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August 12th!

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August 12th!

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Tuesdays 5-7pm

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Sunday, August 4th

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Fall Schedule

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Tuition

Tuition

Registration Fees, Monthly Tuition, and Late Fees

**An Annual Registration Fee of $50 is due per family at registration.

Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. A $20 Late Fee will be applied to your account if your tuition is paid after the 10th ​of each month. This fee is automatically applied by our computer system and will not be waived for any late payments. ​Our Dance Year is a 9-month program that runs from August 12 – May 3 (based on 36 lessons) in the season. Tuition has been ​divided into 9 equal payments. All Holidays have been taken into account. You are responsible for paying Tuition ​regardless of your child’s attendance. You may pay with Cash, Check, or Credit Card. Our Credit Card Machine ​automatically adds on a fee. There is a $30 Fee on Returned Check Fees.Outstanding accounts that are 1 month past due ​will result in removal from all classes at DSOD until the account is made current.

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DSOD Monthly Tuition Breakdown

(Payments Accepted by Cash, Check, CC, or Debit)

• One class per week: $70/month 2 children: $110/month 3 children: $140/month

• Each additional class: $25/month

• Monthly Tuition is due by the 1st of each month starting in August. A late fee of $20 is added after the 10th of the month.

• We will be happy to set up a monthly Auto Draft for you in order to avoid the late fee!


DSOD Payment in FULL Tuition Breakdown

(Payments Accepted by Cash, Check, CC, or Debit)

• One class per week: $60/month which comes to $540 Total Due August 8, 2024

• 2 children: $100/month which comes to $900 Total Due August 8, 2024

• 3 children: $130/month which comes to $1,170 Total Due August 8, 2024

• Each additional class: $25/month

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Recital

Recital

DSOD Spring Recital Information

Our 55th Spring Recital will be held on May 3, 2025. This will include all students at DSOD. Recital ​Pictures will be made at DSOD in March. We will take both individual and group pictures. These ​pictures will be available for purchase the week after they’re taken. We use these for our Recital ​Yearbook. You will receive a copy of the Spring Recital, as well as a Recital Yearbook.

DSOD Recital Yearbook

DSOD has a beautiful Recital Yearbook each year. This yearbook includes group pictures, highlights ​from the entire dance year, and Ads that you can sell to display your child. A Scholarship is given to ​the student selling a certain amount of ads each year! This information will be given out in January!

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DSOD Recital Fees

Each Recreational student must pay a Recital Fee. This is the only other fee that is ​required in addition to your monthly tuition. This Package includes:

·1 Costume for the DSOD Spring Recital

·All Costume accessories and tights if required

·1 Recital Program

·Recital T-shirt

·A Trophy or Medal

·End of the Year Recital Viewing Link

The recital fee is $180. Please add $72 for each additional class enrolled (This will only ​include your costume for this additional class). Boys recital fee is $72 (Doesn’t include ​Costume or Accessories). Sibling girl’s recital fee is $126 (This includes Costume, t-shirt, ​& trophy/medal). Sibling boys recital fee is $36 (This includes t-shirt & trophy/medal). ​You can pay this in full when you sign up OR in 9 installments August - April.

Registration & Recital Fees are non-refundable!

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Our Wonderful Staff

Our Wonderful Staff

Dianne Cheek, Owner

When Dianne opened Dianne’s School of Dance 52 ​years ago she wanted to give children a place to come ​and love to dance, learn life lessons, and stay busy ​and out of trouble! She has taught over 10,000 ​children, over 3 generations, and has loved every ​minute of it. Dianne started teaching at the young age ​of 11, under the direction of Ms. Vicky Moody. Dianne’s ​specialty is the art of tap dancing! She has trained ​under top instructors from around the country. ​Dianne’s students have appeared on Showtime at the ​Apollo, Showtime in Harlem, Choreographer’s Carnival ​in Los Angeles, Miss South Carolina, Miss North ​Carolina, and other National Events. She has former ​students currently studying at the prestigious dance ​schools: Juilliard and Alvin Ailey, both in New York City! ​She has influenced many in the community through the ​art of dance and through her dedication to community ​service. We are excited to have Ms. Dianne back in the ​classroom teaching pre-school combination classes!

Lacey McKinney, Co-Owner

Lacey is a co-owner and artistic director of DSOD. ​She has been with our school for 45 years and has ​taught for 30 years. Lacey is a graduate of Greenville ​Technical College where she majored in Business. ​She studied under the top choreographers in the ​Nation including Travis Wall and Martha from So You ​Think You Can Dance, Caroline Lewis, Ray Leeper, Mia ​Micheals, Dee Caspberry, Frank Hatchett, and Mark ​Goodman. She has also studied under the ballet ​instruction of Sandra Miller.

Currently, Lacey judges on a regional and national ​level for various competitions and teaches master ​classes around the Southeast.

Her competition teams won numerous overall awards ​and have performed at numerous festivals and ​events, including half-time entertainment at Furman ​Basketball Games.

She participated in the 1990 Peach Bowl, 1994 and ​2000 Citrus Bowl, and also was talent winner in 1998 ​Miss SC Pageant.

Hoyt Starkey, Clogging Company ​Director

Hoyt Starkey has been on staff at Dianne's ​School of Dance for 34 years. He is the Co-​Director of the Award Winning STARZ ​ARTISTIC CLOGGERS. Throughout his years of ​clogging he has had the opportunity to ​perform on The Grand Old Opery, Hee Haw, ​Club Dance and the Miss South Carolina ​Pageant. He has had many High School ​pageant winners as well as Miss South ​Carolina pageant preliminary winners.He also ​opened for Minni Pearl in Punta Gorda, Fla at ​their Tri-Centennial Anniversary. Hoyt recently ​had the privilege to travel abroad with the ​award winning Bailey Mountain Cloggers from ​Mars Hill College to Palma de Mallora, Spain ​and Paderborn, Germany to participate in the ​International Folk Dance Festivals. He resides ​in Travelers Rest, SC

Rileigh Jutras


Hi there! I'm Rileigh. My journey into movement and ​wellness began early, with half of my childhood spent ​upside down, exploring the world of acro dance, ​gymnastics, and cheerleading. In college, I took my ​passion to new heights as a performer in the Florida ​State Flying High Circus. Through years of training and ​dedication, I earned my 500-hour yoga certification and ​became a certified teacher. This extensive background ​not only shaped my understanding of the body but also ​deepened my appreciation for the mind and spirit ​connection. In my teaching approach, I strive to go ​beyond just physical skills. My goal is to instill proper ​technique, form, and strength in each student, ​considering their unique body and abilities. I believe in ​looking at the whole picture, identifying which muscles ​need activation for each trick, and guiding students ​through mental blocks and confidence issues that may ​arise. Ultimately, my heart lies in empowering each ​student with the resources and tools they need to ​reach their goals. Whether it's mastering a new move ​or overcoming a challenge, I'm committed to ​supporting their journey to success, both inside and ​outside the studio.

Emily Escobar

​Emily is from Paterson New Jersey. There is ​where she studied Dentistry and went on to ​receiving her Dental Assistant Certification.

Emily has been a Greenville resident for the ​past 12 years. She is the Office Clerk of ​Dianne's School of Dance going on 9 years. ​Emily's bilingual in both English and Spanish ​and has a passion for helping our Hispanic ​community in joining the Love of dance.

Helping others is what Emily loves most ​about life.

Her favorite quote she goes by daily is,

" Life's most persistent and urgent question ​is , 'What are you doing for others?" -

Martin Luther King Jr.

Marissa Smith

Marissa began dancing at the age of 5. She ​started dancing competitively at the age of 9 on ​a jazz team in the upstate, by age 12 she ​became a student at Dianne’s School of Dance. ​Marissa has been on teams that have won ​numerous overall awards and performed at ​multiple festivals and events, including half-time ​entertainment at Furman Basketball Games. ​Marissa has studied under top choreographers ​such as Mark Goodman , Caroline Lewis, Travis ​Wall, Martha Nichols, Dee Caspberry, Ray ​Leeper, Mia Micheals, and Tabitha and ​Napoleon D’umo.

Marissa attended Greenville Technical College ​where she studied Early Childhood Education. ​She loves spending time with her students ​helping them achieve their goals and grow. Her ​goal is to see all her students excel and ​develop confidence and a love for dance.


Sydney Maness

I began dancing at the age of 2 here at ​Dianne’s and haven’t stopped since. I was a ​part of many national winning teams and ​studied jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, ​tap, ballet, musical theatre, and more. During ​my time at Dianne’s I was able to assist ​classes, learn teaching styles, and travel and ​take classes from choreographers around the ​world. I attended the University of South ​Carolina where I majored in Public Health with ​a focus in pediatrics and those with ​disabilities. I was a part of the dance ​committee for Kappa Kappa Gamma and now ​own a protein shake/energy tea shop. I love ​incorporating my passions for health, fitness, ​and dance into one. My goal is to help each ​student build their confidence, have fun, and ​reach their full potential and dance ability!

About Us

About Us

DSOD Mission Statement

DSOD strives to take pride in bringing ​out each child’s full potential while ​making them feel at home and part of ​a Family. We are a diverse studio that ​offers equality, life lessons, and ​personal experiences around the ​clock for our “Flock”!