The premiere dance academy in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties

Our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where students can learn the foundation of dance and how it can benefit their health while having FUN! Dawson Dance Academy offers a wide range of dance and theatre classes to fit every child’s needs as well as different teams if a child is looking to explore dance further. Our female owned studio is equipped with teachers who are experienced with not only dance but child development. And all of our programs, year- round, are overseen by a Florida certified teacher K-12 and a Behavioral Specialist certified in Florida. 


The DDA School Year is where we SHINE! We offer a wide range of classes in all genres of dance as well as an award winning Musical Theatre program AND Acrobatic Arts classes (yes, we are certified!). Both locations are open 6 days a week to serve both the East Lake and Westchase communities for children ages 2-18.

Register today and discover THE DAWSON DIFFERENCE!

It’s time to DANCE!



One recital a year! One dress rehearsal that includes a photo session that never lasts more than an hour and one recital on the only Broadway stage in town that only lasts 2 hours! AND never any ticket number requirements or hair or makeup changes! Quick, fun and a night to remember for your dancer and your family and that’s why we love the “The Dawson Difference”.


You can watch your dancer in class from anywhere in the world that has wifi! Dad can be on a plane watching from his phone, Grandma can be in Ohio watching from her phone and mom can 
be at the store watching her child dance and getting that weekly shopping done too! This service is included in your tuition! “The Dawson Difference” is so cool and techy!


For the safety of our dancers, there is a required uniform to participate in our dance programs. All uniforms must be purchased from our uniform store below. Follow the prompts, click on your class, put in your child’s sizes and it will ship directly to your door step in a week! No driving around or wondering if your dancer has high quality dance apparel! The Dawson Difference makes preparing for dance classes super easy!


rave reviews

- Chris E (Dance Dad)

"Great recital! Thank you for a wonderful year!"

- Kayla K (Tween Dancer)

"Thank you so much for a wonderful first recital! I had so much fun and all of the dances were amazing! Thank you for everything!"

- Sarah M (Dance Mom)

So impressed with how smooth it went backstage!

- D.S (Dance Mom)

OMG the entire recital was amazing! Thank you, we are very proud of her first recital!

- Christie M (Dance Mom)

You guys put on such an incredible show! The kids did amazing! Proud Mama and looking forward to many years at DDA! 

- Nicole S (Dance Mom)

The girls worked so hard this summer and had a blast! C loved the dance and learned so much!

- Lindy M (Dance Mom)

Great mix of dance, crafts and fun activities this summer! 

Ready to join The DDA Family?

Click the button below and register on our easy to use online registration system! See you on the Dance Floor!


For more information about our current dance classes or to register your child, please contact us!