Dahl Dance Center was founded in 2005, in the River Center Plaza, by April and Gary Dahl and two dancing children. They wanted a place to train dancers that would be family friendly and provide students with a new level of technical expertise that was lacking in Rochester.Over the years they have been fortunate to gain an amazing staff who share their passion for teaching, helped to build multiple college dance programs, founded new dance organizations within the community and used their dancing to raise funds for arts education in Rochester. Dahl Dance has been visited by master dance coaches from all over the world and Gary and April continue to invite guest artists to the community to educate and inspire their students.
In 2012 they moved to their current location on hwy 52 North, expanding the studio space to give students more room to stretch their legs on the dance floor. The studio’s mission statement is to enrich the lives and relationships of our students, young and old, through dance education. Building confidence, discipline and skill while encouraging creativity and new friendships; motivating students to pursue excellence in every aspect of life.