About Us

Our Philosophy

No matter how many years we have been teaching your children, our philosophy remains the same as our first year in operation: we are giving your child a foundation upon which they can build in the future. That future may not be in dance or the arts, but hopefully, the attitudes, discipline, spirit, and friendships they develop will carry over into whatever their life’s work may be.

About Us

Chris T’s Dance Emporium was established in 1979 and has grown for the last 38 years from 18 students to what it is today. It has, since the beginning, been a dance studio with a loving family environment while teaching the love and discipline of dance. Parents who were once dancers at the studio are now bringing their children to dance where they used to. We look forward to continuing that tradition with the generations to come.

Customer Testimonials

 I danced for 11 years here and had such a wonderful experience. I learned way more than just dance. Discipline, self-confidence, and was loved as one of their own. My daughter will be coming of age for dance soon and I cannot wait to give her such a great experience at a place where I used to dance. Keep up the good work! 

Megan McCartney

 My daughter has danced at Chris T’s since 2 1/2 (potty trained) and it was the best choice for us. Dance days are my family’s favorite day of the week because unlike other studios we can watch every class. It has helped my daughter be a better dancer because I can tape her dances and work with her at home. We have made best friends at the studio, but most importantly a second family who is willing to help anyone out. If you need a ride for your child, a kid taken to dinner on breaks….anyone will step up and be there. If you are looking for a family-oriented environment and teachers who will get to know your kid personally, this is THE PLACE! 

Suzie Ziegler


 My daughter became a part of this family 15 years ago. It has been the greatest experience of our lives. We both have made many lifelong friends. This was our second home. They say it takes a village to raise a child and Chris T’s dance emporium definitely helped me do just that. You will never experience “my kid is better than your kid” here. Everyone here is part of a team. If you want your child to learn dedication, hard work, respect, striving for their goals, loyalty and honesty, this is the place for you! 

Andrea Kirkbride

 Unsure of what we were getting into, we signed our then 3 year old up for acrobats. 8 years later we now have two girls attending a total of 8 classes at Chris T’s and couldn’t be happier with the decision we made. The staff is outstanding- always pushing the girls to perform to their fullest potential, but doing it in a way that educates them about their bodies and the importance of strength and stretching. I couldn’t ask for better role models for my girls. This studio is very family-oriented- always welcoming parents to sit in on classes, and answer any questions that we have as well as keeping music “clean” and very age-appropriate. 

Heather Bowen