Dance Classes in Santa Cruz

Never stop dancing!

IAD, where dancers train with the best for life…Dance for JOY!

Dynamic, challenging and enjoyable dance classes.
Knowledgeable, professional and caring instructors.

Our studio offers premier dance classes in Santa Cruz for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Because we are located right here in the heart of Santa Cruz, we are conveniently located and easy to access. So if you’re interested in dancing with us, you can learn more about or expert instructors, state-of-the-art studios, and our vision, mission, and goals on our about page.

New to Ballet? Check out our Beginning Ballet Online Course ($297 $97 for a limited time)

Sign-up for Dance Classes!

Sign up for a trial class here, or contact us at 831-466-0458 or to enroll.

Sign up for our dance classes and learn fun choreography with incredible instructors, right here in Santa Cruz! Because our dancers are dedicated, versatile, and dancing for joy, they are strong and graceful—in and out of the studio. And that’s not all. We have something here for all ages, and all experience levels, so whether you’ve been dancing since you were a “little tutu,” or are just heading to your first adult dance class, our caring instructors will help guide you in your journey of joy!

Perform on the Big Stage!

Participate in yearly performances, like the Nutcracker and our end-of-the-year June Production! Dancers showcase their progress, dedication, and artistry in a nurturing, fun and professional environment. We encourage even our youngest and newest performers to dance with us. We all started with our very first performance, what a special day!

Our end-of-the-year June Production has a new theme every year! All child/teen (and sometimes some Adult) dance classes participate in the June Production, except Little Tutus. We can’t wait to see you shine on the big stage!