Dance instruction. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, modern & tumbling. Ages 2+
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Senior Spotlight! 💫🎉🎓💕🎉💫
Hello! My name is Katie Stansbery and I've been dancing since I was 6, and have been with The Dance Academy since I was 9. I have mainly trained in ballet and have loved every minute of it. Dance has been something that I've lived and breate for most of my life, I've never really been able to explain it fully, but dance has always been the thing that brought me joy when nothing else could. It's my way of connecting with others even if we don't speak, because for me, dance is where I find my voice and I find myself. I'm so thankful for all the years I've spent at The Dance Academy, and hope to continue training here as long as I can. I run a Charity and Ministry called Hearts on Pointe where we use the talents that God has given us in hope of shining His light on others through shows and performances at senior homes and anywhere we can possibly bring a smile. I hope to continue growing that as we go, and am also hoping to write a book in the next couple years. I don't know for sure what the future will hold, but I'm excited for it, and I'm thankful for every moment I've had getting here and for the moments to come.
We bickered again—it’s a typical routine for us. I hate doing her dance hair. It takes forever and we both lose patience.
“I’m so glad this competition season is almost done,” I whispered to myself as I tightened the last braid.
I didn’t dance as a kid and it’s taken me a while to understand this sport.
It’s a lot of travel and time.
Practice each week and hotel stays during competition season.
It’s makeup and costumes and money.
It’s exhausting and a lot for parents.
I sent a text to my husband before she took the stage for the last time this competition season.
“She’s almost ready,” I said, “and she’s beautiful as always."
And then I watched my sweet girl.
Her eyes and smile, bright under those stage lights.
Her steps, in tandem with other dancers—dear friends, who’ve grown up alongside her.
She loves dance, and you can tell it’s her thing. I’m in awe of how she glides across the stage with such poise and confidence.
The music stopped. The dance was over. The applause began.
And I cried.
“I can’t believe this season is already done,” I told myself.
Next season, she’ll be 12. It all goes so fast.
Because even though it’s exhausting, even though it makes us bicker, it’s worth it.
It’s my greatest joy to watch my kids do what they love.
And the truth is, I’ll miss it so much when it’s over.
❤ Leslie Means
(PS: Hi new friends! I'm so glad you're here. I'm the founder of Her View From Home - would love for you to check out that awesome community and stick around here too! Thankful for YOU!)
Senior Spotlight! 👩🎓💛💚🎓🤩🎉 Meet Leilannie!
I’ve been dancing for as long as I can remember, my family has a long history of being associated with the music industry with my grandfather on my moms side being a professional musician as well as making his own guitars. I’m graduating from show low high school and my after high school plan is to just work to support myself and the way I want to live and hopefully be able to continue doing what I love by paying music and dancing!
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We are closed for Spring Break! Classes will resume on Monday, March 21st. Enjoy your break!
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Classes will be held as normal today! 2/24/22
Snow Day today! 2/23/22 ❄️
❄️ Everybody stay home and stay warm!
Dance Academy family- your competition team represented our studio in Albuquerque this weekend and you should be proud. They did AMAZING!
All of our dances qualified for Nationals.
All 13 of our dances placed in the top 10 of their category. 2 of those being 1st, 3 -2nd places & a 3rd.
We received 3 judges choice awards.
10 of our dancers received invites to be in the national CRU dance company in Florida in January 2023.
Our large group dance “Tribal” choreographed by Ms. Becky, came in as Runner Up for best choreography for the whole competition.
Shout out to our teachers and choreographers for this competition: Annika Hann, Derrick Patten, Taylor Garcia & Becky Eagle.
We are so proud of our dancers!
Details for each dance in the comments:
We love our students! 💕
"The movement is spirit. The lights are my stars. The stage is my voice. I am a dancer." ~ Rhee Gold
Have you always wanted to dance? You’re never too old! Come try an adult dance class!
New Year blessings to our dance family. May your year be filled with happiness!
Have a blessed Christmas!
We are closed for Christmas 🎄 Break!
12/4/21-1/2/22 Have a Merry Christmas and we will see you next year!!! ⭐️
Just a reminder that all costume payments for our 2022 recital are due by this Friday, 12/3! 🩰 👗
This is also the last week of classes before Christmas break. 🎄 ❄️
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our dance family! We are so blessed to have you in our lives. 💕
Happy Father’s Day to all of our awesome dance Dads!
“Together We Stand, United We Dance”
Support our amazingly talented and hardworking kids by coming to watch them perform in our 32nd annual recital! It’s been a rough and crazy year but these kids are ready to shine and hit the stage!
Showtimes: Friday June 4th 7pm,
Saturday June 5th 10am & 7pm. Tickets available at the door for $10 - doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
Performances will be at the Show Low District Auditorium (500 W Old Linden Rd)
Summer classes start next week! Register today 💃 🎉
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