Dance Adventure / Dance Center of Greenwich

Whether your child is showing a newly blossomed interest in pursuing the dancing arts, or already has a firm foundation of intermediate (or advanced) dance instruction behind them, Dance Adventure AND the Dance Center of Greenwich offer a wide range of dance education opportunities certain to sharpen the skills of budding amateurs -- all the way through to aspiring professionals.

Now heading into its 27th season, Dance Adventure and the Dance Center of Greenwich have been the favorite choice for dancers of all ages for ballet, pointe, hip hop, tap, jazz, Irish, and modern. Since its first year in 1991, the studio has taught thousands of students from the Greenwich, Stamford and Westchester area.


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Why Dance Adventure / Dance Center of Greenwich?

Dance Adventure, Inc. was established in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1991 as a school for dance by founder and Director, Nola Van Alstine. Since then, Miss Nola and her professional staff have taught thousands of young dancers from Fairfield and Westchester counties.

The Dance Center of Greenwich, their older student division, focuses on dance technique and curriculum through pre-professional. Each student receives personalized attention while exploring the art form through musical and dramatic expression. Students at the Dance Center of Greenwich are encouraged to learn 'technique' at their own pace, while developing confidence and movement skills 'every step of the way.'



Classes at Dance Adventure / Dance Center of Greenwich are designed to be fun and instructional. Each dancer can flourish and be excited about dance as an art-form. As students progress, they focus on dance technique, performance skills and exposure to different styles and disciplines.


Dance Adventure Classes

Parent & Child (12mos. - 2½ Yrs.)*
•Toddler & Parent • Parent & 2 Yrs. • Parent & 2 1/2 Yrs.

Pre-Ballet, Pre-Jazz & Pre-Tap (3 Yrs. - 5 Yrs.)*
•Pre-Ballet • Pre-Tap • Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop

Call for your Free Trial Class at 203-625-0930.



Dance Center of Greenwich Classes

• Ballet • Pointe • Tap • Jazz • Hip-Hop • Modern • Irish Dancing • Dance Company

Call for your Free Trial Class at 203-625-0930.



Overall Activities

• Classes are given in two Semesters (Fall & Spring) or Academic Year
• One Day Camps are offered at Winter and Spring Breaks
• Summer Programs during June-Aug. (pick one or more weeks)
• In-House recital for Dance Adventure students
• Spectacular staged recital for Dance Center of Greenwich students


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Professional Staff

Director, Nola Van Alstine

Miss Nola is an accomplished performer and award-winning teacher. She apprenticed with the Eric Hawkins Dance Company in New York City, and later joined the Carol Conway Dance Company, where she taught company classes for young professionals. She performed at Lincoln Center and countless other venues for modern dance in New York City and the USA.

She became the Dance Specialist at the Westside Montesorri School, and taught at private schools in Manattan including the Grace Church School, Third Street Settlement School and was Head Instructor of the Young Dancer's Division at Ballet Academy East.

Miss Nola's philosophy embraces teaching dance technique with imaginative illustration, and students receive personalized attention. While Dance Adventure focuses on younger student's, the school's second division, The Dance Center of Greenwich, concentrates on curriculum for older students up to pre-professional in Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Irish Dance.


Assistant Director, Torrie Marie Hartman

Hartmen was the Director of her own dance studio in Pleasantville, NY for over eight years, and has taught as a Master Teacher at dance conventions and seminars throughout the US. She is a regular performer and Project Manager with the Double Up Company & Entertainment.


Sheila Pomroy, Head of Tap and Irish Dancing

Pomroy is an accomplished choreographer and teacher, and is on the faculty at the Broadway School of Dance in Manhattan, with television appearances on Fox, Univision and ABC. Other teachers and Pianists from Manhattan and other surrounding areas are part of the excellent group of performers that make up Dance Adventure's teaching staff.


Ballet Stories

Nola Van Alstine, or Miss Nola, has dozens of original ballet stories for young ballet students. She has recently started a new website,

"I have written stories that help bring ballet technique to life for young dancers I am excited to have these stories online so that families around the world can enjoy them outside of the dance studio."

Four stories, The Cloud Fairy, The Swan Princesses, The Four Corners, and Fairy-One-Step are now available on the site. Star performers in the videos are Dance Adventure students (ages 3-6 years), and Lydia Currie, a Stamford resident and college student who began her own ballet studies at Dance Adventure when she was just a toddler.

Ballerinas and their parents can go to and sign up for a free membership.


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Additional Information

Name: Dance Adventure / Dance Center of Greenwich
Address: 36 Sherwood Place, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Phone: 203-625-0930