The Academy of Dance Arts, Inc.
1425 West First St. Winston Salem, NC 27101
Welcome to our site!
May 14 and 15
Our Recital this year will be Saturday May 14th at 7:00 and Sunday May 15th at 3:00. Tickets are available at the studio during your normal class time. Click here for more information on rehearsals.
ADA Welcomes David Hawks to the Faculty. David is teaching Hip Hop and also works with Dancing Classrooms.
Thank you to all who showed love and support for Jami Ross Avent during the Christmas presentations.
Academy Alum, Claire Kretzschmar, who now dances with the New York City Ballet, made her debut as Sugar Plum Fairy in their Nutcracker performances.
March 28th - 31st
We will have no classes during Spring Break. Rest up and get ready for the big push to the 2016 RECITAL!
Our Summer Camps offer you an opportunity to have some fun if you are younger student, or hone your technique if you are a more advanced student. They are in one week blocks from the end of May through July. Click here for more!
Celebrate your Birthday!
We are offering Dance Birthday Parties at the studio. Parties can include up to 16 children for a one hour class in choice of Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop or Creative Movement and one hour use of the facility for the party! Only $150 so call to make a reservation!
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The Academy of Dance Arts, Inc. was founded in 1947 and in it's 69th year has established itself by providing a solid foundation for professional dancers, dance educators, and performers, and as the longest standing school in the south east has touched the lives of thousands of families in our community. Many of our present students are our third generation.
Wanda Plemmons now serves as Director/Owner of the Academy. She began her early training with the Academy and continued to UNCSA. She danced with the Winston-Salem Civic Ballet, Governor's School and UNCSA productions. Wanda has served as President of the Alumni at UNCSA and currently serves on the Board of Associates. Wanda was awarded "Outstanding Teacher In the Arts 2009" by UNCSA at the 2009 Graduation Ceremonies where she was also a speaker. Wanda has taught for Wake Forest University, Salem College and has been a guest choreographer for Disney, RJR and Paramount.
The Academy has been actively involved in the community over the years, serving as Business Partner for many schools, helping with productions and costuming. The Academy students have performed for the annual Christmas tree Lighting for Winston-Salem, the Vantage Tournament, Paramount Studios, Hanes Mall, Disney Productions and many other venues.
The Academy has a large professional faculty and has been host to many respected guest teachers including Richard Englund, Bobby Lindgren, Sonja Tyven, Job Saunders, Fanchon Cordell, Diane Markham, Rodwic Fukino and Marcus Alford. See more of our History here...
Many of the Academy's students have gone on to professional careers in the Arts as Company members and soloist with such renowned companies as the New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, Charleston Ballet and more.
Upcoming Events and Dates
March 28th - March 31st
April 26th and 27th
See Schedules for Details
Dress Rehearsals and Recitals
May 13th - 15th
May 17th til June 10th
at the Studio
From June 20 - July 22
Follow this link to see a short film about North Carolina School of the Arts alumnus and ADA owner, Wanda Plemmons, This film was produced by the school as a part of their This School, This City project. We are very proud to be associated with the UNCSA.
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