Spring 2017 for DDW

This Spring finds us at Deenie’s Dance Workshop BUSY! Not only in choreographing and teaching all our Recital dances, and trying on costumes when they come in, but also with a good lineup of Events we are participating in! Mark your calendars:


This Saturday night our Senior Rosebud and our Tap Duo will be in the City of Hope Spectacular at the Porterville Buck Schaffer Memorial Auditorium 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10. There is a lot of spectacular talent here in Porterville performing for you – this is always a great show.

MARCH 2  –

Some of our Preschoolers are performing at the Strathmore Memorial Building for a Women’s Event at 12:30

Classes performing are Tuesday 5:10 / Friday 10:00 Caveman Dance

Tuesday 5:45 / Wed 4:00 Good Ship Lollipop

Wednesday 5:15 (with Miss D)


Our Performing Groups (Monday’s classes) will be performing at Knott’s Berry Farm at 11:30 on the Calico Stage.


MAY 17-21 

Porterville Fair. One of these days we will choose to perform several Hip Hop dances. Stay tuned!


Here we will honor all of our 5, 10, and 15 year students, TAs and Seniors.

This will be a Potluck style Banquet. Last names beginning A-M bring main or side dish; Last names beginning N-Z bring dessert. Students are encouraged to invite any/all family members who would like to celebrate their achievements! 

7:00 pm, tentatively at Monache High School.

We have a list up in the studio of 5, 10, and 15 year students. Please check it over and make sure your dancer (if applicable) is on the list.


10:30-12:30 we have the City Pool (at Murray Park). Come out and enjoy a cool morning! Free for all dancers and their immediate family.


Please plan on being here this week. Class pictures will be taken during normal class time. All costumes and accessories (tights and shoes) and hair and makeup.

Watch for Rhythm and Works classes coming soon. This is simple Hip Hop designed for Special Needs kids ages 6 +. Call if you are interested! 781-2158

Praise Dance Team

Our PRAISE DANCE TEAM is accepting new students!
Class meets Fridays 5:30-6:15 pm
FREE to those already enrolled in another class.
For Intermediate Dancers, ages 9 and older.
We praise and worship God through a mix of hip hop, lyrical, and sign language.
Come join us this Friday!

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone has had a great vacation!

We are looking forward to the new year as we head into recital season.

Costumes have been ordered!  IF you did not order yours, you can still place an order at the end of January. Many costumes are already on their way here.

We are opening up a new class for 3-5 year olds starting in February. Friday 4:00-4:45, Creative Dance.

Upcoming events to look forward to: Picture day for company dancers will be January 21st.

Knotts Berry Farm performance for Company Dancers will be April 8th.

All studio flashmob performance – TBA

All studio Pool Party- tentative for Memorial Day weekend.

We are also going to schedule our 1st awards banquet on the same weekend as the pool party. The awards banquet will include all 5,10, 15, 20 year recipients, teacher and assistant recognition, and a few other awards. We wanted to give our award recipients more time to be honored and not have to rush through it at the recital. The only award given out at recital will be for our most outstanding student.

Recitals will be June 23rd for tap/jazz/tumbling/2-3 years and June 24th for the ballet production.

If you would like to come twice a week this month to make up for the vacation time let us know and we will give you some class options.

Thank you for your continued support; we appreciate all our customers!


There will be no dance classes on the following days:
Monday, October 31 (Halloween) — Makeup Class Nov. 21
Friday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) — Makeup Class Nov. 22
November 22-25 (Thanksgiving) the 22nd is only a makeup class for Friday classes
December 19 – January 3 (Christmas) starting back in class on Wed, Jan. 4

Porterville Children’s Christmas Parade

Porterville Annual Children’s Christmas Parade

December 1st (Thursday evening) 7:00pm


All dancers ages 6 and up are invited to dance in the Porterville Christmas parade with Deenie’s Dance Workshop. The dance we are performing is called “Joy to the World,” as our community theme is Christmas around the world. Dancers who would like to perform will need to come dressed in a costume representing a different country.  We would like to have a strong variety, so we will be asking you to sign up listing your costume choice. If there are too many of one type we may ask someone to choose a different costume.  The dance routine will be simple and each class will learn the routine during regular class time. They can wear light weight shoes that match their costume for the parade.

We will be having a Saturday practice at Veterans Park.

November 19th 1:00pm –meet at the helicopter

(if it’s raining we will meet at the studio)  


You must be able to attend the practice in order to be a part of the parade as we will be setting up our parade line positions.

We will do the same routine for our winter recital on December 17th at 4:00 pm.

The dancers will be in the second half. They must be in a costume from around the world, and wearing ballet or tan jazz shoes.

The rehearsal will be at 10:00am at the auditorium on the 17th.

You must participate in the rehearsal to perform at the recital that afternoon.