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Academy of Dance Arts

For the love of dance

Welcome to the Academy of Dance Arts. Owners, Kathy Willsey and Megan Buckland, have established a studio focused on achieving exceptional standards of dance. We believe in nurturing creativity and artistic development, and offer a warm and positive environment to foster the growth that all dancers want and need. Reach out today to learn more about the classes we offer and how to get involved.

 

Summer Classes at ADA 2022

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Weekly Technique Classes in June and July

Offering weekly technique classes this summer from Beginner to Advanced students in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons and evenings. All classes are taught by ADA instructors.

Class Dates

June 14 - 16 (T/W/Th)

June 21 - 23 (T/W/Th)

July 12 - 14 (T/W/Th)

July 19 – 21 (T/W/Th)

Cost and Class Times

Beginner Level (Ages 4-6) $100 per week 

3:00-4:00PM Beginner Level - Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop

Elementary Level (Ages 7-8) $115 per week

4:00-5:00PM Elementary Level - Ballet/Jazz or Lyrical

Intermediate Level (Ages 9-10) $125 per week

5:00-6:30PM Intermediate Level - Ballet/Jazz or Lyrical

Advanced Level (Ages 11+) $155 per week 

6:30-8:30PM Advanced Level - Ballet/Jazz or Contemporary


*Discount available for each additional week added, you save $10 per week (weeks do not need to be consecutive)

Drop-in day rate (drop-ins must be scheduled 24 hours prior to class time)

Beg/Elem $35 per day

Int/Adv $60 per day

*Limited private lessons only available to those dancers enrolled in at least 1 week of summer technique classes

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Summer Dance Intensive

A week-long, full day dance intensive geared towards the Intermediate to Advanced student.  Classes will be taught by world-class guest instructors in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, musical theater, and much more! Dancers wishing to audition for an ADA Competition Team should attend.

DATES: JULY 25-29
TIMES: Approx 9:30AM-2:00PM
COST:  $385

$25 discount if paid in full by June 1

Master Guest instructors and ADA faculty will lead classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, and hip hop
We will be holding our 2022-2023 team auditions during the intensive. (Additional Team audition dates to be announced Fall 2022)

The Summer Intensive is best suited for Intermediate and Advanced dancers ages 9+

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Nutcracker Ballet Boot Camp

Three nights of intense ballet training in preparation of our Dallas Repertoire Ballet and Nutcracker auditions.  Only open to fully registered ADA Advanced ballet and pointe students.

Nutcracker Boot Camp is offered to help our prospective DRB members prepare for next season’s Nutcracker audition and casting. This is not the audition itself. It is only used as a training tool to jumpstart learning Nutcracker choreography.

DATES:  AUG 2-4 (T/W/Th) 5:00-7:30PM
COST:  $200

*$25 discount if dancer attended the Summer Intensive as well.

           

ONLY dancers in Advanced Ballet Levels are eligible. Female dancers must have at least 3 full years of pointe technique, and be aptly qualified to perform advanced pointe repertoire.
It should be understood that by attending this Boot Camp no dancer is guaranteed, nor should expect any subsequent roles.

Classes will include a ballet /pointe technique class, plus Nutcracker choreography/variation work

 
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Dallas Repertoire Ballet

presents

The Nutcracker

December 9-11, 2022
The Eisemann Center

 

About Us

Dance helps to foster creativity, individuality, self-discipline, athleticism, and social development

At Academy of Dance Arts, we’ve been educating and inspiring young dancers for over 30 years. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines. We have a passion for the art of dance and for helping others discover their inner dancer.

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Photo by Michelle Standerfer
Photo by Michelle Standerfer
Photo by Michelle Standerfer
Photo by Michelle Standerfer
 

Classes We Offer

Let us help you discover the true potential of your child in a fun and safe learning environment

Your quest for the perfect dance studio can end right here. Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance and a variety of skill levels, so rest assured there’s an option that’s perfect for you. We’re constantly updating our offerings, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on a new dance opportunity. 

SCROLL DOWN FOR A FULL LIST OF CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

Ballet

Combo Ballet/Tap Ages 3 - 6

Elementary Ages 6 - 8

Upper Elementary Ages 8 - 12

Intermediate  Ages 8 - 10

Advanced Intermediate Ages 11 - 13

Pre Advanced Ages 11 - 18

Advanced (by staff placement only) Ages 14+

Pre Professional (by staff placement only) Ages 14+

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Tap

Combo Ballet/Tap Ages 3 - 6
Elementary Ages 6 - 8
Upper Elementary Ages 8 - 12
Intermediate  Ages 8 - 10
Advanced Intermediate Ages 11 - 13
Pre Advanced Ages 11 - 18
Advanced (by staff placement only) Ages 14+
Pre Professional (by staff placement only) Ages 14+

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Jazz

Combo Ballet/Tap Ages 3 - 6
Elementary Ages 6 - 8
Upper Elementary Ages 8 - 12
Intermediate  Ages 8 - 10
Advanced Intermediate Ages 11 - 13
Jr. High Jazz Turns/Leaps Ages 10 - 14
Pre Advanced Ages 11 - 18
Advanced (by staff placement only) Ages 14+
Pre Professional (by staff placement only) Ages 14+

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Lyrical or Contemporary

Elementary Ages 6 - 8
Intermediate  Ages 8 - 10
Advanced Intermediate Ages 11 - 13
Jr. High Lyrical/Contemporary Ages 10 - 14
Pre Advanced Ages 11 - 18
Advanced (by staff placement only) Ages 14+
Pre Professional (by staff placement only) Ages 14+

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Hip Hop

Elementary Ages 6 - 8
Upper Elementary Ages 8 - 12
Intermediate  Ages 8 - 10
Advanced Intermediate Ages 11 - 13
Pre Advanced Ages 11 - 18
Advanced (by staff placement only) Ages 14+
Pre Professional (by staff placement only) Ages 14+

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Pointe

ALL POINTE CLASSES REQUIRE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Pointe Prep Ages 8-10
Pointe Technique Ages 9 - 14
Beginner Technique A & B Ages 9 - 14
Intermediate Technique Ages 10 - 16
Intermediate Variations Ages 10 - 16
Advanced Technique Ages 11+
Pre Professional Technique Ages 11+
Adv/PrePro Variations Ages 11+

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Enrichment Dance Classes

Ballroom Basics Ages 10 -18

Broadway Jazz Ages 10 - 18

Pilates/Conditioning Ages 11 - 18

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Competition Team

The ADA Competition Team has been awarded Overall and National Competition Titles for over 3 decades! Former members have been granted over $500,000 in college scholarships, grants, and early acceptances. Our teams strive to stress the importance of discipline, friendship, and personal growth within a strong, positive, and creative environment. Team members are required to take a specified amount of technique classes in addition to their weekly team choreography classes.  All team members will attend 2-5 competitions during the spring season. Audition required at specified fall dates for Ages 5-18. Email us at danceadadrb@gmail.com to inquire.

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Dallas Repertoire Ballet

DRB is a pre-professional non-profit ballet company comprised of students from the Academy of Dance Arts. Each December, DRB performs a full-length production of "The Nutcracker" as well as sensory-friendly version to the delight of local audiences.

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Contact Us

If you would like more information on Danceada.com, we’d be more than happy to help. Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

7 Prestige Circle
Ste. 100 
Allen, TX 75002

972-727-1455

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