The Debbie Allen Dance Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers a comprehensive dance curriculum to students ages four and up.

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DANCE TO THE BEAT OF

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SUPPORT

Join our mission of providing world-class training to rising young dancers under the direction of Debbie Allen. 

GALA 2022

Join us on November 17th for A Night to Remember, a benefit for the young dancers and all of the arts education and programming at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Help us continue our mission to enrich, inspire and transform the lives of DADA students.

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CHANGING LIVES

With a focus on disenfranchised Black and Latino communities, the world class faculty and staff members of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy use dance and theater training and performance to enrich, inspire and transform the lives of its students.

PROGRAMS

At the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, we are proud to offer a comprehensive schedule of different Programs perfect for dancers of all ages and abilities. From ballet to hip hop, modern to musical theatre, our Programs will challenge and inspire you to discover your inner artist.

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ACADEMY

ACADEMY

The Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum for the committed student, ages eight and up. All students are required to take 9 - 10 classes weekly.

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DADA ON POINTE

DADA ON POINTE

DADA On Pointe, founded by David King, is a pre-professional program for the dedicated ballet student, ages eight and up. All students are required to take 15 hours of ballet weekly.

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RED BIRDS

RED BIRDS

Hand selected by Debbie Allen, the Red Birds Program allows the dedicated student to increase their focus on technique and artistry through a rigorous curriculum. 7 - 13 classes weekly.

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EARLY BIRD

EARLY BIRD

Designed to inspire children between ages 3 and 7 seeking foundational skills in dance through technique, musical exercises, teamwork and play. Students must take 2 - 7 classes weekly.

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OPEN CLASSES

OPEN CLASSES

Join us for one of our Open Classes, perfect for students of all ages and skill levels. Explore the world of dance in this exciting and dynamic series with its focus on health and fitness. 

ENSEMBLE

ENSEMBLE

Our pre-professional dance company comprised of current students and alumni. Guest performers have included Misty Copeland and Desmond Richardson.

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SONS OF DADA

SONS OF DADA

Our signature scholarship program for young male dancers with training in ballet, African, hip hop, tap and more. Open to students between the ages of 8 and 13 - audition required.

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RISE

RISE

Discover the world of musical theatre in this class for students ages 6 to 20 with training in acting, dance, performance and voice under the direction and guidance of Ms. Allen.

INTENSIVES

At DADA, we believe in supporting our dancers with an expansive offering of specialized Intensives designed to hone their skills and broaden their artistry. Available both during the year and in the summer, we also provide online Intensives.

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VIRTUAL

VIRTUAL

 

Enroll now to study online with DADA instructors!

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SUMMER

SUMMER

 

Register for one of our popular Summer Intensives!

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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

 

Sharpen your skills with one of our Workshop Intensives!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Debbie Allen Middle School for the Arts is an independent, private school for aspiring young dancers in grades 6-8. The school is a place for students to nurture their creativity and explore the connections between the academic world with dance and the theatre arts.