Lisa Kaplan Barbash
Artistic Director Since 1980
Lisa is the Artistic Director of TDS Dance Company and has had the honor of teaching, choreographing, directing and owning her studio for the past forty two years. Lisa is a certified life-time member of Dance Educators of America and TDS is a certified Acrobatic Arts studio. TDS Dance Company is the recipient of the 2023 ADCC Studio Excellence Award and the home of 2023 National Grand Champions at Showstoppers Nationals in Mashantucket, CT.
Beginning her 43rd Season as owner and Artistic Director, Lisa has been a leader in the dance industry for many years and is the recipient of numerous Outstanding Choreography Excellence Awards and Excellence in Technique awards. TDS Dance Company has been named on of the TOP 50 Dance Studios in the Country for three consecutive years. Many of her dance students have been accepted to various prestigious colleges and have gone on to be successful in many aspects of dance, teaching, owning studios and performing in the entertainment industry.
Whether dancing for the fun of it or with a career of dance in mind, the love and joy of dance is always at the fore front and creating an environment for young artists to grow and succeed is one of Lisa’s greatest and most important accomplishments.
Meet the team
Bella is currently a Dance Major at Dean College and is proficient in all genres of dance and loves to work with all age students. Isabella is an Assistant Competition Director and can't wait to begin the brand-new season to share her love and passion for dance with all of her students.
Start Dancing With Us Today!
We offer a variety of classes for dancers ages 3 to 19 and have something to offer dancers of all skill levels. Young dancers will be able to build a robust foundation for their core skills while being challenged to hone their technique.