Our purpose at DanceWorks is to provide dancers with the tools they need to become the best versions of themselves as dancers and people. We encourage our students to embrace our values of responsibility, work ethic, and grace both in and out of our classrooms. We strive to create a friendly, professional environment where each student can thrive learning the techniques and qualities that create excellent dancers and people, no matter where they are in life. DanceWorks welcomes every student and we endeavor to create a space for everyone to feel respected and appreciated regardless of race, color, gender, age, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

New classes begin all throughout the year as well as 6, 8 & 10 week sessions for specialty classes. Our vision is to provide the highest quality dance education for every student, from recreational to pre-professional, in a positive, productive and healthy environment.

Over 1,000 Parents, Let’s See What Some Have To Say?

We love our parents and are fully dedicated to keeping their trust by offering amazing classes and outstanding customer service.

Little did I know 7 1/2 years ago when Bailey and I walked through the front door of DanceWorks that he was walking into the place where he could be himself, be taught by knowledgeable dance teachers and build upon the passion that he already had for music and dance. Fast forward to today at 14 years old Bailey considers DanceWorks, Ms. Karen, studio administration, incredible teachers and his fellow dancers his family. The seasoned and very skilled faculty instills discipline, technique and motivation. They push him to dance his best and when things get tough, to dance harder.

Jen Eland, Current Parent

After trying two different dance studios, we found DanceWorks. We were immediately impressed with the dance studio and how it is operated. We have now been coming to DanceWorks for five years. The owner, dance instructors, and staff are all welcoming, friendly, and very professional. We especially like how this dance studio offers a wide variety of classes and opportunities for their students. DanceWorks has taught our daughters many lifelong skills such as discipline, teamwork, focus, commitment, and confidence. Our daughters love going to dance and now think of it as a second home!

Jeff Reznicki, Current Parent

I have three girls (2, 7, & 10) who LOVE to dance. They all started dancing as soon as they could walk. After trying a few other dance studios, we found DanceWorks/Vancouver City Ballet. We have been dancing here for almost 4 years. I can tell you speaking from experience there is no better place in the greater Portland/Vancouver area to take dance. I love that they offer formal ballet training along with jazz, acro, lyrical, and my personal favorite Angelina Ballerina under one roof, starting at the age of 2 on up. My 2 year old had so much fun this last year doing ballet/tumbling class.

They love their teachers, who are so nice, fun, and extremely professional. My 10 year old loves to be challenged and have fun at the same time, and DanceWorks offers her this. It always amazes me, there has to be over 400 dancers coming in and out of the studio, and she knows them all by name and makes each and every one feel special. What makes me the most happy above everything I have mentioned, is when my girls say they feel as though they are part of the DanceWorks family. I know we found the right studio and will never go anywhere else!

Sherri Bare, Current Parent

My daughter began taking classes at DanceWorks a year ago. She had never taken dance before and was nervous to learn something new. After her first day, she turned to me and said that she loved to dance and that DanceWorks was the perfect place for her to learn. Over the past year, I have watched her ability as a dancer improve dramatically. Beyond the improvement in her dance, I have witnessed her self-confidence soar as she developed a feeling of skillfulness and success. In an essay my daughter wrote, she says “When I dance, I feel a part of something spectacular and unique.

I believe DanceWorks is an incredible place where true magic happens. With each class I take, I meet talented people, create amazing friendships, and am able to spend time doing the thing I love most – dance. It’s a place I would recommend to anyone who has ever wished to become a dancer.” From my experience as a parent, I could not agree more with my daughter’s words.

Lori Ann Austin, Current Parent

DanceWorks is the perfect studio for the beginner, recreational or skilled dancer. My Grandson has been here for the last 4 yrs and it is like a second home. The teachers are amazing with the kids at all skill levels. DanceWorks has so much to offer, from first dance steps to company performers. My grandson has been a part of the Vancouver City Ballet program, as well as a DanceWorks Company Performer. He participates in many yearly events and various competitions throughout the year. He loves all his classes which include ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical.

Kris Demeter, Current Parent

My daughters have been attending dance at DanceWorks for more than 11 years. Every year Karen and her staff do an amazing job! From day one, I have felt that this studio has always been run in a fun and professional environment. Karen makes every effort to give back to her students and the community. Whether it be by bringing in professional dancers to teach master classes. Offering a scholarship program Friends of DanceWorks, giving to Bridge the Gap or raising money for breast cancer! She is always looking to see where she can improve and give back. If you are looking for a studio that offers lots of options for classes, amazing teachers and loads of potential for students looking to dance professionally, then this is the studio for you!

Terese N, Current Parent