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

Tap Dance Classes in Sarasota


Our Team


Lori Gonzales


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…