Dance classes

Fall Classes

Age: 3-18 years                                                       45 min. / 8-week period – $102

Students will be enrolled until the end of the school year unless you make a Drop Request online 30 days in advance. 

Our Dance program is designed to create the atmosphere where children can build their self esteem and express themselves through the art of dance. We offer a wide variety of dance classes such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet and our dance teachers will help every child  to prepare and perform their dancing skills for our annual Recital at the end of each school year.  For 2019-2020 season, we are offering a class preparing for competitions as well. So, come and enjoy our dance classes!


What to Wear to Dance Class???

First Year Ballerinas: Tights and a Ballet dress – these can be purchased at Walmart, Kohls, Dance Village or on-line. Ballet Slippers should be pink (leather) and can be found at Dance Village Store – 171 Spencer Street,  Manchester, CT.


Hip Hop students should wear comfortable sporty dance wear such as Leggings, athletic tops, tee shirts. Proper  footwear is a must! Hip Hop dance Sneakers can be purchased at Dance Village or on line at sites such as


Tap students should dress comfortably and Tap Shoes are required and can be purchased at Dance Village.


Contemporary Dance students should wear leotards and tights or  unitards, leggings and athletic tops or tee shirts. Please: No Shorts, No Jeans, No Dresses. Footwear will be discussed during your first class.                  


Overall we ask our students to explore the variety of options available to dance students when it comes to appropriate Dance Class Wear. Dancers will stretch and be on the floor. No Jeans No Dresses No Shorts… 

 The nearest Dance store in the area is:
Dance Village Store – 171 Spencer Street,  Manchester, CT.


Our Teachers

Miss Lisa

Lisa Seise has been teaching dance at Winingers since 2004. She studied under Betty Jane Turner as a teenager and went on to major in dance at Hunter College in New York City. There Lisa also sang and danced in Cabaret and off-broadway settings as well as performing in Dinner Theatre. She was cast in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular while in New York. Lisa found her niche working with children and choreographing for recital and competition pieces as well as local  Senior citizen productions and community theatre.
“ I have one daughter but every one of my dance students are my kids!”
“Can’t wait for an exciting NEW Dance Season!!!”


Miss Cassie

Cassie began studying dance at Bonnie Hayes School for the Performing Arts in 1999, where she developed a strong skill set in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical dance. She began assisting with the dance classes at age 14, and eventually worked her way into choreographing dances. She has furthered her dance experience by taking pop dance classes at I LOVE DANCE in New York.


Dance Classes 2019-2020 schedule

Ballet  (ages 3+)

Pre-School Ballet (ages 3-4)  ~  Saturday 9:45-10:30 am
Elementary Ballet (ages 5-7)  ~  Tuesday 4:30-5:15 pm
Elementary Ballet (ages 7-10)  ~  Thursday 4:30-5:15 pm

Hip Hop (ages 5+)

KinderHop (ages 5-7)  ~  Wednesday 5:20-6:05 pm
Elementary (ages 6-8)  ~  Saturday 10:35-11:20 am
Elementary (ages 8-10)  ~  Tuesday 5:20-6:05 pm
Elementary(ages 9-12)  ~  Wednesday 6:10-6:55 pm 
Pre-Teen (ages 11-13)  ~  Thursday 7:00-7:45 pm
Teen (ages 13+)  ~ Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm

 Tap (ages 5+)

Beginners  (ages 5-7)  ~  Monday 4:10-4:55 pm
Elementary (ages 7-11)  ~  Thursday 5:20-6:05 pm 
Intermediate (ages 12+)  ~  Thursday 6:10-6:55 pm

Additional Classes

Technique for Competition (ages 7+)  ~  Monday 5:00-6:00 pm (1 hr. -$120/session)
First Dance-Combo (ages 3-4)  ~  Wednesday 4:30-5:15 pm
(introduction to Ballet, Jazz and Tap)
Jazz  (ages 8+)  ~  Monday 6:05-6:50 pm
Contemporary (ages 12+)  ~  Tuesday 6:10-7:10 pm

Register for Fall 2019-2020

The new owners of Winingers Gymnastics and Dance, Lazar and Illiana have been competitive gymnasts and world class circus performers. In addition to their long list of international competitions, they have performed around the world in Cuba, Korea, Europe, United States, including Las Vegas!! As a result of their international experience on three continents, they bring a new energy and a wonderful resume of stage insights to our program.