County Dance Conservatory

Basic Information

Address: 204 Owensville Rd. West River, MD 20778
Phone Number: 410-353-8301
Person of Contact: J. Davis Hobdy, School Director

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Additional Information

Lesson Types: ballet, jazz, modern, pointe, tap, tumbling
Styles/Genres: Vaganova, Cechetti, Graham, Horton
Instruction Levels: beginner to professional
Hours: Monday 4:00-8:00pm Tuesday 10:00am-12:00noon Tuesday 4:00-8:00pm Wednesday 5:00-8:00pm Thursday 10:00am-12:00noon Thursday 4:00-8:00pm Friday 4:00-8:00pm Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
Class Schedule: see website
Ages: 3-adult
Gender: male and female
Capacity: no more than 10 students per class
Pricing: starts at $55 per month for one class per week per month
Payment Methods: cash or personal check
Setting/Location(s): private studio
Dress Code: short or long sleeve black, burgundy or hunter green leotard and pink tights for girls with pink ballet shoes and black jazz and tap shoes -boys wear white t-shirts and black pants with black shoes for ballet, jazz, and tap
Recitals: informal student showcases at end of school year
Education/Awards: New Prague Dance Festival 2011/Prague, Czech Republic- City of Prague Prize and 3rd Prize Dance Theatre European Festival of Dance and Performing Arts 2010/Paris, France 1st place adult group jazz/street dance 1st place adult group modern/lyrical 2nd place adult group tap 2nd place adult solo New Prague Dance Festival 2010/Prague, Czech Republic- Dancing Hand Award New Prague Dance Festival 2009/Prague, Czech Republic- Dancing Hand Award 3rd Prize Dance Costume two students recognized for talent New Prague Dance Festival 2008/Prague, Czech Republic- Prize for Theatre Broadway two students recognized for Artistic Effort New Prague Dance Festival 2007/Prague, Czech Republic- Dancing Hand Award Special Award from Organizer for attending festival for five years New Prague Dance Festival 2006/Prague, Czech Republic- 3rd Prize Dance Theatre New Prague Dance Festival 2005/Prague, Czech Republic- 2nd Prize Dance Theatre New Prague Dance Festival 2004/Prague, Czech Republic- Organizer's Award
Mission Statement:

The goal of County Dance Conservatory is to provide quality, professional dance instruction for all ages. Specializing in jazz, modern and tap, the school will also provide a strong foundation in ballet technique. Our goal for the recreational dancer is to gain self-confidence through the physical and mental accomplishments that come from positive dance instruction.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our training at County Dance Conservatory provides artistic inspiration and growth in a friendly atmosphere. We value the opportunity to be a part of each of our students f lives. Along with providing the best possible dance training for each student, we encourage positive traits such as high morale, high self esteem, responsibility, self discipline, team work, concentration, perseverance and most importantly, the realization that if you work hard, you can achieve. We believe that children are our future and our most precious resource. They should be exposed to high quality and excellence in all that they do. They need to understand that success in anything lies in not always being the best, but in doing your best. We happily contribute to the development of not just good dancers, but of good citizens and caring people.


Originally named South Anne Arundel County Dance Conservatory, County Dance Conservatory was founded in September 2002 in Deale, Maryland by J. Davis Hobdy. The performing companies have appeared locally at Deale Beach Day, Marlborough Day and with the dance companies at Southern High School in 2004 and 2006. The companies have also performed at the Anne Arundel County Fair, South County Relay for Life, Chesapeake Pride Festival, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival 2011 in Washington, DC.

County Dance Conservatory is the rehearsal home for the semi-professional dance company, PIECES.