Behind the Ballet

We provide a fun and satisfying way to improve muscle tone, flexibility and co-ordination as well as improving dance technique

Dance is our greatest passion and we love being connected to such a fulfilling life experience for the next generation. The look of pure joy on a child’s face when they get to do what they love is priceless! We feel honored to have the opportunity to be part of a such an important part of your child’s development. Dancers learn important life skills such as confidence, persistence, discipline, body awareness, social skills and a feeling of accomplishment which they will carry with them for the rest of their lives!

We have classes for all levels from well-experienced dance instructors. Grow and learn with ballet lessons for beginners, intermediate and advance dancers.


At the Dancing Lights Ballet School (DLBS), we believe every student deserves the best dance education, regardless of age, ability, aspiration, or socio-economic status. Our program is designed to give students the highest quality of classical ballet education supplemented by exceptional training in contemporary dance styles. The syllabus is designed to build strength and artistry in every dancer, allowing each dancer to work in a healthy, anatomically correct way. Our highly trained faculty and staff support this belief and respect each dancer’s individuality.

Dance education encompasses far more than technique and the steps your children learn. We believe the discipline of dance teaches students the qualities of commitment, leadership, creativeness, and being a team player. Our goal is to educate their minds and bodies through teaching them skills they need for success in life, whether it be in dance, school, or their future careers.

We truly believe that dance is for everyone and that art can foster community, create positive influence and inspire the individual. All of our students learn skills necessary for a successful career in any field, including (but not limited to):

Your children will participate on a weekly basis in order to develop their dancing abilities and dip into the world of mind, body and soul connection. In our view, these goals can be reasonably achieved only in a program that encompasses multiple-class lessons. By attending multiple classes, your children will learn, improve upon and combine new skills and routines.

We are a non competitive dance school that focuses on not only dance skills but creative movement, original choreography, dance as art and gently encourages your child’s self esteem with age appropriate expectations and the joy of dance.


Kristin McArdle
Kristin McArdleDirector & Dance Instructor
Ashley Dougherty
Ashley DoughertyDance Instructor
Nikki Wood
Nikki WoodDance Instructor
Michelle West
Michelle WestGuest Dance Instructor