Preprofessional Performance Team

The Exhale Dance Company (EDC) is a paraprofessional program for dancers in grades 2nd-12th.  Through a serious study of the art form and technique of dance, our company members gain the knowledge and strength needed for artistic excellence.  Students will participate in performances and educational workshops that will assist their personal growth on-and-off the dance floor.

Have questions or want to schedule an audition? Contact our EDC staff via email at


Depending on level/age, dancers take class 2-3 days a week for a total of 4-6.5 hours. They also participate in 1-2 workshops throughout the season.

Performances:  Our company members perform roughly about 4-6 times a season.  They do not perform in competitions, but rather, we find more meaningful community/benefit events for them to perform during.  These shows include Exhale’s Winter (first Saturday in December)/Spring ( Saturday in May) concert, The Haunted Train Ride (1st or 2nd Saturday in October), Norfolk Community Day (First Saturday in June), and the Farmers’ Market (2nd Saturday in June) to name a few.

Our EDC program is meant for dancers that have mastered the prior level of training at Exhale and are searching to deepen their dance education and receive more rewarding performance opportunities.  New to Exhale?  Students must attend a class so the director, Mrs. Jen, can assess their current level and if they are ready for the company.

EDC’s Mission: 
The Exhale Dance Company’s mission is to help our community cultivate healthy, well-rounded adolescents that are ready to take on the world with compassion, strength, confidence, and grace by providing our students with a paraprofessional dance program in a nurturing environment.  

EDC’s Vision:
The Exhale Dance Company’s vision is to assist our dancers in becoming the absolute best dancer and person they can be!

Exhale Dance Company values dance as an art form. We train our students to be dedicated, hard-working artists who revere their craft and are dedicated to perfecting it.  Members of our company will be fully prepared to leap onto a collegiate/professional dance stage, run a corporate meeting, or (the most challenging job of all) live the Mom/Dad life.  Life skills are taught to ALL of our students such as teamwork, inclusiveness, leadership, “I can” confidence, a strong work ethic, accountability, and the importance of community involvement.  

“I learned (from Jen) how to live fully with passion, determination, strength, and grace.” ~ Hannah G (Former Student)
“With my daughter’s team, thanks to Miss Jen, all the dancers have a very strong work ethic that has taught them about teamwork, leadership, and accountability and given them much confidence.” ~ Karen D (Parent)