A Few Words of Praise

"Academy of Dance Arts is an amazing studio that really cares about their dancers and families. I love that I can sit and watch my daughter dance while I wait for her class to be held. I love that the families are so friendly and offer a fun time to just socialize. I enjoy the professional recitals that they put on as well. I highly recommend any dancer looking for a dance studio to attend Academy of Dance Arts because the teachers are extremely talented and qualified. They are careful to make sure that the students learn the proper techniques to prevent injury but also make the classes fun!"

- Amanda Swett

"The teachers are kind, the atmosphere is positive, and the quality of dance training is excellent. We highly recommend Academy of dance arts. They exceed our expectations in all ways!"

- Aaron & Beth Rodgers

"Academy, from the very first moment, has felt like family. We began classes for our 9 year old in December of 2018. Immediately, the staff worked hard to make our daughter feel welcomed and “not behind.” By the time recital week was over in May, we had 4 more kids wanting to take classes, including 2 teens. The Academy family has been encouraging and helpful, often checking in with us to see how our experience is going. The instructors or gentle and cheerful for the younger dancers and friendly and challenging for the older dancers. Each week our dancers come home excited and inspired. As parents, we are grateful for the loving atmosphere, the personalized instruction and the recognition of children as CHILDREN. The music and costume selections for recitals and the high standard for instructors and mentors are priceless. We are blessed by this gift to our community!"

- Annie Daniels

"My daughter is just finishing up the Fine Arts Club at the Academy of Dance Arts. This 12 week program is just what we were looking for. It offers yoga, dance, drama and time with friends!! The teachers are so professional and respectful!!"

- Lisa Rowcliffe

"Please know how thankful we are for you and your wonderful staff. Your company has made a huge positive impact on my girls. Your teachers have inspired a love of dance in my girls, and self confidence that they can continue to grow as dancers even though we have moved. We hope to dance with you again when we return to mainland US in a few years. Thank you for everything!"

-Lauren O'Halloran

"I cannot put into words the profound effect learning dance from the Academy teachers has had on me. As a high schooler and throughout my life, I have found guidance and always, always acceptance here. I can't believe how lucky I have been to work with Julie McFarland, Sara Olivier, and more! I love that I am challenged to push myself further than I did in the last class. I have learned not only to dance using its proper technique, but to be compassionate, to develop my work ethic, and to exude a positive attitude. The Academy of Dance Arts is a family that is loving and supportive through it all. I highly recommend experiencing dance here."

- Karah Haug

"Academy faculty treat all dancers as individuals. Everyone is important. Personal strengths are recognized and celebrated. Teachers equip the dancers with a strong foundation in technique, which gives students the tools they need to develop higher skills. In fact, when my daughter went to a dance intensive in Salt Lake City, her technique and overall skill was comparable if not better than dancers who attended performing arts schools in that area. We have found the Academy of Dance Arts to be a welcoming and caring place for all students to express themselves through dance. I highly recommend the Academy."

- Kim Haug

"5 stars all the way! High quality instruction, caring, inspiring faculty and professional heart touching presentations. So much more I could say. We moved to SD from WY just to be closer to the Academy for my daughter to get the best dance instruction. We looked at other options but the Academy can't be beat. Over the past 8 years, she's received wonderful instruction (high technique standards matters to us) and so much more. So grateful. You're in the best hands here!"

- Kelly Parks-Hoffman