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Dance City & the Arts is the recipient of the ADCC 2018 STUDIO OF EXCELLENCE AWARD!

This Is Dance City!

One of the key components in a dance facility is attention to detail. At Dance City & the Arts, much attention is paid to the facilities in which students dance. As the dance program covers everyone from three years old to adults, the floor is extremely important. The hardwood floors on the second floor of this former factory were built with absolutely no cement sub-flooring, allowing the floors to float.

The proper flooring allows students and teachers to dance for longer periods of time without fatigue or injury. The cathedral ceilings and 40 windows add to the ambience.There are three viewing monitors in the lobby for parents to view their children in class

Dance City & the Arts is a state-of-the-art 4,500 square feet facility with three dance studios under the same roof, with the largest being the size of a stage, as well as two medium-sized studios. Dance City & the Arts caters to both recreational and professional students, and has professional, friendly office staff trained in customer service and specializing in dance studio preparations. Dance City & the Arts is a modern, vibrant facility with innovative teaching concepts.



| Voted Best Dance Studio, Trust your child with the Recipient of The Children's Empowerment Award, America's Top Performing Arts Education Center in CT, Member of Dance Masters of America.



Angelina Ballerina

Dance City & The Arts is now an official Angelina Ballerina™ Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina™ Dance Academy classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios. Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina™ character. The Angelina Ballerina™ Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina™! Register today and your little star with big dreams will develop the love and skills of dance that will last for a lifetime.

Competition Team

A terrific opportunity to join an amazing group! Our teams have received high platinum awards and multiple scholarships including technique, choreography and performance. They have received the Broadway Bound Award two years in a row for dance, voice, theater, modeling and photogenic competitions. They also received a scholarship from Step Up To Dance for nationals! The team focus is to develop their personal best, support each other, have fun and work for the benefit of the entire team. The team trains year round. The end of the 2-week summer program concludes with auditions for all those interested.

About DCA

Dance City & The Arts is directed by Julie Rizzo who purchased the studio from Sheila Simone in 2015. A smooth transition has opened the doors to many new oppoortunities. DCA has gained recognition from the National Performing Arts Council of The United States of America, receiving their prestigious America’s Top Performing Arts Education Center in Connecticut award. DCA HAS been awarded Best Dance Studio from the Southington Observers Reader’s Choice Awards for 8 consecutive years and are recipients of the Children’s Empowerment Award by Kid’s Day International. We are also proud to employ university trained dance teachers, many with childhood education majors.

Upcoming Events



Holiday Show
Dec. 15th- mandatory dress rehearsal (10:00 am more info to follow)
Dec 16th - Show begins at 1:00pm (students to arrive by 12:15pm)

June 2nd: Mandatory Dress rehearsal
June 3rd: Show 1 at 11:00am Show 2 at 3:00pm

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Get in Touch

  • Address:
    1 Factory Square, Suite 202
    37 West Center Street
    Southington, CT 06489
  • Phone:
    Fax: 860-329-0355