The Dancer's Extension

Taking an academic approach to dance education.

Directions to The Dancer's Extension

From I-26 (West or East): Take exit #59, the Saluda exit. Go west on Ozone Drive traveling towards the town of Saluda. Take the first left onto Howard Gap Road. Take an immediate right up the hill into the Don Mintz Center. Our studio is Suite #4 at the right end of the Don Mintz Center.


From the Town of Saluda: Travel Main Street going east towards Tryon. Take a left at Ozone Drive going towards I-26. Take the last right before I-26 onto Howard Gap Road. Take an immediate right up the hill into the Don Mintz Center. Our studio is Suite #4 at the right end of the Don Mintz Center.

Extension... What is Extension?

EXTENSION - Term used to describe the ability of a dancer to raise and hold the extended leg en l'air. A dancer is said to have a good extension if, when doing a développé a la seconde, he/she is able to hold and sustain the raised leg above shoulder level.

Gail Grant, Technical Manual
and Dictionary of Classical Ballet


EXTENSION - A branch of a university (or preschool) for students who cannot attend the university proper; a part that forms a continuation or addition.

Victoria Neufeldt, ed.,
Webster's New World Dictionary