How DSOD came to be...
My late husband, Ron Henderson, and I had a vision of providing an educational dance environment where children could express themselves. In 1974, we opened the doors to Diane's School of Dance, and for over 31 years, I taught every single class. Today, Diane's School of Dance is still going strong with over 1,100 students, making us one of the largest schools in the country. I now assume more of a director’s role, and with the help of 22 faculty members and over 60 dance assistants, we offer tap, classical ballet, jazz, acrobatics, hip hop, pointe, lyrical and contemporary. At DSOD, we believe dance training should also include life training that promotes poise, self-confidence and discipline. With that philosophy in mind, we provide a positive environment where kids learn the basics of dance while focusing on fun!
However, while I've always emphasized and focused on the pure enjoyment of dancing, I have also produced some serious alumni over the decades, including professional cheerleaders in the NFL, NBA and MLS; Walt Disney World dancers; cruise ship entertainers; Broadway performers and Radio City Rockettes.
We keep up to date in our instructional curriculum by regularly attending dance conventions and conferences. We also present annual Christmas programs and dance recitals where EVERYONE gets a chance to perform on the front row. One of our main priorities at DSOD is to make sure all our students know they're important members of our dance family by providing a loving and exciting learning environment where their personalities can shine.
Thank you for being a part of DSOD.
"I don't expect you to be the best. I don't expect you not to be the best. I just expect you to do your best." ~Diane Henderson