Inner City Dance Scope is housed in the historic Detroit Opera House in the heart of Downtown Detroit. We offer quality dance training for both children and adults (ages 4 and up). ICDS is committed to developing a rich legacy of dance for the city of Detroit. The ICDS dancers are know for cutting edge technique and choreography. ICDS has trained dancers in the city of Detroit for the past 21 years, and continues to train and develop dancers and performers. Former ICDS dancer Bianca Revels was in the final rounds of "So You Think You Can Dance" as the first tap dancer selected to a final round. Dancers Asia Little and Whisper Bateman, both danced with American Ballet Theater. Demetrius Shields also a former ICDS dancer, was selected to perform with the NYC Rockettes. We have a rich legacy at ICDS, and we continue to share it with the Detroit community. ICDS dancers have performed in productions of the Nutcracker featuring the Joffrey Ballet and Grand Rapids Ballet, as well as, the Black Nativity with both Stephanie Mills and Tremaine Hawkins.
ICDS dancers are known to advance in the areas of performing and technical acuity due to the skilled and experienced ICDS instructors. If you are looking for a class in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, Tap, or Creative Movement, then ICDS is for you! ICDS Founder and Artistic Director, Denise M. Allen served as the Coordinator for the Detroit Debbie Allen Dance Intensive (2018), was named the Michigan Dance Teacher of the Year(2000, 2013, 2019) and DTE Educator of the Year (2018). She also serves on the Next Generation Level Committee for the International Association of Blacks in Dance and the Michigan Dance Council Board of Directors. With all of her accomplishments locally, regionally and nationally, she is fully motivated and committed to providing quality dance training in Detroit.
Remember dancing comes from the "INNER SOUL"! Come and dance with the best!