Our Mission

We believe that movement is fundamental to life, and that dance provides an opportunity to develop rhythm, strength, coordination, flexibility, and fluidity of motion while building character and self-esteem.

At DePass Studio we seek to provide excellence in dance training for the pre-schooler through the adult, and the beginning to advanced student, whether or not the student intends to become a professional dancer. This instruction is achieved through individual and group instruction where students are trained in proper dance technique, are inspired to be creative, and learn to be their best.

Our History

Since its founding in 1981, the DePass School has been committed to providing the highest quality education for all students. Our highly professional staff focuses on excellence in training in a supportive, student-oriented environment. Students of all ages and levels are welcome, whether they dance strictly for recreation or aspire to a career in dance.

Many students from DePass School have been awarded scholarships for further study and attended such prestigious institutions as the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Julliard School, Ballet Magnificat, The Joffrey Ballet, Austin Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, New School of the Arts, and Boston Ballet. Others have succeeded in a wide variety of dance-oriented careers ranging from dancing with prominent companies like the Chicago Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet to becoming choreographers and teachers, scenic and costume designers, and editors of publications such as Dance Magazine.