Florida Dance Workshop
Home of the award winning "Florida Dance Company" & "Ovations" Competition Team

Dance Class for ages 3+

Dance Styles: Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics & Hip Hop

Quality Instruction

Our classes are laid back and fun, but we are serious about helping each child become his or her own personal best. Our staff is certified to teach in all styles of dance from Dance Masters of America. Click to learn more about our classes.

Nurturing Environment

FDW provides a safe, fun, nurturing environment . We teach that hard work produces results and we help our dancers to achieve the genuine self-esteem that comes with mastery of technique. Click to learn more about our studio & policies.

Proven Success

FDW is proud to have helped many dancers find success on a professional level. Broadway and Disney World, to Carnival Cruise Lines our dancers our performing all over the world. Click to read more about out student accomplishments.

Performance Opportunities

FDW students perform year round throughout southwest Florida in charity events, competitions, and of course in our annual Showtime Production. Click learn about performance opportunities.

About FDW

A fun, family-friendly, nurturing environment, where the experience is positive and the quality shows!
New students are always welcome for either recreational or career training.

Susan (Labousier) Kickbush & Michelle (Labousier) Mandile are the mother/daughter team who founded the Florida Dance Workshop in 1991. FDW quickly became the forerunner in dance education and has repeatedly been named Charlotte County’s Best Performing Unit and voted Best Dance Studio by the Charlotte Sun.

Florida Dance Workshop is a place where the efforts, abilities, and varied talents of all students are respected by their teacher, and all fellow dancers. It is our goal to make classes and rehearsals fun, but we are serious about helping each child become his or her own personal best. We teach that hard work produces results and we help our dancers to achieve the genuine self-esteem that comes with mastery of technique. These important lessons also apply to life’s future challenges. We believe in seeking, not perfection, but excellence from all students, with the understanding that it be appropriate to their age level, ability, and interest. Florida Dance Workshop will never aspire to be the biggest school, but we will always strive to be the best!

Testimonials

2016 Latest News


Congratulations to FDW Alumni Nikki Blazekovic for making the NBA Orlando Magic Dance Team!!!

Congratulations Hailey Crawford for winning not ONE, but TWO NATIONAL Titles this July in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia at Inspire National Talent Competition & Platinum Dance Competition, the Overall High Score Award and Judge’s Choice Technique Award . Thank you for representing FDW and the state of Florida so well!!!

Congratulations to Hannah Guzik auditioned alongside 1,000+ other dancers worldwide, and was one of the only 30% to be excepted Radio City Music Hall Rockette Summer Intensive! We’re excited to dance with you again and to hear all about your experience dancing in NYC!!!

2016-2017 Fall Season
Starts Aug 15, 2016 we can’t wait to see you there!!!

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