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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.

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FALL CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 9

 
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Dallas Repertoire Ballet

presents

The Nutcracker

December 10-12
The Eisemann Center

 
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Mother Ginger's
Nutcracker Tea and Storytime

 

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.

Photo by Michelle Standerfer
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. 

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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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