Our philosophy at Terry's has always been, "BRING IN THE LIGHTS!" and now we're adding to that with "THE  SHOW MUST GO ON!"  

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Terry's School of Dance and Gymnastics undertook the implementation of health-control guidelines as stated by the Virginia Department of Health. The art and act of dancing is both an intra-personal and inner-personal experience conducted in both groups and individually, which causes businesses like TSD to augment Federal and state guidelines in order to balance effective teaching and maximizing health and safety of the students. TSD has gone beyond those requirements to implement further guidelines and is constantly monitoring activities in our studios, the work our instructors perform, and the health of our students. Parents should rest assured that TSD will live up to its philosophy of providing only the very best for our students and their families through the pandemic -- the only possible way we see surviving this pandemic is to dance our way through it.  The show must go on! 

We're very happy to announce our revised Fall schedule which provides a variety of instruction opportunities in safe classrooms and taught by instructors trained in the latest procedures to maximize a healthy learning environment. 

Please take a moment to look at the new procedures below -- all TSD families will be required to observe these policies so that we all may have a healthy and fun place to learn awesome dance and gymnastics!

For those new or to TSD, here's a bit of information to help you learn about us.  We're 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




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