About Us

Our Purpose

  • Danielle has over 20 years of dancing experience. 

  • She is a certified teacher and has been rated "highly effective"

  • She is experienced with teaching special needs youth

  • A member of the international collective, "Movement in Worship"

  • Liturgical dance leader at the City of Refuge Ministries

We are a Christian based dance studio. Our purpose is to offer dance 

classes that teach proper technique, self discipline, self confidence, that are fun. and Christ-centered.

Our goal is to provide quality dance instruction, while promoting a Godly lifestyle. We believe in fostering attitudes of love, compassion, modesty, perseverance, purity, and teamwork.

We desire to see our dancers not only learn proper dance skills, but use to go out and express the love of God through dance in our community.

We believe regardless of the level of dance experience or physical/mental limitations , every person is capable of learning to move and dance in a way that is beautiful in the eyes of the Lord.

Why Choose Us?

 

Technical Training

We strive to give the best classes in dance instruction. We offer a variety of classes to train our dancers in the disciplines of dance. Our staff will only consist of those that are highly trained in dance, but whose desire it is to mentor young women in Godly character.

Christian Environment

We strive to encourage Godly character in each student. We believe using modest costumes dance classes, as well as performances. We promote only using Christian music to dance to, as well as only using appropriate movements. Rather than creating an atmosphere of competition and comparison, we believe in fostering attitudes of unity and teamwork.  

Outreach

Rather than always receiving, we want to pour out and give. We believe in going out as a team to serve our local community and point others to Christ. We plan to do this through literal acts of service, but also through our performance company. We believe dance can be used as a powerful tool of visual expression. Though we may not be speaking audibly, we can speak through our movements. At In the River Dance Studio, our desire is that our movements and dances, would speak and declare the greatness of the Lord. As it states in Psalm 149:3, "Let them praise His name in the dance." 

About Our Owner

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Danielle Clayton
Disciple of Jesus, teacher, worshiper, mother

My Story

Why I formed In the River Dance Studio

I have been involved with dance my entire life. Since a young age,  I was a competitive dancer. As a competitive dancer, I won numerous awards. I was even invited, and am still a part of, an international dance collective based out of England.

 

As I grew older, I began to teach dance to young girls at my church, and was the dance sponsor at school. I taught in the public school system for many years but, at the beginning of 2018, the Lord put it upon my heart to open a Christian dance studio. I wanted to create a place where not only can young girls learn the skills and proper technique of dance, but where parents would not have to be concerned about the music selection, costume selection, or movements their children would be doing.  Also, a place where children could learn creativity, develop self confidence, and self-discipline in a positive and uplifting setting, where the Lord could be glorified. 

I am so thrilled to be on this adventure, and we would look forward to you joining us on this journey!

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