Dance classes


    Age: 3-18 years                                                       45 min. / 8-week period – $115

All students in our dance classes will be enrolled until the end of the 2023 School Year unless you email us a 30-Day Drop Request. 

Our Dance program is designed to create the atmosphere where children can build their self esteem and express themselves through the art of dance. We offer a wide variety of dance classes such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet and our dance teachers will help every child  to prepare and perform their dancing skills for our annual Recital at the end of each school year.  So, come and enjoy our dance classes!

Short video from our 2019 Dance Recital >>

What to Wear for Dance Class???

First Year Ballerinas: Tights and a Ballet dress – these can be purchased at Walmart, Kohls, Dance Village or on-line. Ballet Slippers should be pink (leather) and can be found at Dance Village Store – 171 Spencer Street,  Manchester, CT.

Hip Hop students should wear comfortable sporty dance wear such as Leggings, athletic tops, tee shirts. Proper  footwear is a must! Hip Hop dance Sneakers can be purchased at Dance Village store in Manchester or on line at sites such as

Tap students should dress comfortably and Tap Shoes are required and can be purchased at Dance Village.

Contemporary Dance students should wear leotards and tights or unitards, leggings and athletic tops or tee shirts. Please: No Shorts, No Jeans, No Dresses. Footwear will be discussed during your first class.                  

Overall we ask our students to explore the variety of options available to dance students when it comes to appropriate Dance Class Wear. Dancers will stretch and be on the floor. No Jeans, No Dresses, No Shorts… 

 The nearest Dance store in the area is:
Dance Village Store – 171 Spencer Street,  Manchester, CT.

Our Teachers

Miss Lisa

Lisa Seise has been teaching dance at our program since 2004. She studied under Betty Jane Turner as a teenager and went on to major in dance at Hunter College in New York City. There Lisa also sang and danced in Cabaret and off-broadway settings as well as performing in Dinner Theatre. She was cast in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular while in New York. Lisa found her niche working with children and choreographing for recital and competition pieces as well as local  Senior citizen productions and community theatre.
“ I have one daughter but every one of my dance students are my kids!”
“Can’t wait for an exciting NEW Dance Season!!!”

Miss Katie

Katie DeLaire has been dancing for 14 years at Northstar Dance Academy. She also attends Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts to study Musical Theater. Over her years of discovering her passion of dance, she found her love for teaching and choreographing. Katie has choreographed for musicals at Cast Children’s Theatre in Manchester, CT. She is very passioned in her dancing and teaching and is beyond excited to meet her students for the new dance year.

Dance Classes School Year 2022-23

Ballet  (ages 3+)                   
Pre-K Ballet (ages 3-4)      Monday 4:30-5:15 pm
First Dance Combo (ages 3-4)      Saturday  10:30-11:15 am
Elementary Ballet (ages 4-5)         Monday 5:20-6:05 pm 
Elementary Ballet 2 (ages 5-6)   Saturday  9:40-10:25 am 
Ballet  (ages 6-9)         Wednesday 4:30-5:15 pm

Hip Hop (ages 6+)
Elementary (ages 6-9)    Wednesday  5:20-6:05 pm
Pre-Teen (ages 9-12)      Wednesday  6:10-6:55 pm
Teen (ages 12+)          Thursday  7:10-7:55 pm

Tap (ages 3+)
Pre-K (ages 3-4)    Saturday 11:20-12:05 pm
Elementary (ages 5-8)    Thursday 5:30-6:15 pm
Intermediate (ages 8+)     Monday  5:20-6:05 pm

Contemporary (ages 12+)  
Intermediate (ages 12+) Wednesday  7:00-7:45 pm

Musical Theater (ages 9+)  
Beginners (ages 9+) Thursday 6:20-7:05 pm

Register for 2023-2024 classes.

The owners of Silk City Gymnastics and Dance, Lazar and Illiana have been competitive gymnasts and world class circus performers. In addition to their long list of international competitions, they have performed around the world in Cuba, Korea, Europe, United States, including Las Vegas!! As a result of their international experience on three continents, they bring a new energy and a wonderful resume of stage insights to our program.