The Estelle Jones School of Dance in West Hartford has been inspiring dancers for over 50 years! Our students range in ages from 2 years to adult. They study authentic traditional Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz, learn to strive for personal excellence, and to work as a team. They choose their level of commitment-from one class a week to multiple classes per week. Students enjoy the classical discipline, while having fun expressing themselves creatively. We emphasize teaching proper technique, and provide performance opportunities at our annual show!
*Created the Estelle Jones School of Dance in 1964
*World class training at the American Ballet Theatre School in NYC
*Studied with the world's leading dancers-Alexandra Danilova; Bronislava Nijinska; Madame Schola; William Dollar; Igor Youskevitch; Leon Danielian
*Introduced Classical Ballet to Central Connecticut State University in 1977
*A scholarship was created in 2006 at CCSU in her honor for aspiring dancers
*Miss Estelle sought to share her gifts and knowledge with the people who would appreciate them for generations to come.
*Followed in her mother's (Miss Estelle's) footsteps, becoming a teacher's assistant at a young age
*Holds both elementary and special educations certifications
*Has been teaching for over 30 years for the Plymouth Board of Education
*Tested to teach by Dance Master's of America and Dance Teachers' Club of CT
*Keeps up her studies at monthly master classes; at conventions; workshops and at various dance studios in NYC
*Has taught for the Arts in Action Camp in Avon
*Has taught Greek folk dancing to children at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
*Miss Cathy's inspiration comes from watching her students excel in every endeavor they pursue.
*Studied at Estelle Jones School of dance since the age of 7
*Holds both elementary and special education certifications
*Employed as a Special Education Teacher in West Hartford
*Choreograped Legally Blond for Bristow Middle School during the 2017-2018 year
*Miss Emily believes that dancers at the Estelle Jones School of Dance receive the training, passion and love it takes to grow and develop into successful dancers at the Estelle Jones School of Dance.
Emily Christina (July-2015)
This dance school is a true family! Miss Cathy teaches ballet, tap, jazz, pointe for all ages 2-adult. We are very lucky to have such a great studio for all levels and interests right here in West Hartford!
Meg Green (July-2015)
I have been taking dance from Estelle Jones School of Dance since 1997. Miss Cathy is a true professional who takes dance instruction seriously while making it fun for everyone. The annual recital is the highlight of my year.
Lisa Radler Camargo (July-2015)
Taking an adult Ballet class with my daughter is my favorite hour of the day! Didn't plan on being in the recital, but I am so happy I did. Can't wait for next year! Thank you Ms Cathy!
Denise Bouchard Vojnich (July-2015)
My 12 year old daughter is entering her 10th year at Estelle Jones School of Dance. The school has been around for 50+ years and has always been top notch. Miss Cathy does a great job with her students. Did I fail to mention my sister took from this school for 15 years in the 70's and 80's. True Family Values!!
Elvira Montanez (July-2015)
Love this school! My daughter has been taking classes for 3 years and has loved every minute of it. Cathy is a great teacher!!!
Raegan Chekas (Dec.-2017)
Miss Cathy has been the teacher who most inspires my son and she believes wholeheartedly in all of her students! She is the heart of this school, we feel incredibly fortunate to learn from her.
1st Semester: Sept. 16, 2019-Jan. 25, 2020
2nd Semester: Jan. 27, 2020-May 30, 2020
(1) Pre-school class-$200.00 (16 classes)
(1) 1 hour class-$225.00 (16 classes)
(1) 1 1/2 hour class $300.00 (16 classes)
(2) 1 hour classes-$360.00 (32 classes)
(3) 1 hour classes-$475.00 (48 classes)
(4) 1 hour classes-$585.00 (64 classes)
(1) 1 1/2 hour and (1) 1 hour -$405.00 (32 classes)
(1) 1/12 hour and (2) 1 hour classes-$520.00 (48 classes)
(1) 1 1/2 hour and (3) 1 hour classes-$625.00 (64 classes)
(1) 1 1/2 hour and (4) 1 hour classes0$725.00 (80 classes)
Monday-September 16, 2019-Classes resume
Monday-October 14, 2019-Columbus Day
Wednesday-November 27-Sunday-December 1, 2019-Thanksgiving recess
Monday-December 23, 2019-Wednesday-January 1, 2020-Holiday break
Monday-January 20, 2020-Martin Luther King Day
Saturday-February 15,- Tuesday-February 18, 2020-Winter break
Monday-April 13-Saturday-April 18, 2020-Spring break
Saturday-May 23-Monday 25, 2020-Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday-May 30, 2020-Last day of classes