Coastal Dance Centre offers classes for students of all ages, with varying degrees of interest and talent, from beginner to advanced in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. Studying at Coastal Dance Centre is more than just an activity. It is a dance experience unlike any other you will find in the Grand Strand area. Regardless of where you are in training, we will take you to new levels of excellence!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What sets us apart from other dance schools?
Our dedication, our commitment and our passion to train outstanding dancers.

What type of classes / programs do you offer at Coastal Dance Centre?

We offer various styles of dance including Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Acro. We offer two types of dance programs: the Recreational Program and Pre-Professional Program. 

What age groups do you work with?

We teach children of all ages who wish to explore the art of dance. We train children from preschool age to the pre-professional levels. Our classes for young students include the Creative Movement (for 18 months-2 years); Tiny Tots Ballet (for 2 -3 years); Baby Ballet (for 3-4 years); Ballet-Tap and Ballet-Tumble classes (for 3-6 years).

To register for any of our classes or for further information, please contact our Front Office staff at 843.839.5678 or 843.651.2006 or email us at


What type of performance opportunities will my child have?
Our students are afforded several opportunities to perform throughout the year.

We have a performing company, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, that allows our more serious and dedicated students the opportunity to perform in our holiday production (our signature program being The Nutcracker) and in our springtime productions (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia).

We also have the outreach performance opportunities for selected students wherein they perform at various area schools and community events.

We conclude our dance year by holding our annual spring show which we call the Spring Festival of Dance which is is a special event for our dance families and their friends.

Do you follow a dance syllabus?
Coastal Dance Centre follows the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance but we are not contractually bound to it. We will always reserve the right to operate our dance program in the best interest of our students.

Do you compete?
Yes. We do encourage students who excel in the art form and who want to test their skills against the best; this allows them the opportunity to be exposed at various competitions and have the opportunity to vie for recognition and scholarships. We have successfully competed in major ballet events such as the Youth America Grand Prix, World Ballet Competition, the American Ballet Competition and the Royal Academy of Dance Dance Challenge. Beginning 2017-2018, we will offer the opportunity for our recreational dancers to participate in competitions in the Myrtle Beach area through the Coastal Dance Centre Competition Troupe.