Thank you Ms. Karen & Mr. Mike for your commitment to all the kids at Clermont Academy of Dance. You have worked hard to bring quality teachers with professional dance industry backgrounds to the studio as instructors. Your staff is wonderful, supportive and genuinely want to see our kids succeed. The teachers are talented, professional and a great asset to your studio. Their knowledge and experience within the dance industry speaks for itself and they share it in a way that the students enjoy learning. Our girls come home excited about what they have learned and how the teachers interact and are engaged with them during class. We want to say thank you for all the hard work and dedication you and your staff have given to the students this season. We look forward to a long future with you at Clermont Academy of Dance.
- Rhonda and Roland P
We transferred to CAD from another studio. I was amazed with how friendly Karen, the owner, was. The quality of instruction is fantastic! Their Intensive program is tiered so it has appropriate commitments and classes for all ages. CAD does a great job of balancing dance with the rest of your life. Karen has also been generous in supporting my daughter’s school. It’s a great studio with a great support system. I highly recommend it!
- Julie F
Clermont Academy of Dance has been a part of our family’s life for the past 8 years. We were initially drawn to the academy for the variety of dance classes that were offered. My son began with a summer hip hop class, fell in love with dance and has been dancing ever since. My daughter began dancing before she was 3 years old and has grown and matured both as a dancer and a young lady. CAD offers a high quality dance education combined with a variety of programs to meet the needs, interests and budget of every family. The dance instructors are professionals that focus on quality dance education that builds confidence, high self-esteem and builds friendships that last a lifetime. Under new ownership, we are excited to see CAD grow and take our dancers up and beyond where they ever dreamed possible.
- Amy H
Ms Karen is wonderful. There's NO studio that cares like she does. You'll be so happy you choose them. They are serious about their teaching, but they find, embrace and cultivate the gifts unique to each child. You will love it!
- Kat M
Intensive Study Program
Entry into the Intensive Study Program is by teacher invitation or audition, not by parent request. Once accepted into this program students are placed in classes with other students of similar ability and maturity levels but not necessarily similar ages. The level of expectation is much higher for these students as they must meet stringent requirements for attendance, dance attire and performance skill. In addition, ISP students are required to enroll in specific classes and attend a set number of workshops, a summer intensive and local dance conventions. ISP students and parents can expect a more serious commitment of time and larger financial responsibilities. The ISP is also more physically demanding on students and requires both the student and parent to have a keen sense of organization and communication. When selecting and placing ISP students we consider ability, maturity, experience and attitude of each student.
Competition Team Selection Process: A select group of dancers from our Intensive Study Program are invited to be a part of our National Award winning Competition Team. This elite group of dancers are hand picked by our staff and local dance professionals for their strong technique, outstanding showmanship, the ability to learn and memorize choreography quickly, the desire to reach their full dance potential and dedication to the team.
Why We Compete: Our competitive students realize that life can be a competition in itself and therefore they understand and value the lessons learned on the competition dance floor. These dancers know what it is to develop a strong work ethic and take that work ethic with them into adulthood. Their commitment to the art of dance is evidence by their motivation to sacrifice many outside activities for anywhere between 10-15 hours of dance training per week. The Main Attraction Competition Team has seen the fruit of their labor through the countless awards received at both regional and national dance competitions. They've also reaped non tangible benefits such as self respect, pride and the value of teamwork.
For more information about the ISP, or the CAD Competition Team please contact our competition director here.