Technical training
in a
creative and supportive environment


Philosophy Photo 1Founded by Beth Hoge, Danspace offers a positive learning experience in a caring and supportive environment. The school is dedicated to teaching the art of dance while respecting the individual. This approach to dance stems from the ideologies of Beth Hoge and her mentor Alfredo Corvino. The Corvino approach teaches a clean, classical technique free of mannerism, with great emphasis on musicality, artistry, purity of line, as well as balance and co-ordination which ultimately lead to more flexibility and strength. This approach is taught by dedicated and respectful staff in the areas of ballet, modern, jazz and creative movement; and has the necessary elements to enhance and expand ones natural vocabulary of movement.


Philosophy Photo 2Danspace wishes to impart the simple secrets that unlock the beauty of dance for all bodies, all ages and all dancers. Based on the Corvino approach, adults have an opportunity to study the principles of movement, furthering their understanding of technique and achieving their full potential. Beginners are welcome to join at any time.


Philosophy Photo 3 At Danspace it is important to both educate and inspire children to achieve their utmost in a way that respects their individuality. With proper encouragement children can become confident about their abilities, and experience the exhilaration of moving their bodies through space. Although Danspace has launched many young dancers into professional careers, it is not our primary focus. Danspace creates an atmosphere free from competitiveness, where empowerment through a strong self-image is achieved.

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