Dance Classes

Darlington's Dance Program provides quality dance education to students of all ages in a fun, encouraging and supportive environment. Classes include Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and more!

Students gain an appreciation of dance and valuable performing experience through participation in weekly classes, holiday in-class performances, and the annual 4 Arts Dance Recital in the Spring. Semester classes & workshops are also available throughout the year -- no competitions, light commitment, lots of fun! We are located in Garnet Valley and convenient to Glen Mills, Chadds Ford, Wilmington, and West Chester.

ALL RECITAL CLASSES: Class meets 34 times beginning Thursday, September 9, 2021. (September 9, 2021 – May 27, 2022 + dress rehearsal)  Last day to register for recital classes: January 15th

The health of our students and staff at Darlington are of utmost importance.   Please click on the link to learn more about our policies set in place to ensure proper safety and social distancing protocols onsite.

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Fall 2021 & Academic Year 21-22

Pre-K and Kindergarten (Non-recital classes)

Tiny Tutus
Ages: 2-3 
Our youngest ballerinas are introduced to classical ballet technique, vocabulary and rhythm through games and fairy tale stories.
Teacher: Kaitlin Jackson

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30am
Session 1: September 14 - November 9, 2021 (8 weeks) (exc. Nov. 2)
Price before/after Aug 18: $105/$110
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Session 2: November 16, 2021 - January 26, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. Nov. 23 & Dec. 28)
Price before/after Oct 6: $105/$110
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Thursdays, 10:00-10:30am
Session 1: September 23 - November 11, 2021 (8 weeks)
Price before/after Aug 18: $105/$110
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Session 2: November 18, 2021 - January 28, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. Nov. 25, Dec. 23 & Dec. 30)
Price before/after Oct 6: $105/$110
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Adults (Non-recital classes)

Beginner Tap for Adults
Ages: 18+
Have fun with no experience required! An ideal class for beginners, this class will teach you the basic movements and vocabulary that are the foundation for Tap! You will build core strength and flexibility in a fun and encouraging environment. Come explore this incredible art form at Darlington! 5% discount available for parents of Darlington dance students!
Teacher: Nashira Council

Session 1: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm
September 13 - November 8, 2021 (9 weeks)
Price before/after Aug 18: $181/$190
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Session 2: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm
November 15, 2021 - January 24, 2022 (9 weeks)
 (exc. Nov. 22 & Dec. 27)

Price before/after Oct 6: $181/$190
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Beginner Ballet for Adults
Ages: 18+
Have fun with no experience required! An ideal class for beginners, this class will teach you the basic movements and vocabulary that are the foundation for classical ballet. You will build core strength and flexibility in a fun and encouraging environment. Come explore the beauty of ballet! 5% discount available for parents of Darlington dance students!
Teacher: Olivia Goodwin

Session 1: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
September 23 - November 11, 2021 (8 weeks)
Price before/after Aug 18: $162/$170
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Session 2: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
November 18, 2021 - January 24, 2022 (8 weeks)
(exc. Nov. 25, Dec. 23 & Dec. 30)

Price before/after Oct 6: $162/$170
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Pre-K and Kindergarten (Recital classes)

Little Dancer Combo
Ages: 3-6
Our youngest ballerinas are introduced to classical ballet technique, vocabulary and rhythm through games and fairy tale stories.
Teacher: Nashira Council

Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins September 13 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/22/21, 12/27/21, 1/17/22, 4/11/22, 5/30/22

Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30pm
Begins September 14 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/2/21, 11/23/21, 12/28/21, 4/12/22, 5/31/22

Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Ballet Prep
Ages: 4-6, Tuesdays, 5:15-6:00pm
Young dancers are introduced to classical ballet technique, vocabulary and rhythm in a fun and creative atmosphere.
Teacher: Olivia Goodwin
Begins September 14 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/2/21, 11/23/21, 12/28/21, 4/12/22, 5/31/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $560 / $589
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Kids and Teens (Recital classes)

Beginner Ballet 🚌
Ages: 6 & up, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Young dancers will learn classical ballet technique through exercises at the barre, stretching and center floor work. Emphasis is on improving balance, coordination, posture and strength. In accordance with GVSD transportation policies, students may be bused directly from schools using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club.
Teacher: Olivia Goodwin
Begins September 14 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/2/21, 11/23/21, 12/28/21, 4/12/22, 5/31/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Hip Hop Prep 
Ages: 5-8, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
This high energy class develops creative expression, imagination and dance fundamentals through the exploration of traditional and contemporary hip hop/jazz dance styles. Combine this class with our Wednesday art class Imagination Afternoon and students may be bused directly from schools using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club.
Teacher: Nashira Council
Begins September 15 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/24/21, 12/29/21, 3/16/22, 4/13/22, 6/1/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730

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Beginner Combo 🚌
Ages: 6 & up, Thursdays, 4:00-5:15pm
Dancers will be introduced to a wide array of dance styles. Dancers will learn classical ballet technique, vocabulary, and barre exercises, explore upbeat jazz moves, and cover the fundamental rhythms and sounds of tap. In accordance with GVSD transportation policies, students may be bused directly from schools using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club.
Teacher: Olivia Goodwin
Begins September 9 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 9/16/21, 11/25/21, 12/23/21, 12/30/21, 4/14/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $737 / $775
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Beginner Hip Hop 🚌
Ages: 8 & up
Young dancers will develop the movement dynamics and energy needed for styles of hip hop from old school to today’s new trends. In accordance with GVSD transportation policies, students may be bused directly from schools using Garnet Valley School District transportation for this class as part of our After-School Arts Club.
Teacher: Nashira Council

Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Begins September 15 (34 classes)
Skip Dates:
11/24/21, 12/29/21, 3/16/22, 4/13/22, 6/1/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730

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Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Begins September 10 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/26/21, 12/24/21, 12/31/21, 4/15/22, 5/27/22, 6/3/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Beginner Modern Dance
Ages: 8 & up, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Dancers will learn the unique moves, footwork, leaps, turns, and imaginative improvisation that embodies balance and agility. A class for older beginners, Modern Dance is an energetic and entertaining experience based on the movements of ballet, jazz, and theatrical dance.
Teacher: Olivia Goodwin
Begins September 9 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 9/16/21, 11/25/21, 12/23/21, 12/30/21, 4/14/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Intermediate Ballet 
Ages: 8 & up, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Dancers continue to gain grace and confidence through classical ballet. More advanced techniques and combinations of steps will build strength.
Teacher: Olivia Goodwin
Begins September 14 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/2/21, 11/23/21, 12/28/21, 4/12/22, 5/31/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Intermediate Hip Hop
Ages: 10 & up, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Dancers continue to gain grace and confidence through classical ballet. More advanced techniques and combinations of steps will build strength.
Teacher: Nashira Council
Begins September 15 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/24/21, 12/29/21, 3/16/22, 4/13/22, 6/1/22
Price before/after Aug. 18: $649 / $730

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Tap for Teens
Ages: 11 & up, Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Great for beginners!  Teen dancers will be introduced to the rhythms and styles of tap dance through soft shoe, jazz tap, freestyle and hoofing!
Teacher: Nashira Council
Begins September 13 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/22/21, 12/27/21, 1/17/22, 4/11/22, 5/30/22

Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
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Advanced Ballet & Pointe
Ages: 11 & up, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm
Dancers continue to gain grace and confidence through classical ballet and building strength through advanced techniques and combinations of steps. Students will begin to explore the exercises and techniques of Pointe.
Teacher: Emily Ackin-O'Mahoney
Begins September 14 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/2/21, 11/23/21, 12/28/21, 4/12/22, 5/31/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $841 / $885
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Advanced Hip Hop
Ages: 13 & up, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Experienced dancers continue to cultivate technique, power, and flexibility to perform complicated hip hop moves. Students will explore partner skills, tricks and tumbling in addition to traditional dance technique.
Teacher: Nashira Council
Begins September 15 (34 classes)
Skip Dates: 11/24/21, 12/29/21, 3/16/22, 4/13/22, 6/1/22
Price before/after Aug 18: $694 / $730
REGISTER ONLINE


Private Dance Instruction

Experienced instructors can help students of all ages and levels begin or improve their technique. To schedule your lessons, call the Registrar at (610) 358-3632.


Why Darlington?
"It is FUN, not competitive!"

"The focus is on the dancers and the art of dance"

"After four years of ballet with [our dance teacher], we just can't say enough about her! Our daughter adores her. And not just because she's "nice"... My daughter sees the value of attention to detail, personal effort, dedication, and the beauty of dance because of [our teacher]'s high standards and good teaching." - Angela, Chadds Ford

"Creativity in dance classes, small class sizes"

"The instructor. She kept my child engaged and wanting to learn more. It brought a tear to my eye watching my child practice her heart out and wanting to go back to class to show her teacher what she has learned. You a have phenomenal teacher that truly is passionate about what she does and it shows in each child that takes her class."