Debra Collier's School of Dance
Debra Collier's School of Dance

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2nd Generation Families Photo

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

This summer we had the pleasure of taking a photo with many of our second generation families. Each of these mothers were students at the studio and now they are sharing their love of dance with their children. Thank you to everyone that came out to be a part of our photo and for all that continue to build lasting memories with us!


Photo by Cox Studio

Charles Robison

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
The Flying Forum

The Flying Forum

Where can you find DCSD alumnus Charles Robison  these days?  Entertaining people with the Flying Foot Forum.  Described as “a vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater company that fuses percussive dance and music to tell unusual tales, create a wild variety of characters and explore universal ideas in inventive and exciting ways”, the Flying Foot Forum is the perfect company for this dynamic dancer.  Charles trained at DCSD for seven years, where he was part of Class Act Dance Troupe and competed with the troupe on regional and national levels.  Charles continued his training at Milikin University and then at the University of Minnesota.  To learn more about the Flying Foot Forum, visit


Cassie Dishman

Monday, December 16th, 2013


DCSD alumnus Cassie Dishman is a senior at IU and will graduate this year with a BS in Biology and minors in Chemistry, Human Development and Family Studies, and Animal behavior.  She is currently an applicant to osteopathic medical schools.  Cassie is a member of two dance organizations at IU, Hoosier Tap Company and Hoosierettes Dance Team.  Through her participation in these groups she has performed for various campus events, including Indiana University Dance Marathon, multiple sporting events and other local events in Bloomington, as well as an annual Pacer’s Game in the spring.

Cassie was a DCSD student for 16 years, where she spent many years as part of Class Act Dance Troupe and our Class Demonstrating program.  She has choreographed for our Dance Etc. II program and spend many summers assisting with our summer camps for boys.

Hoosier Tap Company provides a place for experienced tap dancers to be challenged and to grow as performers.  Click here to visit their Facebook page.

The Hoosierettes are a pom-style dance team that focuses on performance opportunities and community involvement.  Click here to visit their Facebook page.


From DCSD to the Indianapolis Colts

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Ashley Dirck Miller

What starts with a simple dance class can take you to amazing places. For Ashley (Dirck) Miller, her path included a trip to perform at Superbowl XLI as a Colts Cheerleader.  Ashley began at DCSD when she was five years old and was an integral part of Class Act Dance Troupe for eight years, traveling with the troupe to Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC and numerous other events.

"Someone to Love" 1995

Class Act Dance Troupe members
“Someone to Love” 1995
Ashley is front row on the right

Following graduation, Ashley was an Exercise Science major at the University of Indianapolis, where she was part of the dance team for two years.   While continuing her education for her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, she became a cheerleader for the Colts for four seasons.  During this time she participated in such events as Christmas caroling at Methodist Hospital, representing the Colts at the Brickyard 400 and cheering at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Life has brought Ashley full circle as she is raising her twin boys with her husband, Mitch, here in Warsaw and working as a Physical Therapist in Ft. Wayne.  It is wonderful to see Ashley at the studio again in our Dance Trance classes!

DCSD Graduate Update

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Sarah MillsDCSD graduate Sarah Mills was accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts section of the dance program at Western Michigan University. Only select members of the dance program are chosen to pursue the Fine Arts degree. Click here to read more about this program.  Sarah, a sophomore at Western Michigan University, was announced as one of four recipients of the Dalton Exceptional Dance Major scholarship and was also selected as the only dance major to receive the Partners in Dance Endowed Scholarship. We are so proud of you Sarah!!