Dance Extensions Performing Arts Center

Dance Extensions Performing Arts Center

4.8 (4)
5 employees
26 years in business

About this pro

Both owners were educated at Point Park University.  We pride ourselves on being a very family oriented studio.  DEPAC has been open for over 20 years.

We offer recreational & competitive classes.

Pilates, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Technique and Pointe' Classes are available.

Director Betsy Shuttleworth is a International Contortion trainer/Flexibility specialist.  She teaches within DEPAC and also travels all year around teaching workshops.

You can find Betsy's contortion page under "Belle Lignes Contortion".  IG Bendytrainer

Best part is seeing the improvement in any student whether it is memorization, technical or even socialable. 

Seeing the look on students faces when they have achieved something they didn't know they could do.

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Canonsburg, PA 15317
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4 Reviews


  • Ashley Sabo

    I love the friendly atmosphere. The Teachers are great with the kids and have so much experience. It really is a family environment. We love being a part of the DEPAC family and look forward to many years of dance and self improvement.

  • Danser

    The teachers are outstanding at what they do. My daughter found friends for life and a home at Dance Extensions.

  • Lisa Dvorak

    I like the family atmosphere. I like how everyone supports everyone kids and parents. I like the non drama i see in other studios.

  • Marcia Siksa

    Professionalism, originality and family atmosphere. They truly care about your child and teaching them the correct way.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Speak with first to see where thier interests, goals and needs are. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Both directors were trained at Point Park University in Pittsburgh Pa.  Dawn was with Borrelli's prior to college, Betsy was from the Sally Miller Dance Company.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 minute class a week is $50 a month.

45 minute class a week is $55 a month.

60 minutes in classes is $60 a month and so on.

How did you get started teaching?

Prior teacher retired and started DEPAC in 1996.

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginner, Autistic, skilled... etc.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

America's Got Talent Auditions

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find one you feel comfortable with as well as educated.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are you short term goals?

Long term goals?  For fun? For a career?  For Competition?