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DDDS – Building the Skills to Dance & the Confidence for Life 
Offering dance classes for children-adults
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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.

DDDS where EVERY dancer is a STAR!!

Member Dance Masters of Ohio

Member Dance Masters of America

Member National Dance Education Organization

Member Youth Protection Advocates in Dance

Member Green Chamber of Commerce 

Winner of Beacon's Best Dance Studio 2020

Voted BEST Dance Studio Instruction in Akron 2021

Winner of Distinguished Teaching Best of Akron 2023


It's Our 63rd Dance Season!
Registration for 2023-24 Dance Season is OPEN! Classes begin Sept. 5th

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.

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Home of the
Dianna Durkin Dance Company


Contact Us to

set up an audition

Join our Contemporary & Jazz Dance Company!

Company Dance members attend at least 4 competitions each year along with other area performances and events!  

For the advanced dancer ages 11-18


Placement is by audition only.  

DDDS Bulletin Board
Updated: August 14th, 2023

Check out Videos from our Recital!

Do you wonder what DDDS Dancers look like on Stage?

Or maybe, you want to know what the different genres we offer look like.  

Check out our videos of each style of dance we offer! 

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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Studio Hours

September - May

Mon - Thurs: 4:30 - 8:30pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Sun: Closed

Summer Hours

4:30-7:30 on

June 19th-30th 

July 10th-21st

July 31st-Aug 11th

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

Located in Lower Level of The Clark Plaza

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