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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 Hayes

Head Instructors: Taylor Whiteley and Emily Winter

Instructors: Jeana Harpenau, Halee Harpenau, Lexi McGowen, Kaytie Frisch

June Recital

All dancers that participate in Y Academy of Dance will be in the June Recital. Our theme this year is "Wild and Free." All of the dances will correlate with the theme or have an animal in the title for this "wild" show! 
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. 

Dance Pictures

Picture Day will be March 25th, 2023. All dance classes besides technique, tricks, and stretching and toning will have pictures taken in their recital costumes. 


Students will be measured for their costumes in December. Costumes must be paid for in January. All costumes will be ordered in January to ensure they are delivered before pictures day.

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