Dance Studios

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

  • Virtual options for dance class participation can be arranged by contacting Education Coordinator, Dani Kuepper at

Summer 2021 Dance Schedule


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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 and encourages creativity and self-expression through dance. We offer classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Irish and Tap for ages 3+.


Our Purpose

  • 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

This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the performance schedule will be different. Each genre of dance will perform separately, for a total of five performances (two for Irish). Audience capacity will be limited to 140 for each show. Masks are required to be worn in all areas of the building, including in the theater. The schedule for this year will be: 


Saturday, May 15

10:00 am     Ballet

 2:00 pm      Contemporary

 6:00 pm      Tap 


Sunday, May 16

12:00 pm   Irish 

  4:00 pm   Irish 



May 7: Photo Day

May 10–14: Dress rehearsals

May 15–16: Showcase performances


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.


Dancewear Outlets

Ballera Dance: 13865 W. North Avenue, Brookfield | 2621-786-8868

Coughlan's Irish Imports: |

Discount Dance: | Use code 64973 to find our School/Studio page.


Covid-19 Update

Masks are currently required in the Schauer Arts Center for participants 5 years and older, in keeping with local health and CDC recommendations. For dancers, we recommend a surgical-style mask that stays securely in place. Older dancers are encouraged to bring an extra mask so they can switch to a fresh one during their mid-class break.


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Dance Family Handbook

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