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20 Bucks County Dance Studios “En Pointe” for Kids

One of the best ways to get kids moving is through dance and the best part about it? It’s so fun they don’t even realize they’re exercising!

From balancing on their toes to breakdancing on the floor, dance utilizes the entire body and all of its muscle groups, improving flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, muscle tone, strength and posture. Additionally, the benefits don’t stop at the physical level. Profesional dance studios can help children develop emotionally, socially and cognitively, and the dedication, discipline and focus children must learn and practice are important life skills that will transfer over to school, work and other aspects of their lives.

With all this in mind, it feels like a no brainer. Dance school here we come! Read on for our list of the best dance studios for kids (and adults too!) in Bucks County.

Ascend Dance Center

1414 Old York Road, Warminster

Ascend Dance Center provides a dance education program that caters to the individual child and their needs. Using a developmental approach to dance and child growth, they enable all of their students to learn and grow at their own pace, in their own time. Their community-focused studio provides many opportunities for children of all ages, with a full curriculum of Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and preschool Gymnastics. Additionally, for more serious dancers they provide dance companies, which offer opportunities to perform in festivals, sports games, parades, and other performances around the greater Philadelphia area.

Babylon School of Dance

500 Horizon Drive Suite 504, Chalfont

The Babylon School of Dance has been one of the area’s most respected dance schools for more than 33 years. The school’s dance company, Momentum, performs throughout the year in the local area and provides community outreach performances. The Company dancers travel to New York each year with the opportunity to take dance classes taught by Broadway performers and other respected New York teachers and enjoy the opportunity of attending Broadway shows.

Ballet Arts of Bucks County

601 New Britain Rd, Building 100 Lower Level, Doylestown

Ballet Arts of Bucks County is dedicated to offering exceptional training and dance education in a caring and positive environment for ages 3 to adult. From young child to teenager to adult, they work with each student to achieve their personal or professional goals in the art of ballet. Their syllabus of classes, qualified teachers, and performance opportunities will prepare students with the tools necessary for mastering the technique while experiencing the beauty of ballet and joy of dancing.

Buckaroos Square and Round Dance Club

2333 Lower Barness Road, Warrington

Swing your partner round and round! The Buckaroos Square and Round Dance Club of Warrington is all about square dance, and square dance is all about fun. For over 60 years the club has been keeping the spirit of square dance alive in Bucks County. 

Buckingham Dance Studio

2547 Bogarts Tavern Road, Buckingham

Buckingham Dance Studio believes that life lessons are learned at the studio and that dance is an important part of a child’s full educational experience. They provide quality education through a team of professional teachers who are committed to inspire, train, and develop students of all ages and abilities. Experience their vibrant arts community devoted to professionalism and excellence in our classes, administration, performances, and general operations at one of Bucks most esteemed dance studios.

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Contemporary Academy of Dance

1862 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne

CAD provides their students with a safe, encouraging, and fun environment to learn a variety of dance styles. The teachers of CAD enjoy sharing in the creative process of their students learning to express themselves, while acquiring proper technique.  Additionally, Contemporary Academy of Dance is dedicated to providing dancers with skills that will not only help in a dance environment but in any atmosphere. In addition to offering classes for children ages 3 and up, they also offer yoga classes for adults.

 

Dance Arts of Yardley

207 Floral Vale Boulevard, Yardley 

Dance Arts of Yardley specializes in early dance instruction and aims to make your child’s first experience a good one! Instructors use positive reinforcement and friendly encouragement to teach all class levels. They especially focus on this the very youngest dancers for whom they hope to inspire an initial love of the dance arts.

Debra Sparks Dance Works

51 Walnut Avenue, Newtown

Debra Sparks Dance Works is a nationally recognized Academy of the Arts. They offer the highest level of training in all forms of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary musical theatre, and hip hop. From preschool to pre-professional, their studio provides an encouraging and nurturing environment for all to succeed in reaching their dance goals. 

Downstage Center

830 West Trenton Avenue, Morrisville

Downstage Center Dance Studio, under the umbrella company “Riva Productions Downstage, Inc”  includes the dance studio and Juraga Photography.  The husband and wife team blend a beautiful mix of dance and the arts in their stylish studio. The studio prides itself in its unique approach to teaching, its positive encouragement and overall ability to provide a place everyone can simply feel happy in.   

Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance

5046 Stump Road, Plumsteadville

The Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance has been teaching traditional Irish step dance in the area since 1994. Formed for the preservation and promotion of  Irish culture, the Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance is an accredited Irish dance school. Instructor and artistic director Maggie Fitzpatrick Guenther has obtained her T.C.R.G. certification and is a certified teacher with the An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland, The Irish Dance Teachers Association of  North America, and the Irish Dance Teachers Association – Mid Atlantic  Region.

Photo Courtesy of Fitzpatrick School of Dance

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

30 West Oakland Avenue, Doylestown

The teaching philosophy at every Fred Astaire Dance studio is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun!  Here, they work with students of all ages and abilities, and help them realize their ballroom dancing goals in a friendly and inspirational atmosphere. And at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll always find a warm and welcoming community that will inspire you to reach new heights, feel and look confident, and have fun doing it!

Freestyle Dance Academy

341 Lower State Road, Chalfont

Freestyle Dance Academy is routinely voted among the Best of Bucks County for Dance. Dance classes are offered in various dance styles including: hip-hop, jazz, breaking (“breakdancing”), musical theatre, lyrical/contemporary, tap, and more. FDA provides high-quality dance education, with professional dance staff, to the Warrington, Chalfont and Doylestown communities and is a place for both the recreational, and serious pre-professional dancer.

Joy of Movement Dance Center

2100 York Road, Jamison

At Joy of Movement Dance Center, the team’s fondness and passion for dance is contagious, and they would love to have you join their studio family to experience it. They offer classes for students ages 2 and up in a variety of dance genres, including ballet, tap, musical theater, lyrical and hip-hop.

Libra Dance Studio

1507 W Street Road Warminster 

Libra Dance Studio offers a complete program from dancers as young as 18 months through adults. Their instructors are passionate about empowering your child in an environment that is judgment free of themselves and others. Their goal is to create well rounded dancers of all skill levels and ages. Check out their Dancing Diapers session for the your littlest dancer!

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Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts

2324 Second Street Pike, Newtown

For over 25 years, The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts has served as Bucks County’s premier dance studio and theater training ground for young dancers and performers. Located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, this award-winning dance school and performing arts center offers professional-level dance lessons in an encouraging, whole child, nurturing, and family-like studio environment.

Photo Courtesy of The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts

Sande Mule’ Dance Academy

842 Durham Road, Wrightstown

Sande Mule’ Dance Academy offers comprehensive programs in all dance disciplines. Sande, along with her professional teaching staff of highly qualified instruction, strive to create an atmosphere where young dancers can realize their full potential.  This commitment to quality dance training has enabled Sande Mule’ Dance Academy to be recognized as on of Bucks County ’s finest dance studios.​

Stars Studios

5870 Easton Road, Plumstead

Stars Studios began with one little girl’s love for dance and her desire to share her passion with others. At Stars Studios, overall wellbeing  is  important and they truly find it rewarding to see individuals flourish and grow in the studio. In addition to providing in-studio classes, they also provide event space, apparel, as well as online classes. 

Take a Bow Dance Center

1725-A Bustleton Pike, Feasterville

Opened in 2015, TABDC’s main goal is to spread the love and passion their staff has for dance to those who wish to learn. They are committed to providing a safe, fun and positive environment to our dancers and their families. Accepting dancers as young as 12 months old! 

Courtesy of Take a Bow Dance Center

The Dance Academy

1476 Buck Road, Holland

Celebrating 35 years in business, The Dance Academy’s dance teachers pride themselves on their dedication to teaching and meeting the various needs of each student. Whether it be a preschool student building the confidence to try tap class, a middle school student wanting to audition for the school play, or a high school student with dreams of becoming a member of a college dance team or even a professional career on Broadway they can provide the dance education that will help your child achieve his or her goals. 

 

The Dance Place

3331 County Line Road, Chalfont

The Dance Place offers instruction for ages 3-adult in classical ballet, pointe, lyrical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, baton twirling, creative dance, and Zumba. They are proud to be a family-owned and operated studio dedicated to developing an appreciation of the performing arts. Their teachers offer a top-quality dance program with an emphasis on proper technique and lots of fun!

Feature Photo Courtesy of The Dance Academy

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