Registration for School Year Classes is now closed. 

Registration for Julie's Nutcracker Workshop on Dec 4th opening Soon.

Some Covid precautions will still be in place. More details can be found on the enrollment form.

 - Masks are required for all.

- Only one family member per dancer will be allowed in the studio. 

In Julie's classes, one family member may observe in the studio on the first two weeks of class and on other designated days in order to decrease distractions for our young students. 

 
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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 50 Years

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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

September 7, 2021 - June 5, 2022

The Dancing School only accepts students at the beginning of each session.

  

Registration is now closed.

Summer class registration begins April 2022.

Ballet


*These classes will focus on their ballet recital dances Jan.-June and may not include very much tap during those months.

   Full & Closed -  Creative Dance /Ballet (3 1/2 – 5) ----------Mon.    6:15-7:00    Julie / Studio B

          Creative Dance /Ballet (3 1/2 – 5) ----------Tues.    4:45-5:30    Beth /Studio A

         Full and Closed - Creative Dance /Ballet (3 1/2 – 5) ----------Tues.    5:15-6:00    Julie /Studio B

Full and Closed - Creative Dance/Ballet (3 1/2 – 5) ----------Wed.    6:15-7:00    Julie /Studio B

         Full and Closed -    *Ballet/Tap (4 1/2 – 7) ----------------------Tues     6:15-7:05    Julie / Studio B

          Full and Closed -  *Ballet/Tap ( 4 1/2 – 7) ----------------------Wed.   5:15-6:05    Julie / Studio B

                  Adult Ballet------------------------------------Tues.   7:30-8:20    Beth / Studio A  

            Full and Closed - Ballet (7-10) -----------------------------------Thurs.  5:15-6:05   Beth / Studio D

 Full and Closed - Ballet (10-14) --------------------------------Thurs. 6:10-7:00 Beth / Studio D

            Ballet Intermediate (12 +) --------------------Mon.  5:10-6:00    Beth / Studio A

Students in the following section of classes must take a minimum of 2 ballet classes/week

                     Beginning Pointe -----------------------------------Mon. 5:10-6:00   Beth Studio A

                    Prepointe / Pointe I ---------------------------------Wed. 5:15-6:10   Beth Studio A

                    Pointe II-----------------------------------------------Mon. 6:05- 7:00 Beth / Studio A

                    Adv. Ballet (flat) ------------------------------------Wed. 7:15-8:10   Beth  / Studio A

                    Adv. Ballet (pointe)---------------------------------­­­Mon. 7:35-8:30   Deanna / Studio A

        Beth’s Choice (history, variations, etc)-----------­­­Mon. 7:00-7:30   Beth – $45 per semester.

                    Contemporary ---------------------------------------Thurs. 7:05-8:00 Beth / Studio A

Jazz

          Jazz (5-9) ---------------------------------------Tues.  5:30-6:15    Beth / Studio A

            Full and Closed - Jazz (7-10)---------------------------------------Thurs. 6:10-7:00  Nikki / Studio A

Full and Closed -Jazz (10-14) ---------------------------------------------Thurs. 5:15-6:05 Nikki / Studio A

           Jazz Int. IV --------------------------------------Mon. 6:05-6:55    Nikki / Studio D

           Jazz Int. V ---------------------------------------Mon. 5:15-6:00    Nikki / Studio D

            Int/Adv. Jazz  & Adv. Jazz -------------------Wed. 8:10-9:00     Beth / Studio A

Tap

            Tap (11-adult)-----5 weeks: Sept.14 – Oct. 12 ---------Tues. 6:25-7:25 Beth / Studio A  $60

2nd Street - By Audition Only. Auditions Sept 22.

2nd Street ------Wed. 6:15 – 7:10 Beth    2nd St. Jazz-------Mon  8:30 - 9:15  Beth

Nutcracker Workshop with Julie

Saturday, December 4th 10am – 11:30

$25 ($20 if paid by Nov 18) No other discounts apply.

Nutty Nutcracker: Auditions Sat, Sept 25.  Time TBA.  Ages 6 +   $40 rehearsal fee if cast. Exclusive to students at The Dancing School.

 
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2021-22 School Year Tuition 

We believe every child should experience dance. The Dancing School Is Committed To Keeping Our Tuition Affordable For Families. In order to do that, we must stick to our tuition policies.

Tuition For September 7, 2021 – June 5, 2022

Your 1st month’s tuition and your Registration Fee is due before you begin class.

The Registration Fee is $30/student or $35/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.

Tuition and Registration fees are not refundable.

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Pay By The Month

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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

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Pay By The Semester And Receive 15% Off

1st Semester: Sept - Dec. Due by Sept.15th.  2nd Semester: Jan - June 5. Due by Jan 18th.

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1 class per week- 1st Semester: $153.00 / 2nd Semester: $191.25


2 classes per week- 1st Semester: $267.00 / 2nd Semester: $335.00


3 classes per week- 1st Semester: $359.50 / 2nd Semester: $449.00


4 classes per week- 1st Semester: $420.75 / 2nd Semester: $526.00


5 classes per week- 1st Semester: $465.00 / 2nd Semester $582.00


6+ classes per week- 1st Semester: $512.00 / 2nd Semester: $640.

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Individual Class$15.00


Private Lesson $30/ ½ hour - No discounts available for private lessons.

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Discounts

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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 15 – 1st semester. January 18 – 2nd semester. No Exceptions.


The third student in the immediate family receives ½ price classes.


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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. 

Payment Options:

Venmo - Search for @TheDancingSchool or Elizabeth Zobian. Last 4 digits are 2928

Visa or Mastercard - By phone or in person.

Mail check to The Dancing School 2013 2nd Street Selma, CA 93662

Arrange to meet Beth at the studio to pay cash.

 

FAQ

What Should I Wear To Class?

Ballet - Girls/Women: A leotard of any color, ballet tights of any color (dancers younger than 11 may have bare legs) A ballet skirt is optional. Pink ballet shoes. Except in Adult Ballet, which has no dress code, no t-shirts, shorts or other non-dance items may be worn. 

Ballet - Boys/Men- Close fitting T-shirt, men's tights. Shorts are permissible. Black ballet shoes are recommended.

Jazz and Tap - Girls/Women: A leotard of any color may be worn with leggings or workout shorts. No hoodies, or denim of

any kind. Black tap shoes or jazz shoes.

For All classes hair must be out of the dancer's face and off their neck. Ponytails, french braids and buns are ideal. 


Where can I get dance clothes/shoes?

Online - Discount Dance.com. You may use our discount code: TP72329

Amazon

In person - Sunnyside Dancewear. 5092 N. Blackstone, Fresno (Blackstone and Shaw)  559-237-1505

Open by appointmany only since Covid.

Do I wear underwear with my leotard?

No. Leotards are like bathing suits. Dancers do not wear underwear to avoid panty lines.

Why do you not have classes for children younger than 3.5?

While some children may be ready for our classes at 3.5, most are not ready until 4 or even 5. Every child is different. For very young dancers the most appropriate activity is dancing freely to the music in their home, without a teacher telling them how to dance and when to move. This way they can discover movement at their own pace. Our classes are structured and require students to listen to the teacher and follow directions. Students who are 3.5 and older will generally be ready for this type of class.

May I take pictures/video during class?

Pictures and video can be distracting to the dancers. You may take pictures/video of your dancer before the class begins or once the class is finished, but not during the class. Please be sure to only include your dancer or that you have permission from the other dancer's parent.
On days that Julie allows family in her classroom she will have a designated picture time at the beginning of class. We know it is so cute to have class photos but some families, do not want their child photographed. Thank you for your understanding.

Which Studio Is Which?

Studio A is our original studio. It is located at the top of the stairs. We call it Studio A after Beth's sister, Andreanna.

One family member per dancer is allowed in the studio starting September 2021

Studio B is the smaller studio upstairs with the beautiful stained glass windows. Julie holds most of her classes here. B is for Beth.

One family member per dancer is allowed in the studio on the dancer's first two classes and two designated days per semester after that. 

Studio D is downstairs. We opened this studio in 2007. D is for Deanna. One family member per dancer is allowed in the studio as of September 2021.

Why are masks still required in the studio?

The state of California still requires that masks be worn in youth settings that are indoors.

Who are The 2nd Street Dancers?

The 2nd Street Dancers are a group of students aged 7 to adult that perform in our community and beyond. They all study ballet and jazz and audition each fall to be in the group. 2nd Street provides performance opportunities for these dancers and provides entertainment and dance enrichment for our community.

The 2nd Street Dancers have performed in China, Greece, Italy, and Mexico. They perform annually at The Fresno Fair, The Selma Raisin Festival, Great America and various community events. 

Are all your teachers vaccinated?

Yes! All of our teachers have been fully vaccinated, but will still wear masks as required by the state of California in indoor youth settings.

 
 

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. 

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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 Cindy Taylor Hansen Memorial Foundation is accepting applications for summer dance scholarships at The Dancing School.

Click here to submit an application.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

 

How To Reach Us

Email Beth: bethzobian@hotmail.com

Call the studio; 891-0388

Facebook.com/TheDancingSchoolOfSelma

Instagram: @thedancingschool

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The Dancing School Staff

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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.

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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.

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Julie Tsutsui

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!

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Nikki Valentine

Jazz & Tap
Full Bio Coming Soon

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Julia Tsutsui

Jazz
Full Bio Coming Soon

 
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Important Dates

For updates please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheDancingSchoolOfSelma

  • Sept 7, 2021 - Classes Begin 

  • Sept 15, 2021 - Last day to get semester discount

  • September 25 - Nutcracker Auditions. Time: TBA

  • Nov 11, 2021 - Veteran's Day. No Classes

  • Nov 22-28, 2021. Thanksgiving Break.

  • Dec 9, 2021 - No Classes - Nutcracker Rehearsal.

  • Dec 11 & 12, 2021 - Nutcracker Performances.

  • Dec 19-Jan 9, - Winter Break

  • Jan 17, 2022 - ML King Jr Day. No Classes.

  • Jan 18, 2022 - Deadline for 2nd semester payments.

  • Feb 21, 2022 - Presidents Day. No Classes.

  • April 11-18, 2022 -  Spring Break

  • May 7, 2022 - In Studio Rehearsal.

  • May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day. No Classes.

  • May 31, 2022 - Mon & Tues classes meet together.

  • June 1, 2022 - Wed & Thurs classes meet together.

  • June 2, 2022. No Classes. Recital Prep.

  • June 4, 2022 - Mandatory Dress Rehearsal.

  • June 5, 2022 - Recital.

 
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Our dance trip to Cuba was amazing.

August 2-6, 2017

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Contact

Get text reminders about tuition deadlines and important dates through our remind service. Text 81010 with the message @thedancing

2013 2nd Street Selma, CA 93662

(559) 891-0388

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