About Us

Diane Hale School of Dance, based in Ashland, Virginia,was founded in 1978 by Diane Schools Hale.  The school has trained students from Ashland, Hanover, and the surrounding communities over the years with over 26 highly acclaimed dance productions.  Now under the direction of owners Brenda P. Rath and Nancy S. Terrell, the school  is very proud to carry on a tradition of providing a stimulating dance education  to their students in a small town setting.


 Presenting a program of study dedicated to professional dance  training in a family environment, the instruction offered here gives each pupil a sense of accomplishment, artistic awareness, and genuine enjoyment through the art of dance.  Dancers are trained in a  developmental program of dance classes progressing to higher levels of ability.  Smaller class sizes provide a more personal learning experience giving each student the attention they deserve.



117 England Street

Ashland, Virginia  23005

Satellite location:

Montpelier Center for Arts and Education

 17205 Mountain Road

Montpelier, Virginia  23192

                          Cinderella 2018 

The Sound of Music 2019

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