Welcome to Dance Evolution

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


Meet our instructors and register for the 2018-19 season at one of our fun open houses!  (Enjoy a few refreshments, too.)  If you're interested in our competition team please contact us in advance so we can set aside time to meet with you.

Our beautiful studio is located at Ellsworth Boulevard in Ellsworth Commons, Malta.

  • Monday, July 30, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 1, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 8, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 16, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 23, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Save time - download and fill out our 2018-19 registration form at your convenience!

And if you're registering for solo/duo/trio classes, use our handy 2018-19 solo/duo/trio chart to budget classes (and fees) each month, since solo/duo/trio classes are billed on a per-class basis.


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.


Wow!  What an awesome week DE had at Spirit of Dance nationals in Cape Cod, MA!

Not only did we have lots of laughs and team/family bonding, we also managed to take home several top awards and placements.

Check out some fun pics here!


Our 2018 recital "Seize the Day" was a smashing success!  Thank you to all who attended and supported our dancers. There were so many wonderful dances - it's hard to highlight them all!  And we're so grateful to Miss Sarah for helping us create a beautiful sendoff for our three seniors .

DVDs will be ready soon.  If you haven't ordered yours yet, there's still time!  Just email or message the studio.

Enjoy terrific recital photos here!


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!

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!

2018 Spirit of Dance Nationals

2018 Spirit of Dance Regional

2018 Wild About Dance

2018 Power of Dance

2018 Elite Performance Challenge

2017 Competition Team

2016 Competition Team

2015 Dance Evolution Competition Team

2015 Competition Team

2014 Competition Team