Plan To Resume In-Person Classes
Updated June 30, 2020
Dear Dancers and Families,
We are excited to announce that The Dancing School has a plan to reopen for modified, in-person classes on July 27th with outdoor recitals the week of September 14th. We will only enact this plan if the percentage of positive Covid 19 tests in Fresno county comes down and hospitalizations for Covid 19 in the county are reduced. It is understandable that some may believe I am being over cautious. I am. As much as I want to resume in-person classes, I cannot in good conscience compromise the safety of my students, staff, and their families.
There are many changes included in the plan and a Google form that you must fill out and submit online to return. When you have a moment please read the plan, schedules, and form. The form outlines many of the safety precautions we are taking. We will be contacting you soon to let you know if you are in the “Purple” or “Green” group. If you have questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and patience during this time. The Dancing School Families are the best and we hope we can see you soon.
Most classes will be split in two to reduce class sizes. There will be a Green Group and a Purple Group. When your group is not having class in person, you will take the class virtually on Zoom. Each group will have 3 in-person classes and 3 zoom classes alternating weeks. The last week before the recital we hope to have both groups together as a class if it is safe to do so.
Julie’s classes, Julia’s class and Beth’s Mice class will not be split in two as they are already small classes. They will begin their in-person classes the week of August 3rd and will come for 6 in-person classes before their recital.
If the county’s Covid 19 numbers come down and outdoor events are allowed, we will have three evenings for the recital in order reduce the number of dancers and audience members. Recitals will be held at Pioneer Village on September 15, 16th and 17th in the evening. If you are in more than one dance, we will do our best to have both your classes in the same show. We will soon announce which class is in which show.
Tuition must be paid for the entire Covid- Safety session at the beginning of the session. It is deeply discounted to thank our students for sticking with us and cooperating with all the changes that have been necessary. Once you submit your Google form Beth will send you an update on your account. If you have a credit, you may use that to pay for these classes.
The following prices are for the entire 7/6 weeks of the Covid- Safety session.
1 Class/week = $56 2Classes/week = $96 3 Classes/week = $140
4 Classes/week = $176 5 + Classes /week = $210
See Full Schedule for details
•Week of July 27th – Purple begins in-person classes. Green classes on zoom simultaneously.
•Week of Aug. 3 – Julie, Julia and Beth’s Mice Classes begin in-person and continue in person for 6 weeks. Green begins in-person classes. Purple classes on zoom simultaneously.
•Week of August 10 - Purple has in-person classes. Green classes on zoom simultaneously.
•Week of Aug. 17 - Green has in-person classes. Purple classes on zoom simultaneously.
•Week of Aug. 24 - Purple has in-person classes. Green classes on zoom simultaneously.
•Week of Aug. 31 - Green has in-person classes. Purple classes on zoom simultaneously.
•Monday, Sept 7 – Labor Day. No Classes.
•Sept 8 -10 – Purple and Green classes meet together in costume at the studio.
•Monday, Sept 14 – Purple and Green Monday classes meet together at the studio.
•Sept 15, 16, 17 – Recitals in the evening at Pioneer Village. Times TBA.
Mark Your Calendars For These Dancing School Happenings
Covid 19 Update May 26, 2020
First, I hope you are all well and safe during this stressful time. The Dancing School teachers and I miss you all so much.
I am so grateful for all your support. Because of you and my amazing staff The Dancing School is alive and well and will be ready to resume classes in the studio when it is safe. Of course, some changes will be made and it won’t be going back to normal, but we will go forward together. I wish I could tell you when that will be, but we will have to be patient a little longer. Be sure that you are signed up for our Remind text service to get updates.
In the meantime we have three fun things coming up.
The week of June 1st will be crazy costume week in our Zoom classes. Wear any crazy costume that you can dance in, to your zoom class that week. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Saturday, June 6th we will have an Instagram Dance Party at 10:30. This will be a dance party appropriate for all ages and I’ll invite some special guests on to say Hi. Find us on Instagram @thedancingschool. This would have been our recital weekend and I wanted to find a way to celebrate dance together.
The week of June 8th will be costume pick up week at The Dancing School. Please come during your regular class time that week to pick up your costumes. For example if your class was Thursdays at 5:15, please come on Thursday, June 11 between 5:15 and 6:05. If you have more than one dancer or more than one class please ask for all your costumes at that time. We will have some social distancing protocols in place. We are still planning to have a recital, although it will be a very different event than we have had in the past. So be sure to keep the costume safe and continue to practice your recital dances. If you are not able to pick up during that week please email me and we can make another arrangement. We will take the week off from our zoom class that week, but they will resume on June 15th.
Please contact Beth if you have any questions.
Remind service: Text 81010 with the message @thedancing
Covid 19 Closure - Updated 4/2/20
The Dancing School
Beth Zobian -- Director
Dear Students and Families, April 2, 2020
Wow, a lot has happened in the less than 3 weeks that we have been closed. It feels like more doesn't it. We are missing our students terribly but we will not be holding classes in the studio until it is safe to do so. At this time we are not sure when that will be.
Will we have the recital? Yes, but the when and where may need to change. As soon as we know more we will let you know.
All of our students' accounts have been credited for the classes that had to be canceled. Refunds are available upon request.
As dance teachers we know the benefits of healthy, artistic, physical activity. We've been so glad to see some of our students doing live classes with us on Instagram and practicing their recital dances from the videos posted here. It is important to keep our students moving. I'll continue Instagram classes through April 10th.
Beginning Monday. April 13 The Dancing School will offer online classes through zoom. These will be a chance for your teacher to see you, connect with you, offer encouragement and corrections. The classes are at a the deeply discounted rate of $7 each to encourage you to take as many as you can. You can use your credits for these. If those run out we will bill you at the end of each month. Please see the schedule and more details below.
I will update this space as we have more information.
Please stay safe and don't stop dancing. It feeds the soul and we need that now more than ever.
Beth, Deanna, Julie, Nikki and Julia
Remind Service: text 81010 with the message @thedancing
Online Class Schedule
Classes Begin Monday, April 13 on Zoom
All Classes $7 Each
There will be no zoom classes June 8-11. Please pick up your recital costume at the studio that week.
Zoom classes will resume June 15.
Links for classes will appear at 4:00 pm each day.
Ballet III & Ballet I/II - Beth
Ballet IV - Beth
Ballet V - Beth
Int/Adv Ballet - Deanna
Hip Hop/ Jazz - Beth
Please note: There will be no Hip Hop Class July 6th.
Jazz III & Jazz I/II - Nikki
Jazz IV - Nikki
Jazz V - Nikki
Int/Adv Jazz - Beth
Tap I - Nikki
Thursday, 5/7/2020 6:00-6:50
This is a great time to add in that extra ballet or jazz class you've always wanted to take. If you are not sure what would be right for you email Beth at
The Dancing School
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop
Established in 1971 The Dancing School offers the highest quality dance training in a fun and caring atmosphere right in downtown Selma.
Celebrating Dance In Selma For 49 Years
Dance is fun! At The Dancing School we impart the joy of dance while developing strength, flexibility, mental discipline, and confidence that extends to all areas of the student's lives.
All of our classes teach healthy technique. We emphasis alignment, core strength, energy and enjoyment.
Most importantly, The Dancing School has helped it's students develop into outstanding men and women, through the discipline and responsibility inherent in the pursuit of dance excellence.
We Are So Proud Of Our Teachers. Click Below To Find Out All About Them.
School Year Classes
These Classes Run September 3, 2019 - June 7, 2020
The Dancing School only accepts students at the beginning of each session. You can register for our School Year Session from July until October, but keep in mind that some classes fill up quickly. Registration for the 2020 Summer Session will begin in April.
Click here to find a printable enrollment form. You can mail it in with your registration fee and tuition or drop it by.
2019-20 School Year Tuition
We believe every child should experience dance. The Dancing School Is Committed To Keeping Our Tuition Afordable For Families.
Tuition For September 3, 2019 – June 7, 2020
Your 1st month’s tuition and your Registration/Recital Fee is due before you begin class.
The Registration/Recital Fee is $33/student or $36/family.
Your tuition is the same every month September thru May no matter how many weeks are in the month. Please refer to The Dancing School Calendar for classes you will receive.
Pay By The Month
1 class per week $45/month
2 classes per week $78.75/month
3 classes per week $105.75/month
4 classes per week $123.75/month
5 classes per week $137/month
6+ classes per week $150.75/month
Pay By The Semester And Receive 15% Off
1st Semester: Sept - Dec. Due by Sept.16th. 2nd Semester: Jan - June 7. Due by Jan 15th.
1 class per week- 1st Semester: $153.00 / 2nd Semester: $191.25
2 classes per week- 1st Semester: $267.00 / 2nd Semester: $334.70
3 classes per week- 1st Semester: $359.50 / 2nd Semester: $449.40
4 classes per week- 1st Semester: $420.75 / 2nd Semester: $525.90
5 classes per week- 1st Semester: $465.00 / 2nd Semester $582.25
6+ classes per week- 1st Semester: $512.55.00 / 2nd Semester: $640.60
Private Lesson $30/ ½ hour - No discounts available for private lessons.
Because we believe so strongly that multiple classes per week are essential for any dedicated student, we have substantial discounts for multiple classes. We hope this enables more of our dancers to take several classes/wk.
* To receive semester discount you must pay in full by:
September 16 – 1st semester. January 15 – 2nd semester. No Exceptions.
The third student in the immediate family receives ½ price classes.
In Fairness To All Students There Will Be No Exceptions To The Following Policies.
1. Your monthly tuition is due the 1st class of each month and is late after the 15th of the
month. A $4/month late fee will be added to your account if it carries a balance after the 15th.
2. Tuition paid for one month may not be carried over as credit, even if classes are missed.
3. Tuition is automatically charged each month unless the student drops the class before the month begins by filling out a drop card or calling the studio and informing Beth.
4. Makeup classes are the student’s responsibility. Makeup classes are not transferable and may not be taken once the student has dropped the class. Makeups may only be taken in classes on the regular Dancing School Schedule.
5. No cash refunds will be given.
In Memory of Cindy Taylor Hansen
We are so sad to have lost our beloved student, teacher and friend in a car accident in November of 2018.
Cindy began dancing with us when she was 4 years old. She was an original member of The 2nd Street Dancers and choreographed many amazing pieces for them. She traveled with The 2nd Street Dancers to China, Greece, Italy and Cuba. Cindy started teaching jazz at The Dancing School in 1998 and always brought creativity and fresh energy to her classes. Now every axel and backbend - two of her favorites- will forever more be "Cindy steps" to all of us. With every movement we will have her voice in our heads, challenging us to be stronger, more expressive artists. Her legacy at The Dancing School will live on as her students push themselves for her.
The Cindy Taylor Hansen Foundation For The Live Arts serves to promote, educate and support young artists in her memory.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to this 501c3.
Please send your donation to:
The Cindy Taylor Hansen Foundation For The Live Arts
PO Box 685
Kingsburg, CA 93631
The Dancing School is open
Mondays 4-9, Tuesdays 4-9, Wednesdays 9-9 and Thursdays 4-9.
We will be closed July 18th - September 2nd for our summer break. Appointments can be made during that time by calling or emailing Beth.
The Dancing School Staff
Deanna Moser Driscoll - Founder
Deanna Moser Driscoll - Founding Director / Ballet Teacher.
Deanna, a former dancer with The San Francisco Ballet, has trained with Harold and Lew Christiansen, Madame Maria Baldina of The Russian Imperial Ballet and with Peter Van Moydon of The Royal Netherlands Ballet.
Deanna was the co-founder and former co-director of The Fresno Jazz Company and the founder and director of The 2nd Street Dancers. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
In addition to directing The Dancing School, she was a consultant to Fresno Unified School District's Roosevelt School of the Arts for 19 years. As one of the founding faculty members, Deanna has watched many of her students attain professional status in the performing arts.
Deanna currently serves on the board of The Selma Arts Council. She is the marriage coordinator for St. Anthony's Church in Fresno as well as a volunteer with Catholic Charities.
Deanna is active in the local community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Selma Arts Council, as well as choreographing many performances for the Raisin Cain Players and other community groups.
Beth Zobian - Director
Beth returned to The Dancing School as co-director in 1999 after completing her Master's thesis on dance education at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential and has taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade. From 1999 to 2016 she taught ballet and jazz at Roosevelt School of the Arts in Fresno. Beth is a former member of The Fresno Ballet and The Fresno Jazz Co.
Beth grew up at The Dancing School, taking classes from her mom since she was 3 years old. She loves the school, it's teachers and students and the nurturing atmosphere that each dancer feels here. Now, as director she is grateful to continue offering the quality dance education that her mother provided.
Children's Ballet, Creative Dance & Tap
Julie has been studying at The Dancing School since 1972 and teaching ballet since 1980. She loves teaching young children and says that the spirits of children make them perfect dancers.
Julie holds a Multiple Subject teaching credential with an emphasis in early childhood education and taught kindergarten before she started her family. She currently teaches PreK at Wolters School in Fresno.
She and her husband Larry (high school sweethearts) have 8 children; Martha, Krista, Sarah, Laura, Julia, Hanna, Takashi and Wilma.
Julie is well loved by all at The Dancing School and in 1997 was honored by The 2nd Street Dancers when they performed a biographical show about her life called From There to Here. In that show Julie's love for dance and generosity as a teacher was portrayed. Julie says she believes with all her heart that
"the world would be a better place if everyone could take a dance class."
We are honored to have Julie as an integral part of The Dancing School heritage and faculty!
Jazz & Tap
Full Bio Coming Soon
Full Bio Coming Soon
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Sept 28 - Nutty Nutcracker Auditions
Oct 31 - Closed for Halloween
Nov 11 - Closed for Veteran's Day
Nov 24-30 - Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec 18-Jan 7 - Closed for Winter Break
Jan 20 - Closed for MLK Jr Day
Feb 17 - Closed for President's Day
April 5 - 13 - Closed for Spring Break
May 9 - Instudio Rehearsal for recital
May 25 - Closed for Memorial Day
June 3 - Wed & Thurs classes meet together
June 4 - Closed for recital prep
June 6 - Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
June 7 - Recital
Our dance trip to Cuba was amazing.
August 2-6, 2017