Best Dance Classes For Kids In DFW

July 4, 2014 5:00 AM

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Whether you have a budding Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers or you’re looking for a creative way to incorporate physical fitness into your child’s routine, dancing is a great way to keep kids moving. Jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap and ballroom are just a few of the styles that will have kids dancing to the rhythm of the beat at these DFW dance schools.

Centre for Dance
7517 Campbell Road, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75248
(972) 248-1112

Everyone from toddlers and tweens to teens and beyond can get into the groove in a variety of ways at Centre for Dance. Little ones can develop their coordination and listening skills through a creative movement class, while older kids can get into everything from a cheer and tumbling class to ballet, jazz and hip hop. Aspiring to dance under the “Friday Night Lights”? The drill team prep class will have kids kicking and cheering towards their drill team dreams. Class prices start at $55 monthly.

Park Cities Dance and The Dallas Conservatory
7979 Inwood Road, Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 357-8888

In addition to offering a complete performing arts program for every level and age group, these sister schools also provide students with the chance to participate in both recreational and pre-professional performances throughout the metroplex. The schools – one focused on theater, the other on dance – are run by founder and artistic director Jacqueline Porter, whose lengthy line of credentials include performing in several professional ballet troupes and a variety of Broadway shows. Expect to find a wonderful variety of dance-oriented classes ranging from hip hop, jazz and ballet to ballroom, tap and contemporary, all priced between $15 a class to $500 for monthly unlimited programs.

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Encore School of Dance
829 Towne Court
Saginaw, TX 76179
(817) 232-9393

If you’re out in Fort Worth, then you’ll want to check out Encore School of Dance because it’s the largest and best dance school in the Northwest area. Boasting a professionally trained staff, state-of-the-art sound systems and professional floating dance floors, the school offers students, starting from ages 18 months up, an excellent standard of training in a safe and comfortable environment. Classes range from tap, ballet and pointe to lyrical, special needs and mommy-and-me for $60 to $500 monthly. Competition teams and private lessons are also available.

Denton Ballet Academy
637 Londonderry Lane
Denton, TX 76205
(940) 891-0830

For aspiring ballerinas, this ballet academy raises the barre by giving children and adults the tools they need to go from recreational dancers to professionals. Many of the school’s students have gone on to some of the most prestigious ballet programs in the country. But DBA isn’t just for future ballerinas. No matter what the ultimate career path may be, kids gain plenty of benefits from taking these classes, including an introduction to the French language, creative thinking skills, self confidence and self esteem. The two main programs taught are in Russian classical ballet and character dance. There are also classes ranging from tumbling and tap to jazz and pointe starting from ages three years old and up. Tuition ranges from $64 monthly to $1,265 per semester.

Texas Music And Dance Academy
7602 N. Jupiter Road, Suite 117
Garland, TX 75044
(972) 414-3000

There are plenty of perks to taking classes at this exceptional dance studio. High teacher-to-student ratios, professional floating dance floors, professionally trained instructors and class variety are just a few. The school also employs a professional seamstress to sew and alter costumes for the yearly productions. In addition to ballet, pointe, tap and jazz, the school offers flamenco, hip hop, Zumba and more for every age and skill level. Classes start at $110 monthly.

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Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. Ilene enjoys writing about a variety of topics, ranging from food, fitness and travel, to kids, pets and senior care. You can find some of her work at