Premier Dance of Ocala

Lisa Whitaker
Office Manager

Located in Ocala, Marion County, Florida, Premier Dance of Ocala offers quality dance education by a group of talented and dedicated teachers. Our dance academy was formerly known as, Mary Ellen School of Dance, which opened in 1979 and today thrives with the help of our students, parents, teachers, and staff.

Samantha Lewis
Studio Owner
Alison Swearingen
Studio Owner

Programs & Curriculum


We are dedicated to offering a wide variety of quality dance training to all children from ages 2-18. Our dance classes include: Future Stars (mommy and me), Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, and many more! Additionally, we offer  Combo Classes, Dance ability and Princess Summer Camps.

Premier Dance of Ocala Competition Team

Our mission is to instill a great love of dance, while inspiring self-confidence, discipline and respect of the performing arts. Our goal is to give each individual dancer the tools they need to take dance as far as they dream to take it. If dancing is your passion, consider joining our competition team, Premier Team.

Premier Dance of Ocala

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday: Closed

Admission Inquiry

Please feel free to submit an inquiry below in regards to any questions you may have for admission and registration or would like to schedule a tour of our studio.