Proud recipients of the “Studio of Excellence Award” which recognizes dancers who exude great sportsmanship and character, Donna’s School of Dance provides a friendly, professional environment that children and young adults thrive in. We are conveniently located in Murrysville and just minutes from Apollo, Monroeville, Plum, Penn Township and Trafford.
PASSION. COMMITMENT. INTEGRITY. FUN
We offer a structured environment in which to nourish a solid dance education for your child. Our goal is to promote a professional, positive, stress free environment where all children gain self esteem in a cooperative atmosphere.
Each year our students have the opportunity to showcase the skills they mastered throughout the season in our annual recital. Dancers ages 3-5 perform in their own production beginning at Noon, while all dancers ages 7 and up get the chance to shine in our 4:00 performance. Both recitals are held at the auditorium at Franklin Regional High School.
Ballet & Pointe
Ballet provides the technical foundation for all dance styles.
Lyrical dance utilizes the lyrics of the music to tell a story with movements including balance and control.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet.
Musical theater is a collection of styles that is rooted in the history of Broadway performance. Our musical theater teachers work with students on their dance technique with a larger focus on their stage presence, acting, and audition skills.
Jazz dancing improves coordination, musicality, body discipline, and awareness.
Tap dance aids in understanding music, time signature, and rhythms while making percussive music with your feet.
Students will develop strength and flexibility through floor exercises and tumbling.
Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that supports in building student confidence, while developing mature and self-aware dancers.
Combo: Ages 3-4 & 4-5
We provide the student’s first experience in fundamentals of ballet, gymnastics, and tap, with the introduction of jazz movement and style for our 4-5 groups.
A Step Above
For dedicated students interested in an extended curriculum with the opportunity to perform more, we established our DSD Competition Team.
For dancers who want an opportunity to take the competition stage but on a less intense level of commitment, we created our DSD Prep Team.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
We love Donna School of Dance, DSD! Our daughters have been dancing here for years. The instructors are amazingly creative, positive role models for any child. DSD produces a wonderfully choreographed recital every year. The routines are always age-appropriate with modest costumes. The studio is clean but more so, it’s a safe place. The team at DSD creates and strives for a healthy encouraging atmosphere for their staff, students, and parents. They build confidence, encourage kindness, push for excellence, and nurture a life long love of dance.
From the moment our girls walked in at 4 years old until now, they have always loved being at the studio. They love it not only for the amazing dance experiences, but for the supportive and caring teachers. As a parent watching them grow in their dance development and also encouraged to be a good person is truly appreciated.
Miss Maria and Miss Anna are amazing with young children. They keep things fun and engaging for little ones but still have very structured lessons. All of my children have loved them.
We love Donna’s School of Dance as they not only teach dance with patience and professionalism but they also teach their dancers that it’s not always about winning! They teach what it means to be part of a team, to always do your best and to learn from your mistakes. These qualities will shine not only on the dance floor but also carry our dancers though life!
Thanks again for all you and your teachers do for our kids!!
We love Donna’s School of Dance! Donna and staff are amazingly caring, friendly, and professional. It has been such a positive experience!
We have been a Donna’s School of Dance family for the last 13 years! Not only has the staff taught our girls how to dance, they have consistently pushed them to be the best people they can be. The staff is approachable, supportive, and encouraging. Our girls have learned the value of being a good teammate, and have created friendships that will last a lifetime. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your kids are safe, loved, and taken care of when they are at class.
My daughter is a 2023 senior and has danced at DSD since 2013. The studio has been like Ebbie’s second home and she truly adores her close knit group of dance friends. She will leave at the end of this year having gained more than her beautiful dance technique; Donna and her staff have helped to nurture Ebbie’s grace and strength of character and have encouraged her to work hard at what she loves. These are qualities Ebbie will carry with her always.
Donna's School of Dance (DSD) has been a part of our lives for 8 years. I could have never imagined an environment more perfect for our daughter to come into her own in.
DSD exudes compassion, how to take pride in your craft, integrity, and self love. These traits start at the top and trickle down through its amazingly talented faculty. As a family, we are proud to be part of the DSD Family.
Donna's School of Dance has been a great fit for our dancer! She has had encouragement and support throughout her years at Donna's. She has learned that it's not only about winning but more about growth and stepping outside of her comfort zone.
We love the "DSD family"
"We moved to Murrysville 9 years ago, when my daughter was entering third grade. She had been dancing since she was three years old and was excited to continue her dance training. We visited several studios and landed at Donna's; and I am so happy that we did. Donna's School of Dance is more than a dance studio, it's a place where the students feel like they're part of a family and gain important skills such as self-confidence, discipline, and teamwork; all of which will serve my daughter well throughout her life. This will be her last season competing for Donna's, and her last recital; and I couldn't be prouder of how much she's grown as a dancer, and as a person. If you're looking for a dance studio, I highly recommend Donna's School of Dance; I am so glad that we landed here, and you will be, too."