Settlement dance student perfects her form
Settlement Music School dancers practice for an upcoming performance

Dance Strengthens &

Emphasizing proper body alignment, healthy physical development, and the integration of music and dance, our dance programs are designed specifically for children ages 3 to 18. As our students progress, they will follow a carefully developed, sequential course of study that includes performance opportunities in ballet, modern, jazz, and more. Through a collaborative, supportive, and individualized process, our expert faculty encourage children of all ages to add the joy of dance to their lives.

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Creative Movement 

Young children (ages 3 to 5) will engage their imaginations and curiosity in fun and exciting movement activities that will help them develop physically, emotionally, and socially. Classes arranged according to level and age.


The foundation of many dance styles, this beautiful and demanding technique is beneficial to all students. We offer a complete program of classical ballet technique and style for students ages 4 to 18. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes offered.


Combining many dance styles, modern dance explores body movement through space and time, expression, interpretation of music, breathing, and balance for students ages 10 to 18. Classes arranged according to level and age.


Jazz dance combines many dance styles and techniques. Emphasizing movement with proper technique and alignment, students learn basic jazz dance techniques set to the music of jazz, pop, and R&B.


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Dance Course Directory

Browse our directory to find what’s right for you!

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Featured Dance Faculty

Learn from professional dancers who bring decades of performance and teaching experience to the Settlement classroom.

Settlement Faculty Member Kaye Fernandez
Kaye N. Fernandez

Staff Kaleidoscope Pre-K (Dance) Dance, Early Childhood

Settlement Faculty Member Olga Blumenthal
Olga D. Blumenkrants

Associate Staff Dance

Student Progress Reports

At Settlement, our highly credentialed team of faculty and therapists are dedicated to providing you or your child with an exceptional education in the arts. We know that mastering the skills that come with learning a new instrument or playing in an ensemble takes time. That is why we actively track your progress along with you to make sure we are giving you the best possible customized approach to learning.  Settlement Progress Reports monitor the whole student through assessments in motivation, preparation, engagement, collaboration, technical skills, and more.