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School of Theatrical Dance ~ Spring Recital 2018. Photos by James Ferry Photography

Introducing New Online Registration For All Classes

We are excited to share this incredible time saver with you for 2018-2019 Registration.


New Students

~ To schedule your

Personal Consultation and/or Evaluation

Please use “Contact Us” OR Call703-759-5652.

Join us to celebrate a new year of dance!

Welcome Back Reception

At the studio
T/W Sept 4th & 5th, 4:00-8:00pm

Enter to win a new pair of dance shoes or leotard.
New service offered- Uniform fittings for dancers age 5-12
Assistance with your online registration

Receive your welcome back rose, spirit decal and goody bag of hair supplies
Demonstration of how to make a great ballet bun

We Want To Waive Your Registration Fee

Deadline for waived fee 08/27/2018.

Register and pay online by 8/27/18  and pay no registration fees for 2018-2019!

Next Performance Opportunity

Annual production of

Christmas Eve at the Nutcracker Club

Dec. 2018
(Intermediate and Advanced Dancers)


For over 35 years, we have had the privilege of nurturing and training students in Great Falls, VA and its surrounding communities. As founder of The School of Theatrical Dance, I would like to welcome you, and invite you to join us for an unforgettable dance experience. We offer instruction for Children, a Pre-Professional and Pre-University program for Teens and Adults, as well as fitness classes. Every step of the way, we give careful attention to the mastery of each aspect of dance, so that at every level dance becomes the joyful experience it is meant to be. Our mission is to instill an appreciation for, and understanding of, the synthesis of poetry, music, raw physicality, and the power of being that is dance.

We look forward to sharing this with you!

Theresa D’Alessandro
Founder, Artistic and Executive Director
Press ~ Click To Read The Article


Established in 1980 as a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Educational Institution

Our program focuses on dance as a performing art, the harmony of music, movement, light, costume and message. I chose our name to reflect the diversity of our classes. These include group and private lessons for Children through Adults, in Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Jazz, Broadway, Hip Hop, Tap, and Modern Dance. We also offer Low Impact Aerobics, Yoga and Core/Stretch and Sculpt. In June, we present our annual Student Recital. In December, our Great Falls Dance Theater presents, “Christmas Eve at the Nutcracker Club”, showcasing our Upper Level students.

Our faculty is dedicated to providing individualized, quality instruction. We are trained in classical as well as contemporary dance forms. This, as well as years of experience, enables us to nurture and carefully guide our students into the most satisfying pursuit.


Why Dance?

That question can be answered on many levels. It’s fun, it’s healthy… The obvious answers. But when you take a closer look, you find that dance is the only pursuit which is such a complex synthesis of mental and physical abilities. On the physical side are posture, fine and gross motor coordination, strength, grace, balance, flexibility, control, speed, power and endurance. On the mental side are the understanding of musical phrasing and nuance, familiarity with anatomy and muscle function, spatial perception, coordination and timing of movement with other moving bodies, dramatic expression and character, imagination, poise and confidence and the memorization of dance vocabulary. Because there are so many components to dance, the technique requires constant repetition, not only for neuromuscular coordination, but for strength, and injury prevention.

We follow Fairfax County Public School emergency weather closings and National Holidays. We are open on teacher workdays.

The School of Theatrical Dance is a 501(c)(3) Non profit, tax exempt educational institution, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, nationality or ethnic origin.

For more information regarding classes or special events please use the ‘Contact Us’ option on the navigation bar.

Please check back often for more information about our upcoming events!

Contact our dance studio today in Great Falls, VA to register for dance and fitness classes.

Proud Members of:

Great Falls Business and Professional Association | Royal Academy of Dance | AGMA | AAPHERD

Fans Photography by Kristopher Grubbs
The Web Photography by Vihao Tham