We’re a dance convention & competition, but we are more than that. We are a movement. We want you to feel at home. A part of the family. Everyone who comes through our doors should feel the love of every person on our faculty and staff. It is our mission to create an atmosphere that promotes creativity, self-awareness, individuality, discipline, inspiration and love. We teach dance classes, but more importantly we teach life classes. Our goal is for young people to go home as better versions of themselves. It is not about looking good. It is about making people feel like they are worth looking at. For us at DanceMakers it is not, nor has it ever been, our goal to be the biggest dance company. It is, however, our goal to be the best. Our values reflect the ones that we started with over 40 years ago. The approach we take may be different than other convention & competition companies, but we feel that difference is what makes us, us. Every person on our team — staff, crew and faculty — knows the values, philosophies and culture of DanceMakers and are all aligned in a common direction; to make every person who walks through our doors feel welcomed, loved and supported.