Starship Dance Studio » Guilford CT

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About Starship Dance Studio

Our goal is to provide our students with a firm foundation and a clear understanding of their art form.  We strive to provide superior technical dance training in an atmosphere that fosters creativity, motivation, and a positive self-image.  Our ballet teaching follows the Vagonova system from Russia, which trains a child to develop good body placement and strong muscles with a progression of skills.

Our students benefit from the confidence that comes from learning something new and becoming comfortable with their abilities.  Young students who continue in dance can expect to build self-esteem, self-discipline and an ability to stand up to the pressures of school with more poise and confidence.  Adult students can rediscover the joy of learning new skills or sharpening existing ones in a caring and open environment.

Class Offerings

We offer a range of classes for dancers aged two years of age to Adult.   Our offerings include various levels of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz, both child and adult classes.  For the pre-school aged child, we offer Creative Dance and Parent and Child Classes.  Throughout the year various Workshop opportunities are offered including Belly Dance or instruction with visiting professional dancers / choreographers.

Classes run throughout the school year (September till the end of May) for children pre-K through 12th grade, half session classes for those pre-school aged, ten week long adult sessions (September to May), half day workshops (at various times), and one to three week programs  through the summer months.

Hear former student Sean Suozzi reminisce about Starship while he pursues a professional career with the New York City Ballet:   Sean Suozzi Interview at NYCB

Our Staff

Joyce DiLauro

Joyce DiLauro has been a dance educator for over 35 years. Joyce began her dance training in her mother’s studio andView full post »

Marissa Behuniak

Marissa began her Ballet training with Diana Harris of Dance Arts and then Trisha Thomas of Dance Academy ofView full post »

Tyler DuBoys

Tyler DuBoys, a Connecticut native, received his B.F.A. in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he also pursuedView full post »

Shannon Cushing

Shannon Cushing began her ballet training under the guidance of Diana Dart Harris of Dance Arts, Joyce DiLauro ofView full post »

Diana Dart Harris

Having studied ballet, jazz, tap and modern techniques from an early age, Diana holds a B.A. in Dance Education fromView full post »

Suzanne Stack

Suzanne Brookoff-Stack is a long -time faculty member of the Educational Center of the Arts,where she teaches Ballet,View full post »