About Our School
The school was founded in 2005 by Lindsay DiGiuseppe, Valerie Shelton Tabor, and Kelley Calhoon. Ms. DiGiuseppe was a professional dancer and wanted to create both a home for the non profit professional company, Ballet Dallas, and implement an exceptional educational program for the dance school. Entering its 17th season, Ms. DiGiuseppe remains School Director & Owner of the School. CBD continues to offer strong and diverse dance and fitness programs, including classes for the total beginner thru advanced dancer, no matter what age with established programs in Kinder Program: ages 18months-6 yrs, Recreational Program ages 6 yrs+, Pre-Professional Program: ages 9yrs+, and the Adult Dance Program. Techniques offered include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Contemporary, Pointe, Creative Movement, Parent & Me, Pilates, Barre, and more! In January of 2013, after 8.5 years in Lakewood, the school relocated to its new home on Mockingbird.
CBD instructors have extensive training and professional experience in the dance world. CBD has five state of the art studios equipped with Marley and sprung-wood floors. All teaching methods are geared towards injury-free training. Our instructors encourage all dancers to broaden their artistic horizons and realize their creative potential.
Children excel in all aspects of life when we cultivate their interest in the arts. Whether their desire is to become a performer or a patron, we seek to educate children in the art of dance, physically and mentally, instilling an appreciation of the art form for years to come.
It is never too late to start dancing – and that is why CBD offers several adult dance and fitness classes from the beginner to the professional. Whatever your skill level, we are sure to have the perfect class for you! We are Dallas’ hub for dance by offering the best variety and quantity of Adult Dance Classes!
We offer master classes of different techniques with guest teachers throughout the year. These are specialized classes and vary in cost, therefore the master classes are paid for separately from children’s monthly tuition or adult’s class cards. Please check back regularly to see upcoming guest teachers and exciting new master classes offered!
Contemporary Ballet Dallas offers monthly workshops for the Summer (ages 2-18 years), as well as our more focused Summer intensives for ages 10 years and up. Workshops are offered in Creative Movement for 2-3 year olds, Ballet/ Tap combo classes for ages 3-5 year olds, and ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary and jazz classes for ages 6 years and up for most of the Summer break.
Our fun Drop and Shop camps for little ones (ages 3-5 years and 6-9 years) are sure to be a treat this time of year for mom or dad and their little ones, offering you a chance to get your last minute shopping completed before the holidays and your little ones a fun and active outlet during the cold break and season!
In addition to the two performance opportunities for school year students, the School offers performance ensemble programs including its SCBD Youth Ballet, SCBD Tap Ensemble & SCBD Hip Hop company. The selection process for these ensembles is by teacher recommendation or audition, which is held at the end of the prior school year. If a student is new to the school, that student can be evaluated in order to join. To read more about our performance ensembles, click here.
Meet the Director & Instructors
- In 2005, Lindsay DiGiuseppe opened the school in Lakewood with a goal of establishing a dance school of the highest caliber, offering various techniques, and in a positive environment to shape dancers as dancers AND as individuals. The School relocated to Mockingbird Lane at the end of 2012 and is beginning the 17th season. Lindsay builds programs for all ages and levels of dancers: preschool/kinder program, recreational classes for all ages, pre-professional program, & the adult program. Lindsay saw the need for an adult dance program in Dallas and today CBD has the largest adult dance program in the metroplex. The School’s Youth Companies have grown over the years offering CBD Youth Ballet Company, CBD Tap Ensemble Company, and CBD Hip hop Company. Lindsay’s students have been accepted for dance into Booker T Washington HSPVA, Point Park University. NYU Tisch School of the Arts, SMU and more. She has had students pursue dance in Musical theater, modern, ballet, and jazz companies, perform for Disney and careers in modeling.CBD continues to support upcoming artists and companies in their endeavors to create art and works as well, serving as a home for dance companies to work and create their visions.Lindsay is a Dallas native, trained in RAD ballet technique as a child and teen receiving highest marks in grades and majors exams through intermediate majors level. She graduated St. Rita, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, SMU & graduated cum laude with a BFA in dance performance, has performed with Casa Manana, Austin Musical Theater, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, events such as Dallas Crystal Charity Ball, The Sweetheart Ball. In addition to managing the development of the school, she is versatile in teaching ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, pointe, and conditioning, as well as musical theatre, and character dance. She has set works for various charity events showcasing the school's students as well as various professional and pre-professional works.
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