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1. The Dance Institute of Washington

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50 reviews
The Dance Institute of Washington
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 3400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Telephone: (202) 371-9656

Guy: Dance school


Review: "Excellent Dance Training and excellent community for dances to train."

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Cheri Mallory: We have had a wonderful experience with DIW's Autism Acceptance Events.

Angela Ingram: Excellent Dance Training and excellent community for dances to train. DIW cares deeply for their students, faculty and staff.

Daisy Fischer: Positive: ProfessionalismMy Grandson participated in the virtual Theater Workshop on October 3rd, 2020, and he had so much fun. The ladies of Teatro La Bolsa did an excellent job of keeping the students engaged while they provided education in language, culture, dance and geography. Thank you.

Cassie Quick: I don't recommend this school as they are really unorganized. It takes weeks to follow up with parents about questions or concerns. It's pretty ridiculous. I recommend they hire additional help.
Response: Hello, Ms Quick. We are sorry to learn about your experience. As a non for profit organization our number one priority is to have the best positive impact in our youth. Of course we can’t do this without the support of parents and guardians and we apologize for the inconvenience. We would like to share that during the summer of 2019 DIW experienced multiple staff transitions and also began exciting renovation in which we are adding a new studio and student lab to our state of the art building. Although no excuse, please consider these major occurrences as a reason to why our line of communication failed you. Again, we apologize and hope you reconsider our school in the future as we have major exciting changes and upgrades in process. All best!

Zahra Carpenter: Very good quality of dance classes. Although the founder passed away, it is in the staff and teachers heart to carrying on his legacy. Cannot wait what is next for DIW!

Star Clark: I take lessons here sometimes. It's wonderful and cheap. Say hello to Lettie and Mara. Great instructors!

Noelle Hoerrner: I love to dance and the young dancers out there in Washington D.C. I think they have an opetunity here!

claudia Moreno: If it was possible to give less than one star i would. this place is beyond unprofessional and you will get tossed around from person to person trying to get basic information. horrible. horrible. absolutely horrible. customer service is absurd.

Cheryle Crawford: Great teacher for younger " bun heads", continues to use ZOOM classes effectively.

Peter Perkins: Interested in developing skills I'll highly recommend attending The Dance Institute of Washington also I much say many opportunities are available.

2. Séber Method Academy

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9 reviews
Séber Method Academy
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 4908 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 702-2733

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Courtney Partlow: My daughter went to Seber Method Academy just for an evaluation and we've been there ever since. The owner, Lilla, was able to quickly identify my daughter's areas for improvement and her development over the past year has been eye-opening. Great, friendly atmosphere, talented staff, and individual attention to help each dancer reach her/his potential. And flexible classes for serious to non-serious dancers. Most importantly, my daughter can't wait to get to dance each day. Highly recommend.

Nikita Rao: This dance school is a real find for drop in classes for dance for adults. I would highly recommend Adriane and Kay as they are the two teachers I use for tap classes.They are excellent teachers, thorough with their teachings and very amicable and friendly. I have also met some lovely fellow adult tappers at these classes. I love the concept of drop in classes which, maybe encourages more adults to learn a method of dance without fully committing to a session made up of many weeks. *Remaining message removed per request*

Maggie Sullivan: I spent the past 4 days in the wings photographing rehearsals and performances for Seber Method Academy's Winter Concert and I just had to share this thought I had today. These dancers are truly beautiful inside and out. Not only do they each have impeccable technique and high quality stage presence (especially for their young ages!), but they also have a refreshing and sweet love for each other. As I sat backstage, after each and every piece, I could each whispers of "Good job! Good job!" and see hugs and high fives and smiles galore. Every single piece! During each piece, their peers eagerly watched with wide eyes from the wings and silently cheered when a particularly difficult step was successfully executed. There were just so many sweet, loving moments in between each of the beautifully performed pieces and I had to share! Congratulations to all the students and faculty! I'm so grateful to have been a witness to this beauty.

Riley Lewis-Jones: I absolutely love the studio- I’ve been going here for years, everyone is very welcoming and it’s a great environment to dance in! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to take classes, regardless of experience. I especially love the Belly Dance classes and being a part of the Youth Company, Raqs Habibi

Angela Ingram: Great classes an excellent training.
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Anastasia Wass: Great teachers and a welcoming environment!

3. Studio One Dance

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3 reviews
Studio One Dance
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 511 11th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Sun

Guy: Ballet school


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Pia Bacolod: Positive: CommunicationMy little girl just started a week long summer camp here and had the best first day ever! She raved on and on about how much fun she had. They've got a great Director there that was very responsive to my questions as well. I love the organic fruit they offer the kids afire snacks. Nice, clean, well ran studio for the little ones.
Response: Thank you for the lovely review, Pia! We are so glad that your dancer is enjoying camp!

Austin Graff: Our three-year-old daughter LOVES Studio One Dance. For $80 a month, we attend weekly dance classes on Saturdays from 10:15-11am (the perfect amount of time to learn dance and hold a toddler's attention span). It's a small studio space on the Hill near some great places like Little Pearl and Emilie's. The front room has cubbies for your stuff and the backroom is the large dance studio with a restroom in the way back. The instructors are kind and great teachers. Our class starts with introductions, reading a book, and then doing some ballet routines in a way that's engaging to toddlers. Our toddler is engaged the entire time and looks forward to going back the next week.
Response: Hi Austin! Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you are enjoying classes at Studio One!

4. Jones-Haywood Dance School

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9 reviews
Jones-Haywood Dance School
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1200 Delafield Pl NW, Washington, DC 20011

Telephone: (202) 882-4039

Guy: Dance school


Review: "This non profit dance institution is a gem."

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DENISE HAWKINS: Highly recommended! My daughter was blessed to have the opportunity to study dance under the renowned Mrs. Sandra FORTUNE-GREEN, along with the other well traveled and experienced dance teachers at the school. It's a legacy that was built on the shoulders of Ms. Jones and Ms. Haywood that continues to train young dancers in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and so much more!

M.E. Dolan: This non profit dance institution is a gem. It is run with love and care and earnest personal attention. Lots of places out there see you walk through the doors and just see dollar signs. Ms. Fortune and the team that runs Jones Haywood stay true to their mission of making dance available to all and thereby expand horizons for children and their families. The school and Ms. Fortune has made a great difference in the lives of my children. Highly recommend!!

Adrienne Burrows: I remember the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet from my days as a young girl growing up in Washington, DC. I am so glad that it still is thriving in the community.

5. The Lab D.C. | Breakin' Academy

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24 reviews
The Lab D.C. | Breakin' Academy
Location
4.3
Prices
4.6
Classes
4.9
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
5

Address: 6925 Willow St NW, Washington, DC 20012

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 882-5221

Guy: Dance school


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Mazen I: Came to the studio for a one-on-one session while visiting DC from Memphis. Coach Alex was a real professional and I have to say you're made to feel welcome, shown patience in your learning journey, and shown a lot of community love. That's hip-hop y'all

carol paik: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityMy son has been going to The Lab since he was 4 years old and he loves it. Of all the various sports we've tried to get our son to participate in, breaking is his favorite. The teachers are all great with the kids and the staff are very accomodating of schedules and make-ups!

Jocelyn: My son has been going to The Lab for 3 years (started when he was 5) and he absolutely loves it. The staff are personally invested in the wellbeing of the kids and passionate about teaching. My son was struggling before a tournament and Tazk took the time to FaceTime even though he was juggling so many other things. My son has grown so much emotionally and physically. I highly recommend their camps and classes.

Renata Ko: My 7-year old son has been breakin at The Lab for a few months. The instructors are excellent, patient with kids, and really good at teaching technical moves in a clear, relaxed and fun way. The school even posts tutorials that students can access from home to practice. We travel each weekend from Capitol Hill and it is so worth the trip!

Elisa Om: I enrolled my 5 year old son at The Lab to learn how to dance. The instructors are amazingly patient and I was in awe at how they were able to get my very timid son out of his shell. He has been having a blast and is always asking if its time to dance. Best dance school in the area.

Elizabeth Corona: The staff are awesome. They are all patient and professional. Our son loves going to breakdance every week. It’s been a great way to get some movement in without playing a contact sport.

Amanda Gresco: This is a cool and fun place to learn "breakin" for kids of all ages and adults too. There are regular events where the students can compete. Instructors are knowledgeable and encouraging. I definitely recommend it!

Cel Castillo: Positive: ProfessionalismGreat place for kids of all ages to learn the skill of dancing. Great dedicated staff who love their job.

Steve Spencer: Great place. My son has taken several classes and loves it
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Unite to Ignite: Went for a Halloween event! Really fun and you could tell the kids love what they're doing

6. Dance Place

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43 reviews
Dance Place
Location
4.2
Prices
5
Classes
4.9
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.9

Address: 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 269-1600

Guy: Dance school


Review: "Dance Place is one of my favorite establishments in DC, period."

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Ryan Delcher: Positive: Communication, ProfessionalismThe Dance Place Studio team is awesome to work with! I worked with Sarah G at Dance Place for a special event they hosted. She was friendly, professional, and a great communicator! Highly recommend this Studio and their team!

Kelly Paras: I came here for their Sunday evening performance and had a blast! However, I wasn't quite prepared for the drink situation...they sell glasses of wine, but you can't take it into the theater area unless you purchase an adult sippy cup (literally a plastic cup with a sippy lid on it) for an additional $5. It was weird and hilarious and I'm saving the cup for next time! The only negative about the experience was that the theater itself got really warm during the performance - everyone was sweating!
Response: Hey Kelly! Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed our fun travels mugs -- all the cool theaters are doing it. ;) Sorry it got toasty in the theater! We'll be sure to take a look at that for next time.

Janine Hightower: The variety of performances that pass through this place is mind-blowing 🤯! A cultural experience for all. Many of the performances offer audience participation/interaction. Tickets are reasonably priced, nice variety of snacks. Also you can often meet performance members after show! Clean bathrooms, friendly and organized staff. Be prepared to give written feedback...😉

dipika: Dance Place is one of my favorite establishments in DC, period. Their site schedule is diverse and offers something for everyone and they really focus on local talent which is special. The classes are also great, quite varied, and the space is good for beginning and intermediate class.
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Momma Boots: Dance place is awesome. Can't wait to come back in the spring. Miss Princess is the best teacher ever, our child had such a great time. We thank you so much Miss Princess.

Sydney Thom: The drop in adult dance classes are a great price and the modern class was of great quality. Dance Place offers the least expensive adult drop-in dance classes I've seen in the DC/MD/VA area. The class was really fun and challenging for all ability levels and taught by Rebecca Weiss, a substitute teacher for the class. This was my first class so I can't speak toward the regular flow of class with the normal teacher, but if it was anything like the class I attended then it's probably a class I'd recommend taking. I've danced for ~10yrs when I was younger and now about 10 years later I'm in my mid-20s and trying to pick things back up again:) This class was a great class to be in as an almost newbie to adult dance.

ife felix: Delicious!!! I took an African Dance class on May 3 at 1:45 with Sylvia and had the best time ever. The class was great. I live in New York City and take three sometimes fours classes a week and they, the classes in NY could not compare for energy. The other dancers were positive and the Sylvia one of the best. Whenever I'm in DC I will be dropping in. Thank you DancePlace.

Daniel Burkholder: Dance Place is the premier performance space for dance in the DC region with performances almost every weekend ranging from Modern to Post-Modern, World Dances to Performance Art. Highlights include annual Dance Africa, DC festival as well as its complete season of regional, national and international artists. Dance Place also offers a range of classes for adults and youth from beginning to professional. A great place!

Kate Christopherson: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, ValueGreat communication and fantastic customer service provided by Ava. I truly enjoy their professionalism and responsiveness.

Dan W: I went here for a comedy show. What a joke (and I don't mean that in a good way). The theater is fine, but the staff takes far too many liberties in trying to join the show. The staff joined in the audience to fill seats and constantly interrupted the comedian. Tried to join in the act far too many times and I had to walk out. Hint: do not go to this "Dance Place" for a comedy show as much as they advertise it!

7. St Marks Dance Studio

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1 reviews
St Marks Dance Studio
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

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8. Joy of Motion Dance Center • H Street (Atlas)

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19 reviews
Joy of Motion Dance Center • H Street (Atlas)
Location
5
Prices
4.3
Classes
4.4
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.8

Address: 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 813-9505

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James Walker: Great energy from Coexist Group on the Atlas Stage, at the Annual H Street Festival. Thousands ascended on the H Street Corridor in NE Washington, DC, for a day of music, dance, food and more.

Krystle Liggins: Love the Afro-Brazilian & The Beginning Ballet Class!

土居奈緒: I had a lot of fun!!

Jessica Adcock: Clean. Friendly staff.

Rivas Rivas: Good

Lucia Coleman: It was closed.

9. DanceSport Dupont Circle

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20 reviews
DanceSport Dupont Circle
Location
4.7
Prices
4.1
Classes
4.3
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.1

Address: 2201 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 596-4860

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Jason Janke: We found Terry with only one month until our wedding day, and over just a few classes he worked with us to choreograph an elegant, yet achievable first dance for us (we came in with no prior experience). We even changed songs after our first lesson, and he was able to quickly change the style of dance to better match the different pace of song. We had fun with the resulting dance, which impressed our guests and brought out some tears. The space could occasionally get crowded with other classes going on, but it was never an issue. We were happy with everything, and enjoyed our time learning/practicing.

Adam Abramson: Terry is very knowledgeable and has good tips. It’s a fun class that I’ll definitely use at my wedding. My only gripe is that if there’s other classes going on, he’s really soft spoken so it’s hard to hear. Would recommend though! Especially if you want a choreographed dance.

Sharon Williams: Love Earl! He is a great instructor! Also love the salsa club he took us to to apply what we have learned. Looking forward to the next class!

Sam Young: Terry was great however it was very difficult to hear with two other classes happening simultaneously in the same room with their own music.

Sarah Pearce: Terry choreographed our first dance for our wedding this past November and our guests loved it! It was one of the highlights of our reception. We never anticipated that our guests would be cheering for us! Neither one of us have taken lessons in the past, so we were anxious going into our first lesson. But Terry made us feel very comfortable and was very patient with us. He's very creative and provided a few options/moves for us to use based on what we preferred. We loved going home to practice - it was such a fun experience during the high-stress time of planning the rest of the wedding. I highly recommend!

Alessandro Ghidini: I have attended DanceSport Dupont Circle for the past 2 years. The dance area is spacious and divided by mirror screens to allow concurrent classes. I have taken ballroom lessons with Terry Chasteen with a focus on International style. Terry is the most patient and competent instructor one can desire. His own experience as competitor and judge at national and international competitions makes him perfectly suited to train and prepare a couple for the world of competitions. I was thus able to compete at a few National and one international competitions. It was a fantastic experience and Terry was there until the end to support me and my partner in our endeavor. I have also observed Terry interacting with couples who want to prepare for wedding events, and he is excellent at putting together a choreography that suits the music chosen by the bride (either for the dance with the groom or with the bride's father), as well as their dancing skills. You will not regret your decision to start dancing at DanceSport Dupont Circle!

Elsa Peraldi: Luca was our teacher for our wedding dance. He was great!!! Not only did he worked with us to have a great choreography, but he was also super patient with us and help us navigate the process at times when we would be stressed. He is really flexible and works with you to find a time that works for you. Couldn't recommend more!

Louis L.: OMG, Terry is adorable. Clearly, he eats, sleeps and breathes everything related to dancing. I have known him to dance with students late into the evening--perhaps having a power snack in between--but never skipping a beat! He is patient and accommodating. My dance partner and I won 3 silver medals after Terry choreographed four fantastic Latin dance routines in preparation for our dance competition in 2018. I am forever grateful to Terry for his training.

Jonathan Dickinson: We arrived 10 minutes early, and then waited 15 minutes after our appointment time. The instructor ignored us for the couple ahead of us. We planned our day and evening around this lesson.

John Farr: Great job of teaching the first dance wedding basics

10. District Irish Dance Academy

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7 reviews
District Irish Dance Academy
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 5117 MacArthur Blvd NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20016

Telephone: (202) 525-6091

Guy: Dance school


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Dana Mills: I have been taking adult classes for several months now and am loving every second of it. Joe, Bern, and Sarah are true professionals and run each class with great precision. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to try something new, DIDA is a welcoming and kind environment. The friendships with my fellow adult dancers are the cherry on top.

caitlin fitzpatrick: I have been taking classes at District Irish Dance for a little over a year now and have absolutely loved it. Joe and Bern are both amazing teachers and make classes so enjoyable. So glad I signed up with DIDA!
Response: Thanks Caitlin!! We love having you in class and and are so happy you are part of the District Irish Dance community!

Ashley Wessel: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityJoe and Bern are true professionals! They are quick to respond to emails and I love how encouraging Bern has been while teaching classes. They come to class prepared to teach and are patient with the kids. I’m very happy to have my daughter be part of their program.

Abs Duq: I was just visiting my sister in DC and came across signs for this dance school. I have been interested in trying out Irish dance for a while now, so I thought I would give a class a try (they offer a first class for free!). The class I took was Celtic Fit which is combo Irish step dance with fitness moves. I was blown away by how much fun I had! In addition to being a great workout (wow those steps are challenging!), it was so much fun and the instructor (his name is Joe, supposedly he used to tour with Riverdance) made the entire class experience lively and engaging. I wish District Irish Dance was closer to me, otherwise I would totally try out one of their weekly class programs! Now I'm just trying to convince my sister to sign up!

Catharine Parnell: Attentive, enthusiastic, and professional Irish dance and fitness instruction led by kind, thoughtful, welcoming people who have your dancer’s best interests at heart. Challenging and supportive instruction for adult dancers. Highly recommended. 💙 🖤

Joan Von Drehle: Joe Duffey, who has performed both nationally and internationally with Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, has the right stuff. He's a great teacher with great technique who knows how to lead a fun and nurturing academy.

11. Dance Loft on 14

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15 reviews
Dance Loft on 14
Location
4.4
Prices
5
Classes
4.5
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.9

Address: 4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 621-3670

Guy: Arts organization


Review: "Booking was easy and studio 2 was perfect for what we needed."

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Sony Laventure: Was a tough process getting the room but we enjoyed the studio space and the sound system. Our participants also gave compliments about the room

Jake Nodar: We shot a dance sequence for a music video and were thrilled with everything about this place. Booking was easy and studio 2 was perfect for what we needed.

Darrell Duane: Great dance classes including Contact Improvisation Dance, Acro Yoga, Gaga, Ballet, Modern and more. Also has a lot of great workshops and special events!

Stephen Clapp: A great place for dance and movement classes! You can also catch a vibrant live dance concert! Also the home of Dance Metro DC!

Cameron Villanueva: My first day here was magical. Ecstatic dance with Atticus Mooney had me coming back weekly to keep the magic flowing.

Sylvana Christopher: A space for the community to train in dance arts, modalities and techniques.

Jennifer Tibbs: Open dance space is a bonus to me!

12. District Dance Arts

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4 reviews
District Dance Arts
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 2008 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 417-6780

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Katie Shea Britton: Discovering District Dance Arts has been a highlight of our year! My two oldest wanted to try tap/ballet and the option to take the first class free allowed us to realize only one of them was truly interested. Cristine, the owner-teacher, is nothing short of fantastic with the kids, fully accessible to parents, and proactive with communication. We plan to stay with Distric Dance Arts for years to come.

Carey Lozano: District Dance Arts (DDA) is an affordable, fun place to dance. We were very excited when the studio opened last year as it is closer to our home compared to my daughter's previous dance studio where she danced for seven years. After trying a class and attending their first recital, we decided to make the switch this year signing my daughter up for ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. We have not regretted the decision one bit. The attentive and caring teachers make the atmosphere at DDA a great place to learn. Cristine (the studio owner & teacher) and Natasha (hip hop teacher) bring years of knowledge and experience to their classes. They really know how to balance having fun while at the same time stressing good technique and performance. My daughter is always excited to go to class and learn something new. On the business side, the studio is well-run and communication between parents and studio is wonderful, including monthly newsletters, up-to-date website and other social media outlets. Their prices are very economical, and they offer a great deal for taking multiple classes. I would recommend this studio to anyone looking for a fairly priced, nicely organized dance studio for their child.

13. Donna's Dance-A-Studio

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3 reviews
Donna's Dance-A-Studio
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 9219 Oxon Hill Rd #4834, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 567-3358

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Sonny Galia (Sonny): My daughter has been going here since she was 5yrs old, now she's almost in high school and is in the pointe class, and has been with the company group for a few years now. Ms. Donna is very friendly and super patient with her students. We always look forward to the end-of-year recitals.

Alice Usoro: My child has been here for years. She loves it, I love it. Ms Donna is very accommodating

14. DivaDance® DC

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18 reviews
DivaDance® DC
Location
4.8
Prices
4.2
Classes
4.1
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4

Address: 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM Thu

Telephone: (240) 630-1445

Guy: Dance company


Review: "Great teachers, great energy, amazing choreographies !"

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Chantale love: Before I join diva dance I was working on my confidence and I most say I’m a whole new women after joining. I learn different dance moves and met a lot of good people. I am having an amazing experience.
Response: Omg Chantale!! Thank you so much for this, we're so happy to hear the positive impact our classes have had on you!

Dana Frund: Since moving to DC last year, joining DivaDance has been one of the best decisions I have made! I love the community feel, and all the instructors and members are so sweet and fun! If you’re looking to make friends, join a community, build confidence, or dance your worries away, this is the perfect place!
Response: Thank you so much for this review Dana! We LOVE having you in the community!

April Tran: So happy I joined this community. Everyone is so kind and every dance is well instructed. Definitely recommend if you're looking to build your confidence and relieve some stress with dancing!
Response: Thank you April for sharing what our classes have done for ya!

Whitney Franklin: DivaDance DC has been and AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The instructors, the culture, the support, the COMMUNITY! DivaDance has definitely helped me boost my confidence as a human being, woman, and dancer! I am grateful for DivaDance DC and look forward to future classes!!!
Response: Whitney thank you soooo much! We loveeeee having you in classes.

Melodi McSweeney: I've loved every class I've taken with Diva Dance. I did the 10 week dance course in fall 2019 and absolutely loved every minute of it. I met wonderful people who I am still in touch with. I also had my bachelorette party with Diva Dance and would do it all again in a heart beat. The culture at Diva Dance is to have fun and build confidence, so there is never any critiquing and the environment stays comfortable. The dances are also very diverse, so you can get a little bit of anything you like. I can go on, but in short, I can't wait until the pandemic is over so I can go back to dancing with Diva Dance.
Response: Melodi we have loved having you in the community! Thank you for the positive review!

Breanne Stockslager: I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with DivaDance! My group did a Beyonce themed "sip and slay" class for a Bachelorette party and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend DivaDance to anyone who wants to hold a party, event, or even just to go for a fun cardio workout! The package that we purchased came with champagne and fun decorations as well as the instructor emailing us our very own music video which is a pretty fun memory to have for a bachelorette party! The choreography is tailored to whatever level of skill your group has, ours was definitely beginner! LOL. Highly recommend!
Response: Yay Breanne! Thank you so much for this review. We LOVED partying with your group!

THAT EWE GAL: I love it !! Great teachers, great energy, amazing choreographies ! Highly recommended
Response: We love you too! Thank you so much!

Cheryl Somers: It looked like a nice place only went in to check it out
Response: Thanks Cheryl! Come back!

Cheryl Somers: Seemed like a nice place only there for a few minutes
Response: Thanks Cheryl! Hope to see you again soon!

15. Centre De Danse

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Centre De Danse
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 3254 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: (202) 337-0268

Guy: Ballet school


Review: "This is a great local dance studio with a committed director."

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Tamara Belt: This is a great local dance studio with a committed director. My daughter attended ballet classes here when she was young for various years and she was always excited to see Madame Kramer! The is a wonderful way to expose your children to dance at an early age; and continue until they are ready to leave home. I highly recommend.

Cecile Gori: I spent one semester attending the beginner adult class at this dance school and I enjoyed it very much. Madame Kramer is very kind and I feel like I have improved a lot. Wish I could have stayed here a little bit longer !

Anna-Alexandra Rojo Wildman: Beautiful little studio with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, as well as small class sizes for more one-on-one attention from the teachers.

Ali Touzani: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value

16. Candace Sheppard Dance Academy

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Candace Sheppard Dance Academy
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 5185 MacArthur Blvd NW #108, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 3:45PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 996-0680

Guy: Dance company


Review: "All the teachers are extremely qualified dancers, and terrific people."

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Ava Faghani: CSDA is the best!! Ms. Candi, Ms. Reagan, and all the other staff create a perfect balance in the studio of hard work, etiquette, technique, fun, and family! If you’re interested in a healthy, yet challenging competition team this is the studio for you. Or if just interested in normal classes. CSDA is my escape, my happy place, and a second home to me! I look forward to every class. I’ve made so many forever friends at CSDA and been able to grow as a dancer, and person. All the teachers are extremely qualified dancers, and terrific people. Much love to CSDA💜

17. The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio

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The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio
Location
4.2
Prices
4.1
Classes
5
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.4

Address: 3232 Georgia Ave NW #104, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 643-1870

Guy: Dance school


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Kat Cap: Was visiting DC for the weekend & felt like I wanted to do something else instead of museums and found Silvia's event on Eventbrite for their first ever Saturday morning Yoga & Salsa Social Dancing event! One can either choose to do just the yoga, or social OR best of both worlds! I had a flowy strengthening fun yoga class with Anya & enjoyed DJ Aldo's amazing music & dancing! I've started learning a bit of salsa on 2 and despite them being a salsa on 1 studio, they welcomed me so kindly! We all enjoyed dancing with each other, had met such fantabulous people with great vibes! I recommend this studio so0o much! I can only imagine how awesome their regular classes are!
Response: Omg, Kat, thank you SO much for the super kind words! This was the first time we tried this format and we’ll only be getting better! So glad you stopped by and we hope to see you again soon. We also offer classes on 2. Cheers, Silvia

Summer Brouwer: There’s a reason why they have 5 stars! I never had the luxury of attending dance classes. I just moved here cross country and wanted to try a new experience. I was very hesitant, and very nervous, but I bought the new student pass for $100. The pass allows you to attend unlimited group classes for the month. It’s about a week into the session and I am in love with dance! They have many different instructors and many different styles of dance. I felt at ease learning with other students of my skill level and the energy of my instructors helped me feel so comfortable as well. If you’re on the fence about whether you want to try it or not, GET OVER IT! I love it here and you will too!
Response: Wow, Summer! I have tears in my eyes after reading your review! It makes it all worth the hard work! Thank you so much! We are here to show people that dance heals and helps physically and emotionally. We are so happy you love dance now! Silvia

Reema Bhardwaj: Salsa with Silvia is THE PLACE TO BE. Whether you’re looking to improve your dancing, rent their beautiful studio for your private event, or bring your kids for an experience. You will leave feeling satisfied and happy that you took the step to come in. There is a reason this studio is the #1 Latin Dance studio in the DMV. You can feel the love that was put into the studio from starting out in just a basement to two studios! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The teachers are patient, understanding, and energetic. The adult dance classes are always so much fun and filled with great material you can take with you. They even allow videos to be taken so you can look back to review. And the owner Silvia, she is a boss lady. Very friendly, helpful, and fun. If you’re looking to have a great time with your friends, learn, teach your children dance, or have a private event, come here & don’t waste your time calling other studios!
Response: Much 💗 for you! Thank you so much for your support!

Darniesha Beach: Took my 2 year old to the babies dance class and the teacher was great. Very good with little ones and my daughter took to her immediately. The class was empty just 2 little ones including mine... but she still managed to fill the time and make it fun. Everything was very clean and location is nice if you want to make a day of it. My only complaint is the time; my daughter has to skip a nap to attend. She was super cranky so I don’t think we’ll be back until a different time slot is available or she no longer needs her afternoon nap. A class between 9&12 or at 5 would be cool.
Response: Thank you 💗 what time would work for you?

Melody Bowles: Everyone should go! We did the romantic kizumba class and it was amazing
Response: Much appreciated! We are so happy you liked the class! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Mia H: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueTook a private salsa lesson for 2 and it was AMAZING! Joffre was so kind and knowledgeable that he made learning to dance easy! Perfect for if you're looking to try something new or for a date night!
Response: Thank you so much, Mia! We are so glad you loved the lesson.

Nikki Mammano: Finally after some time, I feel ready to write this review. I took Silvia's salsa teacher training course back in 2019 with an excitement to take my dancing to the next level. I have been dancing salsa since 2014 and I wasn't sure if I wanted to actually take the next leap and teach yet, but I was curious to start building a teacher foundation. After the experience however, I realized it was a mistake. And now, I cannot recommend this studio. The course itself I think was the first time Silvia and David were hosting it, it was extremely disorganized and not thought out. Some of the material was okay, but they threw so much at us in a short amount of time (7 weeks) and expected us to be experts by the end without any support. Silvia is also one of the coldest and most unsupportive people I have ever met. For the last class, she told us we were having a "test." I remember the week before I asked her who we would be teaching and how I should prepare, she did not give me very much information. When I walked in the week, I expected we would be teaching the other trainees like we were the 6 weeks prior. Nope. She threw actual student volunteers at us without informing us or letting us prepare. For me, it was very nerve-racking. She placed me to go last and by the time it was my turn, there were more students in my class than the trainees before me, which made the experience even worse. During our feedback session at the end, with both her and David, Silvia looked me cold in the face and told me I was too insecure to be a teacher. Mind you, I paid a lot of $$$ to take this "teacher training," just to be torn down as a dancer. I suggest Silvia does NOT host a teacher training again. Also, there is a lot of great dancing in DC. While you can learn some great foundations here and some of the teachers are wonderful, I do suggest looking elsewhere to become an advanced dancer.
Response: Thank you for the honest, review Nikki. I apologize if we've hurt you in any way. Teaching indeed is nerve wracking any way you look at it so it takes a certain personality to be able to be a good teacher. Teachers are always presented with difficult situations and they have to know how to handle them whether they are ready or not. Part of the training was a personality test to see if people can handle situations like that. The goal of the training was to provide the knowledge as to where the information was, the rest was on the trainees to study and prepare. As with all other trainings. You are completely entitled to your opinion of course and again, I apologize. Most of the trainees ended up teaching classes at the studio and that's the only negative review we've received. My advise would be if you really want to be a teacher, you should keep trying and working at it because it takes really hard work and it's mostly on you, not so much on the training, anywhere you get it. I, for example have never had a formal training but I've worked incredibly hard on studying, preparing and practicing so I can be ready to teach. Cold is something I haven't been called just yet but if that's what you think of me, I cannot argue. Hundreds of our students may disagree with you and I am always open to meet and talk to any of them, which is how I built the largest Latin dance studio in the DMV. Again, best of luck Nikki and I am sorry it didn't work out. Regards, Silvia

Caoilfhionn Roche: I am a former student of Mario, Joffre, and Cat's classes, and Joffre's current dance partner and assistant of 2 years now. The Salsa with Silvia studio has been my home for 2 years, as it has been home to many others. Particularly considering the global pandemic that we have collectively gone through, I think that one of the greatest lessons the last year has taught us is that we are social beings, and we need community, which is what the studio has brought to everyone that has walked through the doors. I have spent majority of my weeks over the last 2 years at this studio - truly nonstop - and I have never felt anything other than respect, care, and professionalism from Silvia as a studio owner and Joffre as an instructor and partner. His classes and teams are a joyful, fun, safe space, where I, among others have learned and laughed together. I have continuously heard from people how Joffre's classes and practices are the highlights of their days (and mine as well). Through a global pandemic and beyond it, Joffre has been a constant for his classes and teams, always respectful and responsible, cultivating a safe space for people to come, from wherever someone's day is bringing them, and be their authentic selves. This has created nothing but a community filled with honest, kind, caring people, that I have encountered. This has been my continuous experience with SWS over the last 2 years. The bottom line is: Silvia, Joffre, and the entire SWS community is a wonderful place to be, and I truly encourage you to come and see and feel it for yourself. - Keelin
Response: Thank you, Keelin!

Margaret Houck: I have been taking classes at Salsa with Silvia for about 6 months now and I'm nothing but grateful for everything this studio has brought me! When I started I was recently out of college, new to DC, had zero dance background, and was nervous to be putting myself out there. But there was no need to be nervous because everyone at the studio provided such a welcoming, comforting, safe environment for me to learn and explore my new love for dancing. I've taken classes with multiple different instructors at SWS and have truly enjoyed them all! I tend to go to Joffre's classes multiple times per week and absolutely love them. He and his assistant, Keelin, provide such a fun, safe environment for everyone to learn and challenge themselves. I always feel welcomed in their space and am so thankful for all of the great experiences that they and everyone at SWS have given me. Can't wait to keep learning new moves, making new friends, and connecting with the salsa community through SWS :)
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! It means a lot!

Zey: Salsa with Silvia is more than a dance studio. Lots of magic happens there. You’ve got all the basics- amazing instructors, good variety of classes in style and level, a professional business, and a safe and reliable environment. In addition, you learn how dancing is about much more than just moving your body. By joining the studio you enter a community, so you meet amazing people and make new friends. The owner Silvia is always engaged and she is always willing to help. I have been going to the studio for about 2 years now, and the instructor I have taken the most number of classes with is Joffre. I always had a thing for salsa, but he is the one who really made me love it. Joffre is technically very competent, and he is also a great teacher (which is not always a given). He is also a warm and genuine person, who is very open to feedback. And as a bonus, he has the best taste in music, I learned the best songs/ artists I know from him. In short, if you are interested in entering the world of latin dancing, SWS is the place for you!
Response: Wow! ❤️ Thank you! We love our students so much! So happy that you are part of our community! People like you are the reason for us to fight and survive last year! Thank you!