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The Quiltmaker’s Gift

The Academy of Dance Arts is celebrating the joy of giving through two fable-inspired performances on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the Monument Fine Arts Theatre. Both 1pm and 5pm productions of The Quiltmaker’s Gift follow a greedy monarch, a generous quiltmaker and her wise cat, whose lives are sewn together through a magical journey…
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Teacher Feature: Interview with Ms. Kat

Learn more about Ms. Kat, our Hip Hop Instructor! Visit Ms. Kat’s Bio
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Teacher Feature: Interview with Ms. Sara

Learn more about Ms. Sara, our Modern Dance Director! Visit Ms. Sara’s Bio
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Teacher Feature: Interview with Ms. Sally

Learn more about Ms. Sally, Early Childhood Teacher for Sturgis! Visit Ms. Sally’s Bio
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Teacher Feature: Interview with Ms. Kristin

Can you believe Ms. Kristin has been a part of the Academy family since 1999? We’re so lucky to have her! Watch the video to learn more. Visit Ms. Kristin’s Bio
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Teacher Feature: Interview with Ms. Alina

We love Ms. Alina! Watch the video to learn more about her. Visit Ms. Alina’s Bio
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Teacher Feature: Interview with Miss Anna

Students say Ms. Anna speaks like a princess, and we couldn’t agree more! Visit Miss Anna’s Bio
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COVID Policy Update for Fall Season

Red Light A red light pop-up means no in-studio classes for the week (you will also be notified via the email you provide at registration). Yellow Light A Yellow light on our website means that we have additional safety measures in place with limits to the number of people in the buildings at one time…
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365 Days Later, Silver Linings in an Anniversary: Our 5-Star Studio Safety Pledge

Friday the 13th of March, 2020, Governor Noem announced school closures for South Dakota in response to a global COVID-19 pandemic.  Continuously serving our dancing families was top priority! Within 48 hours the Academy of Dance Arts restructured to “open” Monday on a virtual platform, one of the first studios in the nation to continue…
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How we returned to safer celebrations: Oz Reimagined 2020

“Thank you for being a catalyst and leading the HOW to return to safer gatherings!” The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center shared news of the impact the Academy of Dance Arts’ September performances have already had on the greater Rapid City Community in their Monday meeting with Studio Artistic Director, Julie A. McFarland. According to Theatre…
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