About Our School
Whether you are brand new to dance or your heart’s desire is to become a professional dancer, to perform, or have a fun physical outlet, our goal is to provide excellent instruction in a friendly, inspiring atmosphere so that you can reduce stress and stay fit, while developing the skills that create discipline and self-esteem to feel good for a lifetime.
Established in 1977 by Juanita Wilson Duquette, the school has earned the highest esteem and respect locally, state-wide and nationally by training outstanding technical and artistic dancers. And even more importantly, the school has made a positive difference in thousands of student’s lives, as they apply disciplines learned in dance class to academics and on to successful careers and successful parenting.
We believe exposure to various dance types is beneficial in developing creativity and expression as well as technical expertise and that a caring student-teacher relationship is essential for progressive learning. As students explore different types of dance, they find the style that is comfortable for their body and fits their personality. Encouraging teachers who give individual attention at all levels of experience are the heart of our school. The teachers’ positive words, especially when movement is challenging, motivates students and promotes self-esteem.
In addition to our beautiful Annual Spring Performance, there are performance opportunities at our Christmas/Holiday Show, at local venues and this year we are honored to be performing at the 2016 Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Students also have the opportunity to audition for our two Performance Groups.
Our lovely unique building, a former church, has two studios with professional floating sprung floors (like at NYC Ballet Co.). The resiliency of our floors helps prevent injury and make it easy on joints and muscles. There is helpful office staff available to assist you or answer questions. Amenities include free wi-fi, an area to do homework or use your laptop, and children’s books and toys. We are convenient to grocery, restaurants or shopping at Hollymead Towne Center.
We are honored as students continue with dance, from training with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet to performing with Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, in European, American and Asian touring companies, Busch Gardens, and regional and community shows. Many now have advanced dance degrees and work as teachers, movement consultants, and choreographers. We hope you will join us and find how dance here at Wilson School of Dance can help you achieve your goals!