TIDEWATER'S PREMIER CHILDREN'S DANCE ACADEMY! The Art of Dance Academy, LLC is a private dance studio, school and theatrical performing arts academy, as well as a professional performance venue for our dancers. We are known for our superior dance excellence, loving family atmosphere, individual attention, personal service, our professionalism, and especially, our renowned fun-loving toddler dance classes (begins as early as 13 months of age), under the direction of founder and Creative Director Monique Vermont, (formerly NYC Ballet). We are proud of our warm, friendly and caring environment where tots, children, teens, youth and adults, boys and girls, may master techniques of classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro/floor-gymnastics, core-conditioning, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and moreover, where you and your family may embrace the joys of dance.

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TINYTOTS© is a month-to-month, ongoing, 35-minute class held once per week. Moms, Dads, or other family members may accompany their own little one as they learn the first stages (including real terminology!) of basic ballet and jazz rhythms to familiar tunes. They will also enjoy floor gymnastics, and elements of yoga and sign language, all through music, motion, fun songs and games! TINYTOTS TRANSITIONAL© ongoing, stepping stone for enhancing your child's entry into preschool, and experiencing the perfect head start for the next dance level. Bonding and attachment techniques from parent to teacher are emphasized and encouraged. When the child demonstrates that he/she is emotionally and physically ready, the dancers moves up to the next stage in the carefully created curriculum:

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Register NOW for Spring Dance Classes

Personal tour and individual meeting with child and family required for registration. For your convenience AVAILABILITY of classes is kept current Please note that classes are currently filling very quickly; space is limited as we keep our classes small to give each child the attention they deserve. You can register for the Spring SEMESTER by coming into the studio for an evaluation and a personal one-on-one tour of our facility. This gives us an opportunity for us to bond with your dancer and for her/him to meet with teacher and either to be able to actually watch a class or if a studio is available to come onto the floor and experience our loving and joyful environment.

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Whether you are a first time dancer (elementary), or are looking for a more serious dancing journey (pre-professional), we have the right fit for you! Upon personal assessment and conference with our director, your child will be properly placed into the perfect class designed especially for your goals. We provide every opportunity for your dancer to be ready to enjoy our highly structured, syllabus-based curriculum, from the very basic joy of dance, all the way up to training for a solo within our performances (as early as the age of 3!), and even joining our “Centre Stage STARZ” Performing Company.

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ADULTS (all levels) can find a home here with our “BodyWorks” Class: perfect for those dancers who have taken a break for a bit and are looking to re-fine and re-familiarize. This is a mere stepping stone to where you can move to our more advanced Modern/Contemporary, and even build to join our Advanced Ballet and Pointe. Typically, our Advanced Upper School earns roles such as “Sugar Plum” in Nutcracker, and lead dances in our June Productions. Previous experience (and audition/assessment) is required to be accepted into our Upper School.

Exciting News & Events !

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Nutcracker Extravaganza 2015

Our ladies in Starz IIB recieved there beautiful costumes for this years 2015 Nutcracker Extravaganza at the new Kroc Center on December 20th. Call Us Today for tickets ! Read More
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  We now Have a New  HIP HOP / JAZZ FUSION Classes Available and even offer and ADULT ONLY Class Also. Come Join the Fun and Keep Dancing !! Read More

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