Dancing For Various Reasons
We understand that students dance for different reasons, and at Dance Place we make every effort to accommodate every one of our dancers individually. A student dancing for pure enjoyment, one hour a week deserves as much dedication and technical training from our instructors as the more career-oriented dancer who is a part of our Performance group. Every student has their own personal goals as a dancer; we are dedicated to helping each individual reach their unique goals/aspirations.
September 1979 marked the first year of operation for Dance Place Welland, a small, independently run business determined to excel. Dance Place was the vision and dream of owner & Artistic Director Lori DeLuca. With only twenty students and teaching classes out of a small one room facility on South Pelham Rd. DeLuca successfully ran two years of dance at her first location. She then moved to a larger facility also located on South Pelham Rd that had 3 classrooms.
In 2014 we renovated our dance studio located at 397 Thorold Rd., 3500sq feet complete with 3 spacious studios, sprung floors, wall to wall mirrors, ballet barres and an operable partition wall for adjustable classroom sizes and large rehearsals. We absolutely love our Thorold Road location, so when it became necessary to purchase a second location due to our tremendous growth we decided to purchase and custom design a 6000+ sq. ft. building just down the street at 27 Thorold Rd. in 2015.
Dance Place has gone above and beyond any dance school in the Niagara Area to make your visits comfortable and your dance experiences positive. Our cutting edge state of the art studios are definitely one of a kind... and the same, dedicated De Luca family remains at the heart of it all. Today Dance Place Welland operates at two locations with 20+ professionally trained instructors and we remain the largest and most accomplished Dance School in Niagara.