Dawsonville Dance is celebrating our 13 anniversary season! Dawsonville Dance Studio was founded in 2010 by Mary Murdaugh. Mary opened Dawsonville Dance, formerly Ballet etc., to provide the children of Dawson County with the opportunity to dance. Ensley Sisk, a Dawsonville Dance alumnus, purchased the studio in 2020. She brings a fresh energy and experience to carry us into our second decade!

It is our goal to bring high quality dance instruction to Dawson county and the surrounding area. Dawsonville Dance is a clean, safe environment for students to learn and where they are encouraged to excellence. We will always have modest, non-compromising costuming with clean dance moves and music. Our dance classes are always fun, upbeat, and wholesome.

What makes Dawsonville Dance different from other dance studios?

Dawsonville Dance is a performance based studio where the student’s well-being and happiness are the #1 priority. We recognize that only a small percentage of dancers continue into the professional world and yet truly believe that the lessons and skills, memories and relationships formed through dance will have a profound impact throughout each child’s life. We strive to provide your family with a happy, wholesome environment where childhood innocence is celebrated and where the best childhood memories are made.

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About the owner

Ensley Sisk began studying dance at age 11. She has studied Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tumbling, Clogging, and Tap. Ensley has extensive local performance experience including the Belk fashion show, National Dance Week flashmob, and the Santa Celebration and Christmas Parade at the Mall of Georgia. She has also completed in The Power All-star Clogging Challenge competition in Woodstock GA where her team won 1st place.

Miss Ensley is a Dawsonville Dance alumnus and has completed a teacher training program, including assistant and solo teaching, choreographing, and lesson planning, after which she became a beloved teacher. Miss Ensley is a 2020 college graduate and is thrilled to continue her journey as the new owner of Dawsonville Dance.

We are so excited for Miss Ensley’s vision for the future of Dawsonville Dance!

Additional Staff

Grace Lloyd

Grace has been dancing since she was 6 years old. She started dancing with the Gainesville School of Ballet and Gainesville Ballet Company where she studied under Diane Callahan, Jocelyn Buchanan and Charlotte Delong. She has studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and other contemporary jazz styles. She has also worked with Marina Eglevsky, Nicholas Pacana, Autumn Eckman, Kassandra Taylor-Newberry, Kara Johnson, Paulo Manso De Sousa, Margaret Mcpherson, Pytron Parker, and Peter Swan.

She has played the roles of Clara and Ballerina Doll in Gainesville Ballet Company’s Nutcracker, Along with many other roles in other shows. She has also danced with Brenau University Dance Majors throughout the years. She is so very excited to help kids further their love for dance!

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