enhance your dancer’s experience and will nurture the whole child.


Leap ‘N Learn is specifically designed to teach students to dance at their current level of mental, physical, emotional, and cognitive development. It gives children a strong foundation in dance while keeping the movement at the child’s level. This way the dancers are always having fun and mastering new skills, while using their imagination to build confidence along the way.

Capitalizing on the naturally occurring cognitive and neural development of children, this syllabus provides the tools and knowledge necessary for the creation of a successful learning environment. Through this program, students will acquire necessary motor, cognitive, and social skills beneficial for later life roles, including that of a growing dancer.

The program also helps children learn the basics of classroom behavior and manners, which include learning how to take turns, following another dancer or leading the way, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude. Concepts are explored throughout the year such as classroom etiquette, musical awareness, relationships to the working space and the stage, expressing emotion through movement, and pantomime.

Winter Session: January 10 – March 5

Spring Session: March 21 – May 21 (no classes the week of April 11-17)

Participants must be the required age by the start date of the first class.


  • Our session based tuition is $168 per session (8 classes) and is  payable upon registration.
  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • There are no refunds for missed classes or early drops.
  • American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa are all accepted.

In-studio Performance:

  • There will be a short, in studio performance the last class of the session.

Ages 3-4 by the start date of the class.

Our 45 min Leap n’ Learn creative movement/ beginner Ballet class for 3-4 year olds introduces baby ballerinas to the beginning steps of Ballet and encourages dancers to use their creativity and imagination through the use of fun props! 

Required Attire

Ages 5-6 by the start date of the class.

This 45 min Tap/Jazz combo class for 5-6 year olds is the next step in our early childhood curriculum. This high energy, super fun class introduces dancers to more complex rhythms of Tap, and the “fun”damentals of Jazz, while working on developing more coordination and balance in both styles of dance.

Required Attire

Ages 5-6 by the start date of the class.

This  Ballet class for 5-6 year olds is the next step in our award winning Leap n’ Learn early childhood curriculum. Young ballerinas will learn new Ballet steps and continue to build strong technique all while continuing to use their creativity and explore different classical ballets.

Required Attire

Ages 5-6 by the start date of the class.

Bounce along to the beat in this 45 min Hip Hop class for 5-6 year olds. This class incorporates urban AGE APPROPRIATE movements performed to modern, upbeat, AGE APPROPRIATE music. 

Required Attire