At the Academy of Dance, all forms of dance are taught as art education and
personal training in coordination, health and confidence. Dance is a wonderful
art form and I encourage people of all ages and abilities to experience the joy
of dance as an expressive art.
My goal is to cultivate the student's natural creativity, provide sound
technical training and make learning enjoyable. It is important that a person's
first experience with dance be positive and lasting. I believe in nurturing
creativity in the classroom that will bloom throughout the individual's life. I
take a "hands-on" approach to teaching technique, and I strongly
encourage my students to think, learn, recall, create and solve problems. I
firmly but gently nudge my students toward a sense of professionalism,
self-discipline, and self-worth with a respect for themselves and others.
I believe every student deserves the best quality dance training available,
whether or not they pursue a career in the dance arts. To protect the dancers
from injury the studio features a sprung floor, and class sizes are limited to
ensure personal attention. My instruction is customized to each student's goals,
whether it be fun and fitness or pre-professional training.
Patti Plascak Willey