Academy of Dance and Music

We offer Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop dance lessons from age 3 to adult, and private music lessons in guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute and recorder from age 7 to adult.

Previously from Canada, Jim & Leah Servais are the owners and operators of Academy of Dance & Music. Leah has 36 yrs. of experience, training with The National Ballet of Canada, and performing with them and The Milwaukee Ballet Company. Jim grew up playing different instruments in various orchestras and bands as well as teaching music. They saw a need for a dance & music school on the west side o


Academy of Dance and Music's cover photo


The Ladies had a great time performing their dance at our 2018 Annual Recital. We had a sold out show! Thank you Ladies!


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Academy of Dance and Music


Striking a pose!


Practicing a balance exercise.


Dance Director Leah Servais with some of our Junior Jazz Class.


School photo after our Annual Spring Recital 2016 at The South Broadway Cultural Center. Everybody did so well!

[08/23/16]   We're excited to announce the first dance and music classes for the 2016-17 season are beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 2016. See you all soon!

[08/31/15]   New Classes to be offered this year. One of these will be a new class in Modern/Lyrical Dance. This is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques and is a "cousin" to those styles. The students will learn how to express their emotions in this form of dance to contemporary music. This class will be open to students who are at least 7 yrs old. This class will be taught by Miss Megan Morris on Wednesdays from 4 to 5pm. Miss Morris has an extensive background in this form of dance and is eager to share her knowledge with her students. Call us at 505-962-2318 for details.


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Guitar anyone?


Intermediate Jazz

[11/18/13]   Hi Everyone:

Just a reminder that the week of Nov. 26th - 30th, there will be no classes due to Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Parents' Day

Our annual Parents' Day is the week of Dec. 10th - 14th. Families and friends are welcome to come and watch the children in their regular classes. You may also bring your camcorders & cameras. For the music students please wear your Sunday best.

We have begun preparing for this week, so it is important that the children come to their classes, especially now. However, we certainly understand absent days due to illnesses. It's also important to be on time for their class as much as possible for the student's sake as well as their classmates. If you have any questions about this, please let us know.

Thank you and enjoy the holiday.

Best regards,

Leah and Jim Servais


2013-2014 Music Instruction


Learning and having fun is what it's all about at the Academy of Dance and Music.


2013-2014 Music Instruction


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And one more! Leah and I are really happy with the way it came out. What do you think?


Here's another photo of our newly painted studio!


Leah and I would like to welcome you all back starting Tuesday Sept. 3rd. We have a whole new look to the dance studio as we have had it painted. Here are a couple of photos. 08/30/2013

Registration and Pricing

Here we go!

Classes start this Tuesday, September 3rd. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!!

All the forms you need are available on the Registration and Pricing page.

See you soon! Thank you very much for choosing the Academy of Dance and Music. It is very important for the following four forms to be filled out so we can enroll you or your child in a timely manner. Please do ...


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Here's a junior jazz class in Minneapolis having some fun and giving it their all.


Just finished a three day instructional dance workshop in Minneapolis. Learned some exciting and challenging choreography that I can't wait to show all of you.


2012-2013 Ballet


Academy of Dance and Music's cover photo


Stairway to the Stars

Check out the highlights video from the Stairway to the Stars recital.


Academy of Dance and Music

We are finally on Facebook. Not only do we have a new page, the Academy of Dance and Music has a new web site, check it out!





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