Our Studio

The Dance Conservatory of Sarasota was founded to provide students with a high-quality dance education. Our mission is to bring the benefits of dance education to every DCS student in a nurturing, positive way.


Reception area with seating

Spacious dance area

Raised, sprung dance floors to prevent injury

Water fountain


Online registration

Online store for dress code (launching soon)

Credit card autopay


Enrollment for ages 3-adult

Standard curriculum (Classes are the same no matter who is teaching)

Dress code

Age-appropriate music, costume and movements


The Nutcracker - December

Winter Holiday Show - December

Showcase for Performance Company - January

Spring Production - March

Showtime - May

Our Team

Lori Gonzales

Studio Co-Founder

Mrs. Lori Gonzales received her dance education training at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that, she studied with some of the country’s top dance instructors including Savion Glover, Gene Medler, Frank Hatchett, Joe Tremaine, Finis Jung, and David Howard.

Mrs. Gonzales is excited to be bringing her expertise in training exceptional dancers and experience in running a large, successful dance studio in North Carolina to the Sarasota community. She has won numerous choreography and teaching awards at dance competitions and conventions nationwide. Her students consistently ranked in the overall standings at every competition and she has trained students who have gone on to dance in university programs and professionally.

The following are dance companies and programs where former students of Mrs. Gonzales have been accepted:

Appalachian State University

Ballet San Antonio

Carolina Ballet

Colorado Ballet

East Carolina University

Elon College

Houston Ballet

Meredith College Performance Company

NC School of the Arts

Sacramento Ballet

UNC Dance Team

More Faculty Bios Coming Soon…


Best dance studio in Sarasota! We absolutely love the small class sizes and individual attention that each child receives. My five year old absolutely adores Ms. Lori and looks forward to each class. Ms. Lori is great with all the developmental levels and guides each child with love and care. The studio is amazing, clean and inviting.This is the type of dance studio that a child can grow with and we are looking forward to it!

Brianna M.

My daughter just started at the Dance Conservatory of Sarasota and she absolutely loves it! This is her first time trying Hip Hop and she's loving her time with Ms. T! As a mom, my favorite part of the afternoon is picking her up from school seeing her excited and asking if today is hip hop or her ballet class! The studio is super clean and the entire staff is so helpful and friendly! Highly recommend!! 💕

Amy C.

Contact Us


5045 Fruitville Rd. #157

Sarasota FL 34232

Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


Dance Conservatory of Sarasota provides professional performing arts training to children and adults ages 3 and up. Recreational dance classes and Competitive opportunities are available.

Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

ADDRESS: 5045 Fruitville Rd. #157, Sarasota FL 34232

Email: hello@danceconservatorysrq.com

Telephone: (941) 300-0727

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