The Academy of Dance Arts, Inc.
1425 West First St. Winston Salem, NC 27101
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May 18 and 19
Our Recital this year will be Saturday May 18th at 7:00 and Sunday May 19th at 3:00. Tickets are available at the studio during your normal class time. Click here for more information on rehearsals.
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!
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!
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The Academy of Dance Arts, Inc. was founded in 1947 and in it's 65th year has touched the lives of thousands of families in our community. Many of our present students are our third generation. Now we are in our NEW LOCATION by the Twin City Diner, right across the street from our historic location.
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.
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