Spokane Youth Ballet auditions to be held in January.  Exact date TBA.


Summer Enrollment

Summer Intensives for Advanced Beginner through Advanced now open for enrollment.
Also, special Dancecamps for very young children are available.
Click on the links below for complete info.
Call 922-3023 for registration forms.
 

The Academy of Dance

About Us

History

We hope that in reviewing our website, it will become evident that the Academy of Dance is truly unique among the ballet schools in the Spokane area. Our program is geared toward the development of the whole child.

Although our dancers have a ton of fun in our classes, the main goal here is to create an environment that encourages self-discipline, focus, persistence when challenged, confidence, fitness, courtesy and respect toward others and one’s self, critical thinking skills, musicality, memory skills, self-esteem...and yes, great ballet technique and artistry.

Classes are limited in size and individual attention is given to each student during each class period. The highly skilled and experienced faculty at the Academy has trained many dancers who have gone on to professional careers in major ballet companies and in the commercial dance world including Hollywood and Broadway. Many, many of our students have received scholarships to prestigious colleges and universities. Personal achievement, not competition, is the goal here.

Our students are routinely chosen to perform in productions that are brought here by professional ballet companies. Countless numbers of students that have been trained by our faculty have attended the most prestigious summer ballet intensives held by such outstanding companies as American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, to name a few.
 


Locally, students from the school have performed with many of Spokane's theatrical and musical groups. Many of the students dance with Spokane Youth Ballet, a non-profit pre-professional company. Most recently, SYB performed their signature ballet, "The Dancing Princesses" at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to a sold out audience.

As with most dance studios, our school produces an annual student performance called (this year) Summer Concert 2013. Unlike a typical studio recital, the performance that we have is a fully produced ballet into which all of the students are woven. This year we presented "La Boutique Fantasque", a well loved ballet staged by our Director, Kristen Potts.  Also on the program were two divertissment pieces performed by Spokane Youth Ballet, a non-profit group that is in residence at the Academy.

Participation in Summer Concert 2014 is not required, but is highly encouraged. It is very motivating to be working toward dancing in something as exciting as a real dance concert. This year, the performance will be held at the exquisite Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. It will be on Saturday, June 21st. The programing for the concert and enrollment forms will be distributed in October.