Welcome to Jimmie DeFore Dance Center, the southland's leading center for dance training since 1978. We know dancers are special, and we work to make JDDC a warm and happy place in which to develop your physical, emotional and artistic skills. Enjoy and grow!
DeFore Dance Center is open for adult classes 7 days a week. We offer ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and modern classes for beginning through advanced levels. We have over 25 junior classes weekly for ages 3-16 and over 75 adult classes every week in all levels. Drop in anytime for a great class taught by professional, qualified teachers. Make some new friends and get a good workout. We also offer studio rentals, master classes, workshops, competition/performing groups and scholarship program. Hope we see you soon!
New Board Member Elected!
David Allan, choreographer, dancer, teacher and recipient of many dance awards was elected to the Board of Directors of DeFore Foundation for the Arts.
We welcome Mr. Allan and look forward to working with him.
The next Scholarship term coming up is May 11 - September 6. Applications are due April 5. Audition is Sunday, April 12, at 2pm.
New Teacher and Class
Rochelle Mapes will be teaching Contemporary Jazz 3 Tuesdays at 5:30pm starting April 7!
Rochelle Mapes Bio