Hershey School of Dance

Hershey School of Dance

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Day 2 of spacing today! Check your schedule and please arrive 15 minutes early. Please remember to wear a mask. See you soon!
Well HELLO Hershey Theatre! We are BACK! All spacing and dress rehearsals will be held at the theatre, please check your recital packets to see what time you are scheduled. Please arrive 15 minutes early. See you soon!
🌟It’s Show Week 🌟
and show shirts have arrived! Pick up tonight 5/9 at the dance studio during dance pictures or at the backstage door during rehearsals at the Hershey Theatre.
Happy Mother’s Day 🌸
One week from today! Come join us in this celebration of the arts and give our dancers the warmest welcome back to the stage!
“Work of Art”
HSDA Recital 2022

Friday May 13 at 7pm.
Saturday Matinee May 14 at 1pm.
Saturday May 14 at 7pm.

Hershey Theatre
15 E Caracas Ave, Hershey,
PA 17033

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office, please check hours.
Behind every dancer that believes in themselves, is a dance teacher that believed in them first.
Thank you to this amazing team of teachers for giving so much to your students every day!

Give your teacher a shout out in the comments 💖
✨Can’t wait to see you in your costumes! ✨
Dance Pictures will be held at the dance studio on Saturday May 7 & Monday May 9. Slice of Lime will be here to capture it all!
As we head into the last week of classes at the dance studio, we want to remind you to savor the moment. ❤️ Soak it all in…time with friends, joy in dance, the accomplishment of hard work, and feel the excitement of heading to the theatre!
Happy International Dance Day! We hope you get to celebrate dance today and every day!
We are thrilled to be partnering with Slice of Lime Photography this year to capture our dancers in all their beauty! It has been so long…
Dance pictures will be held at the dance studio on May 7 and 9. Schedules have been emailed. It will be the perfect way to start show week, we can’t wait ✨
Support your favorite dancer! Support the arts in our community! Share your business with our dance family! Shout Outs and Program Ads are due by Friday 4/22. Email: [email protected]
Congratulations to HSDANCERS Mia, Courtney, and Maya! Your artwork has been selected to be featured on postcard invitations to the recital. Thank you for being a special part of HSDA Recital 2022 “Work of Art”

Postcard invitations will be handed out in classes. Be sure to share them with your friends and family. Each postcard has a QR code to order tickets and space for you to write what dances your fans should look to see you in!

Offering classes in jazz, tap, modern, ballet, pointe, theater dance, hip hop, contemporary to ages Hershey School of Dance began as a tap dancing school in 1977 and has expanded to include dancing instruction in a wide range of genres including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, modern and theater dance.

Operating as usual

10/23/2022

COSTUME WEEK!
Dancers are invited to wear a costume to classes all week 10/24-10/31. An old dance costume, a Halloween costume, anything you like, just so long as you can still dance in it! We can’t wait ✨

10/17/2022

NEW🟣POP UPS
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5

HIP HOP with TEEGAN
Beg/Int 9:30-11am
Int/ Adv 11-1230pm
Ages 9-24

MODERN with TORI
Int/Adv 930-11am
​Beg/Int 11-1230pm
Ages 9-24

Register online. Link in bio.
Classes are OPEN!

10/11/2022

Reserve your seats today!
A Day-Your-Way in New York City with Hershey School of Dance and Arts! Spend a magical day however you like in the Big Apple with family
and friends, and leave the stress of travel to us!

Date: Saturday, December 10
Times: Departing HSDA at 7:00 AM; Departing NYC at 7:00 PM
Accommodations: charter bus with individual climate control, restroom, and WIFI
Cost per rider: $90

Visit the online store in your account to reserve your seat today. Space limited.

What will you do in the Big Apple? Top of our list…see a show!

10/03/2022

NEW Dance Fitness with Jason
Sundays at 7pm
6 week session $85
Register online-
Starts THIS Sunday 10/9!

Come see why Jason says
Dance Fitness is FUN!

The dance fitness class will be a moderate-intensity class that will be a combination of cardiovascular and resistance training while being heavily influenced by dance movements. This class is for both dancers and non-dancers age 12+. Drop in available for $15.

09/19/2022

Take a chance and bring DANCE into your life!

Classes starting this week for ALL ages and abilities, preschool to adult…

Movement Magic ages 3-4
Tues 10am
Wed 10am
Sat 9:15am

Adult Ballet all levels
Tues 8:30pm
Wed 10:30am

Adult Street Style Hip Hop ages 16+
Thurs 8:30pm

Discover Tap & Ballet ages 4-5
Sat 10am

Discover Tap & Ballet ages 6-8
Sat 11am

Discover Hip Hop ages 6-8
Sat 12pm

Registration is still open! Come DANCE!

09/18/2022

Jason Wang will be teaching STREET STYLE HIP HOP starting this Thursday! His 6-week workshop is designed for dancers ages 16 - ADULT and is open to ALL LEVELS. Sign up on our website!

Jason was introduced to Hershey School of Dance by Casie “Tynee” Goshow and we are thrilled to have him introducing new styles at the studio.
The first 6 week session will focus on choreography; a second 6 week session will focus on freestyle. Throughout both 6-week sessions, we will be focusing on a broad range of street styles. In addition to learning dance movements and various styles, every 2 weeks we will also cover a theme regarding hip-hop culture.

I hope you all are as excited for this course as I am!! -Jason Wang

09/13/2022

Dance is Community.

Welcome to the new members of our dance community, we are so glad you are here! And welcome back to our returning dancers and their families, it is wonderful to see your faces at the studio again!

If you would like to join our dance community, we have a space for you! Registration is still being accepted- from the youngest movers and shakers right up through adults. Head to stories to see what classes are still enrolling.

There is no surer way
to bring the world together
than through dance 🤍

09/12/2022

Dance is JOY!

And we are jumping for joy because the new dance season starts today!

Can’t wait to see you in classes-
Let’s DANCE!

09/11/2022

Meet Jess!

Dance is home. Whether in the studio or on stage, teaching or taking a class…dance feels like home.

Jess is teaching jazz, ballet, pointe, and technique enhancement this year! Jess began her training at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, formerly Cumberland Dance Company. Working for Carnival Cruise Lines, Jess performed as a Dancer, Dance Captain, and Supervisor for 13 years. Jess has been teaching dance for the past 13 years, and can’t imagine dance not being part of her life. She is honored to foster that love in other dancers too.

Your teachers and your home away from home are ready and waiting for you, see you tomorrow 💖

09/11/2022

Meet Emily!

Dance is Magic.
From the first dance class, to the final performance on stage, each time we meet in class is magical. The transformation for each dancer and the class as a whole is extraordinary.

Emily is teaching Ballet and Contemporary/Lyrical Fusion this year! Emily grew up dancing at Hershey School of Dance, and continued teaching and taking classes throughout college. She is excited to start her eleventh year teaching our magical dancers!

09/11/2022

Meet Hollis!

Dance is Family!
From my own family to the whole HSDA dance family, dance brings us all together!

Hollis is teaching jazz and theatre dance this year! Hollis started her teaching career in upstate New York at her hometown studio. She has been teaching at HSD for 18 years and is thrilled to call HSD home. Hollis loves creating through connection and community. She empowers her students to explore who they are as a dancer, as an artist, and as a human being.

09/11/2022

Meet Jenn!

Dance is my space to be brave.

Jenn is teaching Movement Magic and Tap this year! Jenn begins her 25th year teaching at HSD. She started tapping at age 5 at Hershey School of Dance with Paulette Viviano, the school's founder. She went on to study under Kelly Strange, and continued dancing through college, where she earned her degree in elementary education. Jenn enjoys visiting NYC several times a year to take classes and keep building her dance foundation.

Jenn also teaches Adult Tap
Adult Tap 1 Mondays 7:30
Adult Tap 2 Wednesdays 7:30

Join us!

09/10/2022

Meet Kim!

Dance is the language of the soul.

Kim will be teaching ballet this year! Kimberly studied classical ballet, tap, choreography, jazz and musical theater in Fairfield County Connecticut. She had the privilege of training under teachers from the New York City ballet and the Rockettes. Before leaving high school, Kim began teaching ballet and tap. Kim continue dancing through college and graduate school. Kim joined the HSD staff in 2018 and is thrilled to continue to teach dance and encourage young dancers.

Kim also teaches Adult Ballet-
there are 2 Class Options:
Tuesdays 8:30pm &
Wednesdays at 1030am

All levels welcome!
Register online, link in bio.

09/09/2022

Meet Ann!

Dance is…Discipline

Ann is teaching Ballet and Pointe this year! Ann trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and went on to serve as faculty for 13 years. She has a BFA in Ballet and has taught classical ballet for over 25 years. She also is a yoga teacher and has her E-RYT-200 and RCYT. Ann is an adjunct at HACC where she teaches wellness courses in yoga and pilates. She comes to Hershey School of Dance with a passion for teaching children and the arts.

09/08/2022

Meet Kristen!

Dance is pure emotion and thought provoking.

Kristen is teaching Hip Hop and Zumba this year! Kristen was a choreographer for cheerleading competitions throughout high school and after studying hip hop, tap and jazz for 5 years and serving as a dance assistant at HSD, she became a member of the hip hop staff in 2003. She is also 11 years certified as a ZUMBA instructor. Kristen begins her 19th year teaching at HSD and is extremely excited to “break it down” and dance with all of her students.

ZUMBA meets on Mondays at 8:30pm, drop in style class. See you on the dance floor!

09/07/2022

Meet Jason!

Dance is FUN!

Please give a warm HSDA welcome to Jason Wang! Jason will be teaching Teen/Adult Hip Hop Thursdays 8:30p
Jason is from Memphis, TN. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Kinesiology, and is currently finishing up my Master’s degree in Public Health. Jason started from a freestyle background at Penn State with Raw Aesthetic Movements (aka RAM Squad). He is also currently pursuing a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist license.

Jason might look familiar to those of you that came out for Casie’s master classes this summer! We loved his energy and passion for hip hop and are thrilled to have him onboard!

TEEN/ADULT HIP HOP
Session 1
Thursdays 8:30pm
starting September 22
This 6-week street style class is designed for dancers 16+ through adult, open to all levels. It is the first of 2 6-week sessions: the first 6 weeks focus on choreography; the next 6 weeks focus on freestyle. Throughout both 6-week sessions, we will be focusing on a broad range of street styles. In addition to learning dance movements and various styles, every 2 weeks we will also cover a theme regarding hip-hop culture.
I hope you all are as excited for this course as I am!! -Jason Wang

Registration open online, link in bio.

09/06/2022

Meet Ashton!

Dance is therapy!
A safe place to learn, grow and feel!

Ashton is teaching Leaps & Turns, Contemporary/Lyrical Fusion, and Hip Hop this year! Ashton has studied and taught dance for more than 15 years. She has a Bachelor's in Exercise Science with an emphasis in health and nutrition. She uses her knowledge of exercise to explain and teach proper dance technique. She has a passion for not only the expression of dance but the technical part. Ashton has taught all styles of dance but finds the most joy by bringing positivity, self-confidence, and discipline in the dance studio.

09/05/2022

Meet Mia!

Dance is…my happy place.

This year Mia will be teaching Hip Hop! Mia danced at Hershey School of Dance for 13 years and cannot wait to begin her second year teaching and sharing her excitement for dance with her students at HSD. She has previously taught Greek folk dancing and assisted at Hershey School of Dance for 5 years. She most enjoys Hip Hop and dancing to a good beat.

09/04/2022

Meet Caty!

Dance is…what makes me feel the most “me” 💘

Caty is teaching Tap and Street Jazz this Fall! She grew up dancing at Hershey School of Dance, where she enjoyed taking all styles. She went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she had the joy of dancing, teaching, and choreographing, and she earned her BFA in Dance in 2020. Her collegiate dance education focused on ballet, modern, and African dance, and she was also part of an all-styles dance team that focused on hip-hop. Caty is thrilled to be teaching and to be part of the HSD family again!

09/03/2022

Meet Lauren!

Dance is…Art in Motion

Lauren will be teaching Movement Magic, Tap, Hip Hop, and the Discover Dance Classes!

Lauren has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She started at a small studio where she studied a variety of styles but focused on ballet and lyrical. She has taught dance for 11 years including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and pointe. She graduated from Millersville University with a bachelors in Sociology/Criminology but is now returning to Millersville to receive her Pre-K-4 teaching certification. During Lauren's time at Millersville, she was on the Expressions Dance Team as well as the Millersville University Dance Team. Lauren taught Advanced Ballet and was the Company Captain of Expressions during her time in college. Lauren is passionate about dance, is very excited to share her love for dance, and work hard with her students!

09/02/2022

Meet Faith!

To me, Dance is…Beauty in Discipline. I love that the consistent hard work of training provides us with facility to create something beautiful we otherwise wouldn’t have had the physical “vocabulary” for.

Faith is teaching Ballet this season! She has been dancing since the age of 3, studying a variety of styles but focusing on ballet. She is currently a student at Messiah University where she plans to earn a degree in psychology while furthering her dance education. She is passionate about dance technique and the many benefits that dance classes bring to students. Faith looks forward to having fun, working hard, and spreading the joy of dancing!

09/02/2022

Hello September, we are so happy to see you because it means that it is almost time for DANCE to start! And at Hershey School of Dance & Arts, we believe…
Dance is Joy.
Dance is Freedom.
Dance is Expression.
Dance is Community.
Dance is Life.

Tell us what Dance is for you…

08/30/2022

It’s time to make some magic ✨
We are now enrolling our preschool classes! This is where it all begins…

✨MOVEMENT MAGIC✨
This creative movement class is designed for our youngest movers and shakers!
Students use props, music, and imaginative play to help build rhythm, balance, body awareness, and coordination.
3 Class options:
Tuesdays 10am
Wednesdays 10am
Saturdays 9:15am

12-week workshop. 45 minute weekly, daytime class for ages 3-4.

It’s Magical ✨

Register online, link in bio.

08/19/2022

The Fall Schedule is now live in your portal! We are thrilled to be heading into a new dance season and we can’t wait to dance with you! The teachers all gathered recently to plan for fall and one thing is clear- we are all so inspired and excited to start the new dance year!

Enjoy your last bits of summer, have a great start to the school year, and we will dance with you in September 💫

08/18/2022

Come discover DANCE at Hershey School of Dance & Arts!
These 12 week workshops are
a great introduction to the
JOY of DANCE!
Classes start September 24th
Tap & Ballet ages 4-5 Saturdays 10am
Tap & Ballet ages 6-8 Saturdays 11am
Hip Hop ages 6-8 Saturdays 12pm

Register online, link in bio.
hersheydance.com

08/12/2022

All week intensive dancers have been…
Free to choose
Free to try new things
Free to make mistakes
Free to try again
Free to explore
Free to create

The dancers have pushed themselves in so many ways and the results are transformative and beautiful.
We are so proud of you. Can’t wait for a great last night.
Theatre Dance with Hollis
Lyrical with Ashton
Street Jazz with Caty
SHARE with everyone!

Dance is Freedom.

08/11/2022

Teegan is back!
She’s mixing it up tonight…
Beginner: Foundational "Commercial" styled class. We will explore what it's like to be on stage dancing behind an artist.
Intermediate: We will begin an
introduction into Grooving. The movement in this class is generally slow paced and smooth. We will begin to explore how our bodies naturally move to music.
Advanced: Hip Hop
Advanced Street Jazz: This class is all about exploring feminine movement. Together we uncover our inner beauty and express it through movement. This is a great class to promote confidence and performance. 

Tori Sexsmith will be here tonight for a night of Modern dance and to lead a mock audition.

Miss Jenn is bringing Broadway to Tap class.

Miss Emily will be teaching Contemporary.

There is something for everyone! DM to drop in $15.

08/11/2022

Oops!
Did you forget to register for fall dance classes?! Miss Emily says DON’T WORRY! Registration is still open online. We will continue to accept registrations as long as classes have space available.
Avoid the wait list and register online, link in bio.

We can’t wait to dance with you 😀

08/10/2022

This week is all about reaching new heights! 🚀
Tonight’s lineup:
Technique with Ashton
Jazz & Exploring Choreography with Hollis
Ballet and Variations with Faith
Yoga for Dancers with Suzuka

FOMO getting to you?! Drop in!
$15/class. Dm with questions.

Full schedule in stories. See you tonight!

Photos from Hershey School of Dance's post 08/09/2022

We are ready for an EPIC night of DANCE!

Caty will be teaching Int/Adv Contemporary Improv from 4:30-6pm
Jess is teaching all levels Technique Enhancement & Jazz.
THEN!
Casie “Tynee” Goshow will be in the house teaching hip hop master classes💥

A limited number of drop in spots are available, register online under summer pop ups.
DM with questions.

Can’t wait!

Photos from Hershey School of Dance's post 08/08/2022

It is a BIG week at Hershey School of Dance and Arts! Camps are in full swing & the August Intensive starts today✨Allow us to introduce another guest teacher…
Meet Suzuka!
Growing up as a HSD dancer, Suzuka developed her passion for dance and movement. Currently, she is a psychology student at Penn State and loves exploring holistic approaches to mental health. She became a certified yoga instructor after completing 200 hours of training (RYT-200) and has experience teaching at the Bhakti Yoga Center in State College as well as Brownstone Station Wellness Center in Hummelstown. She believes yoga is for everyone and is excited to share its amazing benefits with HSD.
Suzuka will be teaching an all levels Yoga for Dancers class tonight at 8:15pm and Wednesday at 8:15pm. Drop ins will be accepted $15.

➡️Check out the whole line up for tonight!! Let’s GO 💫

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BROADWAY TAP Now available!This non-performing class explores the unique combination of Tap and Musical Theatre. Each we...
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G R O W  with Leaps*Turns*Progressions. This non-performing class allows the developing dancer to focus on technical dev...
HAVE YOU HEARD?! Miss Kristen is BACK! 💥 She is teaching Hip Hop on Monday nights and $5 drop-in ZUMBA classes Saturday ...
Registration Now OpenHead to our brand new website and simply register online for fall classes! Link in bio. OR Come see...

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1176 Mae St
Hershey, PA
17036-9185

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