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


Fall Classes Now Enrolling

Classes begin Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
Classes for ages 3 and up available...Creative Movement, Elementary Ballet, Beginning through Advanced Levels of Ballet.
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.
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 2015. 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 "Hansel and Gretel", 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. And this past year, we were very pleased to invite guest company, Up in Arms Dance Project.  They performed a charming piece entitled "Dogs and Cats 2".  And the ultimate crowd pleaser, our tiniest ballerinas, our Creative Movement students, gave their debut performance in "Flower Garden". 

Participation in Summer Concert 2015 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 our home theater, the exquisite Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. It will be on Saturday, June 20th. The programing for the concert and enrollment forms will be distributed in October.