Welcome to the online home of Cheshire Dance Centre, one of Connecticut's premiere schools of dancing instruction. Under the artistic direction of Betty Seibert, we offer professional training in classical ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop and more, for all ages and levels of experience. Join us to discover where fun meets artistry and imagination becomes learning.
Second Term is 18 weeks. Please note the following dates:
Saturday, May 3 - DEADLINE for Early Bird Discounts for all SummerDance Programs
Monday, May 26 - Studio Closed - Memorial Day
Saturday, May 31 - All Balances Due for all SummerDance Programs
Saturday, May 31 - TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR OUR SHOWS! All Tuition and Costume Balances must be paid in full before any tickets can be purchased! All outstanding balances must be paid in full before tickets may be purchased.
Saturday, June 7 - DEADLINE for Playbill Ads & "Fab Fanmail" for Performers!
Saturday, June 7 - DEADLINE for Pre-Registration Discount for Fall Classes
Saturday, June 14 - LONG SATURDAY - Dress Rehearsal at CDC - Times TBA
Saturday, June 14 - PHOTO DAY - at CDC - All Costumes must be paid in full prior to this!
Friday, June 20 - DRESS REHEARSAL at Hamden High - Times TBA
Saturday, June 21 - THE BIG DAY! 2:00 & 7:00 Performances at Hamden High School - Refer to printed schedule for arrival times
Monday, June 30 - SummerDance Intensives for Elem/Int/Adv Begins for 4-Weeks
Monday, June 30 - Exam Fees Due
Tuesday, July 1 - Terrific Tuesdays Begins for 5-Weeks
Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27 - Cecchetti Examinations at CDC
August 3 - 9 - Cecchetti USA Residential Summer Course in Richmond, VA
August 7 - 9 - 2014 Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition - Richmond, VA
SUPPORT NATALIE HACKETT ON TEAM CUSA!!!!!
Monday - Friday, August 18 - 22 - END OF SUMMER BLAST "Early Exploration"
THIS WEEK ONLY
CDC's annual studio recital date has been confirmed for Saturday, June 21 at Hamden High School with shows at 2pm and 7pm. The dress rehearsal at HHS will be Friday, June 20. Dress rehearsal at CDC and picture day will be Saturday June 14. Stay tuned for more information. The theme this year will be the Fab Four's Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration! We can't wait to share all our hard work with you!
Summer Dance Information is now available! We offer a range of ballet intensives for ages 4-adult. Click here for information on Terrific Tuesdays for 4-6 year olds. Click here for information on Summer Dance Early Explorationfor 7-10 year olds. Click here for information on Summer Dance Intensive Elementary for Cecchetti Levels 3-5. Click here for information on Summer Dance Intensive Intermediate and Advanced for Cecchetti Levels 6 and up. Click here for the Summer Dance registration form. If you have any questions regarding our summer dance programs please call the office at (203) 699-8888
Congratulations to Natalie Hackett on her selection to Team CUSA for the 2014 Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition this August in Richmond, VA!
A special message from Ms. Seibert regarding supporting our competitor: As a valued member of Cheshire Dance Centre (CDC), Cecchetti Ballet Theatre (CBT) and Cecchetti USA (CUSA), you have an important role to play between now and the conclusion of the 2014 Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) Competition this August – namely, we invite you to support Natalie Hackett as a Member of Team CUSA!
Since the very first CICB Competition in Australia in the summer of 2001, there have been subsequent competitions in Calgary, Canada (2008) and most recently in Manchester, UK (2011) – where our CDC Alumna, Krista Kasperson, was a competitor! But the 2014 Competition in Richmond, Virginia will be the first in the United States. With expectations that our next competitions will be held inItalyin 2017 andSouth Africain 2020, we do not envision another competition inNorth Americabefore 2023 at the earliest.
Accordingly, we hope that you will start planning now to take an active role in the International Competition and Residential Summer Course that CUSA will be hosting in Virginia this August. We look forward to drawing competitors, adjudicators, faculty, students, and support staff from CUSA members and their schools across theUnited States. In addition, we anticipate attracting a broad range of sponsors to help ensure the most successful event possible. We encourage you to consider serving as a sponsor and helping us secure sponsors from our community. We are pleased to announce that Cecchetti Ballet Theatre is a proud sponsor at the Sapphire level!
Natalie and I are now calling upon all of our students here at Cheshire Dance Centre to encourage their parents to consider making their own donation up to $1,000. Donors’ names will be added to the “Rhinestones” category and listed on the CUSA website! Perhaps you would like to specify your donation in the name of our studio, the Seibert Dancers performing group, or even dedicate your donation on behalf of someone else (such as the competitor from our school)! CUSA is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law. Rhinestone donor forms can be found on the CUSA website at www.cecchettiusa.org/cicb2014.
Once again - due to inclement weather we are having to cancel dance classes for the day, Thursday 02/13.
The studio will be closed, today, Wednesday, February 5, due to inclement weather. Stay safe and enjoy the snow day!