Established in 1949 by Jeanne Maddox Peterson, Maddox Dance Studio strives to offer you the highest quality in dance education! My faculty and I extend a warm welcome to you and your families into our wonderful world of dance!
Personal attention and analysis of a student’s abilities, progress and achievement are all important factors in the successful training of a dancer. Dance training develops self-esteem, listening skills, discipline, physical fitness, musicality, responsibility, respect and many more qualities, that last a lifetime.
PHOTO: Student Abby Z poses en pointe at the old Battery Russell, an Army installation on the Oregon Coast during WW2. History tells us that the Japanese actually shelled it ... from a submarine!
“If you can think, feel, move ...
you can dance!”
All Students will be presented on stage in costume at the Astoria High School in Astoria, Oregon. See Calendar for dates.
is an annual gala holiday production, including professional guest artists, over 100 local dancers, nearly as many volunteer staff, and a professional 50 piece orchestra. Our Nutcracker has been featured nationally by NBC’s Today Show and has been invited to perform in Pendleton with the Oregon East Symphony. The three traditional holiday performances are the jewel of North Coast holiday events.
The Young Choreographers Concert is a yearly showcase held each April featuring our Little Ballet Theatre company members in a fully staged showcase. The event begins with an adjudication of the original works of the students, by a panel of dancers and teachers from out of the area, offering constructive criticism based on appropriateness of the music for the skill level of the dancer, the choice of costume, stage presence and originality. One week later, at the historic Liberty Theatre in Astoria they are presented in a public appearance. Their numbers are also performed throughout the spring season in various community shows.
The Tap Festival is a salute to the tradition of tap dance, and a tribute to National Dance Week. Always the first weekend of May, dancers from our studio are joined by tap dancers from the from throughout the Northwest. A highlight is the Audience Participation Tap Class on stage. The show traditionally concludes with a group number, The Shim-Sham. The Liberty Theatre is alive with the sounds of the many tapping feet!