Welcome to Edgewater Academy of Dance


We offer a wide variety of dance classes, including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, and Kindersteps, to students of all ages.  Please call the studio for more information about our class schedule or for questions about registration, and visit our Special Offerings page to view our six week sessions and other special events.

Located in Gilford, NH, we provide convenient access to dance instruction to students across the Lakes Region.  Our dance company, comprised of selected veteran students, travels to perform and compete throughout the state at various times of year.

For those of you visiting the site who are existing students or parents, we appreciate your support and dedication!  For those of you new to Edgewater Dance, we hope you decide to come and dance with us!  We are excited for a great year of dancing!

Feel the joy…Join the dance!

Cathy Defregger


Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of children of all ages through dance, music, and creative exploration.

Our Vision

Students of all experience levels and ages will come together in a nurturing environment to gain a solid technical foundation while continuing to develop their abilities for creative expression. Students will awaken a positive self-awareness that will last a lifetime. “Feel the joy, join the dance.”


Latest News & Announcements

2018 Dance Recital

Brighten your day…Attend our 2018 travel themed dance recital, “Dancers Without Borders!” Come see our wonderful dancers perform in our year end recital on May 19, 2018 at 1:00 and 6:00 PM at Gilford High School auditorium. Tickets are available at the door or for pre-purchase by calling the studio at 293-0366.

Kindersteps 6 Week Session Begins April 11

Our 6 week session of Kindersteps for 2-3 year olds begins Wednesday, April 11, 10:15-11:00 AM. This class teaches basic motor, dance, and social skills, utilizing the young dancer’s vast imagination in a fun and nurturing environment using movement, music, instruments and a variety of equipment. Try the first class for $5 with no obligation (will […]

Women’s Self Defense Seminar

Rice Law Office and Edgewater Dance are sponsoring a women’s self defense course for ages 12-Adult, Saturday, January 7th at Edgewater Academy of Dance, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. RLO will be making a donation to a local domestic shelter for each student attending. In addition, we will accepting donations. To sign up contact Cathy […]

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