Intensive Program

Ages 10+






Our Intensive Program challenges students who exhibit a passion and dedication to the art of dance and are interested in striving to be the best they can be both on and off the dance floor. The supportive, non-competitive atmosphere at TDE has proven ideal for creating confident, caring and talented dancers who share great camaraderie, very often becoming life-long friends. Through dance, our students learn independence, responsibility, exceptional time management skills, and to reach beyond one's perceived limits while celebrating each other's accomplishments. 

Class placement is determined by the number of continuous years of ballet study, and is at the discretion of the directors. 



Call us at 860.443.1154 for a free placement consultation.

We'll help find the perfect class!

"At TDE, I learned numerous interpersonal skills, especially carrying myself with confidence, maintaining a strong work ethic, and managing time between dance, sports and academics. I acquired a great sense of leadership and learned to appreciate giving to others through dance."  - Adrienne Saums, Class of 2019

Intensive Classes

All Intensive Classes are a Hybrid Model and run concurrently In Person and Online through our online Digital Dance Academy delivered via Zoom. 



Level D/E1

Wednesdays 6 - 7 pm | Chapman Studio

Level E2

Wednesday 5:00-6:30 pm | New London Studio

Level F

Mondays 7-8:30 PM | New London Studio



Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 pm | New London Studio

Broadway Jazz

Level E

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 pm | Chapman Studio



Level E2

Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 pm | New London Studio


Level F

Tuesdays 8:15 - 9:15 pm | New London Studio 


Level 1: Fridays 5-6 pm | New London Studio
Level 2: Thursdays 7 - 8:30 PM | New London Studio

Hip Hop

Tuesdays 7-8 pm | New London Studio

Acrobatic Arts

Level 3 (Ages 8+)
Saturdays 12:15-1 pm
New London Studio

What is the difference between 
Acro and Gymnastics?


Intensive Program Placement & Levels

E = Intermediate
F =Advanced


Intensive Program classes (Levels E-F) are built upon the training students experienced in the Spotlight Program. ​Each level's curriculum builds upon the foundation established in the previous level. Placement is based on both age and dance experience.


Typically, it takes students 2-5 years to complete the Intensive Levels E & F. The syllabi for these levels span several years. Like athletes, dancers progress faster when taking multiple weekly classes as the curriculum of each class supports the other creating a stronger foundation.



Call us at 860.443.1154 for a free placement consultation.
We'll help find the perfect class!


"You have given me such a strong foundation to build myself on; both in dance and in life.

I am forever grateful and appreciative of all you've done for me."  - Sarah Ferraro, Class of 2015

"Being part of the Dance Extension Family has been an unforgettable, wonderful, fun and amazing experience." - Jerry & Joan Ferraro, Parents

Academic Year Tuition


The Academic Year begins in September and ends in May and is comprised of 32 weeks. Tuition for the Academic Year is payable via one of our three simple Installment Plans outlined below. Note: Plans may not be changed mid-season. Installment plans are based on a yearly fee for the 32 week season rather than the number of classes in any given month. 

The Annual Member Fee is due at the time of registration along with the first tuition installment.

Annual Membership (Non-Refundable)

$25 Individual / $40 Family (Immediate)

Tuition is the same whether taking class In Person or online through the Digital Dance Academy.  



9 Equal Installments

paid via automatic charge to a debit/credit card. The 1st installment is due at enrollment and the remaining on the 1st business day of each month, Oct - May.   

Easy Pay installments are calculated by dividing the Yearly Tuition by nine so that every installment is the same regardless of the number of classes in the month. 

The Annual Membership is paid with the first installment.


2 Equal Installments

paid via cash, check or debit/credit card. The first installment is due at the time of registration and the second on January 15th..


SAVE 3% if first installment is paid in full on or before July 15th. 


The Annual Membership is paid with the first installment.

  • 1st Semester
    Sept. 9th, 2019 - Jan. 18th, 2020


  • 2nd Semester
    Jan. 20th - May 31st, 2020


1 Installment

paid at the time of registration by cash, check or debit/credit card. 


SAVE 3% if first installment is paid in full on or before Sept. 1st. 

The Annual Membership is paid at the time of enrollment.


Dance Spirit Rewards

Students enrolled in 2+ hours of Intensive classes receive 4% off tuition,
and those enrolled in 4+ hours/week, receive 6% off tuition. 
Rewards are factored into the tuition chart above.

Tuition is non-refundable and will not be refunded or prorated for unattended or cancelled classes. In the case of prolonged illness/injury (verified by a Physician), a Tuition Credit less a processing fee are at the Director's discretion.