Dance Programs

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Dance ParticipantThe 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, Musical Stage, and Irish Step for a variety of levels. We serve ages 3 ½ through Adult.

Our current faculty members are Cynthia Marafino, James M. Marafino, Sarah Long, Jane Wyatt, Sophia Thomas, Courtney Pelfrey, and Julia Lawton.

For registration information contact Sarina Hartman at 540-433-2474 or


PDF[1009KB] June - August 2018 Dance Class Schedule

PDF[79KB] September - December 2018 Dance Class Schedule

PDF[201KB] Dance Class Descriptions

PDF[238KB] Dance Class Faculty

PDF[509KB] Blue Crew Dance Company Information 

PDF[165KB] Dance Class Rules and Regulations

PDF[366KB] Separation Anxiety Information



Cancellation Policy for Bad Weather:

Dance Classes will not be held whenever Harrisonburg City Schools close due to inclement weather including school early dismissals for snow, sleet, or ice.

Saturday Classes will be called or emailed, so please be sure your instructor has an updated telephone number or email address. 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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