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Etta Mae brings dance to the Boulevard for over 60 years


Sixty four years ago, a Scottish-Irish Kenmore native named Etta Mae Smith opened a dance studio on the boulevard. Since then, the studio’s mission has been to educate, inspire, and instill a passion for dance in each student. Etta Mae Studio of Dance strives to create a good atmosphere where dancers can find their true voice and achieve confidence.



Keeping Etta Mae’s legacy alive, the studio has been teaching classes in the following subjects:

  • Ballet: A technical and graceful form of dance that builds the foundations for other types of dance.

  • Pointe: A form of ballet where the dancers wear special shoes and perform dance steps on their toes.

  • Jazz: An energetic form of dance seen on TV, in commercials, movies, music videos and on the stage in musicals.

  • Hip Hop: A style of dance that incorporates street dance, break dance, and jazz.

  • Tap: A form of dance where the dancer creates rhythmic sounds using metal plates on the tap shoes.

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