The Academy is devoted to teaching dance as an art form. Our goal is to teach students to become technically trained dancers who are versatile in all styles of dance. Ballet is the foundation for all dance genres; therefore it is a requirement at our school. A combination of the best elements of the Russian, Italian and Danish ballet techniques are taught. Shortly after a strong ballet base is established, students begin to train in jazz, tap, modern and character.
The Academy strives to develop well-rounded dancers who, if they desire, are prepared to enter a career in dance. Our dancers receive excellent training and are taught dance etiquette, a strong work ethic, responsibility and a life-long appreciation of dance. While not every student will become a professional dancer, these skills will help our students achieve their goals regardless of the path they take for their future. Our students choose many different careers and we are proud of all of them!
The experience that the Academy provides instills a feeling of family and loyalty, so much so that many of our alumni have come back and become part of the faculty. We are proud to instill in our students the philosophy that Phyllis DeWeese imparted so many years ago.