Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Macon area children from The Academy of Dance. The Academy of Dance has a reputation for being a studio that provides solid dance training, exceptional performance opportunities and a place where friendships are built and last a lifetime. Since 1970, the Academy of Dance has offered quality dance education in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Classes offered include Parent-Tot, Creative Movement, Preschool classes, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip hop, Ballroom, and Yoga. Conveniently located close to Robins Air Force Base, the Academy proudly supports military and their families! The family friendly studio has a talented and professional faculty and staff dedicated to the students. The studio strives to make all dancers, young and old, beginner to advanced, feel special and important. Giving every child the right start in their dance lessons is important and an important part of every child's development.
The studio is veteran family-owned and operated for more than 45 years serving Houston and Peach counties. There is closed circuit classroom viewing and a family friendly reception area. There are Combo Classes and Recreational and Graded Levels offered 6 days per week affording a convenient schedule as well as two fully equipped dance rooms with proper flooring. The studio offers dance workshops and performance opportunities throughout the year and there is a non-competitive performance company as well as competitive opportunities. The non-profit parent organization helps support the company dancers.