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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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Testimonials

  • 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!

    M.P.

  • 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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Testimonials


Testimonials


"My daughter has been taking various dance lessons here since they opened.  She loves the instructors who are all pretty awesome and great with the kids. Every summer, they have dance recitals which is wonderfully organized and coordinated.  All details are professionally executed, from the costumes, to the pictures, lighting, everything.  It's a great show.  

Santa Monica School of Dance and Music rocks!"

Kristine D.

 


 

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"The teachers at the School of Dance & Music are incredible! Fun, cute, enthusiastic and talented are just a few words that would describe them. They work hard with our girls in dance class and violin lessons with smiles on their faces. One thing I am truly impressed with is the student evaluation that is sent home toward the end of the year. The detailed comments, suggestions and observations show how much the teachers know your child and care about their future success in dance and music."

Hilary McDonald

 


 

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"Once again I was blown away by the hard work and dedication displayed by your professional staff at the dance and music recitals. They have been very helpful and supportive of my two girls throughout the year and I would like to thank you for always going above and beyond expectations and holding your staff to high standards."

Susan King

 


 

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"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.

 


 

Testimonials

"The dance instructors are really amazing with children!  They have so much positive energy and are even amazing with children that are slower to warm up.  Additionally, they have a ton of classes throughout the week and are extremely flexible with make ups.  I've never had met a mean instructor or staff member at the school, everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and accommodating.  Overall it's been a really great experience!"


M. P.

 


 

Testimonials We had just moved to LA, and had been hesitant to have to find a new dance studio because I used to really like my old one and haven't danced in awhile--but now I have found my FAVORITE studio! SMSDM is a great space, clean, and the staff is knowledgeable and fun. The hip-hop class has renewed my love for dance, and I look forward to going everytime!

 


 

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"If you are looking for a dance school that offers amazing teachers, a fun environment, and flexibility, this is the place for you.  My daughter (almost 13) has taken classes at a couple of studios on the Westside, but she and I both think that SMSDM stands apart from the rest.  We started with one class, but are signing her up for several more.  Thanks SMSDM!."

Leslie L.

 


 

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"As a mother, former professional dancer and ballet teacher for 20 years, I can say that the School of Dance & Music is exceptional. The studio and its staff inspire the students to dance while teaching technique and infusing the dancers with self-confidence and poise."

Stacey Ells

 


 

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"I don't have enough words to describe the love and respect I have for the School of Dance & Music teachers. Our girls have taken Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, piano and voice over the years and I am constantly amazed at the results. The teachers' dedication and ability to inspire are endless and each of them knows how to turn our children's gifts into works of art. The front desk staff is not only knowledgeable, but helpful and friendly. They make us feel that our children are an important part of the school and make every effort to meet our needs. Thank you, School of Dance & Music, for bringing our family such joy through dance and music, and for all that you do to help our children reach for the stars!"

Joanne Hall

 


 

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"It has been amazing to see my son tranformed through his discovery of the violin. Since starting at the School of Dance & Music, he has gained a deep sense of accomplishment and confidence."

Jan Colson

 


 

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"My 6 year-old son has been studying ballet, tap, and hip-hop here for two years.  I recently invited 6 friends to bring their daughters to a free trial class, and every single one signed up for the year because the girls loved it so much."

Lotus F.

 


 

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"My guitar teacher has not only taught me to be original, but has helped me become the 'master of my own sound' and a more successful musician."

Tristan Koester

 


 

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"I take my sister there when I'm home for her hip hop class and piano lesson. Great location and cool directions. The place is always alive and people are having a good time. Most importantly, she loves the classes and going there every week. It's really her call on how good the place is and she loves it."

Marco V.

 


 

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"Both of my daughters and I take classes at the school.  All of the teachers are outstanding and very encouraging.  The teachers are complimented with a wonderful staff able to help with any issues."

Jennifer Bommer

 


 

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"The classes are smaller than other dance studios, so there is more opportunity for one on one instruction. They also offer unlimited make up classes, which is great because if we miss a class we can make it up in either a ballet/tap class or we can try one of their hip hop classes. They are very flexible and always work with our schedule! Every week my niece can't wait to go back. 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.

 


 

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"My 7-year-old son LIVES for his weekly electric guitar lesson! We have to ask him to stop practicing!"

Donna Huggins

 


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"I love the School of Dance and Music! I have danced there for years and I always love my teachers. They are always willing to listen and are open to what the students have to say. I like that all the teachers are friends and are nice. The teachers and students works well together (we are a team) and when I am there I feel at home."

Michael Costa

 


 

Testimonials

"We had just moved to LA, and had been hesitant to have to find a new dance studio because I used to really like my old one and haven't danced in awhile--but now I have found my FAVORITE studio! SMSDM is a great space, clean, and the staff is knowledgeable and fun. The hip-hop class has renewed my love for dance, and I look forward to going everytime!

Derek H.

 


 

Testimonials

"My daughter has met lots of friends at the school and has a great time coming here.  She loves the teachers and staff and looks forward to the fabulous dance & music recitals they put on every year.  The school is very well run and very accommodating to stressed out parents with ever changing schedules."

Nancy Valvo

 


 

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"From the time we walk in the door to the time we leave, the front desk and teachers are totally professional, knowledgeable, and fun.  Being a prior dancer, I'm pretty picky and I "helicopter" the classes....all the teachers are so great with the kids, breaking down every move....And the results show at their recitals."

Lisa P.

 


 

 Testimonials

"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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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