Where is the studio located?

The Dance Center is located at 56 W. Sixth Street in Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, CA.

Click here for directions

When is the studio open?

Regular business hours are:

Mondays  3:00pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesdays 9am – 12pm; 3:00pm -8:00 pm

Wednesdays 3:00 pm -8:00 pm

Thursdays 3:00 pm -8:00 pm

Fridays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sundays – Closed


Contact us by phone at (707) 575-8277 or by e-mail at admin@thedancecenter.com.

How can I register for classes?

Click here to learn how to register

When do classes begin?

Click here for the current class schedule

Or here for our online system

Tuition and fees?

Read about our Tuition and fees here

Do I need special shoes or clothing?


Jeans, baggy clothes or school clothes are unacceptable.

Children may wear jazz pants, bike shorts and close fitting shirts. Adults may wear comfortable clothes that allow ease of movement.
Tights, leotards, close-fitting tops or jazz pants. Knee pads for floor work in upper level classes may be required. No shorts , no skirts.
Close-fitting tops, dance pants or tights.
Ballet, children’s program:
Pink tights and any color leotard so teachers can see proper alignment. Hair should be neat and/or tucked into a bun. Boys: Black ballet slippers, white t-shirt, black tights or black bike shorts.
Hip Hop :
Athletic shorts, t-shirts and tank tops that permit free movement and will allow teachers to see how you move. Avoid jeans and excessively baggy shorts. Knee pads might be required. Adults may wear comfortable clothes that allow ease of movement and shoes that will only be used for Hip Hop.
Musical Theatre :
Children may wear jazz pants, bike shorts and close fitting shirts.



Never wear your dance shoes outside or on concrete.
Protect your investment, avoid wear and tear and keep studio floors clean.

Tap: Black tap shoes – Mary Jane style for children and oxfords for all other ages. Heeled tap shoes and “jingle taps” are discouraged. Replace children’s tap shoe ties with black elastic so shoes can slip on.
Jazz: Black jazz shoes. No jazz sneakers.
Modern: Modern sandals, socks or bare feet.
Ballet: Pink ballet slippers or black jazz shoes.
Hip Hop: Clean, non-marking, supportive tennis shoes used only for dance class, not everyday shoes.

Dancers should change into proper dance clothes before class and should come to class dressed to dance. Tights, leotards, bike shorts and close-fitting dance clothes are the only appropriate attire so teachers can observe proper body alignment. Hair should be neat and styled to be kept out of the face.

NO GUM, FOOD or DRINKS (except bottled water) IN STUDIOS!

Performing opportunities?

The Dance Center offers some great opportunities with performing companies in tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. Dancers are selected for individual companies either by audition or by teacher recommendation. New dancers are welcome to try out. See company directors for more information or to discuss requirements. Auditions are usually in April. Click here to learn more

Can I observe class?

Classes can be observed from our windows or from the hallway so you can marvel at your child’s progress. All doorways must be kept clear so we can maintain safe exits. If classroom blinds are lowered, we ask that you respect the teacher’s choice to concentrate on teaching and learning during that session.