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Celebrating 40 Years!

Forty years ago, this young girl took a leap of faith and decided to follow her dreams. Opening The Dance Centre in the fall of 1983 in the house which is now home to Mel & Mimi, I started a journey, and what a journey it has been and continues to be! Please join me, my staff and our students, past and present , as we celebrate 40 wonderful years! I would love to hear from you if you’ve ever been a part of our dance family. Feel free to comment, message me or drop by. We have quite a year planned! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has made this possible for me and my dancers. What a blessing you have been!


"Ms. Mary Beth and her team at The Dance Centre are truly amazing.  My daughter has taken since she was 3 years old and not only does she love dance class, she has learned so much throughout the years. Mary Beth is amazing at teaching and building self-confidence with her dancers.  I totally recommend The Dance Centre – no wonder it has been the leading dance school in the area the last 40 years."                                                                                                                                                                        -Molly Steeves

"The Dance Centre has been a part of my life since it opened in 1983! I danced there for 11 years and when I had daughters of my own, I knew there was no other studio that would be a better fit for them! We love Mary Beth, her vision and leadership, the staff, the performances, and the friends and memories made along the way! Dance is a beautiful art that connects us with our bodies, emotions, and each other, and The Dance Centre staff does a wonderful job a facilitating that. I recommend it to all the young dancers I know!"                                                                          -Lauren Brewster

"Mary Beth Cauthen and The Dance Centre teachers and staff are the best around! They are kind and loving all while teaching your child to love dance! My daughter spent eight years at The Dance Centre doing tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary and has been blessed to be chosen to dance with the Marching Ballerinas and the Marching Southerners band at Jacksonville State University.  Thank you to Mary Beth and The Dance Centre!"                                                                                          -Leigh Ann Lundy

"The Dance Centre instilled in me a love of dance that has led to a professional career in the world of dance. Whether it was ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, or contemporary I always had a blast and a half in the classes. I learned foundations and techniques that I use to this day as a choreographer, teacher, and performer. Many of my closest friends in high school and even beyond came from TDC, and my teachers ended up being closer to moms than instructors.  I spent 11 years as a student at TDC. I got my first job there. And I have too many memories there to count. I would highly recommend TDC to anyone who is looking for a place to discover a love for dance or as a place to call home. "                                                                                                                                  – Isaac Brackett

"As a parent, I can not recommend this studio enough! Our daughter took a variety of  classes during her 13 years with "The Dance Centre of Rome and watching her growth and maturity as a dancer was truly amazing. The staff, under the direction of Mary Beth Cauthen, always supported her and other students. The Dance Centre believes in growing independence that I believe builds confidence. That confidence has benefitted my daughter 

both on and off the stage and for that we will forever be grateful. 

Thank you "The Dance Centre of Rome" for teaching and encouraging my "Dancing Queen"! Our lives are better for it!"

                                                                                                          -Tashia Twyman

"We cannot say enough great things about Mary Beth Cauthen, her dance teachers, and her dance studio.  For over 20 years, TDC has been home to one or both of our daughters.  The training they have both received, helped prepare them to be students at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, be cast in multiple community theater musicals,  choreograph numerous  high school musicals, as well as choreograph and participate in the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge several times.  TDC students receive a well rounded dance experience from beginner to advanced dancers that will prepare them for whatever their dance future holds."

                                                                                                           -Tina Brinson

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