Dance Expressions by Erica is a full-service dance studio with a state-of-the-art facility, specializing in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Tumbling, Hip Hop and Musical Theater instruction by a professional faculty. We believe every child should have the opportunity to study with reputable instructors in a safe and positive environment, no matter the program they chose to participate in. Our new, 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown Irwin. It boasts 4 large dance studios with 14 foot ceilings, wall-mounted and portable Ballet barres, beautiful floor to ceiling mirrors and professionally installed sprung dance floors.
2016 Summer dance
Broadway Babies
Jun 13-aug 3 / ages 2-3
8 week session
Mondays 4-4:30pm
Wednesdays 4-4:30pm
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Bee A Dancer
Jun 13-aug 3 / ages 3-5
8 week session
Mondays 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm
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Diva Dance Camp
Jun 15-aug 3 / ages 6-13
2 Levels - 8 week session
Mondays 5:30-7pm
Wednesdays 5:30-7pm
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Elev8 Intensive
Jun 25-Jul 29 / ages 6-18
10am-4:30pm
Team Auditions
Placement Week
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Tumbling Clinic
Sat July 9th & July 23rd
1:00pm Basic
2:00pm Intermediate
3:00pm Advanced
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Tokyo Workshop
Monday August 29th
5:30-7pm
Advanced dancers ages 9+

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The Debe Faculty

Erica Kamensky

Owner & Director

Award-Winning Choreographer and Team Director 15 years teaching experience Walt Disney World Entertainment, Stiletto Entertainment, Holland America Cruise Lines Silver Medal soloist representing the United States in the International Dance Olympics Point Park Pre-Professional Program, Point Park International Summer Intensives, Katy Lyon Dance Center, Choreography Award at age 14

Lori Brown

Studio Manager

DEBE supporter for 8 years
Dance mom for 28 years

Jamie Kindling

Instructor

Coming Soon

Tanya Garcia

Ballet Instructor

Ballet Workshop of New England, The Rock School for Dance Education, Bachelors of Arts Degree in Dance from Point Park University, Dance Theater of Harlem, Ballet Austin II

Lindsay Burke

Ballet Instructor

Rock School West, Rock School for Dance Education, Point Park University graduate, Merztanz Company, Pittsburgh Opera, Texture Contemporary Ballet

Katie Kelly

Instructor

A 2009 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a BA in Dance. Pittsburgh Musical Theater, American College Dance Festival, River North Chicago Dance Co. and Doug Varone, The Latshaw Pops Orchestra. Choreographer for Gateway High School musical, East End Kids, Penn-Trafford High School, and The University of Pittsburgh. 

Kyley Klass

Musical Theater Instructor

Pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater at Point Park University Studied Musical Theater at Norwin HS under the direction of Erin Shrader and Lauren McCurdy The Theatre Factory, Gemini Children’s Theatre, Palace Theatre, CLO Academy

Caroline Pajan

Tumbling Coach

Coming Soon

the debe academy
Debut dancers
for ages 2-3
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
Creative Movement class introducing the fundamentals of dance with a partner. Partner may be mom, dad, grandparent, etc. There are no extra commitments for this class.
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Tiny Tots
for ages 3-5
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
60 minute class combining Ballet technique, Jazz movements and Tumbling skills. These dancers will perform two routines in the end of year showcase.
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Hot shots
for ages 4-6
Wednesdays & Saturdays
A 60 minute class combining Ballet technique, Jazz movements, Tumbling skills and Tap steps. These dancers will perform two routines in the end of year showcase.
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DEBE Dolls
for ages 6-9
Wednesdays and saturdays
30 minute classes in your choice of Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop. Each class will perform in the end of year showcase.
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Debe Divas
for ages 9-12
Wednesdays
30 minute classes in your choice of Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop. Each class will perform in the end of year showcase.
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DEBE Dynamites
for ages 12+
Wednesdays
30 minute classes in your choice of Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop. Each class will perform in the end of year showcase.
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Musical Theater
Two Levels: Ages 6-9 & Ages 10+
Mondays
Singing, Acting and Dancing
Our theater students perform in the end of year showcase.
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Tumbling
For Ages 6-18
Mondays
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels
No extra commitments for these classes.
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the debe Team
Recreational Company
for ages 9+
Thursdays
A more serious concentration on technique and more performance opportunities with less commitment than the competitive dance team. These dancers must train 4 hours each week, compete in 2 competitions and perform at the end of year showcase.
Itty Bitty Company
For ages 4-7
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Our youngest group of serious dancers train 5 hours each week, compete at 3 competitions and perform at the end of year showcase.
Junior, Teen & Senior Company
For ages 6-18
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
These company members are considered our pre-professionals. They train ten to twenty hours per week in all forms of dance.