As of Monday, 11/16/20 all classes will be online in order to comply with the purple tier Covid restrictions. You all should have received an email with your link. If not email Beth at ASAP. Thank you.
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.
The Dancing School's 50th Year of quality Dance Education in Selma Will Begin Online
Join us online as we begin our 50th year of quality dance education in the valley. As soon as it is safe to move to in-person classes we plan to do so. We hope to have our traditional recital this year, it's already scheduled for June 6, 2021, as well as other fun celebrations. We can't wait to see you on zoom and to help new students begin to discover the joy of dance, or for our experienced students to continue to find joy, strength and confidence in your classes.
If you have any questions email Beth at
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Celebrating Dance In Selma For 50 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.
Nov - Dec
Five Week Workshops
& In Person
$55.00 Take Two for $100.00 or 3 for $145.00
Priority Registration for those who were in our September Workshops is 10/13 - 10/19. All others may register starting 10/20/20.
No Classes the week of Nov 23rd - Thanksgiving Week.
Nutcracker Workshop with Julie In Person. Ages 4-7 - Starts Nov 3. Tues 5:20-6:05. Max Students = 6
Nutcracker Workshop with Julie In Person. Ages 4-7 -Starts Nov 3. Tues 6:25- 7:10. Max Students = 6
Nutcracker Workshop with Julie On Zoom. Ages 4-7 -Starts Nov 4. Wed 5:30- 6:15. No class 11/11, will meet 12/16 instead.
Jazz with Julia In Person. Ages 5-9 Starts Nov 2. Mon 5:30-6:15. Max students = 8. Contact Beth if you want to zoom.
*Rodeo Ballet Workshop with Beth In Person. Ages 8-13 Starts Nov 5. Thurs 5:20-6:05 Max students = 9
Must have ballet experience. Bring a hat, preferably cowboy! Contact Beth if you want to zoom.
*Rodeo Ballet Workshop with Beth On Zoom. Ages 8-13 Starts Nov 5. Thurs 6:20-7:05 Must have ballet experience. Bring a hat, preferably cowboy!
Jazz Musical Theater Workshop with Beth In Person - Ages 8-13- Starts Nov 3. Tues 6:20-7:05 Max students = 9
Jazz Musical Theater Workshop with Beth On Zoom. - Ages 8-13- Starts Nov 4. Wed 6:20-7:05 No class 11/11, will meet 12/16 instead.
Tap Workshop with Nikki In Person. Ages 8-13 - Starts Nov 5. Thurs. 6:15-7:00. Max students = 9
* Note times change from original schedule.
What happens if Fresno County is in the Purple Tier when classes begin?
The class will transition to zoom if we are in the “widespread” tier. If you do not want to take the class on zoom, and your class has not met yet, notify us before your first class and credits will be applied to your account. We will not be able to give refunds.
What if Fresno County goes backwards into the Purple Tier once we’ve already begun our class? We will immediately transition the class to zoom. No credits or refunds will be given.
School Year Classes
Update 10/13/20- Ongoing Classes Will Continue On Zoom For Now, But May Transition To Modified In-Person In Mid November.
These Classes Run September 8, 2020 - June 6, 2021.
Classes will begin on Zoom. We will move to in-person classes when it is safe to do so.
The Dancing School only accepts students at the beginning of each session. Registration for the 2021 Summer Session will begin in April.
Links will be emailed when registration is received. Credits from last season can be applied.
Ballet IV -------------------------------------------------------------- Mondays 5:10-6:00
Prepointe 1 (must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes)-------- Tuesdays 5:10-6:05
Prepointe 2 (must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes)----- Wednesdays 5:10-6:05
Pointe 1 (must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes)------------- Mondays 6:15-7:10
Adult Ballet ------------------------------------------------------------ Tuesdays 7:15-8:05
Int/Adv Ballet (must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes)---- Wednesdays 7:00-7:55
Advanced Ballet (must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes)----- Mondays 7:15-8:15
Contemporary (must be enrolled in Ballet IV or higher)---------- Thursdays 7:15-8:05
Jazz IV ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mondays 6:15-7:00
Jazz V ------------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesdays 6:15-7:00
Int/Adv Jazz ----------------------------------------------------------- Wednesdays 8:00-8:50
Strengthen and Stretch Mat Class -----2nd Saturday of the month 10:30- 11:20. $10 each. Links on website.
You need to register and pay for the classes before they begin so that I can email you the links.
The only link that will be on the web site is the Mat Class.
If you didn't get your links or need them again email me at
2020-21 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 8, 2020 – June 6, 2021
Your 1st month’s tuition is due before you begin class.
Your registration fee of $30 will be due if/when we are able to move to in-person classes.
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.15th. 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 15 – 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.
Venmo - Search for @TheDancingSchool or Elizabeth Zobian
Visa or Mastercard - You must email Beth to arrange paying by creditcard.
Mail check to The Dancing School 2013 2nd Street Selma, CA 93662
A Virtual Nutcracker Suite
Yes! We are going to have a Nutcracker this year- with lots of modifications. This year we will present a Nutcracker Suite, basically the ballet without the Party Scene or Fight Scene. We will video the dancers at the studio and put the performance together digitally. We may video one dancer at a time, or if safe, a few at a time.
You will not need to audition. Any current ballet student with great attendance 7 and older is invited to fill out a commitment packet. This year’s production will be all ballet, no tap or jazz dances. Each dancer will have one great role.
All rehearsals will be on zoom. If you are dancing a solo en pointe you will also have two private rehearsals at the studio after you’ve learned your dance on zoom.
Rehearsal Fees will be $40 ($50 for those dancing a solo en pointe.) Take $10 off for a sibling. The fee includes your zoom rehearsals, rehearsals at the studio for solos en pointe, your costume rental and a link to the finished video.
If you’d like to participate, please fill out a commitment calendar by 11:59 pm on October 16th. I’ll get you a rehearsal schedule by Monday, Oct 19th. The commitment calendar can be found on DancingSchoolOfSelma.com
I’m excited to dive into this fun, new Nutcracker with you. You’ve been working so hard in your zoom classes and I think it’s important that you have the opportunity to make a beautiful Nutcracker this year. Now, more than ever, I look forward to creating this together and being part of something that connects us. We can add beauty to the world together.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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 8, 2020 - Classes Begin Online
Nov 11, 2020 - Veteran's Day. No Classes
Nov 23-28, 2020. Thanksgiving Break.
Dec 20-Jan 9, - Winter Break
Jan 15, 2021 - Deadline for 2nd semester payments.
Jan 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No Classes.
Feb 15, 2020 - Presidents Day. No Classes.
March 29 - April 5 - Spring Break
May 8, 2021 - In Studio Rehearsal.
May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day. No Classes.
June 1, 2021 - Mon & Tues classes meet together.
June 2, 2021 - Wed & Thurs classes meet together.
June 3, 2021. No Classes. Recital Prep.
June 5, 2021 - Mandatory Dress Rehearsal.
June 6, 2021 - Recital.