Tia Russell Dance Studio

The Tia Russell Dance Studio, commonly known as TRDS, is a privately owned dance education program and dance studio primarily servicing the Greater New Haven CT Area. We welcome new and experienced students ages 18 months - Adult and offer various styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, West African, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, Lyrical & Acro Dance. TRDS was established in 2013 and has grown to be a large organization, with hundreds of students and two locations in Woodbridge, CT. We are best known for our jaw dropping performances, dynamic choreography, trained staff, and professional facilities. Our main priority is to provide a safe, professional and clean environment for our students to enjoy while participating in the beloved art of dance. At Tia Russell Dance Studio, we strive to provide a quality dance experience for all of our students.

Dance Classes

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Ballet consists of technique-based classes focusing on posture, balance, self-discipline, grace, self-confidence, fitness, and individual expression.

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Acro Dance

Acro dance classes combine classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.

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Hip Hop

This up-beat, high energy hip hop class concentrates on the fundamentals of Hip-Hop movement.

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Jazz dance is fast-paced, energetic and rhythmic form of dance. Classes focus on isolations of the body and reflects a person’s emotions through movements like shaking, twisting, and swinging.

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West African

Classes are active and use the concept of total body articulation. Dancers will learn fancy footwork, jumps, and intricate head and body movements.

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Tap classes focus on rhythm, musicality and timing.

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Lyrical classes are a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques and individual expression.

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Horton Modern

Modern dance classes are technique classes designed to correct and improve dancer’s physical limitations so that they might pursue any form of dance.

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Preschool Classes

Our preschool classes are for children from 18 mos. to 4 years. Choose from Ballet and Jazz classes.


Dance Parties

Throw your child's next birthday at TRDS. Sit back and relax. We provide the pizza, snacks, cake, and activities.