Master teacher and choreographer, Ms. Debra Sparks takes her award-winning talents and imparts ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and competitive dance to students of all ages. From beginner to pre-professional, this Newtown, Bucks County dance studio holds classes 7 days / week, including summer intensive, competition, and performance camps.

The Inspiration Behind Debra Sparks Dance Works (DSDW)


Debra Sparks Dance Works was founded by Ms. Debra Sparks who began her career as a professional dancer over four decades ago. “Ms. Deb,” as her students call her, is currently a teacher and choreographer, and runs the DSDW studio full-time.

Debra Sparks studied ballet at some of the finest schools, including: SAB, Boston Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet.  She was principal dancer with the Maywood Ballet Company and the Marcia Hyland Dance Company. Her teaching background dates back to 1975, encompassing faculty status at Rowan University, teaching Master classes throughout the tri-state area, and choreographing and dancing for Jane Fonda and Mikhail Baryshnikov, promoting their dancewear lines. Ms. Debra has extensively choreographed for television, colleges, and theatres.

• In 1991, Ms. Debra founded the Philadelphia Children’s Ballet Academy, a non-profit cultural organization.
• In 1998, Ms. Debra brought the Debra Sparks Dance Works to Newtown, where hopes, expectations, and dreams continue to soar.
• In 2005, Ms. Debra founded the Bucks County Dance Company (BCDC), a pre-professional dance company that offers the highest level of training to select, talented dancers on scholarship.

Annually, the company and team dancers are quite busy serving the community through numerous appearances and fund-raising event including working with:
• The American Red Cross
• Leukemia/Lymphoma Society
• American Cancer Society

Awards and Competitions

Since 1990, Ms. Deb has been honored every year with awards for excellence in teaching and choreography at many national dance competitions. Her dance team has continually won high-scoring studio awards and championship status in: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop.

Among their many accomplishments, Ms. Debra is proud to say, “My dancers not only dance beautifully, they exemplify the best of our American youth.”

The DSDW Vision

As Directress of Debra Sparks Dance Works, Debra’s goal remains as it began in 1984: to teach young, talented children the wonderful art of ballet and dance, to encourage their growth in self-esteem with pride in their accomplishments, and—above all—to instill in them the “love of dance!”

Debra Sparks Dance Works Newtown PA (215)579-5678

Debra Sparks Dance Works, Located in Newtown, Bucks County, PA, offers Classical dance training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, and more. DSDW provides lessons for students of all ages. From Pre-School to Pre-Professional, there is something for everyone at DSDW. Dance students come from Newtown, Yardley, New Hope, Solebury, Upper Makefield, Lower Makefield, Langhorne, Richboro, Holland, Warminster, Warrington, Montgomery County, New Jersey, and surrounding areas.