TSD is your family's partner in helping

your child achieve their greatest

development possible.

Located in the Mount Vernon section of Alexandria, Virginia, Terry's School of Dance & Gymnastics is Northern Virginia's award-winning studio where kids have learned to dance and tumble for over 40 years.  Founded in 1974 by Jack and Terry Peyton, we first opened in the basement of a townhouse with an enrollment of just five students. Within a few short years, our school blossomed to its current location in the South Alexandria area in the Woodlawn Shopping Center.

Terry's offers a wide range of classes for kids, teens, and young adults. Our team consists of highly qualified teachers with experience in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, musical theater, hip-hop, contemporary, pre-k combo, and gymnastics. We also have a competitive dance team, Show Group, that competes in local and national dance competitions. We offer after-school enrichment for Home Schoolers.

TSD is the proud home to ...

TV Actor & Dancer, Lane Napper

Professional Dancer, Ashley Seldon
Recording Artist, Jason Cerda

Stage & Screen Dancer, Becca Nelson

Stage & TV Dancer, Darrion Sellman




& Stuff

  • ​Our 2019 Fall schedule is out! 

  • TSD has new teachers arriving this Fall, please be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. 

  • Be sure to check in with us about our Holiday schedule!

  • Interested in dance for your child? Stop by TSD today!

  • CLICK HERE to register for 2019-2020 classes

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Terry's School of Dance & Gymnastics

8730 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, Virginia 22309


Email: terrysdanceandgym703@gmail.com

Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday: 5:30-8:30 pm

Thursday & Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10:00-1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed