Professionalism. Artistry. Family
South Dayton School of Dance
South Dayton School of Dance is proud to offer classes in classical ballet, jazz, modern, tap, creative movement, pre-ballet and pre-tap for students, ages 3 to adult. We have a wonderful, professional staff, most of whom boast college degrees in dance as well as extensive professional dance experience.
We look forward to helping your child obtain his or her artistic goals and hope you consider becoming a part of the South Dayton School of Dance Family!
History & Vision
The South Dayton School of Dance was founded by
Elizabeth Karns in 1986. Miss Liz had a vision of creating a school to train world class well rounded dancers. Since then, SDSD has done just that with numerous former students dancing and teaching professionally. Since its inception, SDSD students have trained in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and so much more. Over the schools 35 year history, Elizabeth Karns, Gigi Gardner, Gina Walther, Julie Anderson, and Erin Robbins have all served as owners with Miss Erin being the sole owner since 2023.
The South Dayton School of Dance is committed to
providing the highest quality classical dance education by
boasting a faculty of which each member has either a
college degree in dance, professional dance experience, or
both. SDSD prides itself on creating a family atmosphere
where all feel welcome to fall in love with the joy of dance.