Diggs School of Dance

Welcome to Diggs School of Dance

Home of Bayside Youth Ballet

6756 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061


In the effort to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, the studio will remained closed through March 28 at which time we will re-evaluate our decision to determine if it is safe to reopen.   In order to stay connected with our dance families, and to keep our dancers moving we are inviting you to join our Google Classroom that Miss Hope has created for us!  There are suggestions for video lessons, YouTube performances for company dancers to study, and a ballet class for Ballet II, Trainees, and Company dancers by our own Caitlin Nichols who is on the faculty of Ballet Hawaii.  Most of your choreography is on there as well so scroll down to find your class.  We will be adding more later, as it becomes available to us.     As a reminder there are free online ballet classes available.  More to follow in the coming days as well.

We hope all of you stay safe as we navigate through these troubling times.  We miss everyone and look forward to being with you soon.  Let us know if you are enjoying the classroom, and if you would like to have a class with your own teachers via video and we can arrange that as well. Let us hear from you by text, email, OR, you could call us on the phone!!  Send us pictures or videos or you practicing, rehearsing, or choreographing your own dances, we would love to see you.

We will continue to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation. Thank you for helping keep our community safe and let’s dance!

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New Dance Class


Get moving in this new class for dancers 8 and up.  Each class will begin with a warm-up, followed by high energy choreography inspired by a medley of popular dance styles and music.  Wear comfortable clothes, don’t forget your water and be prepared to learn some cool moves in a fun filled and exciting atmosphere.  No experience necessary!!!


Diggs School of Dance, established in 1975, is a technique-oriented program designed to develop an appreciation for dance and ensure that all students have the opportunity to express themselves through this very special art form. The school offers a concentrated program for those students desiring an intense level of study as well as a general program designed for students who want to dance for personal enjoyment or physical fitness.

Both programs provide an environment that develops students physically, emotionally and intellectually. This environment is achieved through highly qualified and dedicated teachers committed to promoting self-esteem, encouraging self-confidence and offering positive challenges for every student.

The faculty members of Diggs School of Dance are continuously working to enhance and strengthen the quality of dance instruction your child receives, as well as ensuring that the training environment is safe and nurturing.


Why is Diggs School of Dance the right choice for your dancer?

  • DSD offers highly qualified teachers with extensive training in dance and education.
  • DSD teachers are focused on promoting self-esteem, encouraging self-confidence and offering positive challenges for every student.
  • DSD provides state-of-the-art facilities with floating dance floors to reduce the risk of injury and ceiling to floor mirrors.
  • DSD offers extra performance opportunities through Bayside Youth Ballet.
  • DSD continues to produce exceptionally talented dancers who successfully compete in college dance programs, professional dance companies and dance education training.


What do students achieve through dance?

  • Physical fitness
  • Self Discipline
  • Self Respect
  • Team work
  • Musicality
  • Creativity
  • Independence
  • Self Expression
  • Self Confidence
  • Time Management
  • Cultural Awareness