Welcome to Dance Evolution

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


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.


DE is excited to announce "Seize the Day", our 2018 recital, will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Schuylerville High School at 12 p.m.

Join us for a fantastic show!


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!

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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!

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Coming soon to DE!  

Nate Braim, co-owner of 518 Break, will be offering a co-ed breakdance class along with Hip Hop for DE's older competition dancers.  Stay tuned for more details...(and check out Nate's bio below).

Nate Braim took Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Hip Hop classes when he started dancing. While a student, he choreographed his own routines as well as creating routines and performances for other local hip-hop artists/breakdancers. Shortly after he was introduced to Bboying (breakdancing) he fell in love with bboy style. Nate now trains over 10+ hours every week with new crewmates, learning and teaching each other. He has started to create his own style and is exploring his creative mind through movement. He and a partner own their own break-dance studio, teaching young dancers the fundamentals of bboying and helping them develop their own unique styles, while encouraging them to step outside their comfort zone. We look forward to Nate bringing DE something fun and new!


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?

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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.  

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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


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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