Welcome to NCADA!

We raise the BARRE
with who we are…

By exhibiting “A Tradition of Dance Excellence” that continues to set the standards that others may only follow. We strive to provide students with high quality dance training and community opportunities that harness PASSION that deem beneficial for a lifetime.


Originally changing the face of dance, we continue to be a leading dance arts program in Eastern North Carolina. We are not only a hub of inspiration amongst the performing arts community, but a second home to students and families for the past 40 years.

Philosophy and POINTE
Our mission is…

To build strong, confident, and responsible students by utilizing our knowledge and instincts to make a POSITIVE impact on lives in and outside the studio.

We raise the barre by providing professional and studio dance training by creating an enjoyable and nurturing learning atmosphere, implementing proper technique, performance encouragement, and healthy lifestyles.


Whether your child wishes to dance for fun or is an aspiring professional, we can help make those DREAMS come true.

Academy CLASSES
Our carefully designed …

Curriculum includes classes in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre for children through young adults. Classes are designed to be foundation blocks…providing our students with a FUN and structured syllabus that enables growth. The Academy also offers Pre-Professional Company programs, special sessions of TODDLERS & TOES, Adult classes, Birthday Parties, and Wedding Ballroom Lessons.


Introducing our IN MOTION program, a class designed for aspiring ATHLETES offering beneficial tools for a variety of sports from soccer to gymnastics…we focus on improving balance, agility, and coordination in an upbeat dance atmosphere.


Summer Studies for NCADA students includes scholarships to Juilliard, Alvin Ailey, The Joffrey School, Carolina Ballet, American Dance Festival, UNCSA, UNCSA Commercial Dance Intensive, and NCADA’s Summer Intensives taught by guest artists. Summer Princess Dance Camps are also provided for our younger ballerinas to help imaginations and their love for dance grow.


NCADA’s Community Outreach EXTENSIONS, is an integral part of our program giving students a chance to become more involved within the community and provide entertainment as well as giving back. Our motto is “Kids helping Kids.”


We provide only the best for our students and families and have been doing so for the past 40 years. We are excited to embark on a new season of dance and invite you to join us as we raise the barre for our upcoming season.


Thank you,
Sherryl Tipton
Artistic Director


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