WHERE IS ACDA LOCATED?
Our studio is located in the CHIPPEWA SQUARE PLAZA in Beaver Falls, PA; next to MedExpress Urgent Care. For details or directions, click here.
2652 DARLINGTON ROAD
BEAVER FALLS, PA 15010
CAN A NEW STUDENT ATTEND ACDA CLASSES IF HE/SHE HAS NO PRIOR DANCE EXPERIENCE?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it! We have something for every child no matter the dance ability or experience.
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WHEN AND HOW DO I REGISTER MYSELF OR MY CHILD FOR DANCE CLASSES?
You can register your child for classes online or by visiting the studio.
Check out the details on our registration page click here.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE CLASSES AT ACDA?
Tuition is based on both the age of the dancer and the classes that they choose. Please contact the studio for pricing.
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ARE THERE FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP AID THE COSTS OF DANCE AND COSTUMES?
Yes, indeed! There are many different fundraising opportunities offered throughout the year that help families pay for the costs of dancing. Fundraising is available to each student but is not mandatory. Profits are placed in each individual students' account and can be used toward tuition, costumes and recital program ads.
WHEN DOES THE SUMMER SESSION OF DANCE CLASSES BEGIN?
Summer classes begin in June and run throughout the summer.
Check out what we are offering for summer classes and registation deadlines by clicking here.
WHEN DOES THE FALL SESSION OF DANCE CLASSES BEGIN?
Fall classes begin in September and continue through May. The annual dance recital is the last weekend of May and marks the end of the fall season. For more information, please click here.
HOW DO I BECOME A PART OF THE ACDA COMPETITION GROUP?
Competition and solo students are selected by Amber. If a child is being considered, the parent or guardian will be notified.
WHAT IS A DANCE RECITAL AND WHEN IS IT?
ACDA'S annual dance recital is a special, dance production event that allows the students from Fall session to perform the dances they learned throughout the fall season. The dance recital is often times the dancer's favorite part of the dance year.
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WHAT SHOULD BE EXPECTED IN TERMS OF CLASS ETIQUETTE?
Dance is a discipline, therefore proper etiquette is important. Students are expected to be ON TIME and to come to the dance class prepared to dance. Students are expected to treat each instructor and fellow dancer with respect.
Please click here to lear more about AC Dance Academy's policies and procedures.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR DANCE CLASSES?
A dress code is in place in order for the teachers to make proper corrections during class. Specific dancewear and shoes are required according to each class.
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HOW WILL I BE INFORMED IF A DANCE CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER?
In case of inclement weather, please check WPXI, our facebook page and email for cancellations. The calendar year allows for a few snow days for each day of the week. Classes will only be made up if there are more than two cancellations for that certain day of the week.
TOP 10 BENEFITS OF DANCING:
Flexibility: Flexibility is a primary factor in dancing. Increasing flexibility can also be an effective aid to prevention of injury. By learning movements and combining them in a routine, the dancer can attain greater flexibility and greater control of the body.
Disease prevention: Participation in dancing can help maintain a healthy body. Being involved in dance helps encourage a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity and eating a well-balanced diet.
Strong and healthy bones: Participation in weight-bearing activities — including dance — can develop strong, healthy bones, which is important to develop at a young age. As we age, we inevitably experience a decrease in bone mass every year. Building strong, healthy bones at a young age can help reduce the risks of developing osteoporosis later on in life.
Increased self-esteem: Studies have shown that dancers are more likely to have better self-esteem, confidence and poise.
Daily exercise needs: The American Heart Association recommends children participate in 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Adults age 18 and over should participate in 30 minutes of exercise at least five days per week. Participation in dance helps meet the exercise recommendations set forth by the American Heart Association.
Increased cognitive functioning: Participation in dance does not only offer physical gains; it is beneficial for improving concentration and mental focus – an important aspect of anyone’s life. Dance allows children the chance to think for themselves, to stimulate their imaginations and to increase memorization skills.
Increased coordination: Dancers do not react with as large a “startle response” to sudden imbalances as non-dancers. By applying this conditioning outside of dance, people become better equipped to avoid hazardous situations by quickly identifying them and naturally correcting body alignment when walking, standing, balancing or jumping, etc.
Strength development: Dance produces, pound-for-pound, the best athletes in the world. Dance uses almost exclusively body weight exercises to build upper body, lower body, and core strength.
Discipline: Dance instills a sense of discipline. Each student must have the self control to make corrections when an instructor asks them to, and they must also have the self discipline to stay on task when an instructor is working with another dancer.
Social skills: At all ages, dance provides an opportunity to develop social skills. Younger children learn how to stand in line, look, listen, be quiet when others are talking, work and think independently, and how to be respectful of others. The older kids learn how to set a good example for the young dancers who look up to them and become role models at a young age.
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