About Us

Our Mission

Our primary commitment is to provide a positive and nurturing dance environment to all dancers under our care. We are deeply committed to fostering growth and excellence in our dancers. This art form is not solely about movement; it is about dedication, discipline, and continuous improvement. This season you can expect to see new dance styles, training programs, and master classes for your dancers' personal and collective achievement. DBSD teachers are dedicated to providing a supportive environment where each student can push their boundaries, discover their potential, and flourish as both dancers and individuals. We are also deeply committed to the growth of our dance studio. We aspire to get to know the community here in Delray Beach better and to bring new faces through our doors. Our dancers need to be surrounded by other like-minded children who share their passion for dance. This will foster a more exciting, inclusive, and motivating environment where the kids can thrive. I would love and appreciate your assistance with this.

Foster Growth

strong dedication

Develop Discipline

true Excellence

OUR CLASSES

DRESS CODE FOR ALL CLASSES:

Hair should be pulled away from the face and off the neck for all dance classes. Hair should be neatly in a bun for all ballet and Acrobatics classes. A ponytail is acceptable for all other styles. Dance shoes should not be worn outside the studio space. It is extremely important only to wear tap shoes on the dance floor. Concrete or other hard surfaces will scratch the metal tap, which will ruin your shoes and scratch the studio dance floor.

DRESS CODE FOR NON-Ballet classeS:

Any style or color leotard is acceptable. Students may also wear leggings, dance shorts, sports bras, and other dancewear. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/pants). Boys may wear any comfortable dance attire they can easily move in. No baggy pants that drag on the floor and no jeans, please.

Ballet

Ballet is hundreds of years old, and steeped in tradition. Ballet is a great place to start learning dance for beginner dancers. Strength, flexibility, terminology, and technique are all covered in this class. Dancers that truly want to progress in level for various styles will want to make sure to have 1 or more ballet classes on their schedule each week. You will notice a difference in your dancer's ability and focus.

Dress Code : Any solid color leotard is acceptable. Students also need pink convertible tights and pink ballet shoes. Leather full-sole ballet shoes are acceptable for Tots, Minis, and Petites. Juniors and Teens should wear split-sole canvas ballet shoes.

Contemporary

Contemporary blends several types of dance into it's unique style. It includes elements of ballet, jazz, moderns, and even hip hop. Often compared to lyrical, there are many similarities! These classes are for dancers who like creatives challenges, connecting dance to other mediums, and physical challenges that require persistence and practice. Exercises focus on increasing flexibility and strength, total body connectivity, and creative problem solving.

Dress Code : Students can wear turners or socks or dance barefoot for this class.

Jazz

Jazz fusion combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with current forms of popular dance. Classes include warm-ups, isolations, stretches, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations. These classes are for dancers who like precision and rhythm, physical challenges, and personal style and expression. Exercises focus on increasing mobility and strength, rhythms and isolation of body parts, and expressing personal style. Dancers will learn a variety of styles under the Jazz umbrella such as Musical Theatre Jazz, Jazz Funk, Latin Jazz, and Commercial Jazz.

Dress Code : Tan jazz shoes are required for this class.

Lyrical

Lyrical dance combines techniques of classical ballet and jazz, as well as some modern elements. Classes include warm-ups, isolations, stretches, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations. These classes are for dancers who like precision and rhythm, physical challenges, and personal style and expression particularly with lyrically expressive songs. Exercises focus on increasing flexibility and strength, rhythms and isolation of body parts, and expressing personal style.

Dress Code : Students can wear turners and socks, or dance barefoot for this class.

Tap

Tap focuses on rhythms and patterns in footwork through proper technique, as well as personal style and producing clear sounds. Classes include a variety of tap sounds from Broadway to Rhythm tap. These classes are for dancers who like rhythm, precision footwork, and creative styling. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. As students progress through each level curriculum will become more intricate and complex.

Dress Code : Black tap shoes are required for the class. Tots, Minis, and Juniors can wear velcro-strapped tap shoes. Juniors and Teens can wear split-sole pull-ups or Mary Jane black Tap shoes.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics is the beautiful fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. It is not the same as gymnastics. A dancer must complete all the skills on the hard stage without the advantage of a sprung floor while incorporating musical expression, extension, and control. A ballet class is required alongside.

Dress Code : Hair is required to be in a bun for this class. Dancers should be barefoot. No socks are allowed for this class for safety. Dancers are required to wear dance shorts over their leotards. 

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique on focusing on training the muscle memory require in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique-specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior to advanced levels.

Kicks, Leaps, and Turns

Kicks, Leaps, and Turns is typically offered as an additional training opportunity for dancers enrolled in jazz and ballet dance classes. In this class, dancers will focus on improving strength and technical skills for leaps, jumps, and turns. It is a technical class and enrollment in this class is highly encouraged for the competitive dancer.

Dress Code : Dancers can wear jazz shoes, and or turners for this class.

REFERRAL PROGRAM

Delray Beach School of Dance