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Dance Studios in Columbia, SC: Dance for Kids

Are you looking for dance studios in Columbia, SC that offer dance classes for kids? Whether you’re looking for ballet class, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, or any other type of dance class, you’ve found the right Columbia list. Our list has dance studios that offer preschool dance classes in Columbia, boys’ dance, classes for tweens and teens, and even Mommy and Me dance classes.

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The official training center of Ann Brodies Carolina Ballet. CDE offers dance classes year round for infants through adults in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Morning/mid-day homeschool classes also available.

Columbia Ballet School

803.783.5258 | 132 Gills Creek Parkway, Columbia, SC

Classes: Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced students, or age 3 through adult.

Summer Camps: TBA – Check back soon!

Stepping Out Dance Studio

(803) 526-7766 | 231 Cedar Crest Drive, Lexington, SC

Classes: Offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro, lyrical, and more for kids. Classes are for kids starting at just 1 year-old (with an adult) on up through teens.

Summer Camps: Summer dance camps for kids ages 2 to 12. Partial day camps are available at a wide variety of times, including evenings. Styles of dance include ballet, jazz, tumbling, hip-hop, and creative movement.

Classes: Classes for kids beginning at 3 years-old through adults.

  • Ballet
  • Hip/hop
  • Modern
  • Acting and Improv
  • Stretching/Strength
  • Homeschool Performing Arts

Summer Camps: Aletheia Dance Inc. offers a 1-week Summer Camp Intensive for ages 3+. Campers are able to choose from one of 3 intensive tracks, and camp will also include enrichment classes.

Celestial Stars Arts Academy

803.939.1129 | 2337 Thornton Avenue, West Columbia, SC

Offers dance classes in hip hop (ages 8 – 18), ballet (ages 5 to adult), contemporary (ages 8 – 18), and Creative Movement (ages 3 – 6).
They also offer the Celestial Stars Dance Company for ages 8 – 18. An audition is required.

Mommy and Me dance classes are offered on Saturdays for ages 1 – 2

Palmetto Conservatory of Dance

803.782.8847 | ​25 Forest Lake Place ​, Columbia, SC

Classes: Offers group classes for Level 1 – Level 5 in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical/Jazz, Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet, and Variation. They also offer private lessons.

Summer Camp/ Summer Intensives: Summer Intensive camps are offered based on age and skill for ages 3 and older. There are multiple dates to choose from.

Mrs. Jenkins Dance Academy

803.307.3444 | 224 Oneil Court, Columbia, SC

Offers dance classes Monday through Friday, including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and more.

Beyond Words Dance Academy

803.394.8540 | 493-3 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC

Offers dance classes with competitive teams and recreational classes. They offer a free trial class. They offer a range of pricing for classes starting at 1 class per week for $65 monthly with an unlimited class option.

ICRC Programs, Activities and Camps

(803) 772-1228 | 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission offer a variety of programs across 4 Columbia Parks: Crooked Creek, Melvin, Saluda Shoals and Seven Oaks Parks.  Sports rotate seasonally but include soccer, basketball, martial arts, Racquet sports and dance just to name a few.

Columbia Dance Conservatory

803.252.0555 | 1545 Main Street , Columbia, SC

Classes: Offers classes in Creative Movement, PreBallet, PreTap, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, PreJazz, Jazz, Lyrical, and Adult Ballet. Classes are for ages 3 through adult.


South Carolina Christian Dance

803.609.4777 | 736 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC

Classes: Biblical based dance classes. Instructors are professionally trained dancers. Classes are available for ages 3 and up, with Tutu’s and Tippy Toes, Beginner Levels, Building Technique, and Graded Technique offered.

Columbia Ballet School

803.783.5258 | 132 Gills Creek Parkway, Columbia , SC

Ballet school offering classes for ages 3 – 20 in ballet, tap, and contemporary dance.

First Turns: Ages 3 -6
Emerging Artists: Ages 7 – 10
Advanced Dancers: Ages 11- 20

The Southern Strutt

(803) 781-3980 | 90 Ashbourne Road, Irmo, SC

Classes & Programs: ACRO B.O.S.S., Broadway Baby, Performance Company, The Company, Musical Theater, Tiny Rockstars, and Star Dance Classes.

Camps: They offer a variety of camps throughout the year, see website for details.


Charismatic Dance Studio LLC

803.866.2745 | 3040 McNaughton Drive C, Columbia, SC

Offers recreational, competitive, and company competitive dance. Trial classes are available.

The studio also offers studio rental for small engagements for $35.00 hourly for instructors for clinics, workshops, pop-up shops, and dance parties.