Welcome to Excell Dance!

Phone: (540) 905-4886

We love dance!

At Excell Dance, we are committed to creating a dance atmosphere that is fun and educational for our students. Our classes are sure to boost self esteem, provide enriching physical exercise, and foster freedom of expression through movement. All classes are taught in a positive and caring environment. Our goal is to introduce our students to a variety of music, rhythm, and movement, expanding their interests and helping them experience the joy in creativity and dance.

We pride ourselves in...

We are passionate about building character, strengthening and uplifting those we teach.   Excell Dance is...dancing that moves everyone.

Recital Tickets

Recital tickets will go on sale Saturday May 9th at 12:00pm. Check our recital page for details.

Class Registration

We are excited to announce our Summer 2015 schedule! We have moved locations, please note the address change below:

Please follow these steps to complete registration

(Note, all registrations must be completed online)

2015 Summer Registration Now Open

Summer Workshops

Summer workshops available in jazz, hip hop, tumbling, acro, ballet, and lyrical. See schedule for full class offerings. ($110)

Summer Intensives

Check out our summer intensives for special, one week only skill-boosting dance classes. ($70)

Princess Camp

Learn Ballet to Disney music, Dress-up like a princess, make tiaras, Princess storytime, tea parties, etiquette lessons, snacks, and more! (2 hour $130, 3 hours $160)

Fairy Camp

Lyrical and Ballet styles of dance to themed music. Make fairy wands and skirts, listen to fairy stories, dress-up like a real fairy, face-painting, fun snacks, and more! (2 hour $130, 3 hours $160)

Frozen Camp

Sing and dance to Frozen songs, make tiaras like Elsa, Princess storytime, tea parties, etiquette lessons, fun hairstyles, Dress-up, snacks, and more! (Ballet, Lyrical, and Tap styles of dancing) (2 hour $130, 3 hours $160)

Superhero Hip Hop/Tumbling

Each class is themed to a different superhero (or group of heroes) from popular movies like The Incredibles, and Big Hero 6. Dancing to songs from their favorite hero movies, students will imagine their own superhero identities as they learn dance, tumbling, stretching, and strengthening in this fun-filled summer class! ($110)

Summer Musical Dance Theater

Excell Dance is excited to present our Summer Musical Dance Theatre, featuring music and choreography for NEWSIES, with jazz and tap styles of dancing. This program runs from June 8 - July 18th, and includes a performance at semester end. Registration is opened for boys and girls of all ages who love to sing and dance. ($230 - includes performance)

Space is limited.... don't wait to sign up.

New PIYO for adults and Zumba for kids classes

Excell Dance is excited to offer these new classes with instructor Natasha Frisk starting January 16th:
  • Zumba Kids - Fridays from 4:15 - 5:15pm (see details below)
  • Zumba Kids Jr - Thursdays from 11 - 11:50am (see details below)
  • PIYO - Saturdays from 11am - 12pm (see details below)
Zumba Kids is a great way for kids to move,interact,dance and have fun!!! Lets get our kids into fitness the fun way with dance! Classes will be held at the Excell Studio at 518 Fletcher Dr. (Harris Teeter shopping center) on Fridays from 4:15 - 5:15pm. Registration is now open for January 15th - February 5th. The cost is $70 for the 6 week session.

Zumba Kids Jr is for preschoolers and their parents. This is a great program to introduce to your little ones while the winter begins! They will learn dances from all around the world, play games, and make crafts (optional)! Classes will be held at the Excell Studio at 526 Fletcher Dr. (Harris Teeter shopping center) on Thursdays from 11am - 11:50pm. Registration is now open for January 15th - February 5th. The cost is $70 for the 6 week session.

PIYO is a strength, stretch and flexibility workout that features all of the benefits of Yoga and Pilates, including flexibility and core training, but with an added emphasis on cardio and strength training to really burn calories and build muscle. If you want to sweat, this is the class for you! This class is suited for teens and adults. Great training for athletes and dancers as well. Classes will be held at the Excell Studio at 526 Fletcher Dr. (Harris Teeter shopping center) on Saturdays from 11am - 11:50pm. Registration is now open for January 15th - February 5th. The cost is $70 for the 6 week session.

Don't miss out! Register online beginning Monday, Jan 12th. Payment is due by the start of class either online or at the studio in the payments slot. Make Checks payable to Excell Dance. No registration fees required.

We are offering the following NEW classes

Tumbling/ Hip Hop Dance for Boys and Girls!

No prior tumbling or hip hop experience is required. Tumblers will learn the proper technique and execution of cartwheels, round-offs and the beginning techniques of acrobatics in a safe nurturing environment. Students will learn basic balancing skills using a low balance beam and will also work on core strength, stretching and flexibility. Beginning tumbling will focus on forward rolls, backward rolls, back bends and walk overs using a wedge mat. This class will also enjoy learning basic hip hop moves and rhythm through dance exploration.


Acrobatic movements are combined with dance technique to create a smooth transition between the two disciplines. Students learn the fundamentals of movement and timing with tumbling. Students will increase technique, flexibility and muscle development in a structured and safe environment.


Modern dance is an innovative and creative dance technique that explores inventive movement and creative choreography. We incorporate the Graham method of modern technique, creating movement through shapes in space and expressing ideas and emotions which follow the musical intent. Modern is sometimes called Contemporary. No shoes required.


Lyrical is a style that utilizes ballet, jazz and modern techniques, to result in an expressive dance form that “tells a story” or relates “a feeling”. We strongly recommend that lyrical students be enrolled in a supplemental ballet or jazz class.

Adult Beginning Ballet

Adult beginning ballet is a fun class for all ages with low impact barre work, and a focus on stretching and strength building. Great way to tone your body and work on core strength. No dance experience required.

Registration Open - Mom and Tot - Creative Movement

Spend quality time together bonding, moving, playing & relaxing
Every Thursday 11am @ Studio 526
Ages 0-3 (participants must be able to crawl or creep)
First child $50.00, second child $10.00

Ballroom classes (private or group)

This is a fun way for couples to learn to dance together and be prepared to do so in settings outside the studio. Our classes will focus on teaching couples the core Ballroom dance steps of Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Cha-Cha, Fox Trot, Quickstep, Tango, Triple Swing, and Samba.

New - Birthday Parties at Excell!

Celebrate your child's birthday party at Excell, with lots of dance, games, music, dress up, fashion show, and a live performance from the Excell Dance Performing Group.
For more information on planning a party, please contact owner Stephanie Layton at 540-497-1635 .
View our Birthday Party flyer for more information.

Recital Video, by GoFetch Media

Make sure you place your order for the Excell Dance recital video today, presented by GoFetch Media. Also, it's not too late to order past recital videos.