N.C. Academy of Dance Arts exhibits “A Tradition of Dance Excellence” that continues to set the standards that others may only follow. NCADA strives to provide a unique approach to dance... your child’s total dance education matters to us. Classes are taught in a happy atmosphere where knowledge grows through individual instruction. Whether your child wishes to dance for fun, or is an aspiring young professional...we can help make those dreams come true.
Carefully Designed Classes
Our curriculum offers classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip-hop for children through adults. Classes are designed to be foundation blocks for our students...providing them with a FUN and structured syllabus that enables growth. NCADA’s curriculum also includes special sessions of TODDLERS and TOES, morning classes for 2 & 3 year olds, adult classes and exciting summer programs.
Each instructor is a professional dancer and/or educator and a caring teacher. We believe strongly in combining a love of dance with innovative education methods that enable the students to reach their potential. Each season guest artists from across the United States come and share their talents with our students.
One of the most exciting aspects of dance is performance. Throughout the year the studio provides various opportunities for students to perform and participate in small studio productions and benefit performances for local fundraisers. A special highlight of each year is the annual fast-paced and entertaining student production held at Wright Auditorium, E.C.U.
Performing Arts Complex
The N. C. Academy of Dance Arts home is a 10,000 square foot building. There are 5 state-of-the-art studios complete with “floating” floor systems and “Bose” surround sound systems. Spacious lobbies, custom designed dressing rooms, a student lounge, and media center are for the enjoyment of both parents and students.
Dance Arts Theatre
Dance Arts Theatre was founded in 1985 as a non-profit dance company. The company was established to offer young dancers an opportunity to experience the professional side of the performing arts and enrich the area with an excellent new source of dance. DAT’s repertoire includes The Nutcracker Ballet, Peter and the Wolf, excerpts of Les Sylphide, Stars and Stripes, and Coppelia. The company has toured throughout eastern N.C. and has had the distinction of performing with the N.C. symphony and the Eastern Symphony orchestra.
Opportunities abound for NCADA students: Trips to New York, Miami, Washington D.C., American Ballet Theatre’s performance of Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera, The Lion King, 42nd Street and classes at American Ballet Theatre. Summer studies for NCADA students include Juilliard, Alvin Ailey, The Joffrey School, N.C. School of the Arts, N.C. Governor’s School, the Carolina Ballet, the American Dance Festival, and the Sarasota Ballet.