About Us

From the first dance class to their senior year performance, Dancer’s Edge has a class for everyone. Our beginner programs as well as our advanced levels offer training to dancers of all ages. All DE classes are taught in a state of the art studio by skilled teachers in positive classrooms and we pride ourselves on age appropriate costuming, music, and choreography.

 Quality Instruction

Dancing is our passion – Teaching is our life.

 

If you are a parent or student looking to attend dance classes once a week for fun, or if you wish to undertake professional dance training, finding the right teacher for you has never been simpler or more trustworthy.

Dancer’s Edge in Benton has qualified dance teachers who are locally sourced and ready to get you on the stage today.

Since 2009

Our Story

Dancer’s Edge Studios, Inc. was first established in 2009, but the experience stems from long before. Brought into existence by Ms. Dianna Prickett – Dancer’s Edge promises to be a positive learning experience for all ages and skill levels. We offer a variety of interactive and fun dance classes with our talented teaching staff. In June 2016, Chelsea Tarver and her father Tommy purchased Dancer’s Edge and plan to continue the legacy built by Dianna and continue to grow it!

From the first dance class to their senior year performance, Dancer’s Edge has a class for everyone. Our beginner programs as well as our advanced levels offer training to dancers of all ages.

All DE classes are taught in a state of the art studio by skilled teachers in positive classrooms and we pride ourselves on age appropriate costuming, music, and choreography.

Our students learn important social and life skills such as respect, confidence and ambition and share these gifts and talents within their community.

Our Dance Education programs, both recreational and competitive, offer all dancers the opportunity to showcase their talents at community events, competitions, conventions and the Recital. 

Our prices for classes differ, but start at $50 for the whole month which includes one dance class a week. The more classes that you take at the studio, the price is adjusted to give you a better deal.

Every style of dance you could ever want, right here in Benton

Ballet

A type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. 

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dancing encompasses the people and events since the late 1960s that have contributed to it’s development.  Black Americans and Latino Americans created “uprock” and “breaking” in New York City. Black Americans in California created “locking”, “roboting”, “boogaloo”, and “popping”.  All of these dance styles are different in their expression, they share common ground in their street origins and in their improvisational nature.

Tap

A type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. This style of dance is very fun for the younger dancers because they like the way their feet sound when they walk around in the shoes.

Jazz

Jazz dance originated from the African American vernacular dance of the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.  Until the middle of 1950s, the term “jazz dance” often referred to tap dance, because tap dancing (set to jazz music) was the main performance dance of the era. During the later jazz age, popular forms of jazz dance were the Cakewalk, Black Bottom, Charleston, Jitterbug, Boogie Woogie, Swing dancing and the related Lindy Hop.

Dancer’s Edge

Dress Code

For dance classes:
Black leotard with pink or tan tights
Black tap shoes
Pink ballet shoes
Hair up
(Black skirt or fitted black shorts are allowed)
For acro classes:
One piece leotard (any color)

FAQ

Everything you need to know

Starting a new dance class in Benton, Arkansas comes with a lot of questions. We have compiled some of the most common questions we get asked and organized them here on our website. Click the plus sign to the right of any item below to see the answers to these questions. As always, if you have a question that isn't listed below, please call or email us

How Do I Get to Dancer's Edge Studios

Dancer's Edge Studios is located at 19800 Interstate 30 in Benton, AR 72015. You can get directions by clicking here.

When is your front desk open

Our front desk is staffed:

Mon - Thu: 4pm - 9pm
Fri: 10am - Noon
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

What is the appropriate attire for the various genre classes

Here is a list of the attire requirements by class type: Class Dress Codes

Can I watch my dancer in class

Yes. We have a TV in our lobby with cameras in each class room so you can watch your dancer.

How do I sign up for a class

You can review our class schedule here and register for dance classes online, by phone, by email, or in person.

How do I know which class to sign my dancer up for

We recommend that dancers trial a class that seems like the correct age/level class, and the instructor can evaluate the student in class to see if it is a good fit.  If not, the teacher will recommend which alternate class is most appropriate for that student.

Where can I buy dance shoes and attire

Conveniently located in our studio is most of the dancewear your dancer will need.

Just remember to make sure that whatever you buy conforms to our dress codes.