Tap Class 2019

Miss Rhylee

About Us

Offering Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical  Contemporary dance Including Competition Team, starting at age 3. We share our passion for our young to teen to adult all genres of dance. We teach group and private lessons. Our group lessons have low student to teacher ratio for a quality learning and teaching environment ! Our Competition Team excels in all genres. Our teachers bring years of experience working with toddler to adult teaching dance. We order our costumes from a Professional Costume Company , have a yearly dance recital and perform at local functions throughout the year.




Darla, with the support of her husband Dana, opened Darla’s school of Dance in September 2016- Darla’s passion for dance and the love of being active, impelled her to share her talents with the community. Darla started dancing at the age of 5 . Darla is trained in the fields of Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. Growing up and living in the Pacific Northwest she was involved in Dance Competitions , live theater and fondly remembers being on the  Spokane KHQ television Talent Show ” Starlit Stairway” in the early 1970’s.  

Darla is passionate about working with youth and building their skills in the different dance genres.  Her encouraging, friendly, and supportive environment is what keeps her dance students coming back for more.


Danielle “Danny” began dancing at age 5. Her high energy and love of dance Had her excelling in the genres of  ballet, tap and jazz. She was awarded a full scholarship to Pacific Northwest Ballet and at at 10 danced in the Nutcracker in Seattle Washington. She competed statewide with her Studio ,Elizabeth Dance Dimension, in Bellevue in all genres.

Danny started playing sports at age 15 and gave up dance. She pursued a career earning her BS in Environmental Biology and an MS in Biology-stream Ecology while attending EWU. Danny enjoys outdoor sports and activities, coaching youth soccer, and basketball.  While keeping busy as a mom of 2 girls and wife, she enjoys being  Co Leader for her daughter’s  Girls Scout group and substitutes for the Cheney School District  


“Rosie” began dance when she was six years old in Lomita, California. Her training there was ballet focused, but also became experienced in tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Her classes were 4-5 days a week with both local and statewide dance performances and competitions. She has a strong foundation in Ballet and has been in numerous Dance companies in the California area. She also perfected the technique of Dance Team Instructor as a Freshman in High School where she lead and choreographed dances all through high school .

With years of teaching , performance and dance education, Rosie went on to teach at the local  YMCA as a ballet and hip hop Instructor. Rosie then began her degree at Utah Valley University in Dance with a Ballet emphasis, and Behavior Sciences. She went on to graduate with her Bachelors degree in 2017.

Rosie loves coffee, cats, and gummy bears, but teaching the art of dance, self-expression, and building relationships at the ballet barre, is by far her most treasured legacy.



Haley grew up dancing in Orlando Florida. She performed in live theater and was a member of numerous dance companies that performed all over the United States. Haley enjoys teaching dance and has taught in the public school system as a second grade teacher and has also taught High School. This has given her the discipline and knowledge to be an effective teacher in all class room settings. 

Haley is currently attending EWU where she is studying to get her Graduate Degree and is also teaching Freshman English. Although educated in all dance genres, Haley’s favorite dance is Ballet and enjoys teaching all ages.  She has a Bubbly personality,  and a lot of patience with the young wiggle worm classes along with the education to perfect our soloists and competition team. 








Amanda started out teaching the 3 and 4 year old ballet classes and has gone on to perfect the boys tap and Hip Hop genres and is also starting a class in Pom Cheer.

Amanda grew up in California and was a very active and competitive athlete. She also competed with the Cheer Squad Team during high school. After graduating from  high school,  she was chosen as a Raiderette for the Oakland Raiders and also performed with Gladys Knight at the Orange Bowl in the year 2000. Amanda has also successfully coached Cheer Squads to Competition. Besides being a busy wife and mom of 3 she is very involved in the PTO at her children’s school and is very organized and crafty and adds a lot to our Studio Team



 Taylor is currently a student at Medical Lake High School. Dancing has always been a passion of hers. With pure dedication of daily workouts, stretching and dancing, she is confident in many different genres and shares her love with everyone she encounters.

Taylor was thrilled to join the teaching staff at our studio in October 2019. Along with teaching, Taylor is working towards her first dance competition in 2021 . Being a passionate and hard working dancer, she strives to pass along  these priceless qualities to her fellow dancers and students. Tayler hopes to continue a career in Dancing when she graduates from Medical Lake High School. 


We welcomed Veda to our Staff September 2020. She started dancing at the age of 5. She enjoys teaching all ages and levels of dancers. Her favorite genre is Lyrical and we are hoping to add classes to her schedule as the year developes. Veda also enjoys teaching on line classes in addition to the studio classroom setting.Veda has 3 young girls that love the studio, dancing and anything that is music. 

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1309 S Lawson Unit 3, Airway Heights WA 99001


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