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Dancing in the Streets AZ… A Dream Come True

[This post was written by one of our parents, Jamie Lynn Veprek]   Anyone who has ever spent time with my girls has surely realized one thing; they love to dance. Wherever they go, no matter what they are doing, if there’s music, they start dancing.... Read more

Welcome to our brand new, redesigned website!

Welcome to our brand new, re-designed site! We’re now caught up (for now!) to modern web standards. One of those standards is that it’s now responsive, which means it’ll look great and be easy to read on any device, from your mobile phone, to your... Read more

Anybody Can Dance!

Girls at the Bar
A heart-warming story about Dancing in the Streets Arizona that uses power of ballet to guide students, challenge stereotypes and enrich community by Anna Augustowska. See her incredible video.https://vimeo.com/127274744 Read more

Joey and Soleste win Dance Teacher of the Year Award!

Joey and Soleste dressed up in formal attire
Discount Dance Supply is pleased to announce that the 2014 Dance Teacher of the Year Award, goes to the husband and wife team behind Dancing in the Streets, AZ! Using money they received as a wedding gift, Joseph Rodgers and Soleste Lupu founded Dancing in the... Read more

DITSAZ Brings its Talent to Vail

Students Taking a Break
Performance is culmination of intense summer course It looked like a beehive gone mad. As dozens of pre-teen ballet dancers stretched and practiced their routines behind a massive black curtain, an assembly line of mothers and volunteers helped apply makeup on other... Read more

In South Tucson, they’re Dancing in the Streets

Joey and Students in Class
Nonprofit project teaches youngsters the art of dance By Carmen Duarte, Arizona Daily Star May 31, 2009 Girls wearing leotards and tights are in the midst of barre exercises, warming up their muscles in the studio of Dancing in the Streets Arizona. Joseph Rodgers and... Read more

South Tucson Studio Keeps Kids Dancing

El Indpendiente Joey and Students at the Barre
By Veronica Cruz It all started with a simple dance step and a $5 bet. At a Memorial Day barbecue a couple of years ago, Joseph Rodgers, a professional ballet dancer and instructor, offered a friend’s son a few dollars if he could master an easy step he’s taught... Read more