Welcome to Downtown Dance

Dance Classes

Where everybody can dance!


Beginning Dance

Age 3.5-6

Adult Contemporary Dance

Beginner to Advanced

Creative Dance for Children

Age 3-6

Performance Opportunities For All

Repertory Opportunities

See our yearly calendar of events



FALL TERM 2020: Our in person fall term will run September 15th- November 24th. 

SEE LINK BELOW for full schedule!   Class sizes are very limited so register soon!

** We offer individual and group private lessons. Contact us for more information!**


SAFETY PROTOCOLS-  Here is a list of guidelines for our upcoming classes:

     *Thorough cleaning and disinfecting will be done before each new group class session.

     *Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available as well as hand washing in the bathroom.

     *Social-distancing practices will be enforced on the dance floor and off.  

     *Door will remain open, when possible, and multiple fans will be on during all classes.

     *Classes will be limited to 10-12 dancers, depending on class. (8-9 for creative dance classes)

     *Dancers must bring their own full water bottles.

     *Dancers must adhere to a brief health screening and sign-in for contact-tracing upon arrival, including temperature checks.  

     *Only dance participants will be allowed in the building.

     *Face coverings will be required of teachers and all dancers age 5+, per state order. (N/A for those with health concerns/disabilities.  Extra water breaks will be given.)


Fall Registration 2020

Fall Term 2020

We have protocols to allow for safe in person classes for all ages!

Fall Schedule

Studio Rentals

Downtown Dance offers rental space for groups and community events.


Weekly Class Schedule

Visit our Dance Classes page to see our weekly schedule.


Dress Code

See a listing of appropriate dress for each of our dance classes.


Downtown Dance Testimonials from our community

"Ms. Katherine is really good at teaching dance. She makes it really fun, she gives us challenging parts to learn, and she makes me love to dance. "

- Luna

"I feel really good about myself when I dance at Downtown Dance. "

- Seneca

"I have two daughters who dance at Downtown Dance and Katherine does an amazing job of meeting each of them where they are in their abilities; she clearly embraces her slogan, 'where every body can dance!' In addition to offering instruction that encourages strong technique and beautiful choreography, I feel that Katherine and Downtown Dance truly offer a solid foundation that develops a Love of dancing. I am always impressed with the strong community feeling that I experience when attending Downtown Dance's Spring Showcase; I believe that Katherine is wonderfully skilled at creating a beautiful environment for dance. "

- Paul McDermott

"We feel so lucky to have found Downtown Dance for our son! he loves going to class and is always enthusiastic afterwards about what a great time he had. Miss Katherine is a patient, compassionate and intuitive teacher. She really cares about her students. We have appreciated her suggestions on how best to help our son thrive. We don’t feel like just a number. The classes are well run, and she does a great job of keeping the flow from one activity to another. The studio is friendly and welcoming. We’ve enjoyed meeting some of the other dancers and their families and have formed some lifelong friendships from this wonderful community. "

- Tamsyn Campbell

"In Downtown Dance, I've found the studio I've always been looking for: one that challenges its students to grow and improve technically while providing a place for each dancer to explore their own unique movement, regardless of level, ability or age. Katherine and her fellow instructors are gifted teachers who inspire a sense of community through the joy of dance! "

- Kijrstin Minarsich

"My daughter’s been dancing with Katherine for many years, and I’m grateful that Downtown Dance continues to be a place where she feels strong and confident, graceful and creative, challenged and applauded. "

- Jennifer Richter

"When Downtown Dance opened, back in 2011, it was the only studio for adults to take a dance class- I was overjoyed and have been attending ever since. My daughter has also been taking classes with Katherine since she opened her doors, and is developing a deep love for movement. That’s the beauty of the gift Katherine gives her students. She brings an opportunity to explore the art of dance, in a space which feels comfortable, non-competitive, enjoyable and creative. While also providing focused direction, and setting a solid foundation of technique- opening the gateway, and allowing the continuation of growth for any person who finds their passion to be ‘dance’. I am so grateful!"

- Melissa Montague

"As an adult dancer, Downtown Dance has provided me exactly the experience I was looking for to get back into the studio. Katherine and the other instructors provide a welcoming environment for former dancers to get back in the groove and completely new dancers to take a risk. Together we all have the opportunity to have fun and grow. I adore my Downtown Dance Corvallis family. Katherine gives 100% to all of her students. The instruction is top notch, Katherine raises the bar on her productions every year, and she stays true to her mission that every body can dance."

- Sara Slack

"When I was young, I tried every activity and sport that Corvallis had to offer; the day I started at Downtown Dance I knew I had found my home away from home, and the studio has been a creative and safe place for me ever since. "

- Chloe Scribner