Dancer’s Edge Studio, a family owned and operated studio, opened in the Fall of 2002 in Macomb Township, Michigan. The studio has grown tremendously over the last six years as students of all ages have shown an incredible passion for dance, and a second studio was opened in Shelby Township in September, 2007.
To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance...Dancer’s Edge Studio now offers more than 100 classes per week and includes an established and award-winning Performing Company and All Star Team program.
Our staff consists of professionally trained, educated and credentialed dancers with many years of dance experience. Weekly classes offered include Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical, Pom and Hip-Hop for beginner to advanced level students aged 2 ½ years old to adult.
Students who wish to have fun while training in a dance discipline and would like to perform in a spring recital should register for one of our many recreational dance classes.
Students who wish to experience an advanced level of dance training with competitive dance opportunities, as well as the chance to perform at community functions and charity events, are encouraged to audition for Dancer’s Edge Studio Performing Company or one of our All Star Teams. These dancers have competed at the Regional, National and World levels, traveling locally in Michigan and out of state to competitions in Chicago, Ohio and Florida.
Performing Company students now number over 200 dancers and the studio has seven competitive All Star Teams in the Mini, Youth, Junior, Senior and International Collegiate Division. Dancer’s Edge Studio has consistently received top scores in all of their dance categories, as well as Top First Overall dance numbers at Regional and National Competitions. The studio has been awarded Top Production, Top Studio, Most Entertaining numbers, Outstanding Technique, Best Choreography and Best Costume awards throughout the years. We are honored to have Title Soloist Winners and scholarship recipients across all age groups of dancers at Regional competitions including Kids Artistic Revue, Hall of Fame, VIP, Starlight, Applause, Bravo, West Coast Dance Explosions, Rainbow Dance, Starquest, Jamfest, GLCC, NUVO, Groove Experience, Ameridance, Titans of Dance, USASF, UDA and NDA sponsored events.
DES All Star Teams have been very successful and have earned First Place rankings in Pom and Jazz, National Dance Team Championships at Walt Disney World in both Pom and Jazz, a World Championship All Star Pom routine in 2008, 2011 and our Senior Jazz was awarded World Champions in 2013. For the past several years, our All Star teams have earned First Place at the Palace Pom Dance Classic and have been invited to perform their winning routine at the half-time show during the Piston’s Game.
Our Performing Company and All Star dancers are well represented at other dance venues as well. Many are members of their high School JV and Varsity dance teams. Our dancers have also been selected to dance with Junior Automotion, the Detroit Shockwave Dance Team, local productions of the Nutcracker Ballet and at the halftime productions with artists such as the Goo-Goo Dolls, Kid Rock, Nickleback, Jesse Mccartney, Mary J. Blige at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day football games from 2007-present.
Just this past season, Dianne Clouse was a featured dancer on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, Maycee Nicholas was a featured dancer in a Music Video with artist, Neenah Taylor. Our dancers have also been featured dancers at the Emerald Theatre’s Rock the Runway, GM Tech Center for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk, the Bath City Festival and at the Beaumont Hospital Employee Recognition Picnics. Maycee Nicholas was awarded the first dance scholarship ever given at the dance worlds in 2012.
Many of our students have been selected and invited on scholarships to New York City at The Broadway Dance Center and many other wonderful cities for their achievements in dance. Our students have also been invited to perform at the Orange Bowl held in Florida. Many of our alumni dancers have gone onto be members of their university dance teams and professional dance teams.