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2020-2021 Catalog Coming Soon

Please Note: An updated, "virtual" version of the 2020-2021 Season Catalog will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can find details on Hochstein's reopening plans at https://hochstein.org/About/Hochstein-Reopening-Information and individual class pages are being updated on the website as information becomes available.

Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program

The Hochstein community welcomes students of all ages, proficiency levels, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and those with special needs in a barrier-free environment that provides artistic opportunities for all. Hochstein's Tuition Assistance/Need-Based Scholarship Program is just one way that we put the School's mission and values into action!

Click here to learn more! 

Music moves us.

"I truly appreciate that the dance classes are taught by experts in their field. Their experience and true passion for their craft and educating young children is amazingly apparent."

About Our Offerings

Hochstein's dance program offers a full range of sequential, guided instruction focusing on the joy, and enjoyment, of the art of dance. With an emphasis on nurturing the whole dancer, our professional faculty works with each student to develop confidence and creativity as well as technical proficiency and performance skills.

Hochstein’s dance philosophy is unique to the Rochester community—we believe that performance is part of the education process, but the emphasis is on the educational experience and the joy of dance. We provide excellent instruction in a variety of styles, including ballet study grounded in the Russian Vaganova technique. Students have the opportunity to participate in dance showcases, in the Hochstein Performance Hall, each year.

Choose from a variety of offerings for the dancer of any age. See here or below for a full listing of dance classes and click on the links in the sidebar to read class descriptions. For more information, please call 585.454.4596.

Click here to learn more about the dance department faculty.

For a summary of dance classes and styles in Hochstein's program, please see the grid below.

Mini-Dancers 3-4     4:15-5:00   9:00-9:45
Pre-Ballet 5-6     5:15-6:00   10:00-10:45
Ballet I 7-12     6:15-7:15   11:00-12:00
Ballet II 10+   5:30-6:30      
Ballet III 13+       5:30-7:00  
Ballet III/IV 13+ 5:30-7:00        
Prep for Pointe, Pointe, Variations 13+       7:15-8:15  
Barre/Stretch & Strengthen 12+ 7:15-8:15        
Intermediate Ballet 13+   6:45-8:15      
Beginning Caribbean/Latin 7-10 5:30-6:30        
Children's African Dance 7-12         9:00-10:00
Intermediate Latin & Modern 11-13       6:00-7:00  
Intermediate Rhythm Tap 12+   6:45-7:45      
Yoga 13+   12:00-1:00      
Spanish/Flamenco I & II 14+     5:30-6:30    
Spanish/Flamenco III & IV 14+     6:30-7:30    


See sidebar menu for full class descriptions. Please note: Single dance coupons will not be available until further notice.

FEE (for blue areas in grid, above): $10 registration fee; $504* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $126. Students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein qualify for a reduced fee of $7 per class for one Children’s Dance or Music FUNdamentals class ($252 yearly tuition).

FEE (for green areas in grid, above): $10 registration fee; $612* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $153. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $468 payable in quarterly installments of $117.

DANCE SAVINGS: Take one Ballet or other dance styles class at full tuition, get a second (or more) Ballet, other dance styles, or Wellness class at 50% off!. 50% discount applies to the lower tuition fee.

The above dance fees as of September 2020.