Academy of Dance Arts is a school devoted to the professional training of students in the art of dance. ADA continuously strives to maintain the professional standards set by its founder Roberta Rehberg-Boorse, who opened the Academy in1983. The Academy employs a diversified group of professional teachers who are fully qualified to provide expert training in a variety of dance styles. ADA offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Modern, and Irish.
Our mission is to provide high-quality dance training in a positive atmosphere for any student who enjoys studying the art of dance. For the dancer seeking a career in dance, or the student seeking poise and physical fitness, training at the Academy of Dance Arts encourages the self confidence that will benefit the student throughout their life in whatever career they may choose.
Creative movement- is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity.
Jazz – Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms.
Hiphop- Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States
Tap- Tap dance is a type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition.
Ballet- a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.
Contemporary- Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Modern- modern dance is a dance style that focuses on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings.
Lyrical- Lyrical dance has been defined as a dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics & Modern dance while still maintaining its autonomy. It has been strongly associated with clearly displayed emotional moods, fast-moving choreographic strategies, emphasis on virtuosic display, illustration of song lyrics, and, in group form, exact unison. The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz.
Pointe- Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.
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"My very thoughtful sister got us a gift certificate for last year's summer program that we signed our then 3 year old up for. She LOVED it so much we enrolled in the fall. The year went quickly. The recital was FANTASTIC...so well done and very impressive. We are thrilled our daughter is in the summer program again and already signed up for the fall. Excellent academy!"
"A wonderful place with fantastic teachers! My daughter is in her 4th year of hip hop and we always look forward to the recital!!"
"My family has had multiple generations dance here- we love the teachers!"