About Us

DC Dance LA

For over 25 years, DC Dance LA has been helping students, as young as 3 years old through pre-professional, develop the skills, discipline, and artistry to be successful in dance and life. Led by Diane Collins with her team of world-class teachers and choreographers, DC strives to inspire and motivate students to grow to become the best dancers they can be in a creative and nurturing environment. DC offers a wide range of dance styles depending from Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Sculpting, Conditioning and Professional classes.

Class is in session!! Join anytime! email Office@DCDanceLA.com. Or to view available classes CLICK HERE. 

DC Dance's Indoor and Outdoor Studio Space

In 2021 we moved into an 4,000 square foot studio in Culver City to help our students continue moving, dancing and having fun in a safe, open-air environment. Our main room, the Garage studio, is 3,600 sq. ft, our outdoor patio is 1,200 sq. ft, and our loft studio is a bright space upstairs. View studio space here.

garage dance studio

Commitment Levels

There are programs for every commitment level -- from one or two dance classes per week to joining our Award-Winning Performance and Company Teams. We give all students the opportunity to showcase their hard work at performances throughout the year, including our Winter Nutcracker "Land of Sweets and Treats" show, Disneyland Performing Art Show, and Annual Spring Recital. In addition,  students on the Company Team attend several competitions and conventions across Southern California, such as Hall of Fame, Gravit8, Jump, Nuvo and 24Seven, and The Dance Awards. our team members win many awards and scholarships. Many go on to major in Dance at colleges like NYU, UCLA and Chapman.

24Seven Dance Scholarship Winners

Diane Collins, Owner and Artistic Director

Originally from Boston, Diane Collins trained at the Donna Miceli Dance Center of Boston for over 20 years, traveling and performing internationally.  Her training included classical ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance.  Diane also studied with the Boston Ballet and the Jeanette Neill Dance Studio.

After moving to LA, she opened DC Dance LA in Santa Monica as a performance and competitive dance studio for children ages 3 to 18. She was able to keep her studio operating during the pandemic through a mix of online classes, outdoor parking lot classes and small pods. Diane relocated her studio in 2021 to the 4,000 square foot indoor/outdoor dance space in Culver City to offer her students a space keep moving, dancing and having fun safely.  

Diane Collins at DC Dance LA Spring Recital

Celebrating 25 Years of DC Dance LA

Hundreds of Miss Diane's current and former students, teachers, friends and family surprised her with an emotionally heartfelt video tribute on the 25th Anniversary of DC Dance LA. This video tells the story of the close-knit, loving and supportive community she has helped foster. 

Ready To Try A Class?

  • For more information, call (310) 881-9500 or email Office@DCDanceLA.com.
  • To find classes online, CLICK HERE. 
  • For Summer Camps and Summer Intensives, CLICK HERE.