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Why Choose Us?

  • Professional 'Floating Marley Dance Floors' reduce fatigue and prevent injury
  • Small class sizes
  • Customer service - desk staff available during class times for assistance
  • Wide selection of class times to fit your busy schedule
  • University trained teachers
  • Instructions in rock, classical, pop, jazz and more
  • Optional, low pressure recitals

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  • My daughter has been taking various dance lessons here since they opened. She loves the instructors who are all awesome and great with the kids. Every summer, they have dance recitals that are wonderfully organized and coordinated. Santa Monica School of Dance and Music rocks!

    Kristine D.

  • My daughter has taken lessons for 2 years. It is a wonderful studio with wonderful teachers! We also love the summer camps, especially the all-in-one camp. The studio is well kept and the staff are always friendly. The annual recital is amazing!

    Sharon D.

  • The dance instructors are really amazing with children! They have so much positive energy! Additionally, they have a ton of classes throughout the week and are extremely flexible with make ups. Everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. Overall it's been a really great experience!


  • The classes are smaller than other dance studios, so there is more opportunity for one-on-one instruction. I have recommended this studio to many of my friends with kids and would recommend it anyone who is looking for a dance studio. This studio is definitely the best dance and music school in Santa Monica!

    Krista P.

  • Santa Monica School of Dance and Music has been such a wonderful dance studio. The staff is friendly and kind. Easy to get to. Parking right in front. It's not your play around and do a few dance moves. It's serious but applicable to their age. We love this dance studio!

    Ybarra F.

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Summer Camps - Summer Dance Classes & Music Lessons

Enrich your child’s summer and keep them active with a wide variety of summer camps, as well as summer dance classes and music lessons to choose from!

We have week-long summer camps where students can explore and try something new or enhance existing skills. What a great way to keep their bodies active and make new friends!  Our summer dance and music camps are for all ages groups. Check out the descriptions below to learn more about our various camps.

Download & View the Summer Camps and Classes Schedule & Guide for 2017



Flexible summer dance classes & private music lessons are also available this summer.

Registration for our 6-week Summer Session (July 6 - Aug. 16) is open!


Ballet - Jazz - Contemporary - Tap - Hip Hop - Break Dance - Preschool Ballet/Tap - Mommy & Me 

In addition to our summer camps, we also offer Flexible Dance Classes this summer!  Try a new instrument or dance class, get a jump start for your band, work on a new style, or get a head start for the Fall.  Whatever your interests are, we have flexible dance classes and music lessons available in July & August!

Don’t worry if you’re in and out of town throughout our 6-week Summer Session (July 6 - August 15) can easily make up your missed classes until December 2015. 


Piano - Voice - Guitar - Bass - Violin - Drums - Guitar Jr - Piano/Voice Combo 

Most students spend the first 2 months of fall reviewing what they have forgotten over summer! Why not take a few summer lessons to keep up your skill or even try a new instrument? Our school offers flexible private music lessons for all ages. Summer Session runs July 6 - August 15.

Let us know the weeks you’re out of town when you register and we’ll accommodate you with alternate lesson times for unlimited make-ups in the summer. Hours vary Mon-Fri 2pm-8pm, and Sat 9am-2pm.



All-In-One Camp


Our most popular camp! Students will participate in Tumbling, Hip Hop, Jazz, Yoga, Piano, Acting, Musical Theater, and Singing with an end-of-the-week demo for loved ones. Each week has different choreography and music which makes it popular to sign up for more than 1 week. Students will be engaged by multiple teachers throughout the day. Please bring a bagged lunch; snacks will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes & tennis shoes. Limited to 12 students.

Princess Ballet Camp


Your little princess can join us for a energetic week of dancing where she will be given a tiara and princess skirt! At the end of this 1-week camp, princesses will put on an in-studio performance for loved ones. Each week will feature a different mix of princess themes. Ballet attire & shoes required. Limited to 10 students.

Dance Intensive Camp


Want to try out all different forms of dance? This week long camp focuses on Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Students will work on balance, technique, turns and leaps, as well and choreography. Please bring a bagged lunch; snacks will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes & tennis shoes. Limited to 10 students.

Santa Monica School of Dance & Music provides dance classes and music lessons to the greater West LA area for all ages in a professional and friendly environment.

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