Northwest Dance Studio Orlando’s mission is to offer an opportunity for kids and adults to build self-esteem and confidence through the art of dance. We provide a safe and positive environment, instilling performance quality and passion in our students. Dance Classes are available for all ages (3+ years) and do not require membership. Drop-ins are welcome!
Northwest Dance Studio was founded in 2005 and is located on the Northwest Church campus. Founder and director Sarah Swindell brings her more than 15 years of professional dance experience to give the studio’s students, mostly children and teens, the opportunity to learn multiple forms of dance and perform on a stage – an opportunity many would otherwise miss during childhood. Beyond teaching technique through a variety of dance genres, the studio’s focus is on instilling confidence, integrity and positive self image in its students that they can use in everyday life to achieve their dreams.
Classes include aerial silks, ballet, contemporary, creative movement, hip hop, jazz, lyra hoops, pilates, tap and musical theatre. Committed students are given an opportunity to audition for Northwest Dance Company, which produces community-wide, original Broadway-level dance performances at the Northwest Church Auditorium throughout the year.
Drop in to try a class, or experience the next Northwest Dance Company original dance production.
Meet the Director
Sarah Swindell started her training at Orlando Ballet, formerly known as Southern Ballet Theater. At the age of 15, she was the youngest employee hired on staff and invited into the company. Her ballet performances with SBT include The Nutcracker, The Three Musketeers, Cinderella, Dracula, Romeo & Juliet, and A Midsummer’s Night Dream. She also traveled with the company. She then went on to teach and dance at Harwood Watson Dance Studios. In 2005 she founded Northwest Dance Studio and began to develop her own team of performance dancers, the Northwest Dance Company. The Company has performed internationally in Lima, Peru and Dundee, Scotland. The Studio's classes include aerial silks, ballet, contemporary, creative movement, hip hop, jazz, lyra hoops, pilates, tap and musical theatre.