Master Class-Alumni led-9/22

The Dance Attic is pleased to welcome alumni to teach a 3 class workshop on Saturday, September 22nd.  Abby Telenko will teach Contemporary, Kenard Williams will teach Tap, and Alexis Barton will  teach Jazz.  This class will count as 2 master classes for TDAC. See the  September Newsletter for instructor bios and pictures.  This class will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  The class schedule is as follows:

All dancers come from 12:00pm-2:15pm and they will rotate through the 3 classes

Bring a Friend Week 9/17-9/20

Bring a friend week will be September 17-20.  This is a great time to give the Dance Attic a try!  You can come to class with a current student or contact the studio and we will tell you which class would be good to attend.  This gives you a chance to find out what we are all about!   A release form must completed by a parent to participate. (form below)

2018 Fall Bring a friend


Vote! Hurry! Ends August 16

The Dance Attic was named the best dance studio in the Wake Forest area in the Wake Weekly Best of the Best awards for 2016 and 2017 and we are calling on you to vote now so that we can be the Best of the Best in 2018!  Use the link below to access the Wake Weekly Best of the Best ballot and put in The Dance Attic for the best dance studio.  Thank you to all of our staff, dancers, and parents who make this possible. We can not do it without you! We are looking forward to a great year together!

Wake Weekly Best of the Best 2018

Master Class – Mary- 8/25

The Dance Attic is pleased to welcome Mary Bird to teach a contemporary master class on Saturday, August 25th.  Mary is a recent graduate of East Carolina University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. She has trained in ballet, modern, and jazz techniques and improvisation for 19 years. Her professional experience includes performances in ECU’s main stage shows as well as ADF’s Footprints, with guest artist work such as Jillian Peña, Micah Geyer, Ji-Eun Lee, and Danielle Sheather.  The class schedule is a s follows:

Combo 4-10     12:00PM-1:00PM
Group A-D        1:00PM-2:00PM
Group E-G        2:00PM-3:00PM

The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door if space is available


Master Class – Danyel – 8/11

The Dance Attic is pleased to welcome Danyel Beaver to teach a jazz master class on Saturday, August 11th.  Danyel trained at Nina’s School of Dance from age 3-18 and is currently a scholarship student at East Carolina University. She received a BFA in dance in May and will be receiving a BA in journalism in the fall. Danyel has performed in works in the main stage shows at ECU by guest artists and faculty since her freshman year. Her sophomore year of college, she was able to perform a faculty work at ACDA in West Virginia. As a choreographer, her work has been selected to be showcased in numerous shows at ECU and she has been selected to assist in choreographing two of the School of Theatre and Dance musicals. Danyel has also worked as a professional dancer for one season at The Lost Colony in Manteo, NC. In April, she will be showing an original dance film in Las Vegas at a national conference. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in musical theatre choreography.  The schedule is as follows:

Combo 4-10     12:00PM-1:00PM
Group A-D        1:00PM-2:00PM
Group E-G        2:00PM-3:00PM

The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door if space is available


Master Class – Sam – 8/4

The Dance Attic is pleased to welcome Sam Tickle to teach an acro master class on Saturday, August 4th. Sam is a New Jersey native, but fell in love with North Carolina and has been here since 2006.  She is a Meredith College graduate with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Sam began doing gymnastics at age 6 and has been involved in the sport ever since.  She was a competitive gymnast for the Montclair Starlettes for 8 years.  After years of competing she turned to coaching and has been with Superior Gymnastics since 2008.  The class schedule is as follows:

Beginners      10:00AM-11:00AM
Intermediate  11:00AM-12:00PM
Advanced      12:00PM-1:00PM

The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door if space is available


Master Class – Rachel – 7/21

The Dance Attic is pleased to welcome Rachel Bohannon to teach a contemporary master class on Saturday, July 21st. Rachel danced competitively at the Dance Attic for 15 years before moving on to pursue a degree in Dance Studies at Appalachian State University.  She has won numerous awards for her routines including highest score of the day.  She is a board member for the dance crew Entropy at ASU and has choreographed for both Entropy and Momentum dance club.  She has also performed in both the Fall and Spring Appalachian Dance Ensembles. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance with the Dance Attic.  The schedule for Rachel’s class is as follows:

Groups E-G   9:00AM-10:00AM
Groups A-D   10:00AM-11:00AM
Combo 4-11   11:00AM-12:00PM

The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door if space is available


2018 Scholarship Winners

Each year the Dance Attic staff chooses dancers to receive a scholarship award.  This award goes to dancers who work hard and always have a positive attitude.  They are also respectful and encouraging to others.  The scholarship award winners receive half price tuition for the year and a solo to perform at competition and recital.  The Dance Attic would like to congratulate this year’s award winners, Ashton Reid, Abigail Roscoe,  and Gracie Denton.  All are amazing dancers as well as good role models for all our younger dancers.  We are looking forward to seeing them learn and grow this year!

Company Auditions 6/18-6/20

If you really love to dance and would like to be even more involved, we would like to invite you to audition for our company.  Company is for those dancers who would like to make dance their primary extracurricular activity and are willing to devote more time.  It is similar to being on a select sports team.  You can expect more practice time, more performances, more competitions, and more FUN!

Company members have the opportunity to participate in dance at a different level.  You must be in company to be able to do an invitational piece.  Dancers in invitational pieces are eligible to do a solo, duet, or trio.  The company also has the opportunity to perform around the community and in three additional dance competitions.  Company members are also required to take summer classes and maintain good attendance to classes throughout the year.  It is a big commitment, but also very rewarding!
Auditions will be held the week of June 18-20.  Those who would like to audition will come to the intensive and learn a short dance combination that week.  On Wednesday the 20th you will perform the combination in small groups for a panel of judges.  If you would like to audition, but are unable to be there that week, you will need to schedule a make-up audition.

There will be a poster in the lobby with sheets to put your name, age at the time of auditions, and school grade.  The cost will be 1/2 Summer tuition which is $250 plus a $25 audition fee.   Those auditioning for company also have the option to purchase the summer package which will allow you to take all summer classes for $500.  This is a great value for company dancers who are required to take summer classes.  We are looking forward to next year and have many great plans already.  We hope you will join us!   Please feel free to email with questions.

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