Our mission is to develop the skills and character of individuals of every age and ethnicity

through dance & music education & performance

Contact Us

Please email or call for more information on all classes, including fees, scheduling and how to register.

Dance Classes:

Lari Lawrence-Gist, Director of Dance
91 Hinkley Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 925-9440
email: lgist@CitadelDMC.org

Music Lessons:

Susan Dietrich-Reed, Director of Music
204 Water Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 925-1099-phone
email: dietrichreed@CitadelDMC.org


Dance Building (91 Hinkley Street)

Music Building (204 Water Street)

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Our Faculty

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Susan Dietrich-Reed

Director of Music

Music Director at the Citadel Dance & Music Center currently providing comprehensive music instruction to 300 students.
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Lari Lawrence-Gist

Director of Dance

Lari has toured the country as well as countries around the world performing in modern and jazz works.
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Dance Faculty

We believe dance is for everyone, so you will find a full selection of classes for children, teens, pre-professional students and adults.
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Music Faculty

The Citadel Music Program was originally started in 1999 as part of the Education Program at the Salvation Army in Benton Harbor.
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