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Creating more than just performers – molding artists!

The dance department at Blackbird Academy of Arts in Conway, Arkansas is designed to provide students with both a solid technical foundation and creative encouragement. Younger students are introduced not only to basic ideas of dance and movement, but also nurtured through a positive environment.  Older students are pushed to become the finest dancers they are capable of becoming and also given numerous opportunities for performance, and for creating and exhibiting their own choreographic works.

Our dance classes follow a carefully considered series of syllabi, and all students must be able to properly demonstrate the curriculum of their current level before advancing. Class placement is made according to age, previous experience and technical ability.  It is not uncommon for students to repeat the same level in order to develop the proper strength and coordination in their feet, legs and abdominal muscles that are required for advancement and injury prevention.

While we realize not all our students will go on to pursue a career in dance, we seek to prepare our students in such a way that if they choose a professional path after high school, they will be prepared.

Dancers in all levels will participate in our mid-year Winter Showcase week.  Preparatory, Intermediate, Pre Apprentice and Apprentice Division dancers will have the opportunity to perform in our end-of-the-year Academy Performance.  There are additional performance opportunities throughout the year for Intermediate, Pre Apprentice and Apprentice students.

Classes offered:

Pre-Apprentice Ballet Division
Hip Hop
Dance Apprentice Program
Aviate Dance Ensemble
Dress Code


Check out our Class Schedules page for current class offerings.