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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Lincoln Dance Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Ashley Penington Dance Arts

Ashley Penington Dance Arts strives to bring all students professional, age-appropriate dance instruction, regardless of ability or level. Ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop courses in a beautiful new studio are available for ages 3 to adult. Those interested in taking classes here can visit the Ashley Penington Dance Arts website to view videos of the studio's students.

CK Dance Academy

CK Dance Academy in Lincoln is a Christian dance student catering to both children and adults, featuring a family-friendly, non-competitive environment with a modest dress code and clean music and moves. Classes start for children as young as age 2 and include ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, acrobatics, leaps and turns, and lyrical styles. Special programs include courses for Girl Scouts, a spring recital, a winter concert, and a dance company.

Crete's Dance Company

Crete's Dance Company offers fun, well-rounded dance programs for all ages that stress personal growth, self-esteem, discipline, and creativity. Director Tamara Culhane has more than 25 years of industry experience in choreography as well as costume and set design, and teaches part-time at the University of Nebraska. Class options include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop.

Crete, NE 68333


Dance Lincoln

Dance Lincoln provides both group classes and private lessons in Latin, ballroom, country, and swing dance, as well as other styles. Wedding packages allow brides and grooms to prepare to impress their guests during their first dance. Private instruction costs $40 for an introductory 60-minute lesson, or customers can opt for the new student special of three private lessons for $160. This business has a 4.9 out of 5 star overall customer rating on Facebook.

Dowd's Irish Dance Academy

Based in Lincoln, Dowds Irish Dance Academy is owned by an award-winning Irish dancer, Marty Dowds, a Commission Certified Irish Dance Teacher. Dowds has 24 years of professional Irish dance experience, including 13 years touring internationally with Riverdance. This location offers four levels of classes, from beginners to those training to compete, as well as adult classes for fun and private instruction.

Greater Impact

Greater Impact provides dance classes in a professional yet family-friendly atmosphere with caring, experienced instructors. They have two studios: a professional-style room with 1,143 of space for teen and adult classes, and a smaller studio space with windows where parents can observe classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Greater Impact also has a lobby with comfortable seating, a stocked snack bar, locker rooms, restrooms, and retail merchandise (both new and used).

Hart Dance Academy

Located in Lincoln, Hart Dance Academy celebrates the love of the art form of dance, with classes including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, cheer, hip-hop, acrodance, tap, combinations, and many more. Classes begin as young as 3.5 and are available for all ages. Serious dancers with superior talent and dedication can opt to take company classes in ballet/pointe technique, contemporary, tap, and jazz.

Hilary Johnson Dance Studio

Lincoln's Hilary Johnson Dance Studio is founded by a professional dancer who has toured with Ballet Omaha and Charleston Ballet Theatre as well as coached the two-time National Champion Bengal Dancers at Idaho State University. A range of classes, including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and more, are available in a beautifully remodeled studio.

Lincoln, NE 68516


Intermix Dance Company

Founded in 2001, Intermix Dance Company in Lincoln is a boutique studio that provides both competitive and non-competitive instruction in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, and dance team prep. In fall 2016, this dance company moved to a brand-new studio with a professional quality sound system and sprung Harlequin dance floors. Intermix Dance Company has an overall five-star customer rating on Facebook.

Jessica Dodd Dance

Located in Lincoln, Jessica Dodd Dance offers fun, non-competitive dance classes for all ages and abilities in ballet/tap combination, hip-hop, ballet/tap/jazz combination, ballet/tap/jazz/pointe combination, and technique, including special workshops for students with special needs. Dodd is a former student at Nancy Standley School of Dance who took over the school in 2011 when Standley retired.

Motions Dance Academy

Motions Dance Academy is a Lincoln studio offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance classes starting as young as age 2. They offer developmental and age-appropriate instruction in disciplines such as mommy and me, ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and combinations thereof. Motions Dance Academy has been in business for more than 12 years.

Nebraska Ballet Theater and School

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska Ballet Theater and School provides professional dance education and training in a fun, nurturing atmosphere. Students can receive a classic dance studio experience at their level in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, musical theater, and hip-hop. Those studying in the conservatory are prepared to pursue a dance career at the university or professional level.

Pas de Deux School of Dance

Located in Lincoln, Pas de Deux School of Dance provides instruction for all ages in classic dance styles such as ballet, tap, and pointe as well as jazz, hip hop, lyrical, Irish dance, and leaps, turns, and other techniques. Each session lasts eight weeks and includes an annual performance opportunity. Fun birthday parties are also available.

Piccolo Dance Theater

Based in Lincoln, Piccolo Dance Theater provides a range of programs, including pre-professional, theatrical, competitive, and community classes for all ages and skill levels. Options include ballet and tap combo, tumbling, ballet, tap, jazz, jazz and hip hip combo, lyrical, teen classes, pre-point, men's ballet, college continuing education, and classes for seniors. Piccolo Dance Theater boasts a brand-new studio space with a comfortable lobby featuring wireless internet.

Starstruck Dance Academy

Starstruck Dance Academy in Lincoln was established in 2003 and has classes for ages 2 through adult. They offer a family-friendly learning environment, sprung floors for dancer safety, limited class sizes, parent observation windows, secure wireless internet, certified instructors, and professional yet affordable recitals. Options for all skill levels include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, performing team, lyrical, creative movement, pointe, and more.

Studio 2 Dance

Studio 2 Dance in Lincoln was founded in 1991 to provide supportive, fun dance instruction to people of all ages. They offer a range of disciplines including Irish dance, ballet, cheerleading, adult ballet, combo ballet and tap, contemporary, creative movement, hip hop, and pointe. Staff at Studio 2 come from a variety of backgrounds, all chosen for their nurturing personalities and love of dance.

Universal Dance Academy

The Universal Dance Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been teaching dance to children and adults for more than two decades. Classes are taught in dance styles that include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary in addition to repertory, hip hop, musical theater, and tumbling. The directors of Universal Dance Academy hold BFA degrees in dance education, and all faculty are trained and experienced in performance and teaching. Students begin as young as 2, with classes available for all ages up to and including adults.

400 N 48th St Ste C01
Lincoln, NE 68504


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