[1.01MB] Winter/ Spring 2024 Activity Guide
All classes will be held in the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center new Dance Studio! Please call 540-433-2474 for registration dates and information.
The 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, and Musical Stage for a variety of levels. We serve ages 3 ½ through Adult.
Our current dance instructors are Dance Program Coordinator, Cynthia Marafino, and Dance Program Instructors, James Marafino and Zilda Baker.
For information on dance program specifics contact Cynthia Marafino at Cynthia.Marafino@harrisonburgva.gov
To register, please register online or come to the Community Activity Center at 305 S Dogwood Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
[169 KB] Dance Concert Permission Form 2024
[168 KB] Dance Concert Costume Necessity List
[219.78KB] Dance Class Descriptions
[19KB] Dance Attire and Dress Code
[182KB] Expectations and Policies
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. If the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activities Center closes due to inclement weather, classes will not meet. Saturday classes will not meet when Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activities Center closes due to inclement weather. Please watch for closings on social media. Be sure your instructors have an up to date email to notify you of emergencies. 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.