Dawsonville Dance is celebrating our 12 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

Taylor Culpepper began studying dance at age 2. She has studied Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Musical Theater. Her favorite genres of dance are Musical Theater and Contemporary. Miss Taylor has competed regionally and nationally, winning numerous titles and overall placements throughout her dance career. She has also won many judges’ choice awards and was named an All-American Dancer. She has also organized and hosted many dance showcases, where she raised over $1200 for her hometown’s women’s shelter.

Miss Taylor currently attends University of North Georgia, where she is pursuing a degree in Political Science. She aspires to protect the public by working as an Intelligence Analyst.

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