Washington’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: Donna’s School of Dance

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Donna’s School of Dance is a 2018 award winner for dancing schools and studios in Washington!

From ballet to hip-hop, Donna’s School of Dance helps their students fall in love with many different styles of dance.

Donna’s School of Dance has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.84 stars, a wonderful Rating Score™ of 96.40 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 dance schools and studios in all of Washington.

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews they’ve received:

“My daughter has been a student at Donna’s for nine years. I’ve also enrolled in a few classes myself. We love the longevity of the staff and the fun atmosphere here. These teachers have a real gift [for] working with children. It’s wonderful to see teachers who share the same passion and enthusiasm for dance as your child. Donna’s is the best!” – Missy M

Not Your Average Dance School

Donna’s School of Dance is family owned and operated, and their students and their families can feel that family-friendly atmosphere when they walk through the door.

Many of the young kids they teach grow up dancing at Donna’s School of Dance, and they offer three rooms with private viewing rooms that allow parents to observe their kids while in class.

We asked Darcy, the School Director of Donna’s School of Dance, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. This is what she had to say:

“We strongly believe that when kids come to dance, it’s not just to dance. They learn confidence, poise and other things that they will take with them throughout their lives. If you can get on stage and dance in front of people, you can take that confidence with you in every area of your life.”

Darcy also shared a story about one of her students who started dancing when she was three years old.

For the first few years, the student was very shy and timid. She also put a lot of pressure on herself to get it right the first time, and if she didn’t, she’d beat herself up. Darcy sat down with her and told that, even if she doesn’t get it right today, she’ll get it next week or some time in the future. That conversation changed the girl’s perspective and how she carried herself. She is now one of the most talented students at Donna’s School of Dance.

Building Success By Being a Part of the Community

According to Darcy, Donna’s School of Dance has been a part of the community in Spokane Valley for 56 years, and that longevity and community involvement has helped them build a strong reputation both online and offline. They have an employee who handles all of their social media, and that has also contributed to their respectable online reputation.

Donna’s School of Dance is a family-friendly, conservative, family-run and multigenerational dance school, and the majority of their business comes from teaching children.

We asked Darcy what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“The customer is always right. Treat your customers well and like family.”


Congratulations to the team at Donna’s School of Dance for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Darcy, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a great dance school in Spokane Valley, we highly recommend Donna’s School of Dance. Visit their website today!