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Why Choose the Donna Frech School of Dance?


The Donna Frech School Of Dance has been making dreams come true for 49 years, and is the oldest continuously owned dance studio in Chenango County. DFSD is a charter member of I.D.E.A., which offers dance education with an emphasis on maintaining age-appropriate movement, music and costuming. In 1993, a new spacious dance facility was constructed at 7-9 Berry St. Norwich. In 2003 a second studio was opened at 28 South Main St. in New Berlin and in 2005 a third studio was opened in Sidney at 9 River St.

It’s about more than dance ... Joy, Friendship and Fun! ‘HAPPY CHILDREN’ is the goal in DFSD’s recreational dance program ... .’DANCE IS FUN!’ is our motto. It takes a special kind of dance teacher to work with young children. The DFSD staff encourages, educates, and nurtures young dance students. It is truly a blessing to see the smiles on faces of young children as they enter the dance room for their lesson and to see those smiles as they leave, knowing they had a wonderful time in dance class! Children receive a quality dance education and will have happy memories when they are enrolled in classes at the Donna Frech School Of Dance.

The DFSD offers a comprehensive dance program for children, teens, and adults from beginner through advanced in tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, modern, acrobatics, and pre-dance and tumbling (for ages 3-5). The dance school has two tracks: Recreational- for the student who enjoys dance class once or twice a week and performing in an annual recital, and Intensive Study: for the student who is interested in a serious study program which involves classes 3-6 times a week in one or multiple dance art forms. The dance studio also has a summer session and dancecamp program. In addition to the annual recital, members of the school’s intensive track has performed at Disney World in Orlando, for the Pumpkinfest in Norwich and have won special awards at competitions, including over all high score and technique awards.

DFSD students have continued their dance education by attending college for dance, and have become successful dance teachers/performers and studio owners. Dance training teaches students more than just learning to dance. Self confidence, poise, discipline and a feeling of achievement are among the many benefits of studying dance. The DFSD has always operated on a personal level where students know that they are an important part of the studio. Although it takes hard work, discipline and determination, the DFSD also believes dance class can be fun and rewarding.

Why you should choose the Donna Frech School of Dance

for your child’s dance training:

  • Large bright, cheerful dance rooms and waiting rooms

  • Friendly, knowledgeable, well organized reception staff

  • Caring, friendly, well trained professional adult staff who are passionate about what they do

  • Sprung floors to avoid injury

  • Convenient locations

  • Multiple class discounts

  • Automatic payments

  • 48 years in the business of guiding children of all ages to reach their full potential

  • Unique dance program for ages 3-6

  • Professional performance in June

  • Recreational and intensive study tracks

For hours of operation or class and registration information, contact the Donna Frech School Of Dance at or 607-334-4382.

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Why Choose DFSD?

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