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Summer 2024 Activity Guide PDF[1.77MB]

All classes will be held in the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center new Dance Studio! Please call 540-433-2474 for registration dates and information. 

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Dance Program provides students with the utmost quality in dance education within a positive and nurturing learning environment.

The Dance Program promotes the art of dance by reinforcing proper technique and a sense of individuality. Our faculty strives to provide students with the experience to express themselves artistically while exploring movement in conjunction with the fine arts and humanities. We offer diverse dance pedagogies that connect to each student’s development, and all students will learn classical and contemporary dance technique.

Classes are offered year-round in the areas of Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Pre-School Dance, Modern/Lyrical, and Musical Stage for a variety of levels. We serve ages 3 ½ through Adult.

Our current dance instructors are Dance Program Coordinator, Cynthia Marafino, and Dance Program Instructors, James Marafino, Delaney Clarke, and Mary Cyzick.

For information on dance program specifics contact Cynthia Marafino at

For registration questions or help please email Harriet Flynn at



To register, please register online or come to the Community Activity Center at 305 S Dogwood Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

PDF[219.78KB] Dance Class Descriptions

PDF[19KB] Dance Attire and Dress Code

PDF[125KB] Dance Faculty 

PDF[182KB] Expectations and Policies

PDF[148KB] Blue Crew Dance


Cancellation Policy for Bad Weather:

If the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activities Center closes due to inclement weather, classes will not meet. Please watch for closings on social media. Be sure your instructors have an up to date email to notify you of emergencies. The instructor will make up cancelled classes at later dates throughout the semester. 

Dance classes DO NOT close when city schools close for elections or teacher workdays.



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