"Dance Arts has been a wonderful dance studio where my girls attended, learning not only dance but team work, and dedication to something they were interested in. The instructors were kind and loving in their instruction. I have taken classes for the last 8 years. Not only has it helped me build strength and balance, but I have developed friendships and have lowered my stress level tremendously! Thank you Dance Arts, Miss Rhonda and Miss Sarah!"
 
  - Heidi Fodo, Parent & Adult Student


Dance Arts was established in 1958 and has a solid foundation of training. Where our dancers have more than trophies, they have careers. As a result of personal interest & instruction, many of our former students are dancing & teaching with professional companies, colleges, and theaters across the US from Los Angeles to New York City.
 
At Dance Arts, students are carefully evaluated and guided to a schedule best suited to their needs, be it a career, or the simplicity of enjoying movement and music!
 
Beginning, basic, elementary, intermediate, advanced, and adult levels are available. Students advance upon their individual proven ability.
 
Our classes run from September to June and culminate in a recital at the end of the season. We offer a 6 week summer course as well as camps and workshops.




Dance Camps & Mini Camps
Dance Camps include Ballet class, video, snack, dance history, music & the orchestra, the food pyramid/nutrition, anatomy, creative pantomime, & more! There are many 1 day dance camps as well offering a range in dance styles. (click here!)

Summer Intensive
This year's Summer Intensive, will be August 21st-24th, 2017, 10am-3pm. Schedule for the 2017 Summer Intensive will be out soon. This is a mandatory audition week for all those interested in DAPC.


Dance Arts is also very proud and privileged to be a part of the Berrien Springs Home School Partnership. You can visit this great program by going to: www.BerrienSpringsPartnership.com and registering for this incredible program.


To make payments easier we now accept payments through Paypal! You don't need to be a member!


A NOTE:
 
Dance training consists of 95% hard work and only 5% natural talent. The more you work, the faster you advance. It teaches self-awareness, individuality, and appreciation for an art form. Self discipline and physical development go hand in hand, right from the start in dance training. Although, a great deal of attention is paid to gaining a child’s trust & respect for their teacher so that it is an enjoyable experience with steady progression, built on a strong foundation.
 
One lesson weekly is adequate for the beginning and elementary students, however, children over 9 years of age, should be taking two or more lessons weekly. Ballet is the recommended beginning form of dance. Ballet is easy to feel & understand unlike other forms, that at a beginning level, are merely imitated ... not learned. The anatomy of the young growing body is best suited to benefit from this correct form of dance. Tap, jazz, modern & tumbling are excellent additional classes, but can never be, what they could be, without previous ballet training.
 
**Parents are encouraged to observe class at visiting, every six weeks.