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Our History


The Dance Dept. was established in 1994 by Lauren Metts.  Lauren recieved her training under Ann Brodie at Calvert-Brodie School of Dance.  She has a degree in Elementary Education, with a dance certification.  Lauren coached the dance team at Irmo HS for 14 years.  Under her direction they were State Champions 10 years in a row and National Champions 8 times.  Lauren is the former coach of the dance team at the University of SC.  Lauren worked for the dance division of NCA, and later UDA, for over a decade.  She is an accomplished choreographer, having won countless regional and national awards.  NCA Danz awarded her National Instructor of the Year 3 years in a row.

About Us


The Dance Dept. is recognized as the premier dance studio in the area because of the excellence in training coupled with our outstanding customer service and organization. Our core teachers are well trained dancers with degrees in education. Our staff participates in professional development courses each year to stay current and learn new techniques in teaching.
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10629 Broad River Road | Irmo SC 29063 | 803.781.9520