Our Mission


South Sound Dance believes that dance is for everyone!  Our talented and creative instructors provide a loving and nurturing environment, while challenging each student to reach their fullest potential!  With recreational and pre-professional dance classes for kids and adults, we hope to provide the best dance education and experience to each dancer whether that dancer is at our dance studio for fun, exercise, or professional training. We all have fallen in LOVE with Dance and know that you will too! 

"When truly dancing, you are truly the most free!" - Miss Hannah/Owner & Artistic Director

Our Philosophy



South Sound Dance provides the Olympia and Tumwater area quality dance education to recreational, pre-professional, and adult students in a variety of dance and movement forms such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and acrobatics. We believe every dancer should have access to the technical skills necessary to build a strong dance foundation. Whether learning dance vocabulary through song and rhyme or picking it out of a life size crossword, dance is a fun and rewarding educational experience for every student at South Sound Dance!  



In an ever more digital world, dance is a real human experience. At South Sound Dance we promote expression, communication, health, growth, and individual success, in a positive and professional environment.   With our loving and dedicated staff, we teach our students to embrace self expression among each other and encourage even our tiniest dancers to interact and relate to one another to create more intelligent, empathetic, and social individuals.  



At South Sound Dance it is our goal to share our love of dance with each student and to inspire our students to be their best self, embracing each dance experience as it comes to to gain a respect, love, and understanding for each other, themselves, and the performing arts. Whether tiny and in tutus, or on track to a 4 year college dance program, South Sound Dance will inspire you to make your dance dreams come true!  


South Sound Dance has some of the best dance instructors in the Lacey, Tumwater, and Olympia area! 

Find out more about our dedicated professionals! 


"My daughter has absolutely thrived at South Sound Dance. This friendly  studio features positive & experienced professional instructors and  is very well-run with superior communication. There are classes for  everyone & whether you have aspirations to be a professional dancer  or are totally new to dance, you'll be welcomed with open arms. I  appreciate that they are so family-friendly & treat children with  respect & kindness to instill a love of dance!" - Amy Trent Briggs

"We just love this place! The teachers love what they do and their enthusiasm makes every class enjoyable for their students. My daughter  comes home every night from dance with a smile on her face! Thank you!!"  - Crystal Taylor

"We love South Sound Dance! My daughter started class a month ago and  looks forward to it every week. Hannah is great with the girls and boys.  We also had her birthday and they went above and beyond to make her day special!" - Lauren Brittany