Readers' Choice: Greenwich Dance Studios

Let's dance!

A graceful dance can be romantic. It can be intense. It can be art… or it can be awkward. So before you embarrass yourself on the dance floor, we’re asking where in Greenwich you learn to cut a rug?

With five dance studios in town, there are plenty of great places to feel the rhythm and hone your skills, but which is your favorite?

To support your favorite dance studio, rate and comment on your favorite studio in our directory (just click on the link below) which is weighted as strongly with the poll results and counts for more because you can also post a review. For more on how we choose the weekly winner, check out the Official Readers’ Choice Rules (attached as PDF).

If you’re a studio owner — or owner of any business in town — be sure which will help you reach local customers and sharpen your online image.

So here’s our list of Greenwich dance studios; be sure to let us know if there are any we missed:

Greenwich Dance Studio

Magic Dance Toddler

Greenwich Ballet Academy May 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Greenwich Ballet Academy!!!!! Where are you?????? Fantastic pre-professional school for the serious dancer. Teachers are all former Principal dancers from Russia and the Ukraine and are amazing. We are very lucky to have this school in the area as it saves sending our children to NYC to get the necessary training for a career in classical ballet. Former students from GBA have joined companies and achieved scholarships in Europe!
Barbara Heins (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 02:20 PM
We've included Greenwich Ballet Academy in our poll. Thank you for telling us.
Roe May 21, 2012 at 06:01 PM
We love Allegra - a wonderful, highly professional place to train in dance and have fun. Exceptional teachers who truly care about their students. The best is that Allegra gives people of all ages the opportunity to dance. I danced at Allegra while in high school and now in my 40s I am happy that Allegra is still around and I can take adult classes. Thank you Allegra for your many years of dedication to Greenwich - and so conveniently located!!
georgia whiteford May 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM
allegra is amazing best dance studio ever been dancing there for six years the place is like my home away from home everyone is friendly i love it
Kristen N. May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I danced with Alegra for 11 years taking 4+ classes a week! We were like a family!!! Allegra is a positive studio with talented teachers and great instruction!
Brianna May 22, 2012 at 01:53 AM
The Allegra dancers are truly a family. I don't know what I would do without the friendships made at Allegra-plus, the dancing ain't bad either! The positive attitude of every dancer and instructors facilitates a welcoming, comfortable environment.
Emily Isidori May 22, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Allegra Dance studio fosters a well rounded dancer - from ballet to tap, hip hop to jazz, modern to contemporary, there is something for everyone! Students of all ages are welcome at Allegra! The staff is warm, friendly and knowledgeable and there is such camaraderie among the students! A great place to dance!
Chris May 22, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Great studio, amazing staff, better students.....
joseph devita May 22, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Allegra opens its doors to all levels of proficiency and encourages us all!!! I am a beginner but I feel like a star at Allegra
barbara May 22, 2012 at 01:14 PM
allegra is a home away from home for so many of the dancers there! The staff watches out for them personally as well as giving them great dance instruction. Fun Fun Fun!
Jenna Steiner May 22, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Allegra offers so many different classes taught by wonderful instructors who truly inspire their dancers. The Nutcracker is also a new, fun experience for everyone who performs in it! It really bonds the students of Allegra. These friendships are the ones you have for life!!
Lisa Bologna May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM
My daughter loves it at Allegra! She's made great friends there and the teachers have inspired a love of dance in her that will last a lifetime.
Jenifer Winslow May 23, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Allegra Dance Studio is like a second home to me. It is a place where I have grown as a person and as a dancer. The teachers at Allegra help the students to become strong and powerful dancers, and if not for them, I would not have the strength and technique that I have today. The goal is not to be perfect but to be able to perform and share a message with the audience through dancing. The dancers at Allegra share a passion for dance and everyone has something unique to contribute to the studio. Allegra is not just a place full of energy, talent, and passion, but it is a place where I have made so many amazing friendships. Honestly, I do not know who I would be without Allegra Dance Studio.
Gemma Richards May 23, 2012 at 07:47 PM
We love Saint Saviour's School of Dance! Mr Scott is the most patient person I think I've ever met, the kids love him. He manages to make classes fun whilst maintaining a strong sense of authority and all the while teaching the ballet and tap basics to the 3 & 4 year old class that will give then a fantastic foundation in dance. The christmas recital is fun and festive, and the end of year recital is so incredibly well organised, the costumes are amazing, the rehearsals and show run like clockwork. Mr Scott and all the teachers behind the scenes put in a huge amount of time and effort to put the show together, and it really is one of the highlights of our year. Send your kids to Mr Scott, he's the best!
Jamie Plancher May 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Allegra Dance Studio has prepared me both mentally and technically to dance in college and at a professional level. The staff is unparalleled with their incredible diversity in technique and willingness to help you both in the studio and out. Allegra is truly a family and the bonds that I made while dancing there (for 11+ years) are some of the most cherished relationships that I have. Allegra helps dancers grow and improve immensely in technique in various styles- while providing a supportive and loving structure. I will always think of Allegra as my second home and could not recommend it any higher.
Michael Stanton May 24, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Michael S. My kids loved allegra. Teachers are talented, supporting and professional.Highly recommend. There is a reason that this studio has been here for over 25 years - it is good!!!
Denise Quadrel May 24, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Allegra is by far the best studio in Greenwich. With classes welcoming to any age or level, the teachers and students are so professional and are passionate about learning and performing. As an adult dancer, I feel confident and challenged in every single class. Have developed true friendships inside and outside of the studio.
Gail May 24, 2012 at 09:34 PM
"Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another" author unknown..... After 40 years, to Inspire a Love and Passion for Dance, Allegra has helped students to grow and share all the love of dance in their heart with the world around them. Thank You Allegra
alex hollander May 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM
allegra dance studio is the best place win the world! without allegra i would have never found my true passion and blossomed into the dancer i am today!
alexandra hollander May 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM
at allegra the teachers are like friends, almost every class we end up talking for like 15 minutes she we were about to do warm ups but we make up for it with dancing our hearts out! thanks allegra!
tess hollander May 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Alllegra is an amazing dance studio, it has not only taught my daughter how be to a great dancer, also has made her grow as an individual.
Gabriella Koch May 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Allegra is the best dance studio that i have ever been to! I have been dancing longer than i could walk. I've been at Allegra for nine years and i help teach the little kids with Rachel Samuel. i went to Saint saviors for a year to try and see and they were such bad dancers comparred to the teachers at Allegra! <3 Allegra
Nicole.W May 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Dancing is my life!!!! And it all started at Allegra.Being there is like being home.I've been dancing so long and it started with one type of dance and now im doing more.Thanks to the teachers that pushed me to try new things.I've had so many amazing experiences.... ALLEGRA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
Lorraine May 25, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Nothing can top Allegra! It is not just a great place to teach you how to dance, it also is a place to have fun, make friends, and try new things! If I didn't have Allegra, I don't know what I would do. The teachers treat you as if you are all a family, and it is almost like a second home! I love Allegra, and will always know that the instructors and students their re part of my life!
Carrie May 25, 2012 at 03:38 AM
We are so blessed to have amazing students return every year. Thank you for your love of dance and choosing us as your mentors. We love all of you.
Carrie May 25, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Allegra loves all of you.
Sarah H. May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM
My daughter loves Allegra! It is unbelieveable the amount she has learned in such a short time.


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