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DDDS – Building the Skills to Dance & the Confidence for Life


Located in Akron/Green Ohio since 1960

Our mission is to provide an excellent dance education from highly qualified instructors who teach with enthusiasm, are motivating, encouraging, and lead by example in a nurturing, safe, and fun environment. 


We strive to inspire dancers of all ages, at every skill level, to achieve their fullest potential and grow strong in body, mind and spirit. 


It is our goal to be a positive influence in the dance & local communities by setting high standards in Integrity, Leadership, Character, Responsibility & Professionalism for our entire dance family.

Dance Better. Live Better.




Member Dance Masters of Ohio

Member Dance Masters of America

Member National Dance Education Organization

Member Youth Protection Advocated in Dance

Member Green Chamber of Commerce 

Winner of Beacon's Best Dance Studio 2020


Join Us for Our 60th Dance Season!

Come try a class free before enrolling! 


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Testimonial: "Both of my daughters are having a great experience at DDDS!  As a parent, I love that they are not only getting a quality dance education, but they are also gaining important life skills and making lifelong friendships and memories."~ Jill S.

Stay Safe.   Stay Strong.   Dance On!

Here's a video of our dance rooms and social distancing procedures.

Please have your child stay home from class if they are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID.  

Safety measures at DDDS

DDDS Bulletin Board

Updated: February 16th, 2021

New Classes 2021

Class is designed for an Adult & Toddler to take together

Creative movement, games, songs & fun!

Build the bond between you & your little one

Make new friends!

Taught by Ms. Heather Muzic

4 week session begins March 9th

Tuesdays 2:30-3:00 pm  

$40 per session

 T.           L.         C.

Turns, Leaps & Conditioning Class

This is an OPEN class available to ALL area dancers.

Attend as many classes as you like.

Become a stronger dancer!

This is an opportunity to build on the skills that are covered in your regular weekly classes.

Gain strength and technique. Plus, learn some exciting dance turns & leaps!

When: 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month through May. 12:30-1:30pm

 Cost: $15 per class. Cash at the door

Begins: February 13th 

Co-taught by Ms. Lexi Hartung & Mr. Matthew Venus

Adult Tap/Fit Class

New session

March 4-April 15th!

We have the shoes straps for you to place over your tennis shoes! 

It's not too late to join the current session!  

$10 per class!

Our Tap/Fit class is so much fun!

You don't even realize you are working out!

No previous dance experience is necessary

6 week session

Taught by Tracy Pedani

Begins: Thursdays, January 21st 

Time: 6:45-7:45

Cost: $60 

Hey current/past DDDS students, parents, teachers or friends!

Join our private DDDS Family Group page on Facebook! 

We are having fun staying in contact with each other!


Here's the link to join.

DDDS Instagram Feed


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Our 60th Annual Recital

will be held at the

Canton Palace Theater

June 6th, 2021

Studio Hours

September - May

Mon - Thurs: 4:30 - 8:30pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Sun: Closed

Summer Hours

Posted in Summer

Contact Us

767 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, OH 44319, USA

Located in Lower Level of The Clark Plaza

(330) 896-2364

767 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, OH 44319, USA

Located in the Lower Level of the Clark Plaza

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