Dance & Theater

The YWCA New Britain School of Dance is the #1 dance studio in New Britain.  We strive to empower our students to build confidence and self-esteem while bringing out the grace and beauty in each of them.  Our goal is to teach our students the discipline and art of dance by exploring the different facets that make it a unique art form.  We promote acceptance of all levels of abilities, while encouraging and fostering leadership in our girls.

YWCA aims to bring out the natural ability in all our dancers and guide them as they develop a technical and creative talent they can be proud of.  Students are grouped within each class according to age and ability and are encouraged to achieve at their own pace.  With our combination of classic dance instruction and imaginative choreography, our dance staff is focused on guiding our dancers in their journey of self-expression and nurturing an appreciation for music, dance, movement, and art.

We have two dance studio locations- 19 Franklin Square in New Britain and 59 North Main Street in Bristol.

Instructor pre-approval required for class placement prior to registering (Both Bristol & New Britain locations).  Please call to discuss with Miss Chris at 860-225-4681 x213. 


  • Dedicated and dynamic staff
  • Artistic and creative choreography
  • Number one dance studio in New Britain four years in a row!
  • Classes for all levels
  • Encouraging and nurturing atmosphere

For more information on our dance classes, contact Chris Kuzia at 860-225-4681 x213 or


Mary Poppins, Jr.

Be a part of YWCA Youth Theatre's practically perfect premiere production! Registration for Mary Poppins, Jr. is open to all 6 - 9 graders NOW!

Production will be choreographed by Chris Kuzia and directed by Katie Desjardins.  All participants will be required to attend an Audition Workshop and Auditions on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Callback auditions will be on Sunday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. No preparation is needed.

May 12- Rehearsals start on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and June 29 & 30 are the performance dates.  


Christine Kuzia Dance Scholarship

In 2015, the YWCA School of Dance celebrated 30 years of annual recitals.  Over thirty years of dancers have learned the foundations of tap, jazz, ballet, and the discipline of dance with us.  The heart and soul of the program is our incredible director, Christine Kuzia, or “Miss Chris" as she is fondly known to her students.  She has shared her passion for dance and her indomitable spirit with thousands of students.  

Miss Chris has made sure that every student who wants to dance will have the opportunity, and that no one is left out due to financial reasons.  In honor of the 30th anniversary of the recital and as a special tribute to Miss Chris, the YWCA established the Christine Kuzia Dance Scholarship.  The fund provides financial assistance for students who are dedicated to learning yet not able to pay the full amount for dance classes.

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