Darryl Retter

Darryl Retter is a veteran name in the Dance Industry and Convention Circuit, teaching Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Studio Management Classes, Teaching Studio Syllabus, Technique, and Choreography for his videos and inspiring dancers and teachers across the nation for the past 30 years!

He has taught for conventions, DanceMakers, Adrenaline, Dance Caravan, has guested with Tremaine and many Dance Masters chapters.

Darryl’s empowering and educational Dance Studio Business Classes have become popular with studios all over America and many are using his Dance Studio Toolbox tips to build their dance studio into a strong and successful business.

Darryl is in his 25th year in owning and operating his L.A. Studio, Retter’s Academy of Dance, and has seen his dancers move into careers on Broadway, world tours with music artists, choreographing for Disney and Nickelodeon TV, and teaching on national conventions.

In 1996, Darryl created The Dancer’s Bridge in LA to direct 18-25 year old dancers into the professional world of dance. A one-year program, Dancers Bridge offers a safe and realistic view of what it’s like to be part of the LA experience in dance.

Darryl owns the company MusicWorks, which offers over 4000 products to inspire and support dance studios worldwide. Owner of the Al Gilbert Collection, MusicWorks is the ultimate dance studio resource.