COVID-19: In lieu of regular classes, DDE will offer online dance opportunities.

Dance Style Offerings



Ballet is the basic foundation on which almost every dance form is based. It is a requirement for any student wishing to belong to our Competition Groups. Classes involve exercises done at the Barre as well as center floor combinations. Ballet develops self–discipline, strength, grace and great posture!  


 An upbeat, fun & energetic form of dance! Each teacher has slightly different styles of jazz but strong technique skills are stressed in all classes. Jazz can be seen on the Broadway stage or in movies such as Center Stage, Chicago, and Step Up.  


Tap dancing is all about rhythm and coordination. The shoes make it unique (and noisy, too!). This dance form instills a sense of timing and is great fun for adults as well! 


Lyrical is a form of ballet that is much more free and open to the interpretation and imagination of the dancer and the teacher. Classical ballet technique is a must for anyone wishing to excel in lyrical. Many music choices are used, from classic ballads to blues to contemporary artists.


Contemporary is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and lyrical. Contemporary often uses strong ballet legwork, torso contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction are also oftten used. Classes ballet technique is a must for anyone wishing to excel in contemporary.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is today's "street style" dance form as seen on MTV and music videos. It is done to current, popular music that the kids & teens enjoy. The studio uses common sense with song content and age–appropriateness.  


Gymnastic Dance

These classes combine acrobatics and tumbling. Mats are used and a small balance beam is used for coordination for our younger students. We present our gymnasts in a performing arts style; on stage to music, in costume and most often with dance steps connecting the tricks.  

Stretch & Conditioning

This class is designed to increase flexibility, body and core strength, stamina and more while promoting proper dance technique. This class may also include ballet exercises, yoga style stretches, and elements of Pilates.  

Combination Classes

 These classes give dancers an opportunity to experience a variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, gymnastics and hip hop.  

Tall & Small

Parents and toddlers dance together in this introductory class that includes fun music, props, jazz, ballet basics, rhythm and gymnastics. 

Musical Theatre

Offered during our summer session,  this class prepares students to take the stage! Whether in a drama production at school, a comedy dance routine or a character number, techniques are learned to blend projection, personality and lip syncing with dance steps.  

Cheer Dance

This summertime Dance Camp, kids will learn proper cheer arm motions, jumps, stunts, tumbling and dance technique, and how to “work the crowd.”