Why Choose HDC?
We believe in every dancer and strive to make every dancer feel special.
Our faculty is outstanding.
We actively create a positive, supportive dance environment.
We teach kindness, teamwork, resilience, and determination while we are teaching dance skills.
We actively work on developing confidence in our dancers.
We are organized and quick to respond to emails and phone calls.
Our classes are fun, great exercise, and great stress relievers.
We believe in every child.
Director Holly Derville-Teer is a former professional dancer with a degree in education who has taught in the greater Portland area for 20 years and written over 30 articles for "Dance Studio Life Magazine." Her daughter was recently on the television show, So You Think You Can Dance.
"Instructors are very nice! My daughter is always excited to attend her classes. I registered her for two dance classes."
-Arlyn Nones Robles
"A pillar of excellence in the teaching community; Miss Holly is brilliant at connecting with a child and teaching them all aspects of dance and motivation, self-confidence, empowerment, and strength, both physically and personally. A reputable woman who invests in her community and kids!"
"Amazing studio and staff! Our daughter and son both love attending class and have grown so much as dancers!!!"
"My daughter loves it here."
"Holly has so much energy and clearly a lifetime of experience and knowledge when it comes to all kinds of dance. She has a joyful, encouraging instruction style, and reasonable prices."
"Both my teen daughters have had a fantastic first year of dance instruction. Holly has helped them progress quickly and her lessons are the highlight of their week."
-Karen Shane Pilo
"I am excited for this new studio and really enjoyed the adult free dance class. The owner Holly was very nice and encouraging. Holly gave options for beginners as well as for more experienced dancers in the routine she taught. This studio is going to be a great place for your dancer to grow not only as a dancer but to be encouraged as an individual. I have danced with Holly for 11 years and have looked forward to every class. My children have also danced with her for several years and we look forward to continuing to dance with Holly and also look forward to learning from Bridget!"
"Not only is Holly an amazing dance instructor, but she also has the kindest heart. Every student that takes her class feels loved and important. She takes the time to know every dancer and let them know she is happy they are there. At the same time, she works them hard and challenges them to be the best dancer they can be."-Molly Kaleikilo