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Our Mission

Since its inception in 1998, Chesterfield Dance Center has been known for providing superior dance technique training, along with cutting-edge, contemporary choreography.  Our faculty is made up of professional dancers and dancers with degrees from accredited Universities who pride themselves on teaching, not only properly, but with passion.  CDC is a place where students can thrive and have fun, while developing their dancing potential to the fullest.

Whether you are interested in a professional career or simply recreation, CDC has something for the whole family.  We strive to mold our students into well-trained, dedicated and committed dancers with a passion for the art form.  Past students have gone onto dance in professionals companies, major in dance in college, become members of University dance teams, dance for Disney, teach in private studios, and even an international tour with pop sensation, Justin Beiber.

CDC has often been described as a family with a strong sense of community and loyalty, where you will never be treated as "just another number".  We aim to provide a nurturing and professional environment, where creativity can flourish and our students can learn the value of dedication and commitment, well beyond the world of dance. 


“We should consider everyday lost in which we don't dance.”

- Neitzsche  

CDC was chosen as one of Style's Family Favorites, by readers, under two categories, 2 years in a row!

"Favorite Dance Lessons" AND "Favorite Place to Celebrate a Birthday"! Thanks to our CDC family & friends for showing the love! 

2017 Summer Intensive

August 14th-18th

Official schedule coming soon! 


sENIOR (ages 13 & up)

Full Intensive Price: $300


jUNIOR (ages 10-12)

Full Intensive Price: $250


Drop-In Rates

$40/per class

$200 for 6 classes

Teddy Tedholm

Teddy Tedholm is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most exciting new talents in dance.The unique style of movement and obvious love of dance that mark his performances have also made Teddy a widely sought-after choreographer and teacher. He has worked at some of the finest dance studios in North America and around the world, including the Millennium Dance Complex and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and at New York City's famed Broadway Dance Center. In Los Angeles, he performs with Erica Sobol's CollidEdance company. In 2013, Teddy graduated with honors from the University of the Arts, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. While in Philadelphia he produced much of his own work, including eleven:eleven, a full-length show that received great reviews. His outstanding work at UArts earned him the university’s Stella Moore Prize for four years of achievement in dance. After college, Teddy was nominated for a World Dance Award in the category of Best Choreography Concert/Live Performance, and was also a finalist in the McCallum Theater Choreography Festival.  Both of these citations were for his eleven:eleven solo, "My Feet."  Most recently, he was named a finalist in the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Teddy currently resides in New York City, where he continues to develop and present new work.

Juliette Irons 


Originally from Canada, and now based in Los Angeles, Juliette Irons is quickly becoming well-known for her abstract movement all over North America. After spending one season as a principal dancer for MaSHUP contemporary dance, as well as training with Netherlands Dance Theater in for a summer in Holland, Juliette is now the creative director of her own company called "Art.uncensored" - which debuted their first show "DISORDER" in march of 2013. Also, Juliette was one of 5 soloists featured in "Regretless" - a collaborative dance show with musical artist Richard Walters. Juliette recently traveled on a 3-city teaching tour of Australia, including the Brent Street Studios Arts College Program in Sydney, where she also set choreography. Juliette was chosen to speak and present her work at the UK Synesthesia Association Conference in London this year, as well as held master classes at Studio Harmonic in Paris. This past year Juliette was a faculty member of Top 10 Dance Challenge Convention tour, and teaches regularly at EDGE performing arts center in LA, as well as Movement Lifestyle and Millennium Dance Complex. Juliette was also selected as a finalist for the 2013 and 2014 Capezio Ace Awards, and is now working on an upcoming abstract contemporary show for AXIOM. She continues to travel around choreographing and teaching her unique brand of musicality and technique.

Elissa Edwards 


Elissa Edwards is originally from Philadelphia, but has traveled her entire life. Training all over the county as she grew up, she eventually settled in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she now co-owns Impulse Dance Project with her partner, Lindsey Bryant. This is where she nurtures her life’s passion and work. Her students and the studio have been recognized all over with numerous awards and accolades. Elissa also travels, teaching master classes and setting choreography on many studios across the nation and Canada. Elissa attended University of the Arts on a full talent scholarship. She was also invited to perform with Stiletto entertainment and Anheiser Busch theme parks. Elissa now runs EVOLVE, in-studio conventions, which travels all over. Elissa recently premiered her first full-length show, entitled “and in our willingness…” She was also a finalist in the Capezio A.C.E awards two years in a row (2013 & 2014) and was chosen as one out of 3 emerging choreographers to premiere her work at the North Carolina Dance Festival’s bonus day in January 2014. Elissa was recently seen in Wilma Magazine as the Arts Woman to Watch this year, in Wilmington, North Carolina. 


Bianca Brandon

From gymnastics, cheerleading and basketball to finally dancing, the Richmond Virginia native found her true passion in the dance studio. She danced from the age of two at Jessica Morgan School of Dance then spent her final year of high school at J’adore Dance Studio. She graduated with a BFA in dance and a minor in Broadcasting from Point Park University. She has danced competitively since age three and recently participated in Season 11 of the hit TV Show So You Think You Can Dance. Bianca has been cast in works choreographed by Travis Wall, Dwight Rhoden, Renny Harris and Brian Enos from the Hubbard dance company. Bianca has already started following her dreams when she joined Disney Cruise Lines in August for their Fro-zen Spectacular musical. She hopes to make her way to Las Vegas or Los Angeles and retrieve her masters in                                                                                                              broadcasting in hopes of one day becoming a producer for a late night television show. Her other dreams are to                                                                                                    become a back up dancer for Beyonce or Jennifer Lopez some day.

Felix Cruz 

 Felix Cruz received their BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010.  After completing their undergraduate studies, Cruz began to tour nationally and internationally with choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones for the revival of Houston-Jones’s piece THEM.  In the three years Cruz worked with Houston-Jones, their artistic voice began to manifest into dance pieces Cruz presented in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Baltimore.  During this time, Cruz began to realize their passions for teaching dance and creating dance works; which ultimately lead them to their MFA in Dance at Arizona State University. Cruz has presented work throughout the Phoenix area, as well as Vienna, Austria when they attended Impulstanz in 2015.  The manifestation of Cruz’s experiences can be found in their dance collective, CRUZ CONTROL COLLECTIVE.  As the artistic director, Cruz   intends to create work that is a social commentary on the affect popular culture has on the                                                                                                                                     world; through a queer lens.  Through embodying practices such as teaching, creating, and                                                                                                                                     dialoguing, CRUZ CONTROL COLLECTIVE seeks to create dance for social change.



Chesterfield Dance Center

4930-38 E. Millridge Pkwy.

Midlothian, VA 23112

Market Square Shopping Center in Brandermill 

(between Taylor's Bar & Grill and High Touch Nail Salon)


 Phone: 804.763.0710

Email: info@chesterfielddancecenter.com

Carrie@chesterfielddancecenter.com (owner/director)