Celebrating 21 Years!

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I just wanted to thank all of you teachers and staff so much for everything that you have done for Jason. He is so happy dancing. When he has a bad day at school, he’ll get out of dance class and tell me that everything is better now. The teachers have all been great seeing him through that tough first month. I was telling Ashlee that if it wasn’t for her talking him into it, Jason wouldn’t have even tried camp. You all have been there every step of the way these first few months and now he just won’t stop dancing and loves every minute of it!

We were not prepared for what we saw this afternoon. We had no idea that he could do everything that we saw him do. We were crying and cheering in the audience. He is so enthusiastic now, he told me he might even consider taking a ballet class this summer!

Jason, being the perfectionist that he is, pointed out to me as we were watching the video of the tap routine, that he was late coming in on the “something ball changes”. (“really late in his words”). So he knows that he has lots to improve on even though we have no idea. All we know is that his smile is brighter and he walks taller with confidence now that he is with ADA and we thank you so much!

— Judy Kokkovas

I want to take this opportunity to thank you on a couple of extremely important fronts. First of foremost thank you from the bottom of my heart to you and all the teachers for the tremendous experience and opportunity afforded to Sierra over the years of being on the competitive team. This experience has provided her benefits that will last a lifetime. She has grown into a beautiful dancer, artist and entertainer and through your organization and the teachers love for dance and brilliant choreography she has experienced aspects of herself that she never would have in other forums. I saw my daughter grow in confidence, I witnessed her development of great leadership skills , dance technique, social skills and so much more. I hope you and the other teachers never underestimate the impact you have had on her and every dancers life you have touched. I thank you for creating and making a unique space for her and for every child in our community. You also allowed her to teach and work the desk and those opportunities are greatly appreciated. She learned from it and fully enjoyed the chance to learn and grow in these areas.

Overall, because I am big on community and am a huge supporter of creating positive spaces for children, thank you for creating a place where these dancers can come into themselves and form such great relationships through great experiences.

— Toni Francis

The ADA Philosophy … enriching lives through dance!

Celebrating it’s seventeenth season, The Academy of Dance Arts Inc. is dedicated to provide exceptional quality in dance instruction, in a fun and positive atmosphere.

Students, male and female, begin dancing at the age of three years, up to teens and adults.

Bilingual classes are offered in beginner to advanced levels, and provide the opportunity for students to be active and to experience dance and its benefits.

Classes are held in their state of the art facility that hosts three professional studios, complete with sprung, raised, Rosco dance floors.

ADA provides all students with the opportunity to perform at the annual Holiday Concert, and at the annual year end Recital.  Recitals are held in Orleans at the new Shenkman Arts Centre.

ADA also features a competitive team. This group of students have the opportunity to compete in dance competitions throughout North America, attend various dance workshops and receive the chance to work with talented guest teachers. Positions on this team are by audition only.

ADA teachers are certified and eligible to enter students annually into dance examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D), and through the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T). We offer classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, breakdance, acrobatics and musical theatre.

Whether you are a recreational or a competitive student, ADA guarantees to enrich your life through dance!