In 1999, Kelli Derrick opened the doors to her first dance studio in Portsmouth, VA. For over 15 years, Kelli has been sharing her love of the arts with generations of accomplished dancers. At Kelli's Dance Explosion, we believe in Quality, not Quantity. We are committed to providing a family oriented atmosphere with a quality dance education. We strive to improve the mind and body, and offer a variety of classes for every member of your family! Yes, even YOU!
We offer classes for all ages and experience levels.
1. Positive Core Values: We strive to have inspire a love of the arts in everyone. Regardless of age, skill level, experience, shape, size or background, we have the perfect class for your student! We emphasize a friendly, non-competitive environment and give personalized attention to all of our dancers by limiting class sizes. We firmly believe that dance builds character and we love nothing instilling positive values and a love of the arts in each student.
*We also offer competitive and pre-professional tracks for the more motivated dancer, please see below.
2. Quality Instruction: Our instructors are professional, experienced and well-trained. They deliver fun, challenging classes that engage and develop the whole person -- mind and body. Dancers progress through instruction tied to our well-developed curriculum. Progress is monitored with class-specific, skill-based checklists and under the watchful eye of our experienced instructors.
3. Community Recognition Recently awarded "Top 10 Small Businesses to Watch in Hampton Roads" by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and voted "Best Dance Studio" in Western Branch, Portsmouth, North Suffolk 2013, KDX is a locally-owned and well established name in the Hampton Roads community.
4. Facilities: We have state of the art dance facilities that feature marley covered, sprung dance flooring for your dancer's safety and closed-circuit televisions to observe all of our classes. Spaces are also available for rent including your dancer's birthday party!
5. Community Involvement: KDX has a long history of involvement in local communities. We are committed to positively contributing to the following organizations:
- We Got This Inc. - This foundation has been built in an effort to preserve the continuance of outstanding acts of humanitarianism demonstrated within our close knit community for families struck with disaster.
- Toys of Tots - is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist, Major Bill Hendricks.
The qualified and experienced professional teaching staff at KDX
are ready to work with your dancer!