Different Drummer Dance

Dance Education From The Inside, Out


Different Drummer Dance is a studio + online community that believes in dance classes for anybody who has a body, that dancers should learn pirouettes + body positivity, + that dancers are much more than their reflections in the studio mirror.



These aren't your mother’s dance classes. Every little girl (and boy!) needs a place to feel confident, unique, and bold. I offer fresh and big-hearted dance classes and parties with lessons that last a lifetime and empower your child's mind, body and spirit. Take a class or book a party in upstate New York or book a party in Northern California.


Dance Education meets self discovery (with a dash of woo). If your work feels more soul sucking than soul quenching it’s time for a transformation. A kick ass personal life and business don’t have to be mutually exclusive - I offer values + heart driven coaching, curriculum, tools and resources to help you uncover the core of your business or teaching practice.

Everything you'll find on this site is dedicated to big hearted dance education, with a healthy dose of humor and fun.


Discover tons of valuable tools! From classes, curriculums, how-to’s + interviews with your favorite dance idols, I’ve rallied my best resources here just for you.

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I’ve never felt like a typical ballerina.

I love ballet, but ballet hasn’t always loved me back.

Staring at myself in the ballet classroom mirror often left me wondering if I was too much, or not enough.

After 20+ years of dancing, and 10+ years of teaching, I'm now devoted to creating the products, classes, and communities I wish I had as a young dancer and that I know today’s dancers need.

“Katrena has a gentle and kind way to make all of the kids feel comfortable to perform and most importantly, simply have fun!”

— Michele, dance parent


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