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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!


A holiday gift for our dancers!

Jon Bond is teaching 8:30pm Jazz 4 on Tuesday, 12/23

Gift Certificates for dance classes make great gifts!

Get one for the dancer on your Christmas list.

Holiday Ballet Intensive with Miss Gina

December 22 - January 3 - make time to treat yourself this season. Technique, pointe, variations & Pilates are all included in this intensive!

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


Closed New Years Eve & New Years Day


PULSE 2015 Annual Concert at Robert B. Moore Theater @ OCC


Teacher Change

Boroka Nagy is now teaching our Tuesday 5:30pm Modern Class. Her background includes Ailey School, Fordham University, NYU Steinhardt and UCI. She is certified in Horton technique and has received awards for choreography & teaching. Check out her class!

New Classes

Ballet 1 with Gina Cerato 10am, Tuesdays starts 9/16.

We are happy to welcome Cara Scrementi to our staff. She is teaching Wednesday 7pm Jazz 2 now. She comes to us from Hubbard Street. Try her class.

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