Dancers Center Training can take dancers as far as they want to go by offering convenient drop-in classes, class cards, memberships, training programs, and private lessons.
Dancers Center for Training was founded by a group of professional dance instructors and performers that saw a need in the community for dancer training that went beyond the traditional recital and competition model. Spearheaded by Beth Craig Hall and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky in St. Matthew's Station, DCT opened its doors in July of 2018. Based on the same model and principals as its sister company ACTORS CENTER FOR TRAINING, DCT trains at professional levels with a practical approach to the performing arts industry. DCT believes that if you train at this level, you nurture self-confidence, artistry, and professionalism. Our dance students will have skills that go beyond plies and time steps.
DCT takes the goal of “training artists as far as they want to go” seriously. With multiple class options for the casual dancer who might have social or fitness goals in mind, to the serious dancer who is training for college or to audition for a professional company or production, we have all the tools to help you succeed.
DCT offers drop-in classes, class cards, memberships, training programs, and private lessons that are tailored to a dancer’s specific needs. Our training program includes Dancers Training (for the versatile dancer interested in multiple disciplines), Musical Theatre Training (for the performer who needs all three disciplines—acting, singing, dancing), Ballet Training (for the ballet dancer who is serious about achieving the highest level of technique and artistry). Don’t see something that fits you? DCT will help design a program for you.
From the beginner to the professional DCT is constantly adding to our class offerings. We recently added an Acro class to our schedule because our industry insiders, who instructed students during our summer camps, recommended our students be quadruple threats—singing, dancing, and acting are not enough. Acro combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. We also added the only certified, licensed Progressing Ballet Teacher to strengthen and condition our dancers based on sports medicine practices. It keeps our dancers safe while building muscle memory and technique essential for all dance disciplines.
Dancers Center for Training—we build skillful artists, not trophy cases!
DCT LOUISVILLE TEAM
Barbara F. Cullen
Musical Theatre and Tap, ages 10 - adult
Barbara F. Cullen (Director/choreographer) began her professional theatre career as a child in Cincinnati, where she learned her many crafts as a member of several theatre companies and touring troupes. She further honed her talents at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and has spent the past 47 years expressing her arts and talents across the country. A professional actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, songwriter and recording artist, Barbara created DANCE for THEATRE for the Theatre departments at The University Of Louisville (six years), IUS for 5 years to the present, Dance and Voice at STUDIO B for twenty years and was Co-Artistic Director at VAULT1031 for 5 years. For twenty-three years, she was Resident Choreographer and performer at Derby Dinner Playhouse. She Directed and choreographed at The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan from 2008 to 2014 Directing and choreographing Broadway professionals: Jessica Grove (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC) Sarah Litzsinger (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and NINE) Dan Cooney ( LES MISERABLE and MAMA MIA) and Michael Lanning (BONNIE AND CLYDE). Barbara has performed in, directed, and/or choreographed hundreds of professional theatre productions including productions at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE, KY. OPERA and KY. SHAKESPERE. As a performer, her favorite roles include: Cassie in A CHORUS LINE, Peggy Sawyer in 42ND STREET, Lola in DAMN YANKEES, Kathy Seldon in SINGING IN THE RAIN and Nugget Realto in CLUB MOROCCO, a show she co-wrote with partner Jon Huffman.
Jenny Le Wall
Ballet Program Director, Levels IV-VI
Hip Hop Contemporary, All Levels
Madison is a native of Kentucky. She began her training in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern at The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown under the director of Sherry Barnard. She was also often found on stage in numerous musical theatre productions. In 2014, Madison graduated from the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts as a dance major. In 2015, she moved to Chicago to dance with Ballet Chicago where she had the opportunity to train under Daniel Duell and perform excerpts from Balanchine's Serenade, and Who Cares. She then went on to dance professionally with Charlottesville Ballet, Manassas Ballet Theatre, Stavna Ballet, and Ballet Virginia. Some of her favorite roles she has performed include Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Swan Corps in Swan Lake, and the Fairy of Generosity in Sleeping Beauty.
Tiffany is an ADTA certified instructor with 30 years of dance experience. A dedicated dancer, who loves to share my talents by influencing others through teaching. She is a very patient and determined mother of three and has a lot of experience with children. She loves to motivate and educate students in the art of dance and acro while focusing on proper technique.