River Valley Dance Project (RVDP) was founded in 2014 with Linalynn Schmelzer as Director.  RVDP's mission is to create original dance works that encourage a variety of audiences to engage with the arts; to cultivate curiosity and creativity in dance and life through performances and classes.  RVDP continues to create with musicians, dancers, artists, and film producers performing in galleries, public spaces, schools, and on the concert stage.  Currently, offering online classes, in-person classes, and pop-up dance performances in outdoor spaces. 

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Dance Class


Engage. Create. Inspire.

Upcoming Events
Time is TBD
Deep River Town Hall Theater
Second Chance (Postponed, TBD)
Second Chance, a multi-disciplinary show of original art including, dance, music, theater, poetry, and film. This group of select artist have been working for months to premier their new work on the theme of second chance. Sponsored by Face Arts Music and the CT Office for the Arts.
Wed, Aug 05
Stage Left Dance Studio
Adult Dance Monday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Modern Dance Class for Adults. Start the week in your body. All levels are welcome. Masks are required for everyone, let's dance safety!!

Modern Dance Class for Adults is class is energetic and encourages full-body connection and expression for the beginner to the experienced mover.  Includes a fusion of techniques from Graham, Laban, Yoga, and Improvisation.

Fall Classes
Monday from 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Structure of Class 


Modern Technique 

Phrase Work

Cool Down and Stretch


Instructor: Linalynn Schmelzer

Classes have started!!!!  Location: Stage Left Dance

123 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457


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