Designed to serve the needs of the very serious student, 8 to 21 years old, who is seeking to expand their dance vocabulary and dramatically improve their technique. The Academy is calling you!
With an emphasis on Classical Ballet and Modern Dance, the Academy students follow a schedule designed by Ms. Allen that will also include, depending on level, Dunham, Flamenco, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and African Dance. Cirque Technique, Voice and Acting classes are also offered in rotation.
Daily training and a comprehensive vocabulary are necessary for any artist to achieve success in the dance world. Compare this with the world of Sports: Kobe, Lebrun, Dirk, Kareem, Jordan, and all of the Gods of Basketball train every day. The good news is that though the schedule may seem daunting at first we have seen remarkable results in academic achievement as a result of the character education dance training instills. Young people of DADA learn to manage their time.
All Academy Students: Early Birds, Redbirds, Pre-Academy and Academy Students perform in the year end concert and are encouraged to audition for the annual theatrical production Written, Directed and Choreographed by Ms. Allen. See events page for more information.
Tuition: $600 per month
Scholarships available after one-year attendance.
Note: all scholarship students must maintain a B average.