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About Us

The Dancenter was established in 1979 in a small 500 square foot one room studio in Del City, Oklahoma. Over the years we found the need to expand many times as our student base grew and distance traveled for the average student extended.


After spending the past 6 years located in Moore, OK, we are back in the South OKC area at 3940 East I-240 Service Rd. (on the south side of 240 between Bryant & Sunnylane). After make big changes, this is a temporary home while we are making even bigger plans for our new permanent home! We are very excited about what this means for our future. 

We provide both Non-Competition and Competition dance classes. While we have the top performing competitive teams on the local, regional and national stage, we do not push or force competition on any student or family, in fact, most of our students participate in Non-Competition classes. However, if you are interested in competitive dance we have a process for placing students in the groups that fit them best and no-one is turned away.

We offer classes for students 18 months thru adult with instruction in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Pom Pon. We also offer dance instruction and choreography for solo's, duets and trios and production numbers corprate and entertainment events.

Due to the success of our competition students and our nationally recognized Director and Choreographer Lori Hays Elder we have performed at public and private events around town including OU sports events, NBA games, City and State events, Large Corporate events and Media sponsored events. This is great training for our student athletes that aspire to work in the field of professional dance or just enjoy performing for an audience.

Dancenter by Lori, LLC is a professionally run corporation.


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