About Us

DC Dance LA

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

Ready to try a class? Give us a call (310) 881-9500 or email Office@DCDanceLA.com. Or to view available classes CLICK HERE. 

Enormous New Indoor/ Outdoor Space

We just moved into an 4,000 square foot studio in Culver City to help our students keep moving, dancing and having fun in a safe, open-air environment. Our main room is 3,600 sq. ft, our outdoor patio is 1,200 sq. ft, and we have another bright studio upstairs for ballet classes and privates. View studio space here.

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Commitment Levels

There are programs for every commitment level -- from one of two dance classes a 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 Nutcracker Holiday Show, Disneyland Performing Art Show, and Spring Recital. In addition, for students the Company Team, we attend several competitions and conventions across Southern California, such as Starbound, Hollywood Vibe, Hall of Fame, Jump, Nuvo and 24Seven. We have award-winning teams and many scholarship winners.

24Seven Dance Scholarship Winners

Diane Collins, Owner and Artistic Director

Originally from Boston, Diane 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.

Moving to LA over 25 years ago, she opened DC Dance LA in Santa Monica as a performance and competitive dance studio for kids 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. She recently relocated her studio to an enormous 4,000 square foot indoor/outdoor dance space in Culver City to help more students 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 family, friends, current and former students and teachers 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.