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!
Scholarship Auditions for the Fall Term
Scholarship auditions for the Fall term will be held at 2pm on Sunday, August 31. Sunday, August 24 is the last day to turn in your completed application. This term starts September 22 and ends on January 4, 2015. Applications can be downloaded from the scholarship page on this website.
Swing Dance Classes with Shawn Groth
6:30pm Mondays starting August 4th. Regular price of $15 for class.
Jazz 1 Class - Saturdays at 11:30am with David Norwood
Jazz 3 Class - Mondays at 10:00am with Sarah Rayburn
Class Changes starting June 1
Hilary Cunningham will be teaching 7:30pm Tap 1 & 8:30pm Tap 2.
Elizabeth Kennard will be teaching 7pm Jazz 2-3 and 8:30pm Broadway Jazz.
CeeCee Wakefield is starting a new Tap 2 class at noon and the Tap 1 will move to 1pm.
Ballet fundamentals on Saturday is moving to 11:30am.
Gina Cerato is now teaching 9am Ballet 2 and 10am Ballet 3.
David Norwood is teaching a new 11:30am Jazz 1 after his Jazz 3 at 10am.
Ryan Thomas will be teaching the 11:30am Modern class. (Beg. 6/14/14)
Gina Cerato will be teaching 12:30pm Pilates.