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!
Summer Ballet Intensive with Gina Cerato
This summer there are 2 sessions. June 29-July 3 and August 24-28.
New classes & changes for Summer
New Teacher and Class
We want to welcome Chloe Verkinder to our staff. Chloe is now teaching Ballet for ages 11-16 Tuesdays at 4:30pm
May 7th Gina Cerato will be teaching Ballet 3 at 10am Thursdays.
Sarah Rayburn will be teaching Jazz 3 again this Summer on Mondays at 10am starting June 1st.
Teresa Avina Jankovic will be teaching Jazz 3 this Summer on Tuesdays at
11:30am starting June 2nd. Teresa will also be teaching Wednesday evenings
beginning May 27: 6-7pm Jazz Fundamentals and 7pm Contemporary Jazz 2.
Don't miss out on these classes with this excellent teacher. She is here
for the summer only !
Rochelle Mapes will be teaching Contemporary Jazz 3 Tuesdays at 5:30pm
starting April 7!
Rochelle Mapes Bio