Welcome to Park Hill Dance Academy! We are a premier dance academy located in the Park Hill Neighborhood of Denver, CO. We offer classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and aerial dance. Summer classes are enrolling now. We will begin enrollment for our 2021/2022 school year season Memorial Day weekend. We offer free trial classes prior to enrolling. Sign up today to reserve your class!

COVID 19 Protocols: We are a 5 star certified business!! We are still running smaller classes. We require masks for all dancers, staff, and parents while in the building. We are doing temperature checks prior to all classes. Our lobby is closed at this time. Please drop off and pick up dancers only.

We look forward to seeing you at the studio soon!

We finally moved to Kearney St. Our new address is 2245 Kearney St #103. Thank you so much for your patience and we can’t wait to share this amazing space with you.

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Both In the Studio and On Stage

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Karlyn Griswold
Karlyn Griswold Owner | Art Director

Karlyn also knew that she wanted to teach.  Teaching came naturally to her because she always wanted to share her love for dance with the world.  She began teaching ballet at the  San Diego City Ballet in 2000.  She started teaching at The Dancer’s Advantage 2011 and various studios in Denver including Cleo Parker Robinson and The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities.  She fell in love with the Park Hill Community and purchased the business in July 2014.

Madison Oleson
Madison OlesonAssistant Director

Madison started dancing right here at Mattie Springfield’s in 1999 and continued with Brian Bender’ s The Dancer’s Advantage in 2005 through the end of high school in 2011. Madison started teaching at Park Hill Dance Academy in 2015. Madison currently dances professionally with Park Hill Dance Collective, Ballet 5280, and Ballet Ariel.



“We’re so happy to be back for another year and looking forward to Nutcracker already. ”
Elizabeth Abshire
“Tonight’s production of La Bayadere was a feast for the eyes. I’m am in awe of Karlyn, her instructors, and all the dancers who worked to put together this magnificent show. Kudos to each and every one of you.”
Dona Tolan

“PHDA is a wonderful community to introduce your child to the world of ballet. Karlyn, the owner, is a wonderful role model for the children and she creates a very supportive environment for her dancers. My daughter has danced there for several years and I can’t say enough positive things about it.”

Amanda Hittle
“Our daughter has been under the amazing instruction of Karlyn for over a year now. The discipline and skills she has gained in her time at Park Hill Dance Academy are tremendous! The weekly practices always lead to a wonderful dance recital that our daughter is proud to perform in with confidence. We are grateful for such a wonderful dance studio near our neighborhood!”
Mandy Musso


2021/2022 Performance Calendar

Student Choreography Showcase October 24th Park Hill Dance Academy In-Studio Performance The Nutcracker  December 10th, 11th, and 12th Aurora Central High School Modern/Jazz/Aerial Concert [...]


Inspire Growth and Confidence

Both In Studio and On The Stage