From Studio to Stage II summer intensive dance program
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From Studio to Stage II

July 9–27, 2018

A unique program in ballet training for the younger dancer, with a final studio performance showcase

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Monday–Friday half-day program for students age 8–11
Morning session: ages 8–9 (HCD students who have completed Level 1)
Afternoon session: ages 10–11 (HCD students who have completed Level 2 or 3)

From Studio to Stage II

From Studio to Stage II is a half-day training program especially designed for dance students aged 8–11. FSTS II provides younger dancers with the opportunity to experience a rigorous and focused training program, while also expanding their exposure to new teachers and dance forms. HCD students will be placed according to their background of training. All other students will be placed by age.

The Hartt School Community Division faculty is supplemented by guest teachers from the corresponding program for older students. Additional lectures outside the allotted class time may be available for interested students.

 An informal showing is held on the last day of the program and features presentations of the work studied during the program.

General Information

Tuition, sample class schedule, past performances, and more.

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2018 Tuition

Students may register for any number of weeks. A discount is offered for the full-week program. 

  • Registration Fee: $50

  • Full 3-week Program: $825 (save $75!)
    Weekly tuition: $300/week

Tuition deposit is $50 per week registered, plus the registration fee.  Registration fee nonrefundable.   

Tuition deposit nonrefundable after 6/16/18.  Full balances are due by July 1, 2018. 

See program-specific policies on registration website.

Sample Class Schedule


9:00–10:30: Ballet Technique

10:4511:45: Elective 1 (conditioning, character, musical theatre)

12–1: Elective 2 (conditioning, character, musical theatre)


12–1: Elective 1 (conditioning, character, musical theatre)

1:25–2:45: Ballet Technique

3–4: Elective 2 (conditioning, character, musical theatre)


The Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, CT 06112


Located at the corner of Albany Avenue and Westbourne Parkway in Hartford, the 56,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility provides performance and rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and studios for students in The Hartt School’s Dance and Theatre Divisions, as well as the Hartt Community Division’s Dance Department. It is a vibrant, new center for dance and theatre instruction and performances at one of the key gateways to the city of Hartford. It has five dance studios, four theatre rehearsal studios, three vocal studios, and two black-box theatres, as well as faculty offices and a community room. Comfortable dressing and shower facilities are available, and the five spacious dance studios have high ceilings, wooden barres, mirrors, Harlequin multi-layered sprung dance floors, and state-of-the-art sound systems, Smart Boards, and pianos. 

Handel Performing Arts Center dance studio 2016


  • By car: Conveniently located near Interstate 91 and Interstate 84. Parking lots are monitored by Public Safety and are free of charge.
  • By bus or train: Minutes away from Hartford’s Union Station
  • By airplane: Bradley International Airport is located only 20 minutes north in nearby Windsor Locks


Hilton Hartford
315 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103

200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103 

Homewood Suites
338 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Residence Inn
942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103


Excursions are available to FSTS II participants if accompanied by a guardian. 2018 Excursions TBA.

Dress Code


  • Solid color short sleeved, camisole or tank leotard
  • Pink convertible tights and pink ballet slippers
  • Character shoes
  • Character skirt
  • Black camisole leotard for Friday demonstration


  • White leotard or t-shirt and black shorts or convertible black tights
  • White socks and white ballet slippers

No jewelry, dark nail polish, leg warmers, t-shirts, or sweat shirts. Hair must be firmly secured in a bun. 


Q: Do I need to register for the entire program?

A: No. You may attend 1, 2, or 3 weeks of the program. Review the tuition section for details.

Q: Is there an opportunity for parent observation?

A: Yes. Fridays are open for parent observation.

Past Guest Faculty


Ted Kivitt, Michelle Lucci, Pia Russo, Victoria Lane Green, Joan Lazarus, Debra Collins-Ryder, Adriana Suarez, and Gianni Di Marco


  • From Studio to Stage: John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow
  • From Studio to Stage II: Lara Tant


  • From Studio to Stage: Xiomara Reyes
  • From Studio to Stage II: Zoica Tovar


  • From Studio to Stage: Angel Corella
  • From Studio to Stage II: Jessica Kilpatrick


  • From Studio to Stage: Laura Alonso


  • From Studio to Stage: Bruce Marks
For more information, contact the Hartt Community Division office at 860.768.6000 or