Since January 2007, the Schauer School of Arts (SSA) has offered dance instruction that focuses on building students’ abilities through the development of a strong technical foundation.  We offer classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Irish and Tap  for ages 3+. 


  • To provide experienced and knowledgeable instructors who love to teach
  • To help students develop a strong technical foundation and grow as artists
  • To ensure a nurturing and supportive environment for students

SSA dance students are offered opportunities to perform throughout the year, including:


Leaps & Bounds Dance Showcase

Held annually on the weekend following Mother's Day.  Takes place in the Ruth A. Knoll Theater at the Schauer Arts Center.  Open to all students enrolled in Winter/Spring Session.  Subject to Participation Fee and additional rehearsal time outside of class.  


Schauer Mainstage & Family Shows

SSA dance students have had the pleasure of performing with Paddy Homan & the Noble Call, Two on Tap, Dance Alive! National Ballet, Wausau Dance Theatre, and New York Theatre Ballet.


Schauer Irish Dance Troupe

Semi-professional dance troupe open to students enrolled in Irish 2 or higher.  Audition required.  Has performed at Holiday Folk Fair International, Scoop deVille, and ShamROCK at Washington County Fairgrounds, in addition to many area senior living communities and schools.


Irish Dance Students

Have had the pleasure of performing at Milwaukee's Irish Fest for the past two years.


Schauer School of the Arts dance classes are held at two locations:

  • SCHAUER MAIN BUILDING: 147 N Rural Street, Hartford   map
  • CREATIVE ARTS STUDIOS:  30 S Johnson Street, Hartford  map


Session Dates

Winter/Spring Session 2 Begins March 2!

Dance Family Handbook

March 2020

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Winter/Spring 2020 Classes

Winter/Spring Session 2 Begins March 2!

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