About Us

Founded in 1945 by Dr. and Mrs. Fishback , Fishback Studio is regarded as one of the finest dance schools in the country. Our former students have gone on to dance in professional companies, on stage and screen, pre-professional programs and top level university dance programs. Our dancers are regularly awarded scholarships to intensives and universities. We are proud to offer high quality dance training in a supportive and encouraging environment. Classes offered in all ages, genres and levels. For the more serious dancer, competition teams are available. Well over 25,000 students have trained at Fishback Studio since it’s opening. Fishback Studio is family owned and operated.


Our Mission

To provide the finest dance education to students of all ages and levels in a caring, nurturing environment. We strive to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance and the arts. Our commitment is that each student grow and develop as dancers and in character.


Company Profile

Fishback Studio was founded in 1945 by Dr. and Mrs. Fishback. Today, the studio is operated by their daughter, Kathie Fishback Anthony and her husband, professional guitarist Michael Anthony. Kathie trained since the age of 3 at Fishback Studio and enjoyed twelve years of professional dancing in Hollywood where she was seen dancing on The Carol Burnett Show, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, NBC Follies, Emmy and Academy Award Shows among many others. Kathie loves sharing her professional experience and love for all dance forms with the students.

Fishback Studio maintains a wide acquaintance with nationally recognized teachers and performers from New York to Hollywood. This professional contact keeps our dance instruction abreast with the times. Our senior faculty maintain the excellence of their training through constant study and personal appearances. Assistants in the studio are personally trained by the studio faculty.

Fishback Studio is a member of Dance Masters of America, Cecchetti Council of America, Dance Educators of America, British Association of Teachers of Dance, and Federation of U.S. Teachers and Adjudicators.

Classes begin the last week of August each year. Class sizes are limited and do fill, enroll now to assure placement.


Summer Session

A six week session is offered in June and July in all styles of dance for children and adults. Also available is our Performing Arts Workshop, Hip Hop and couples Swing & Salsa dancing! Six week summer session June 3 – July 12 , 2014. Sign up now!



Our dance season is held late August through May of each year. The registration process begins in May each season. Open House for new students is held mid August to visit our facility. Class schedules are set in early August.



To keep up with your class level, regular attendance is required. Please call the studio when students will be absent from their classes. Alternate classes are often available for missed lessons. No refund allowance will be made for temporary absence or lessons discontinued in the middle of the month.



Payment of tuition is made by the month in advance. Registration fee of $15 per person or $25 per family is paid annually for the new season. Discounts are applied for each additional class taken and we provide a special fee for unlimited classes. In addition, a third family member receives one class per week free of charge. We are very proud of our many parents  and adults who also take dance class (parents are always half price). A late fee of $10 is applied on the 20th of each month. Please call or email the studio for current fee schedule.



Enrollment is ongoing if space is available in classes. Please call or stop by the studio with any specific questions you may have.


FISHBACK STUDIO is located in a beautiful, large facility. Each dance studio has sprung, hardwood floors and our two largest studios have a Marley Floor over the sprung hardwood. Windows for open viewing into classrooms allow dance as an art to be enjoyed by families.

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