Beginning, basic, elementary, intermediate, advanced, and adult levels are available. Students advance upon their individual proven ability. A student may remain in any level for up to 3 years.
 
Our classes run from September to June and culminate in a recital at the end of the season.
We also offer a 6 week summer course as well as camps and workshops.

Mission Statement

Dance Arts is a family-friendly studio devoted to teaching dance as an art form. From children to adults, our faculty provides each student with instruction, encouragement, and personal interest to succeed. Our classes and performances are age appropriate for all to participate and enjoy watching.

Dance Arts has served the community for over 50 years and has strived to give EVERY child a chance to learn & grow. Dance Arts has had many professional dancers come from the program. Regardless of the dancer's future endeavors, we are consistent in placing the importance on the molding and shaping of the person so that they may be the best they can be wherever they go in life. Dance Arts strives to make everything family-friendly and age appropriate for all to participate and enjoy watching.
 
Dance Arts mission is devoted to teaching dance as an art form. We are attentive to each dancer's needs providing the most professional instruction, & encouragement. We teach INTEGRITY, RESPECT and CREATIVITY.

Meet The Team

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.

Important Information For Parents

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, was August 2nd-5th, 10am-3pm. Intensive is a mandatory audition week for all those interested in DAPC but it is also a great opportunity to work with guest artists and faculty to keep progressing in your technique and skills. This year was an amazing week of learning, growing, and getting inspired for the coming year.
 
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.

Moving, Grooving, and Growing

for mom (or dad) and me

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!

Your Birthday Parties/Special Events

Use the Dance Arts studio space for your special event. $75.00 per hour. For Birthday Party pricing please see brochure. Use an instructor & costumes for additional charges.

Rental of space for bridal showers, photographers, and other events. Please call us at 269.429.5711 for more info.

Click here for our birthday party brochure!