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Our dance program includes ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater for ages 3 and up. Classes are offered year around by qualified instructors. We also have an Elite Company program with dancers who perform in competitions year round. Try-outs are offered every summer.

Faculty and Staff

Director: Elizabeth Smith

Head Instructors: Taylor Whiteley and Emily Winter

Instructors: Jeana Harpenau, Halee Harpenau, Lexi McGowen, Kaytie Frisch, Aubri Hoffman, Morgan Smith, Olivia Golden

June Recital

All dancers that participate in Y Academy of Dance will be in the June Recital. The show will be June 1st, 2024.
The show will be at Memorial Auditorium. 3-5 Year Old Classes, Ballet, Tap, Style, Hip Hop and Combo classes will perform in the Matinee Show at 2PM. 
Company and Mini Company will be in the evening show at 7PM. 
Both shows have pre-shows an hour before the recital begins. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of May. 

Sparkle Club Sponsors 2024

Sparkle Club consists of our amazing community supporters. We are grateful for our sponsors as they allow us to continue to compete at an elite level, travel throughout the region, and support our dancers and staff. 

Double Platinum Sponsors

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Rocky Restivo

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Sparkle Club Sponsors 2023

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Double Platinum


Community National Bank & Trust – Frontenac

Countryside Storage

Don Hudson

Freeman Surgical Center

In the Garden

Leigh’s Tee’s LLC


Miller’s Professional Imaging/MPIX

Pitt Plastics

Ryan Insurance

Stewart Family Medicine

Tri-State Building & Supply


Wells Fargo Advisors



Apollo Services, Inc.

Backyard Discovery


H Green Wellness LLC

Midwest Minerals

Riggs Chiropractic

The Pitt


High Gold

Kannarr Eye Center

Pallucca’s Event Hall

Pitt Craft Printing

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