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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!


Summer Ballet Intensive with Gina Cerato

This summer there are 2 sessions. June 29-July 3 and August 24-28.
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New classes & changes for Summer

Day   Time     Class         Teacher         Starts
Mon   10a       Jazz 3       S. Rayburn     6/6
Tue   10a       Ballet 1       G. Cerato       May
Tue   11:30a   Jazz 3       T. Jankovic     6/2
Tue   4:30p     Jr. Ballet   C. Verkinder   May
Tue   5:30p     Jazz 3       R. Mapes       May
Wed   10a     Jazz 3       D. Norwood     5/27
Wed   6p     Jazz Fund.   T. Jankovic     5/27
Wed   7p     Jazz 2         T. Jankovic     5/27
Thu   10a     Ballet 3         G. Cerato     May
Thu   12p     Ballet 1         G. Cerato     5/21
Fri   10a     Ballet 3         M. Gervais     5/29
Fri   3:30p     Ballet 2       M. Gervais     6/5
Sun   10a     Jazz Fund.   M. Reiner     5/24

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 !
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Rochelle Mapes will be teaching Contemporary Jazz 3 Tuesdays at 5:30pm starting April 7!
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