DANCE TO THE BEAT OF

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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.

SUPPORT

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

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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.

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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PRE-ACADEMY

Tailored for young students ages 8 and up looking to take their skills to the next level. Students accepted must attend a minimum of 7 classes weekly. All experience levels welcome.

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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

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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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

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.

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. 

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ENSEMBLE

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

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.

VIRTUAL

Enroll now to study online with DADA instructors!

SUMMER

Register for one of our popular Summer Intensives!

WORKSHOPS

Sharpen your skills with one of our Workshop Intensives!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Debbie Allen Middle School for the Arts will be an independent, private school for aspiring young dancers in grades 6-8. Starting in the Fall of 2021, Debbie Allen's Middle School will be a place for students to nurture their creativity and explore the connections between the academic world with dance and the theatre arts.