Our Mission

Engaging and motivating towards excellence.

DanceDelaware believes that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate towards excellence.  We strive to reach every child, regardless of language, culture, and physical challenges.  Through our distinctive dance program, students develop discipline, respect, confidence, self-esteem and a standard of excellence that carries over into all other aspects of their lives.  With a wide range of dance styles, DanceDelaware provides comprehensive training, rooted in technique, that will help nurture and develop well-rounded and versatile dancers.

Under the leadership of Valerie Smith Byron, DanceDelaware’s faculty brings decades of professional education and performance experience to the program, offering high standards of training and care for the overall health and well-being of each student.


We are so thankful to be part of the DanceDelaware family.  Each of our daughters’ instructors are incredibly friendly and talented.  Most of all, we have seen a love for music and movement develop into a passion for dance!  Thank you DanceDelaware!

—Matt & Melissa Ousdahl, Dance Parents

Improved Physical Health

Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. Regular dance practice can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina.

Socialization Benefits

Dancing is a highly social activity. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends.

Educational Benefits

Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child’s life. Dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts.

Improved Self-Esteem

As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve.

Come Join Us!

We are now enrolling for the 2014-2015 year.  Feel free to call us with any questions!

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