A place for students to nurture their creativity and explore the connections between the academic world with dance and the theatre arts



We believe a combined academic and performing arts curriculum, located at DADA, will benefit young aspiring dancers to foster a life-long love of learning.  The Debbie Allen Middle School academic program will have the foundation for students to have a superior and quality arts education experience in dance and the theatre arts.  The academic program is designed to provide a challenging, rigorous, and exciting curriculum that will propel students to excel and be successful at the high school level.   

The Debbie Allen Middle School is an independent, tuition-based, private school for aspiring young dancers in grades 6 through 8. Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year will be $25,000. In August of 2021, DADA began their middle school academic program starting with students in the 6th grade.  In August of 2022, grade 7 will be added followed by grade 8 in 2023.   Each grade level will be capped at 15 students with a total enrollment of 45 students by 2023.


All classes will be held on-site. In the first semester 2021-2022 school  year, all classes will be held in-person at Debbie Allen Dance Academy, 3791 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90008. Starting in the second semester, classes will be held at DADA’s new facility, the Rhimes Performing Arts Center, 1850 South Manhattan Place, Los Angeles, CA  90019.

Online applications for the 2022-2023 school year are available now, click here to apply.