Recreational & Competitive Dance Studio
Ages 2 1/2 & Up ~ Limited Class Size ~ Beginner to Advanced ~ Award Winning Studio
At Northstar Dance Academy, LLC in Manchester, CT we teach classical and contemporary forms of dance. Our reputation for attracting and training award-winning dancers continues. Our students are out there winning trophies, ribbons and certificates as shown in the photos on this page. We also schedule recitals on a regular basis.
We teach our students the steps they must take to succeed in the art of dancing. Those steps involve more than moving their feet. They must learn enough self-discipline to practice daily and, whenever necessary, perform as part of a team in our studio or on tour.
We would be happy to let you visit us and learn more about dance classes for you or your children. Call us for an appointment at
860-432-9190 or send us a message online.
Come dance with us at Northstar Dance Academy! Our team of instructors is dedicated to teaching you the moves and techniques you need to take your dancing to the next level. Whether you’re here for recreation or for professional training, we can help you reach your goals.
Your quest for the perfect Dance Studio can end right here. Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance and a variety of skill levels, so rest assured there’s an option that’s perfect for you. We’re constantly updating our offerings, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on a new dance opportunity.
All of our preschool dance classes are introductions to dance. Students will learn basic terminology, develop rhythm, coordination and confidence in dance.
Through movement and song children gain strength and endurance, and they challenge themselves cognitively and emotionally as well. All students in our preschool program will learn a dance to be performed at the end of the season in our annual recital.
Grace, elegance and discipline. These are just a few of the benefits from classical training. Learn the magic of ballet. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.
Led by a dedicated team of instructors, this class will have you on your feet in no time. Learn tap dance techniques from the early soft shoe to advanced contemporary Broadway tap routines.
Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves or hone in on your existing talent, this class is what you are looking for. We will teach you the art of jazz dancing styles as well as exercises for developing the body strength and flexibility that are needed for jazz dancing.
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Come experience lyrical dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract.
Everyone loves the opportunity to explore the new dance moves taught in this class, while also mastering the classic moves. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work and partnering, and also in various methods of improvisation.
Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!
Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.
Whether you are looking for a way to get fit, workout, learn a new style or simply have fun, Northstar has a class for everyone!
Mon - Fri: 4:30pm-9:45pm