Welcome to Dance Evolution

A family-oriented, premier dance school serving
Saratoga County (and beyond)


Tickets for our 2018 recital "Seize The Day" are now available.  All tickets are $20 for reserved seating - choose your seats when you purchase your tickets.  Each dancer receives a free ticket so be sure to include your dancer(s) in the total number of tickets needed.  

Stage rehearsal will take place at Schuylerville High School on Thursday, June 14.  Please see our recital information page to download the schedule.  Schedules will also be posted in the studio, and were emailed to all DE accounts. Group dances are listed in hour-long time slots.  Please be ready to dance at the beginning of your time slot(s).  Dancers must rehearse in dance attire and shoes, but NO costumes.

This year we have asked North Country Flowers of Greenwich, NY to provide beautiful bouquets or flowers for your dancers.  Since it's wedding season, flowers will be sold as pre-orders only.  You can pick up your bouquets the day of recital up through intermission.  Order forms will have available at the studio, or you can download one from our recital page.  All prices are listed on the order form.  If you're looking for a custom order, just call.  June 9 is the last day to order!

If you haven't marked your calendars already, remember to "Seize the Day" with us on Saturday, June 16 at Schuylerville High School at 12 PM.
Join us for a fantastic show!


DE's portrait week is scheduled for June 4 and 5 at the studio.  Village Photo will be providing beautiful portraits of our dancers.  Package order forms are available at the studio.

Click here for the portrait week schedule.


Once upon a time in a land called Dance Evolution, there were many princesses that dressed as ballerinas and had a magical week. Together they read princess stories, watched princess movies, played games, made arts and crafts and enjoyed all styles of dance, creating many fun princess memories. They performed a little princess routine at the end of the week for royal family members - and there might have been a special surprise visit from a real-life princess.

Dance Evolution is proud to offer a summer Princess Dance Camp July 9-13 from 9:30-2:30 each day.  Snacks are included, as well as a pizza party on Thursday.  All other lunches should be provided by parents.

Please sign up by June 7th, as space is limited! The cost is $225 with a non-refundable deposit of $50 due at sign-up.

We look forward to making many magical memories with your princess :)


Come and join us this summer for a fun 6-week dance session! It's the perfect time to try something new and give your child something fun to do over the summer. Summer is also perfect for dancers to keep moving and work on technique. We welcome new dancers to our studio and look forward to seeing everyone over the summer!

Thursdays with Ms. Samantha
7/12, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 & 8/23 (No dance 7/19, away at nationals)

4:30 – 5:00 Beginner Ballet Ages 5 – 7
5:00 – 5:30 Beginner Jazz Ages 5 - 7
5:30 - 6:00 Beginner Tap Ages 5 - 7
6:00 - 7:00 Pre-School Tap & Ballet Ages 2 ½ - 4

7:00 - 7:30 Intermediate Ballet Ages 8 – 11
7:30 – 8:00 Intermediate Tap Ages 8 - 11
8:00 - 8:30 Intermediate Jazz Ages 8 - 11

Thursdays w/ Miss Schallehn
7/12, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 & 8/23 (No dance 7/19, away at nationals)

5:30 – 6:15 Hip Hop Ages 5 – 7
6:15 – 7:00 Hip Hop Ages 8 – 11
7:00 – 7:45 Hip Hop Ages 12 & up

Tuition and fees for the 6-week term include:

  • $72 for an hour class
  • $45 for a 30-minute class 
  • $110 for a three-way combo class
  • $60 for a 45-minute class

Payment is due at the first lesson.

Click here to download the summer registration form.  Fill it out and scan/email to office@dance-evolution.com, or drop it by the studio any evening Monday through Thursday.


Some of our team took solos and duos to SOD on Saturday, 5/12. The studio had a great day while receiving many ultimates and high golds along with high scores. We also received special awards and our dancer won Senior Title. It was a great day once again for our team.

Click here for great photos!


DE's competition team traveled to CT the weekend of May 5 and 6 for the Wild About Dance regional competition.  Once again the studio took home many top honors, adjudications and placements.

Click here for fun pics.


What a great and inspiring day the dancers had with Zoey and his Master Hip Hop Class. We can’t wait to have him back again over the summer! Thank you to those that attended.

Click here to see some great photos from Zoey's master class at DE!

Zoey Cruz began his dance career in 2004. He has had the privilege of working and sharing the stage with other mainstream dance companies and some A-list choreographers like Jerry Slaughter and NappyTabs whose credits range from Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Pink, Janet Jackson, America’s Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance. Zoey has also taught workshops with dancers from shows such as So You Think You Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew including Boogie Bots, Heavy Impact, Static Noyze, Iconic Boyz, Blue Print Cru, Poreotics, I Am Me Crew and Mos Wanted Crew. He has also had the opportunity to hit the scene internationally, traveling to the Philippines for a workshop tour. Zoey has Judged and featured choreography for World Of Dance showcase/competition Tour presented by Paul Mitchell. In 2010 Zoey started his own production and management company Cruz Productions which provided entertainment, exposure and inspiration to the DC, Maryland, and Virginia dance community. Fall of 2011, Zoey was the featured guest choreographer for the Maryland Council Of Dance “State DanceFest”. He has also taught at several prestigious colleges such as George Town, Wagner College and Brown University. Zoey currently is the chair for Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Hip Hop department, and a staff/instructor at Shenandoah University Dance Conservatory. He is also an official World Of Dance network YouTube partner as a choreographer and has hosted one of the nation’s biggest Urban Hip Hop competition/showcase called "Prelude Dance Competition". 


Our second competition of the year was Power of Dance in Binghamton, NY on April 13-14.

Our dancers received many top 5 and top 10 placements and special awards, including a choreography award for Miss Alexa and highest overall senior group.  But the best prize was the 2018 ADCC Studio Excellence Award, for sportsmanship and overall studio excellence!

Congratulations to all our teachers and dancers. You make us so proud!  Click here to see fun photos!


Our 2018 competition team started the season at Elite Performance Challenge in Natick, MA.

DE took home several top adjudications, overalls, and judge's awards and demonstrated great sportsmanship.  

Congratulations to all our dancers!

Click HERE to see all the photos!


Thanks to UAlbany for giving our students the opportunity to dance with you at halftime. They truly had a blast!
Thanks also to Coach Patty! We can’t wait for basketball season!

Click here for great photos!


We're finally enjoying our brand-new studio, located in Ellsworth Commons, Malta.  Come check it out...and join our family!  It's never too late.


Sarah has been dancing since the age of three.  She performed her first solo at a competition at the age of seven and was placed on a competition team at the age of eight.  Sarah dances Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Ballet.

Sarah has received many awards and attended several dance workshops, including Monsters of Hip Hop and NYCDA. Sarah also performed in BARC (Ballston Area Recreation Commission ) summer musicals for five years.  After graduating from high school, she continued working with BARC musicals as assistant choreographer. For the past six years she has taught Hip-Hop and Jazz summer enrichment and Saturday classes at BARC.  

Sarah attended Sage College of Albany where she continued her dance career. She is now a senior at Empire State College majoring in Early Childhood Education with Special Education and Literacy. 

Sarah is very excited to become part of the DE family.


Not only are we building a new studio - DE is also introducing a new parent portal!  

Watch your inbox in September for a parent portal invitation email.  (You should have received a handout introducing the portal and providing instructions for logging on.)  When you receive that email with your invitation link, simply click on the link and get started.

You'll be able to log in anywhere at anytime and view your account, make payments, print statements, and more!  The portal will also be used to post important studio-wide messages such as costume payment deadlines, announcements, recital information, etc.  

DE is very excited to bring our families a better, easier way to manage dance life!


Another fantastic recital is in the books!

"Let's Go Crazy!" was held on Saturday, June 18 at Schuylerville High School.  We appreciate all the wonderful comments from friends and family..."just like a Broadway show"..."such amazing dancers"..."I was entertained the entire time".

Our dancers worked hard all year and shined on stage.  Their smiles were truly the star of the show!

Click here for some great photos.


Congratulations to 2017 senior dancer, Hannah. Hannah has been with DE for four years and will graduate from Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake High School.

Her favorite dance memory is the year hen she danced to "Heavy in Your Arms".  She was so proud of her dance (and rightly so)!

Hannah will attend SUNY Oneonta with plans to major in fashion marketing. We wish you much success in your future endeavors. Congratulations, Hannah!

Congratulations to our senior dancer Meghan. Meghan has been with DE for 8 years and attends Ballston Spa High School.

Her favorite dance memory is "Caitchy the Taxicab" and the unexpected duo with Cheyanne :)

Meghan will be attending SUNY Brockport and studying Psychology and then will attend graduate school to become a Guidance Counselor. We wish you much success in your future endeavors and you will be missed, Meghan.


Congratulations to our senior dancer Nicole. Nicole has been with DE for four years and attends Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake High School.

Her favorite dance memory is dancing to "Heavy in Your Arms" and meeting so many lovely and talented people.

Nicole will be attending Northeastern University with a major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. We wish you much success in your future endeavors and you will be missed on our competition team.

Congratulations Nicole!

Congratulations to our senior dancer Caitriona. Caitriona has been with DE for four years and attends Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake High School.

Her favorite dance memory is when a fellow dancer dropped her on her head (yes, this is really her favorite) and she was asked if she had a neck.

Caitriona will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall to major in Biomedical Engineering.

We wish you the best in your future endeavors. Congratulations Catchy!

Meet our senior dancer Cheyanne. 

Cheyanne's mom Jen along with her grandmother Agnes have helped Cheyanne along during the 16 years she's been dancing.  Chey will graduate from Ballston Spa High School. 

Cheyanne's favorite dance memory is when she joined the competition team, and all the traveling that goes along with it.

Cheyanne's future plans are to work with young children in education and dance.

We wish you the best Cheyanne in your future years and we loved having you here at DE. Don't be a stranger! We can't wait to see where life takes you.

Congratulations Chey!


DE's competition team was back on the road for our final and fourth competition the weekend of May 5-7 at Elite Dance Challenge in Worcester, MA.  

Once again, several of our dancers and groups earned top scores, placements and scholarships.

Want to see some more great photos of all the fun (and dancing, too) that went on?

Click here!


DE's competition team was back on the road for our third competition the weekend of March 31-April 1, at Power of Dance in Binghamton, NY.  Our team walked away with many top scores and overalls.  Highlights:

  • Over $900 donated to the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund (in honor of Miss Bethany's brother) thanks to all our first-place finishes (and a poster award)!
  • Overall High Score - Tween Groups ("Audition Day" - Contemporary)
  • Overall High Score - Teen Groups ("Change" - Contemporary)

Great job to all our dancers--every single one of you were just amazing!

Click here for fun photos from 2017 Power of Dance.


Our second competition was Groove in Chester, NJ the weekend of March 24-26.

Once again DE brought home some great awards and scores, including the awesome "Backstage Award" for studio sportsmanship.

Check out some great photos here:

2017 DE at Groove


DE opened their competition season at Spirit of Dance in Poughkeepsie, NY the weekend of March 3-5.

Congratulations to the team on all their awards and high scores!

Click here for great photos from our Facebook album:

2017 DE at SDA


On Saturday, February 4 the Glens Falls-based Adirondack Thunder once again asked Dance Evolution to perform a routine choreographed by our own Serena Buontempo.

Our own Kelsey Dodd also sang the national anthem!

A portion of the evening's 50/50 was donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. The event is also a fundraiser for the DE competition team.  

Click HERE for some great photos!

What's Your Style?

No matter your age or style, you can find dance lessons just for you at Dance Evolution!

We teach age-appropriate classes in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe,
lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, cheer dance and acro.

Dance Evolution offers a fun, challenging competition team.

There's something for everyone!

Visit our studio in Ellsworth Commons, Malta, message us on Facebook, email the studio at office @ dance-evolution.com, or call 899-7800 for more details!

Come and be a part of the Dance Evolution family!

Dance Evolution is a dance family


Come join our family!

2017 Competition Team

2016 Competition Team

2015 Dance Evolution Competition Team

2015 Competition Team

2014 Competition Team

2014 Elite Dance Challenge Nationals

2014 Energy

2014 Elite

2014 Legacy

Dance Evolution Turn It Up

2014 Turn It Up

2013 Energy

2013 Legacy