About Us


Now in its 35th year of operation, Denton Dance Conservatory (DDC) was founded in 1988 by Owner/Director, Lisa Racina-Torre, DDC  has become THE place to educate your dancer in Denton, Texas!  Dancers, ages 2+ have found their dance “home” at DDC no matter what their dancing goals!  We have graduates of Denton Dance Conservatory that have gone on to major college dance programs throughout the country, as well as pursuing professional careers in the dance arts.

Denton Dance Conservatory subscribes to teaching through positive reinforcement and nurturing in order to produce a life-long respect and love for dance as well as very happy and well-trained young dancers.  The studio’s Owner/Founder, Lisa Racina has developed a classical ballet curriculum based on the Vaganova and Cecchetti techniques, as well as a highly respected Modern dance program that gives young people the strength, technical knowledge, flexibility, and creativity to dance to their fullest potential.  DDC offers classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and pilates.

When you become part of DDC’s dance family, your dancer will have the opportunity to perform in Racina’s holiday ballet, “A Gift for Emma,” (see more under Performance Information) sponsored by Denton Dance Conservatory’s resident non-profit dance company, The Denton City Contemporary Ballet and youth company, the Denton Youth City Ballet (see more under Performing Companies).  Your dancer will also perform in the studio Annual Recital Showcase held in early-mid June annually.  DDC’s dancers have also performed in everyDenton Arts and Jazz Festival during the last 20 years!  Other community and area performances have included the Denton’s annual Blues Festival, the Selwyn Fall Festival, Dance for the Planet in Dallas, Oktoberfest in Ft. Worth, Denton Community Theatre and Music Theatre of Denton productions, as well as participating individually in school activities and talent shows.

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The Studio tries to follow the Denton Independent School District closures bad weather days. Check email and/or call the studio for a  approximately 2 hours prior to your class to see if the studio is open.


DDC’s summer DANCEcamp is designed for ages 3-8, beginners through intermediate, boys and girls.


Annual Recital


This production is a very exciting and important part of your dancer’s education, whether they are three years old, or 18 years old!

Adult Dance


From Ballet and Contemporary, to Tap, Hip Hop and Jazz, bring out your “inner dancer” by trying one of our classes!

Assistant Teacher


DDC’s Assistant Teacher Training Program started back in 1995 and has been going strong ever since!

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