Denise’s Dance Academy was established in 1993 in Overland Park, KS. It is owned and operated under the direction of Denise Hawkins, a lifelong resident of Johnson County. We have a staff of 20 adult instructors – all who are professionally trained – many with degrees in education and dance.
We offer a variety of dance styles that include:
- Ballet and Pointe
- Hip Hop
- Leaps, Turns and Conditioning
- Musical Theater
At DDA, we offer a well-rounded program that has both a competitive program and a recreational program for all ages and abilities. We are also proud of our reputation for age appropriate music, costuming, and choreography in all classes and performances.
Our adult teachers and staff lead classes filled with energy, learning, and fun! Many of our teachers are certified elementary/middle school teachers as well. You can read about them all on our Staff Page.
Our dancers have been featured in many venues around Kansas City and the country, most recently on the stage at Walt Disney World!
DDA dancers were the featured halftime performers at the Miami Heat game and the Harlem Globetrotters game held at Sprint Center. We have also performed in Branson, Dallas, Florida, Minneapolis, and many other venues. Our teams have also been honored to be the featured performers at Relay for Life (cancer benefit) held in Olathe and Overland Park. We are also the home of Company En Pointe – a non-profit ballet company founded by staff member Nadine Price-Rojas.
Our dancers have gone on to many types of dance and performance careers!
Come join the fun at Denise’s Dance Academy!