About Skagit Valley Academdy of Dance, Inc.
A Quality Dance EducationSkagit Valley Academy of Dance can trace its roots back for more than 28 years. Some of its former students have gone on to careers as professional dancers, some have chosen to teach. All enjoy a love of the dance which was fostered in a school that encourages the joy of dancing.
Studio space at the academy is large and bright with an excellent dance floor designed to minimize fatigue. The facility, built in 1991, was planned as a dance school and is one of the largest privately-owned dance academies in Washington State.
The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance is proud of its affiliation with the nationally renowned Dance Educators of America, as well as its performing and national competition team, "Dansations", which holds auditions for advanced ages 9 through adult.
"I hear and I forget... I see and I remember... I do and I understand..."
At whatever age, there is something about that statement that really applies to dancing. Whether it's ballet, early creative movement, tap or jazz, - learning to dance is accomplished not by hearing or by seeing, but by doing.
Perhaps, it's simply another way of saying that a dance school should be student oriented. As young students at the dance school that would later become the Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, we learned just how important this concept is. And it has been a guiding principle for our dance academy ever since.
You see, we believe in the joy of dancing... in the self-satisfaction and the sheer pleasure of dance motion. Self-expression... discipline... self-esteem... poise... freedom... grace... strength... and, yes, fun - this is what dancing is all about.
We welcome the opportunity to share with you our own excitement and enthusiasm. At Skagit Valley Academy of Dance we believe that learning to dance is and should be, learning to love to dance.
Meet our Staff