Music, Dance and Art Classes

Spotlight on the Arts: Music, Movement and Arts Opportunities in Wethersfield

There are a variety of music and arts opportunities for young children in and around Wethersfield. Please note, classes have fees associated with them. Please visit school websites for further details on cost and schedule. Inclusion on this list in no way indicates the endorsement of any program or provider by WECC.

Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps

The Colonel John Chester Fife and Drum Corps is Connecticut’s oldest junior ancient fife and drum corps. The corps was organized in 1940 and has won numerous awards in both parades and competitions over the years.  To be a member of Col. John Chester you must be at least 8 years old and you may remain a member until you are 21. Membership in the Corps is not limited to Wethersfield residents. Current members come from all over Connecticut. 

Connecticut Academy of Irish Music

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT

The Connecticut Academy of Irish Music offers group instruction in traditional Irish music to children and adults on a variety of instruments (fiddle, tin whistle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, button accordion, and bodhran), as well as singing and mixed instrument classes 

Dance 10

5 Hillcrest Ave., Wethersfield, CT

Dance 10 was founded in 1986 with the hopes and dreams of creating a studio that not only taught proper dance training and technique but helped to create strong, confident young people. Beginner dance classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop offered for children starting at age 3. 

Griffith Academy of Dance

275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT

The Griffith Academy, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s top Irish dancing schools with a long tradition building community and character through the art of dance. In addition to Irish, the school offers classes in ballet, tap, and jazz to all levels ages 3 to adult. Boy’s class available. 

Harmony Village

First Church of Christ

250 Main St., Wethersfield, CT

Teachers lead groups of six to twelve children and their parents or caregivers in forty-five minutes of music and movement experiences. Each class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes, including fingerplays, small and large-movement activities, and instrument play. Ages newborn and up. 

Limelite Dance Studio

48 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT

Limelite Dance Center focus is positive character in a happy, family-friendly environment through an arts education program, which empowers each student, building self-awareness, self-esteem and discipline. Studio offers classes starting at ages 2 including parent-child, creative movement, ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, and just for boys. 

Romp n’ Roll

1275 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT

Romp n’ Roll Wethersfield offers music, art, dance, sports, and more with a curriculum specifically designed for children from 3 months through 5 years. Art and music exploration is integrated with movement. 

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT 06109

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts embraces several art disciplines where students, working directly with professional artists, are guided and encouraged to develop their unique gifts and talents. Youth programs offered in drawing, painting, animation and cartooning for ages 6 and up.