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About Applegate Studio

Empowering Dancers of All Ages

Our Whole Body & Soul Philosophy

At Applegate Dance Studio our biggest pride is in creating an affirming, friendly, fun, family-like atmosphere. It is important to us that our dancers are challenged and flourish both physically and mentally. It is important to us that each student at our studio feels special and well taken care of.


We believe and practice that a soul's artistry flourishes best if it is nurtured by a sense of accomplishment, confidence, self-esteem and joy. Our studio provides a home for both the professionally oriented dancer and the recreational dancer, in the most suitable milieu for each.

Learn more about our supporting code of conduct.

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Teaching Technique

Our ballet program is the mainstay of our studio. Developing strong classical technique is encouraged before or while exploring other dance forms. Our ballet technique is based on a mixture of the three main schools of ballet: Vaganova, Cecchetti, and The Royal Academy. We use exercises and theory from all three schools, adding in a modern understanding of kinetics. We are very conscientious in providing our students with sound technique that prevents injury and promotes many years of dance enjoyment.

Learn more about our incredible dance instructors that help us teach these principles. 

Class Offerings

Founded by Lisa Applegate-Zimanyi in 1992, we are honored to have played such an integral part in the lives of hundreds of unique and amazing individuals over the years. As we move well beyond our 25th anniversary celebration, we look forward to meeting the physical movement needs ​of even more individuals as we expand our dance and fitness classes to better serve the physical and emotional needs of the amazing adults of the Davis community, and our surrounding cities of Vacaville, Dixon, Woodland, and West Sacramento.

Now Offering Classes for All Ages

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Parent & Student Testimonials

Just a small sampling of what our beloved students and parents have to say.

Anie Zhao

Applegate has been my second family for the last 10 years of my life! Every dancer here is super friendly.

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Hanshu Ding

As a dance-lover myself, I also took some adult dance classes there, and had lots of fun... Applegate is a magical place!

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Renee Ziang

It's an amazing place to learn and grow, and you'll also get to make lifelong friends along the way!!

Learn More About Applegate

Meet our amazing dance and fitness instructors. You can even explore which classes are taught by your favorite teacher.

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In Brief: We ask everyone to help promote a positive, encouraging, and nourishing family like environment. 


What to wear varies from class to class and level to level. Here is an easy guide of what to expect.

Learn More About Us

We'd love to get to know you better, and to share with you our vision for dancers young and old. Please contact us to learn more about our passion for positive human movement.

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