Our certified, professional, warm and enthusiastic faculty are eager to introduce Lakewood Ranch's children and adults to the very best training in jazz, tap, acrojazz, ballet and hip hop from Beginner Ballerinas (aged 2.5 years) to Adult Classes

With certified professional teachers, experienced and efficient office management, a strong ability to develop talent, and an expert approach to Dance Education; Art & Soul promises to deliver a fresh and innovative addition to the wonderful amenities Lakewood Ranch has to offer families! Our state-of-the-art Dance Complex is very conveniently located in a family-friendly plaza at University Drive and I-75, steps from UTC, fabulous restaurants, and wonderful shopping and services.

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Jazz is a dance form that appeals to everyone because of its energy, variety, and vitality. Jazz dance can be seen everywhere from music videos to hit Broadway shows. Jazz emphasizes style, technique, expression and sharp, strong movements.

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This exciting dance form is an extremely popular dance sport that combines Gymnastics and Jazz elements to create excitement, learning and fun! Exploring both dance and acrobatic tricks keeps the kids engaged, excited, and eager for every class.

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Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap Dance classes explore the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap.  Tap dancing is a blend of syncopated rhythm which emphasizes footwork and the expression of rhythm through sound.

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Hip Hop

Dancers will have fun participating in exciting and energetic classes that focus on the most popular dance moves seen today as well as develop coordination, body awareness, build self- esteem and promote confidence. This program is a high-energy dance experience that is fun for dancers of all ages. 



Ballet is the basis and foundation of all dance forms. The benefits of taking ballet include development of technical strength, body awareness, self-discipline and musicality. Ballet training provides dancers with the opportunity to develop grace, poise, fitness and self-confidence, as well as a joy of dance and an appreciation of classical music.

Our Mission

Art & Soul will maintain a warm, nurturing and supportive environment while providing fun and physical activity in a worldclass dance complex. Our students will be engaged and inspired by outstanding choreographers and dance educators offering the very latest and greatest in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop and acrojazz training. We will recruit and retain an exceptional faculty and staff while welcoming new experienced, and pre-professional dancers to our diverse and inclusive community of dancers aged 2.5 to adult.

Our Vision

We dedicate ourselves to providing a dance education foundation and passion for excellence that will provide our students with a competitive advantage in all aspects of their lives; assisting them in achieving their full potential in a complex and ever-changing world.


Art & Soul creates a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success. Our prestigious faculty promotes a safe, caring and supportive environment where each dancers’ self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships between student and teacher We are committed in creating learning experiences that will assist our students to achieve their greatest potential.