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2811 Bridgeport Way West #24
University Place, WA 98466
Phone & SMS Text: 253-778-6534
Email: Artistic Director

Email: Associate Artistic Director
Email: Office Manager

DTNW Photographer:
Maks Zakharov & David Main


Pierce County
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DTNW Accepting Enrollments

For Fall & Winter Classes

  • Dance Theatre Northwest offers Military Discounts- Family Discounts
    and our class schedule is designed so that our students can also receive multiclass discounts.
  • New classes, including a Saturday musical theater class and a creative movement class on Wednesdays! Check out our new class schedule - Class Schedule and Class Fees
Experienced dancers with classical training are needed for upcoming performances of THE NUTCRACKER & Community Holiday & Arts Are Education performances. Positions are open for Company members, Junior Dance Ensemble Members and Guest Performers.  
Auditions are being held September 19, at 9:00 AM for Junior and Advanced Junior Dance Ensemble members. 
Auditions are also abailable for youth guest performers ages 9 and up on September 19, at 1:30 PM. Adult dancer auditions take place in open classes.
Adult dancers looking for principal roles and/or to be company members should write, call (253) 778-6534 for an application and audition appointment, or send DVD audition and resume to DTNW, 2811 Bridgeport Way West #24, University Place/Tacoma, WA 98466. Some artist stipends and paid positions are available. 

Dance Class

DTN Classes

  • Classical Ballet Classes (Children, Teens and Adults): Pointe, Beginning, Intermediate and Professional Level.  Click to view Class Schedule.

  • Other Classes Include: Tap, Lyrical, Latin, Jazz, Stretch & Tone, Dance Exercise, Musical Theatre. (From Beginner to Advanced for Adults, Teens & Children.)
  • DTN Professional Private Lessons: Private lessons are available to regularly enrolled students. Click here to view videos. Call for details or email us.


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  • My daughter has been dancing with DTNW for 6 years now . Not only do you get an excellent training in dance, it is a great place to meet people and make friends. Teachers and staff make you feel like a family!
    by: Inga Z.
  • The dancers are extremely talented and hard-working, and they create beautiful art. This dance company performs for senior citizens and school groups at no cost. They also perform for the general public.
    by: CeeDee,
  • I attended several performances during my visits from NY. I was very impressed with the overall aspect of the show and look foward to attending other shows on trips to the West coast.
    by: Romulo A.
  • Dance Theatre Northwest is a excellent school for all ages. My daughter has been attending DTN for over 10 years. The staff and instructors are wonderful. The training is outstanding. I can honestly say that we are truly blessed to have Melanie Kirk- Stauffer, the Artistic Director, in the great Northwest. I highly recommend this school for being the very best.
    Posted by: Joanne M.
  • The staff and dancers work very hard to achieve the success they have obtained. Each member of DTN has earned respect by learning the demand that is needed to create such a wonderful organization.
    by: Michael



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