Yoga Practice

River Valley Dance Project (RVDP) was founded in 2014 with Linalynn Schmelzer as Director.  RVDP's mission is to create a community where individuals feel inspired to explore, create and engage with dance.  RVDP continues to work with dancers, musicians, artists, and film producers.  Currently, offering performances in galleries, public spaces, schools, and on the concert stage.  RVDP at SoMa offers classes and events in dance, fitness, and wellness both online and in-person to support the development of a life-long love of movement.

"Dance is communication, so the greatest challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully, and with inevitability." -Martha Graham


Dance Class

Classes in Modern Dance, Ballet, Improvisation, Composition, Fitness, and More...

Creativity + Community = Connection 

Engage ~ Create ~ Inspire 

Upcoming Events

  • Wed, Apr 21
    Apr 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    All levels Modern Dance Class. The 1st and 3rd Wed. of the month. Make time to keep moving forward in 2021.
  • Time is TBD
    Deep River Town Hall Theater
    Time is TBD
    Deep River Town Hall Theater, 174 Main St, Deep River, CT 06417, USA
    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.
Group Dance

River Valley Dance Project


Develop a life-long love of movement.


New Location opening at SoMa

June 2021

In-person and virtual dance and wellness classes

for the whole family coming soon...

Stay tuned more details.

SoMa is an Arts Collective at 500 Main St. in Deep River CT.

RVDP will be offering a variety of classes in a new studio.

Dance - Fitness- Yoga - Wellness

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