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Arkansas Academy of Dance working in partnership with Arkansas Festival Ballet

"Developing the Next Generation of Accomplishish Dancers through Training and Performing"

- Dancers to the Stage -

Performance Opportunities are available for academy students age 7-older for December Concert with the Conway Symphony Orchestra.  Open Auditions for The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland will be held Saturday November 12 for ages 7-older.  Audition times will be posted.

- Behind the Scenes -

Upper level students of Arkansas Academy of Dance spent summer months training intensively with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey South, New Generation Dance, The Rock School, & Ballet Magnificat.


-In the Studio-  

Class Schedules and Enrollment  Information for the 2016-2017 Season is posted.  Registration is open!  The academy offers Classical Ballet and Creative Movement for all ages,  Modern, Pilates, Training on a Progressive Track, Pre Professional Training Program and Performace Series September-May.  Families my register online to secure class or choice (levels are to be assigned).  Limited space available.


- On Stage with Arkansas Festival Ballet for the 2016-2017 Performance Season -

The Music Man October 21-23, 2016 as guest of Praeclara (Wildwood Park for the Arts)

Nutcracker-Amahl & the Night Visitors with the Conway Symphony Orchestra December 3-4, 2016 (UCA Campus, Reynolds Hall)

Before the Stage - February 5, 2017 RDA/ SW Studio Performance (Academy & AFB Studios)

Pirates of Penzance March 31-April 2, 2017 as guest of Praeclara (Wildwood Park for the Arts)

Regional Dance America/SW Festival May 2-6 2017 (Phoenix, Arizona)

The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland Storybook Ballet May 18-21, 2017 (Arkansas Children's Theatre)


Registered Now - Click Online Registration tab (above) or email Rebecca@ArkansasAcademyofDance.com


Welcome to Arkansas Academy of Dance

Since 2000, Arkansas Academy of Dance has become established in the community as the premier training institute in classical ballet.  Our service comes in partnership with Arkansas Festival Ballet Performing Company.  Our goal is simple:  high caliber training with a focus on our students and their progress.  Our emphasis is placed on students’ progress with approved curriculum, appropriate teaching techniques and appropriate choreography. There are no expensive costumes for our families to purchase and through consistent training in the academy; students will become engaged in enriching opportunities.

Arkansas Academy of Dance is focused on the education of children in the discipline of classical ballet and traditional styles of dance with an offering of enriching performance opportunities.  Through their love of dance, young dancers will build character, gain self esteem and control of the mind and body.

Our professional faculty ensures that students receive the highest standard of dance training. This knowledge and experience will guide and assist them in achieving their goals. From our nurturing environment these students will form a love for the art of dance.

We believe that each young artist's experience in the Arkansas Academy of Dance will be influential in their lives and future. From preschool age children to college students, our faculty is geared to your dancer's goals.


Arkansas Academy of Dance and Arkansas Festival Ballet are housed in a 6400 square foot facility with three large studios equipped with state of the art flooring including sprung floors and marley surfaces.  All studios have one wall of mirrors and wall barres with portable barres.  The facility has a water fountain, separate bathrooms for boys and girls - with handicap accessibility and large waiting area. Small viewing windows/ areas are available for each studio.