Our Dance Studio
For over 50 years, our studio has been a leader in dance education for the York, Pennsylvania area. Founded as Darleen Paddison’s Dance Studio in 1971, the studio became Innovations Dance Center in 2008 under the new leadership of Sherry Rouscher and Karen Adamson. We offer classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics, and hip hop, as well as, kinderdance and creative dance classes for preschoolers.
Innovations Dance Center is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We provide a safe and child-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. We believe that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image as they increase awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.
The highest educational standards are expected from all Innovations Dance Center faculty members. They are lifelong learners who continue to educate themselves through certification programs, teacher-training schools, conferences, and other learning opportunities.
As a participating member studio affiliated with the Dance Masters of America organization (DMA), we follow a national syllabus developed by DMA to promote effective, safe, and comprehensive dance education. Our instructors are active participants in DMA, including our local Chapter, Mid-Atlantic Dance Masters Chapter 17. This chapter provides regional workshops and educational seminars for both teachers and students, and we are happy to provide those experiences to any interested dancer at Innovations.