DE is moving to a brand-new studio location in Ellsworth Commons, Malta.  Our grand opening is schedule for August 2017.  Follow along here as we document our progress!


Four-week sessions begin the week of August 7.

For your convenience, you can download the Summer Registration form here and bring with you to the first class.  All fees should be paid in full the first class.

Please contact us by phone, email or our Facebook page to let us know you're coming, because spots fill quickly!


Let your little one try out our 4-week summer tap and ballet program with Ms. Samantha. This class is just once a week and includes both Tap and Ballet (with a little tumbling at the end). The dancers learn the basics of each genre along with some stretching and dancing across the floor, all to songs that the children enjoy.

WEDNESDAY - 5:00 to 5:45 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 45-minute session is $40.

(AGES 4 & 5)

This class is once a week and features both Tap and Ballet with a bit of tumbling at the end. Dancers learn the basics and more in each class, along with some stretching and dancing across the floor to songs that the children can relate to.

WEDNESDAY - 5:45 to 6:45 PM

Fee for the 4-week 60-minute session is $48.

(AGES 4-5)

Join Dance Evolution this summer for our 4-week summer Jazz program with Ms. Samantha.  The dancers will learn the basics in Jazz class with some stretching and leaps across the floor.

WEDNESDAY - 6:45 to 7:15 PM

Fee for the 4-week session 30-minute class is $30, or just $25 if added to another 60-minute summer session.

(AGES 6-10)

Dance Evolution is offering a 4-week summer jazz session for ages 6 - 10. Dancers will stretch and travel across the floor learning basic jazz moves, turns and leaps.

MONDAY - 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

The cost of this 4-week 30-minute session is $30.

(AGES 6-11)

Dance Evolution is offering a 4-week Introduction to Contemporary class for ages 6 - 11.

TUESDAY - 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Cost of this 4-week 30-minute class is $30.

(AGES 6-11)
(Comp Team Recommend)

DE is offering a 4-week summer session of tap technique for anyone ages 6-11.  Highly recommended for competition team members but open to all dancers.

TUESDAY - 6:15 to 7:00 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 45-minute class is $40.

(AGES 6-11)
(Comp Team Mandatory)

DE is offering a summer stretch and technique class for all dancers ages 6 - 11. This is a 4-week mandatory session for competition team dancers but also open to any other dancers that may be interested.

TUESDAYS - 4:45 to 6:00 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 75-minute class is $48.

(AGES 7-10)

Dance Evolution is offering a summer Hip- Hop class for ages 7 - 10. Come out and have some fun while learning hip-hop moves to the kids' favorite songs.

This is also a great opportunity for dancers thinking of joining our brand-new 2017-18 Hip-Hop competition class (ages 7-10) next year, beginning in August.

MONDAY - 5:00 to 5:30 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 30-minute class is $30.

(AGES 10+)

Can't decide?  Try both tap and jazz with this four-week combination class.  

WEDNESDAY - 7:15-8:15 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 60-minute session is $48.

(AGES 11+)

Come and join DE at our summer Hip-Hop program for ages 11 & up. This is a great way to get the kids out and have some fun Hip-Hop combinations!

MONDAY - 6:15 to 7:00 PM

This 4-week 45-minute session is $40.

(AGES 12+)

Dance Evolution is offering a 4-week Contemporary dance class.

TUESDAY - 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

The cost of this 4 week 30-minute session is $30.

(AGES 12+)

DE is offering a 4-week summer session of tap technique for anyone age 12+ with intermediate/advanced skills.

TUESDAY - 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 30-minute class is $30.

(Comp Team Recommended)

DE is offering 4-week stretch class for all ages.  Highly recommended for the competition team students that are not in the "Summer Stretch & Technique 6-11" class, but open to non-competition students also who want to enjoy doing some extra stretching over the summer. 

TUESDAY - 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 60-minute class is $45.


DE will be offering a summer Leaps & Turns class for 4 weeks. Open to anyone who would like to work on their technique with Ms. Bethany.

MONDAY - 8:30 to 9:00 PM

Fee for this 4-week, 30-minute class is $40.

(Comp Team Mandatory)

DE offers summer ballet classes open to all ages (but mandatory for competition dancers).  All classes are Mondays.

5:30 to 7:00 PM - INTERMEDIATE
7:00 to 8:30 PM - ADVANCED

Cost of 4-week session is $68.


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.


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?

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!


DE is happy to announce that Serena Buontempo will be teaching at our studio!  Serena is a friend of Hope, our former teacher and current SeaGal for the Seattle Seahawks.  

As a Maryland native, Serena competed and performed with her dance team in Bel Air, Maryland, since the age of seven. She found her love for the art years before when she began to dance at age three. From Ballet to Hip Hop, Jazz to Lyrical, she’s dabbled in it all. About 10 years ago, one of Serena's dance teachers predicted that she would one day walk the field as a professional cheerleader in the NFL, saying she had both the talent as a dancer, and the energy and spirit of a cheerleader. It seemed more like a fantasy at first, but Serena has since made it a reality.

As a Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader for the past seven years given Serena confidence and a sense of pride, knowing she was representing her city and her team. On the eve of her retirement, her teammates, organization, and fans selected her to represent the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading team in Hawaii for the 2016 Pro Bowl.  Serena has also been a registered Dental Hygienist for the past four years and is extremely passionate about her career. While she misses the anticipation leading up to game day, preparing for the sidelines, and performing for thousands of fans, she knows that her passion for dance will always thrive no matter the venue.


The DE competition team traveled to Hyannis, MA to participate in the 2016 Spirit of Dance Nationals, July 11-17.

Dancers and families enjoyed historic Main Street, beautiful beaches and a team BBQ in between busy call times for dance team choreography and rehearsal, as well as full competition.

Dance Evolution earned many individual and group top awards and placements, including the 12+ Judges' Choice Award for "The Ladder", which came with a $1,000 cash prize!

Click here to view some great photos from our terrific week in Cape Cod.

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!

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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