Ballroom Magic at 25-13 Old Kings Highway (203-831-9382/ offers classes in ballroom dancing — swing, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, mambo, waltz, etc. — for adults. There are also classes in ballroom dancing and etiquette for children.

The Darien Dance Center offers more than 70 dance classes and workshops for all ages, toddlers through adults. Choose from modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, or tap. Call director Bonnie Gombos at 203-655-8683 or visit

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Highway North, 203-655-2535, is home to the Darien School of Dance (203-912-4804; email: offering ballet classes beginning with mommy and me through adults with ABT certified teacher, and Pender Keady Academy of Irish Dance (Stamford, 203-316-8337; Website: holds its Darien classes at the YW as well. Visit to learn more.

The Walter Schalk School of Dance offers jazz, tap, ballet, social ballroom dancing, Creative Tots, and Kinder Kids programs in Darien. Call 203-762-7508 or visit