Home of the
Beautiful Black Ballerinas
Welcome students and parents to Mademoiselle Dwyn’s School of Dance, one of the world’s elite families of dance. Mademoiselle was established in 1982 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana under the direction of Dwyn Y. Turner and assisted by her sister Wendy Turner. After the completion of their education, returning home, and starting families, they reopened as partners in 1997 in New Orleans. At Mademoiselle, the whole child is nurtured with grace and elegance. It is indeed our pleasure to introduce young girls and boys to the wonderful art of dance. The Madames, along with their mother, Gwendolyn Piper Turner, a former baton instructor and cheerleader, are a dynamic combination of dance experience and expertise. The ladies of MDSD have traveled and taken classes from dance legends such as Frank Hachet, Art Stone, Danny Hoctor, Kit Andree, Steven Boyd, Mallory Graham, Steve Sirico, Angela D'Valda Sirico, Aaron Turner, Dolly Kelepecz, and Simone Powell. The ladies of MDSD are broad advisors for the Professional Dance Teachers Associations, INC. (PDTA), Dance/USA, National ASsociation of Dance and Affiliated Arts Incorporated, Dance Teacher Web, Dance Teacher University, Las Vegas, (DTU/UNLV), the NAtional DAnce Education Organization (NDEO), and DELTA ETA PI National Dance Honor Society. Madame Dwyn, Madame Wendy, and the MDSD Staff welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year where "We Amour Dance".