About Us

Our Mission

We take pride in offering a quality dance program in a Christian, loving and nurturing atmosphere. Our programs instill the values of goal setting, perseverance, and a positive self-esteem along with the fun and enjoyment of dancing. Our goal is to give each dancer the opportunity to develop her own love of dance in a safe, Christian and non-competitive environment.

Douglasville School of Dance is certified by Dance Educators of America.

Our History

Douglasville School of Dance was founded in 1975, by Libba Tishaw. The studio was located in the Market Square Shopping Center on Highway 5. After studying dance in Atlanta for many years, Ms. Sheryl began taking dance classes at DSD. During the early 1980's she began assisting and teaching several of the classes. Ms. Sheryl's dream was to one day become the owner of a dance school and in 1984 this dream came true. Ms. Sheryl and her husband, David, purchased Douglasville School of Dance in June 1984. The studio remained at the Market Square location through May 1989. With the vision of David & Sheryl, and God’s guidance, Douglasville School of Dance opened in the current location on West Stewarts Mill Road. In 2025, DSD will celebrate 50 years of dance education! God continues to bless DSD through every dancer, family, and staff member.

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Our Promise

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Our policy is to place each child in the class best suited for her age, dance experience & ability. We consider it a privilege to have your child in our dance program & will give each child quality dance instruction in a caring atmosphere during this dance year.


Why DSD?

  • Adult teachers present in each class
  • 2 large dance rooms
  • Professional wood floors
  • Classes divided by both age and ability
  • Opportunity for dancers to participate in performing groups, which includes additional dance training and the potential opportunity of performing at local community events
  • Opportunity for dancers to showcase their work in Christmas and Spring Recitals
  • Additional dance training during our Summer season