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Where to Find the Best Kids’ Dance Classes in Providence and Beyond

There are some seriously top-notch options around Rhode Island when it comes to dance classes for kids. Whether your little one loves dancing and moving around or you’re just thinking of a new activity for them, dance classes are a fantastic option to keep kids busy learning a new skill!

Whether ballet, hip-hop, or anything in between, the Providence area has some pretty cool options for dance schools and studios where you will find multiple options to choose from.

Being physically active is essential for kids (actually, for every age), and what better way to keep kids active than with a fun activity? Who knows? Kids might even find their true passion in one of these classes!

Dance classes are also good for making friends. Dancing is something you do on your own or with a group. In class, kids learn dance routines and perform them together. This helps them learn how to work as a team while still showing their own style.

Take a look at the awesome options for kids’ dance classes in and around Providence: 


1945 Warwick Ave, Warwick RI 02889

Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio

The Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio is a staple of dance education in the Southern New England community. Offering classes for ages 18 months to adults in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, acrobatics, parent/child, and more. Classes you can find include Toddler & Me for ages 18 months; preschool classes for ages 2–5; primary classes for ages 5-7; primary/acro combo for ages 5-7; and more formal and structured dance training for students ages 7–9.



School of Ballet RI

The School of Ballet RI has many opportunities for all movers and is the region’s only dance school connected with a professional ballet company. The school features the Young Children’s Programs, which include Me & My Guardian for ages 2.5–3, Creative Movement for ages 3–4, and Pre-Ballet for ages 5-7. The Beginner Program for ages 8–12 includes ballet, modern, and jazz classes!



Jennifer Pete School of Dance

The Jennifer Pete School of Dance offers dancers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to grow in both recreational and competitive settings. Kids will take classes with award-winning instructors and will get to choose among a variety of lessons, including Pre Ballet and Tap for ages 3–4.5; Creative Movement for ages 2.5–4; Tumbling for preschoolers; and Levels 1, 2, and 3. Other class offerings for kids ages 5 and up include ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, acro, cheer, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop!


14 Potomac Road – Portsmouth, RI 02871

Stage Door Dance

Stage Door Dance offers dance classes for kids of all ages. Lesson offerings include pre-ballet and tumbling classes for tiny dancers ages 2 and 3; tap, ballet, and tumbling for preschoolers ages 4 and 5; combo classes including tap and ballet for kids ages 6-7 and jazz and acro for ages 5-8; kids in Level 1 classes will enjoy 45-minute lessons in tap, ballet, jazz, acro, and hip-hop; Levels 2 and 3 will have one-hour classes. There’s a walk-in class, Boys Jam, for boys who want to take a music, tumbling, or hip-hop session!


181 Conant Street, Pawtucket, RI

Dancin Spirit Performing Arts

Dancin’ Spirit’s studio offers a wide variety of classes for students ages 2 through adults. From combo classes for the little ones to single studies for students 7 and over, the studio emphasizes group-based learning with the option of private lessons in order to focus on individual goals. With a schedule of 70+ classes a week, you will surely find a class for your little one!


39 Sandy Bottom Rd, Coventry, RI 02816

Judi T. Dance Studio

Judi T. Dance Studio offers unique dance classes for kids, including Hawaiian/Polynesian, a non-traditional dance form that makes the studio unique! Dancers will learn various Tahitian, Maori, and Hawaiian styles of dance. Students will learn hula movements and terminology, utilizing them in learning ancient style hulas (Kahiko) and modern style hulas (‘Auana). Other class offerings include Intro to Dance/Tumble; Ballet; Lyrical; Tap; Hip Hop; Jazz; Acrobats; and Social Ballroom.


1665 Hartford Ave, Johnston RI 02919

Jean Deluca Dance Studio

From beginner to advanced, 2.5 years old to adults, there’s a class for every dancer at Jean Deluca Dance Studio! Class offerings for kids include Mommy & Me (age 2), which is a 45-minute class for mom and child, including stretching, coordination, and balance; Dance Intro (ages 3-4), an introduction to movement and dance forms, including tap and ballet basics; Tap/Jazz (ages 5–6); and Pre-Company (ages 7–11)—for young dancers who seek to expand their dance training.


368 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

Bayside School of Dance

Bayside School of Dance is the home of Bayside Tap Company. The school offers summer camps and classes that include Tap and Ballet for Pre-Primary for ages 3–4, Primary I for ages 4-6, Primary II for ages 5-7, Combo Classes (Tap, Ballet, and Jazz) for ages 6–11, Beginner Ballet for ages 9–17, Intermediate Ballet, Advanced Ballet, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Modern, Pointe, Stretch, Tap, Jazz, Tumble and Pop, and Hip Hop.


999 Main St, Suite 706, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Creative Hope Academy of Dance

Creative Hope has a wide array of dance classes for kids of all ages! Offerings include Tiny Tots for ages 1.5–3, which features creative movement and ballet and jazz-based classes; Lttie Bitties 1 for kids ages 3–4, which features ballet, jazz, and tap classes; Lttie Bitties 2 for kids ages 4–6, which features ballet, jazz, and tap classes; and Dazzling Stars for kids ages 5–6.

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