Dance Classes

The School of Dance & Music was established to bring exceptional dance instruction to Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Palos Verdes, Gardena, Lomita, Westchester, and the South Bay. In cooperation with our first rate Music Program, we offer a wide range of options for children to adults.

We offer:
Ballet Classes - Hip Hop Classes - Jazz Classes - Contemporary Classes - Tap Classes
Ballroom Classes - Preschool Dance Classes - Mommy and Me Classes - Aerial Classes


What Makes Us the Best Choice for Dance?

Variety of Dance Styles & Methods

Highly qualified teachers with varied training and teaching methods are available to teach in a broad range of dance formats such as Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballroom, Break Dance, Aerial, as well as Preschool Dance and Mommy & Me.

Smaller Class Sizes

Enabling a student to get more individual instruction from a teacher results in greater progress over a shorter period of time. Capping our class sizes also ensures that the teacher can catch problems before they turn into bad habits or improper technique.

The "Floating" Professional Marley Dance Floor

Our floor rests on a system of 2900 high density foam blocks to absorb the shock and impact of regular dance movements. This benefits students by reducing fatigue and preventing injury that can result from dancing on hard surfaces. The top layer of our flooring surface is a professional vinyl composite "marley" floor similar to the surfaces used by Royal Academy of Dance, and Riverdance-the-Touring Show. This marley floor surface has a certain amount of controlled slip to allow for sliding in dance movement, but is not slippery like common tiles found in most other dance studios.

Dance Floor

Mommy & Me

Teaches basic beginning Ballet and Tap movements to 1½ to 2 ½ yr. olds. Geared toward the 2 yr. old that wants to dance with Mommy in the class, or for those even younger that are already movin’ and boppin’ to the music at 1½ yrs. old! This dance class helps develop your child's motor skills and enhances creativity through imaginative play, and story-telling through movement...until they’re ready to be on their own!

Preschool Dance

Introduction to Ballet and Tap for children from 2½ to 6 years of age. Curriculum is based on child development principles. They will learn the basic steps and positions through fun and exciting exercises while introducing ballet's French terminology. The specially designed class for this age group provides a sound foundation for the transition into classical dance training.

Dance Company

All dance students are given the option of performing in our year-end recital held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Students may also have the opportunity of participating in additional performances such as our annual Company production, dance showcases, workshops and community events by being a part of our Dance Company. For more information, check out the Dance Company page or please contact the dance director through the front desk.

Can I Get Immediate Assistance and Customer Service?

In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a class. Our studios have office staff on hand during all regular class times, so you can get immediate assistance.

Ask any dance or music school in Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Palos Verdes, Gardena, Lomita, Westchester, and the South Bay area these questions and you will see why more families choose our studio each year than any other. After browsing this site please call us with any questions you may have about getting the most out of your dance experience.

Hermosa Beach - 310-318-6260
Redondo Beach - 310-406-1700
Manhattan Beach - 310-546-7654


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Class Schedule

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Why Choose Us?

  • Professional 'Floating Marley Dance Floors' reduce fatigue and prevent injury
  • Small class sizes
  • Customer service - desk staff available during class times for assistance
  • Wide selection of class times to fit your busy schedule
  • University trained teachers
  • Instructions in rock, classical, pop, jazz and more
  • Optional, low pressure recitals

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Brand new to dance classes or music lessons? Find out what you need to know!

- 5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Choosing a Dance Studio

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Dance Wear Info

Required Dance Wear
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Where do I get Dance Supplies
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