Defy Gravity Dance Company was created with the intent of providing a professionally equipped studio where students can experience dance in a fun, nurturing and challenging environment. Our goal is to provide a complete dance education to every student. We strive to be fair and promote dedication, teamwork and self-confidence through the many opportunities for advancement and performance. We offer classes in Acro, Cecchetti Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern Improv, Musical Theatre and Tap from beginner to Pre-Professional levels. Pre-Professional/Exam and Competitive classes are available by audition for students wishing to participate in achievement based dance or those wishing to prepare for a career in Dance/Performance.
Quality training from teachers who concentrate on technique, artistry and performance is essential! All Defy Gravity instructors are highly trained with many years of dancing and teaching experience. Each teacher brings with them their own style of instruction, encouragement and artistic expression, and seeks to share their passion for dance with each student.
Our three spacious studios (Studio 3: 700sf, Studio 2: 1200sf & Studio 1: 1500sf) boast high ceilings and are fitted with professional wood sprung floors and Rosco Adagio vinyl dance surfaces designed to minimize fatigue and prevent injuries. All studios are well-lit, have acoustically designed sound systems, pianos, easily-sanitized Barres and full size mirrors.
Defy Gravity is an inviting facility with separate Boys & Girls change rooms, a viewing window into Studio 2, a parent lounge (with toys & books for siblings), kitchen facilities, a homework space and convenient parking for parents.
The benefits of dance extend far beyond physical activity. Students become part of a team and learn to work together to challenge themselves and their peers to be the best that they can be. We look forward to meeting new students and welcome you to our dance family!
Parent Lounge (Richmond)
Student Lounge (Richmond)