The Ensemble, under the direction of Rosemary and Kristy Baker, was formed in 1995. Its purpose is to expose our dancers to various performance and choreographic opportunities. Dance Gallery focuses on promoting talent, and encourages the amalgamation of various art forms in its productions. Dance Gallery utilizes local talent to bring contemporary dance styles and bold, innovative choreography to the stage.

This year's ensemble consists of 40 dancers between the ages of 5 and 18. These young dancers have a real devotion to dance and dedicate a large portion of their lives to dance classes, competitions and performances. In the past, our ensemble has had the opportunity of taking master classes from such teachers/choreographers as Debbie Dee, Van "The Man" Porter from Riverdance, Judy Ann Bassing, Edwin Holland, Jack Bloesser, Scott Benson, Vincent Bigham (from Bring in Da Noise), Chris Erk and AJ Russo both from Tap Dogs, Curtis Holland, and Kameron Bink from "SYTYCD", Jason Samuel Smith, plus many others. They have performed at various venues such as the Vizcaya Holiday Celebration, Miami Children's Museum, The JDRF Walk to cure Diabetes at Metro Zoo, A Night for Molly at Florida International University, That's Life Mardi Gras Ball, Victory for Youth, the Falls Parade, the XXXIII Superbowl Half Time Show, Pine Villa condos, Big Brothers Big Sisters Luncheon, Zoo Lights at Miami Zoo and at the Aviation Convention at the Micousoukee reservation. Several dancers are currently members of their High School Dance Team and are former members for the Miami Heat Junior Jam and the Marlin's Minnos. Last year, one of our ensemble members was chosen to compete in Battle of the Stars with ADA's National Dance Competition. Our "Out of Control" Tap Crew were finalists in the "Tap Pups" Competition for Tap Dogs. In the past, they have had the opportunity to perform aboard the Royal Caribbean ships, Majesty of the Seas and Sovereign of the Seas. The dancers use their talents not only for performance reasons, but they also give back to the community that supports them. They perform for the children and families at the Ronald McDonald house; sponsor a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Camilus House and a Holiday Toy Drive for the United Way.

Their Annual Xmas Extravaganza, featuring excerpts from the Nutcracker, is always a huge success. They also compete at various regional and national competitions. In the past, they walked away with High Honors, Platinums, Golds and Overall Highpoints.

Dancers who display a strong commitment and dedication to dance, and who progress consistently in their dance training, attaining certain technical requirements, may be invited to audition for our Ensemble. Please check the Website and Studio Bulletin Board for audition dates.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2014-15 Competition Team for receiving top awards at Nationals in Orlando, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd overalls and an invitation to the "Big Show", where they received the 2nd place award.