Where the "barre" is set high, confidence is instilled, and creativity is ignited
A brief description of how we started and what we are all about!
ADC was opened in September of 2011 by owner Ashley Dawn Corbiere, where weekly classes were held at Northern Life Yoga Studio. Due to a projected fast growth rate, we started searching for a larger space and after seeing 315 Ashmun, we knew this was where we wanted our dancers to call their home. With two spacious studios, an office, 2 large dressing rooms/restrooms, and plenty of parking, it was the perfect fit to accommodate our students and families.
With continued growth year after year, we now offer approximately 40 weekly classes with 10 qualified instructors. We are the only studio in the area that incorporates and follows BATD curriculum (British Association of Teachers of Dancing) into our lessons. Selected students are given the opportunity for level progression testing administered by an adjudicator through the association. This helps us stay on course with making sure we are teaching the students proper and safe technique, as well as material that they should be learning at their age and level.
In May we host our annual recitals where 2,000 tickets are sold, and our families and community members get to enjoy the talents of over 200 of our local dancers. Our studio has a firm belief in community involvement, and we find it vital to give back. Our dancers have participated in numerous fundraisers and events such as Hospice of the EUP’s local Dancing With The Stars, Chippewa County Family Project's Festival of Trees and Hospice’s Madrigal Dinner. In December we hosted our first annual Jolly Jubilee, a Christmas performance where all proceeds from the event ($2500) were donated to the Sault Schools Kidz Koset & Food Pantry. We take pride in the choreography and quality of work that is showcased at all of our performances throughout the dance season.
We provide a fun, welcoming learning environment, while emphasizing technique, skill development and progression, discipline, and professionalism in our dancers.