Happiness is Dancing offers a variety of classes for all ages and levels ranging from age 2 to adult. Whether you’re looking to have fun and stay active or challenge yourself and advance your skills, we have something for you.

Discounts are offered for students taking multiple classes and for families with multiple siblings.

Recreational Classes

Quality, fun-filled dance education designed for students of all levels and ages.

Children who display the desire to progress to the competitive level of dance are encouraged to take multiple classes including ballet and may be asked to audition for a placement on the Competitive or Rec-Competitive Teams.


View all Recreational classes

Tots
Age: 2-3 years
Skill Level: None Required
Program Description: The Tots class is primary level and offers creative development starting with basic movement and musicality through fun exercises and songs.
Nursery
Age: 3-5 years
Skill Level: None Required
Program Description: The nursery class is an introduction to jazz and ballet. Students will learn basic terminology and technique through imaginative activities and exercises.
Pre-Dance
Age: 4-6 years
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational
Program Description: Pre Dance is an introduction to jazz and ballet and builds on the basic knowledge and skills of the Nursery program with fun songs, games, and exercises as more thorough techniques are learned. The Pre-Dance class is a transition into tap, jazz and ballet.
Vocal
Age: 5 years - Adult
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Vocal lessons are taught privately and students will learn the understanding of pitch, rhythm and singing techniques.
Tap
Age: 6 years - Adult
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Students in this level may have some knowledge of tap. Students will learn tap terminology, rhythm, and timing.
Jazz
Age: 6 years - Adult
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Students in this level may have some knowledge of jazz. Students will learn proper stretch, strength, technique, and style in a high-energy environment. Principal components of the class include warm up, corner work, and combination execution.
Ballet
Age: 6 years - Teen
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Students at this level will learn proper ballet technique conditioning through correct positions, posture and grace disciplines following the Cecchetti style ballet.
Acro
Age: 6 years - Adult
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Acro-Ages is a combination of gymnastic practices with dancing. Students will learn strength and flexibility training with rhythm and musicality combinations.
*Students must be enrolled in a jazz class to participate.

Musical Theatre
Age: 6 years - Adult
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Musical Theatre is an introduction to acting in a musical manner combining movement with characterization performances.
*Students must be enrolled in a jazz class to participate.

Hip-Hop
Age: 8 years - Adult
Skill Level: Beginner, Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Hip-Hop is a moves freestyle dance influenced by upbeat hip-hop music. Students will learn funky, fun warm-ups and dance combinations while dressing in the best hip-hop getups.
Lyrical
Age: 10 years - Teen
Skill Level: Recreational, Advanced
Program Description: Lyrical is a technical blend of ballet and jazz with a dancing style based on self-interpretation of music. Students will pull emotion from lyrics, mood and feelings to choreograph an expressive routine.
*Students need advanced jazz or ballet training to participate.

Part-time Competitive Classes

Designed for students to advance in their dance training. Dancers will build on their technique through more complex exercises and will be introduced to the competitive dance environment. This program combines the skills and commitments of the competitive level with the flexibility of recreational. The Part-time Competitive Team performs in the year-end recital.

Dacers interested in joining the Part-time Competitive Program are asked to please contact Lori Cacciotti, HID Artistic Director, to arrange an audition.

Program Breakdown
Age: 6+
Commitment: 2-3 days a week
Competitions: (March-May): 1 local, 1 out of town
Optional: Workshops, events



Competitive Program

Designed to truly challenge and inspire students to achieve their full potential and excel in their dance careers.

Dancers will take part in a variety of classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Technique, Acro, and Musical Theatre. Students will enhance their conditioning and technical training, through intensive exercises to compete with award winning choreography.Competitive students perform in the year-end recital along with their own Competitive Showcase.

Dancers interested in joining the Competitive Program, are asked to please contact Lori Cacciotti, HID's Artistic Director, to arrange an audition.


Program Breakdown
Commitment: 3-5 days a week
Competitions: 4 per year (March-May), locally and out of town.
Optional: Workshops, events