COVID-19 Message

Our students safety is our top priority.  So that we do our part in assuring all are safe and the spread of COVID-19 is limited, we will be holding all classes virtually. We will be following the Baltimore City Public Schools guideline. Please contact Dance Happens for questions or concerns. (410)929-2432

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Dance Happens, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit dance program that caters to the inner city youth of Baltimore, Maryland. Its dedication and responsibility is to create a positive learning environment that instills passion, self-esteem, artistic development, and confidence that stimulates creativity and intellectual growth.

Dance happens Inc. named one of Baltimore’s Best Ballet Classes!

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Although we are currently not holding regular dance classes due to COVID-19, we will continue to highlight our students and our teachers.

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Baby Shower!


Who is Amber Merrick

Baltimore, MD native Amber J. Merrick began training in the Baltimore School For the Arts’ T.W.I.G.S. program. While a student at the high school, she received additional training at Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, and American Ballet Theater. Merrick received a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University and also had the pleasure of studying abroad at Palucca Schule Dresden in Dresden, Germany.

Professional credits include Die Theater Chemnitz, Oakland Ballet Company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, and Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway.

Ms. Merrick’s teaching resume encompasses a variety of styles of dance at schools such as Dallas Black Dance Academy, The   Dance Conservatory at St. Paul’s School for Girls, Supernova Dance Company and Towson University Community Dance. Merrick has completed Towson University’s Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Dance Teaching Certification Program. She is currently on dance faculty at Milford Mill Academy and Franklin Middle School in Baltimore County, MD.


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