Denise Baker School of Dance   "Established 1935"
15 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302
518-399-6245 / 518-545-9241
We provide a fun, professional and non-competitive atmosphere for our students who range in age from 2 1/2 to adults.  Dancers receive instruction (beginner through advanced levels) for a solid foundation in many dance forms.  Personal creativity, confidence and self-discipline are encouraged through structured classes which emphasize the joy of dance. 
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* Combination (ballet,jazz & tap)
* Ballet Technique*      *Acrobatics
* Contemporary           * Ballroom
* Hip Hop     *Adult      
*Wedding Choreography

Proudly serving children and adults from Scotia, Glenville, Burnt Hills, Clifton Park, Niskayuna, Rexford, Ballston Spa, Albany, Rotterdam, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Galway, Pattersonville, Duanesburg, and Saratoga!
We are current members of the Dance Alliance, Dance Masters of America (over 50 years), &
Dance Educators of America.


DO NOT wear perfume, body spray or scented lotions to class. Many people have sensitivities and some have asthma that can constrict breathing.

DO neatly pull back your hair in a style appropriate for the class you attend.

DO wear proper dance attire. Not everyone feels comfortable in a leotard and we most definitely are sensitive to this concern. However, street clothes and pajamas are not appropriate. DO NOT wear long baggy pants, your teacher will not be able to see your ankles/knees to check for proper alignment.

Thank you! Happy Dancing!

Visitation Policy

For schedule information, click on "Classes Offered 2015-2016 above"

First Term Schedule has been updated!!

The theme for the 2015-2016 season
Rehearsal, May 5th
Recital, May 8th at SGHS.
Irma Baker, 98, the inspiration for three generations of Baker family dancers, as well as hundreds of young dancers, took her final bow on November 9. Please join the Baker family in celebrating Irma's nearly ten decades of contributions to the art of dance, and thank you for continuing her legacy as students of the Baker School of Dance.

Calling hours will be this Sunday, November 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home, followed by a brief memorial service at 3 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made to Baker School of Dance for the dance scholarship fund.

2016 Recital Letter for Parents
Term Payment Policy: All term payments must be made in full Sept 1; Nov 1st and Feb 1st, regardless of involvement in other activities (Fall sports; spring musicals; etc.). You are able to take make-up classes throughout the year for all lessons missed.
Save the Date!!

Solo Auditions -
January 15 at 6:15 - 6:45 
New this year:

* Adult Beginner Tap with Denise Baker
  Thursdays 10-11 a.m.
When you are absent, please email on the "contact us" button below.  You may then do a make up class by looking at the below schedule.  Please let the teacher of the make up class know you plan to come.  Check the teacher's schedule under 1st Term (2nd Term, 3rd Term) to be sure that class is being held.