The Hudson Valley's cultural park for dance





Kaatsbaan is dedicated to integrating dance into the lives of our youth and community through dance education workshops, special performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, coaching and training. Dance is recognized as an educational tool instilling focus, discipline, and patience into the learning skills of students and children of all abilities.


Kaatsbaan has brought the finest dance teachers, coaches and educators in the world to Dutchess County, New York. These highly-acclaimed individuals have designed dance programs for thousands of area school students.


Kaatsbaan has designed and presented outreach programs for:


  1. Rhinebeck & Red Hooks Schools
  2. Poughkeepsie Schools
  3. Local Dance Schools
  4. Mill Street Loft
  5. Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  6. Devereux Foundation
  7. Daytop Village
  8. The Fresh Air Fund
  9. Ulster County Special Education Teacher Training
  10. Dutchess County Children's Services
  11. Poughkeepsie Youth and Performing Arts/Family Partnership Center
  12. Emma Willard School
  13. The Fountains of Millbrook
  14. Netherwood Elementary School of Hyde Park

Kaatsbaan Academy of Dance

Winter / Spring Class Schedule


WINTER SESSION: week of January 8 - March 12, 2018 (10 weeks)
(week of March 18, 2018 is for make-up classes)


SPRING SESSION: week of April 2 - June 4, 2018 (10 weeks)



Children's Classes:





Creative Dance

3 - 4 yr. olds


3:30 - 4:00 pm

Ballet I

1st Grade


4:00 - 5:00 pm

Ballet II & III

2nd & 3rd Grade


5:00 - 6:15 pm

Pre-Ballet I & II

Pre-K & Kinder


4:00 - 4:45 pm

Ballet V and VI

5th & 6th Grade


4:45 - 6:00 pm









Tuition for Children's Classes:

Ballet/Creative Dance 10-week winter/spring session = $150.00
(10% tuition reduction for families with two or more children enrolled)
Class times and configuration may be subject to change dependent on registration and student needs.



Teen/Adult Classes:

  Age Day Time
Beginning Flamenco 13 and up Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Intermediate and Advanced Flamenco

Adult Tuesday

6:15 - 7:30 pm

Modern Dance NEW 13 and up Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Mindful Movement NEW Adult Thursday 10 - 11 am
Beginning Ballet 13 and up Thursday 6:15 - 7:30 pm

Intermediate and Advanced Flamenco

Adult Friday 10 - 11:30 am
Castanets Class Adult Friday 11:30 - noon










Tuition for Teen/Adult Classes:

Beginning Flamenco (full session only) 6 weeks = $90
Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco - 8 weeks = $120, with castanets class = $160
Flamenco walk-ins = $20 per class, with castanets = $28 per class
Modern Dance - 4 weeks = $60
Mindful Movement - 4 weeks = $60
Beginning Ballet - 4 weeks = $60


(Flamenco is on-going throughout the year)


Tuition for all classes is non-refundable.


For more information contact:
Prudence Garcia-Renart
Program Manager
(845) 757-5106 x110



Kati Garcia-Renart, Academy Director

(Creative Dance, Ballet, and Flamenco)


Kati Garcia-Renart graduated with a dance major from Bard College where she was introduced to flamenco by Aileen Passloff. Ms. Garcia-Renart spent nine years in Madrid, Spain, studying and performing flamenco and modern dance at venues including The Centro Cultural de la Villa. She has also taught and performed throughout the United States, extensively on the west coast including The Raymond Kabbaz in Los Angeles, locally at the Bardavon Opera House, Kaatsbaan, Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center, Vassar and Bard Colleges. Ms. Garcia-Renart is a dedicated dance teacher and she has taught students of all ages and backgrounds for the past 17 years. For the past 10 years she has been the flamenco instructor at Extreme Ballet, Kaatsbaan's internationally recognized summer intensive program. She is currently on the dance faculty at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Berkshire Pulse in Housatonic, MA as well as heading the faculty at the Kaatsbaan Academy of Dance.