Where to Find Dance Classes

Where to Find Dance Classes

*The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance offers classes in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap, creative dance, worship dance and dance imagination. Classes are for preschool through professional levels. The fall registration is Aug. 29-30 from 4-8 p.m. at the studio, located at 4425 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly. Contact Joan Izzo at 703-327-8402. Visit www.joanizzodance.org.

*Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts Center has classes for children, teens and adults in tap, jazz, lyrical jazz, ballet, drama, musical theater, hip hop and voice for all ages and all levels. The Center offers many performing opportunities for students involved in its performing teams. A professional dance company, Center Stage Dance Co., is in residence at the Center and has performed at The Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution and at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The Center is located at 11094-B Lee Highway, Fairfax, directly behind Borders. Call 703-385-3396 or visit the Web site: www.centerstage-dance.com.

*Centreville Dance Academy, in Centreville Square Shopping Center, offers instruction in jazz, Jazzercise, tap, ballet, lyrical and creative dance for ages 2 1/2 to 18. Also offering hip hop for ages 8-adult and pilates for adults. Classes are available mornings, afternoons and weekends. www.centrevilledance.com. Call 703-815-3125.

*Encore Performers has classes available for children, ages 3-adults, from beginners to pre-professional in jazz, tap, ballet, drama, and hip-hop, with highly qualified teachers. The studio has three large dance rooms with suspended sprung-wood floors. The studio's director, award-winning choreographer Raynor van der Merwe, has a separate dance program available to serious dance students. From December 2004 to January 2005, the company toured China for two weeks. Located at 4299 Henninger Court, Chantilly. Interested in auditions or want to dance for the company? Call 703-222-5511 or visit the Web site at www.encoreperformers.com.