A dance teacher has been arrested after she was allegedly caught sexually abusing a 15-year-old student in Florida.

38-year-old Lauren Anne DeBenedetta has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor, NBC2 reports.

The alleged abuse was uncovered by the girl's stepfather who claimed to have found DeBenedetta hiding next to the girl's bed.

The 15-year-old was unwell and off school when she was contacted by her dance teacher. She claimed DeBenedetta brought her soup and then went into the bedroom.

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The dance studio has been closed since the arrest of DeBenedetta. Photo / NBC2
The dance studio has been closed since the arrest of DeBenedetta. Photo / NBC2

The victim initially denied any involvement with Debenedetta, but later admitted they had ongoing sexual relations during the forensic interview, according to media reports.

DeBenedetta hid next to the bed because she was naked, the girl said in the affidavit.

There had been several other incidents at DeBendetta's Haven Dance Studio and at her home.

Haven Dance Studio was closed immediately.