The Academy of Dance Arts was founded in 1997 by it's Director, Ann Osborne Bebergal. The Academy is devoted to teaching the art of Movement and Dance, in all it's varied forms, in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. The Professional Faculty at ADA promises to inspire and motivate you toward the accomplishment of your goals. We are not a Recital studio, nor do we participate in competitions. We are here to offer sound training to the young dancer.
About Our Early Childhood Program
Our Early Childhood Movement Program is specially designed to provide children between the ages of three and five years of age with a strong foundation in Movement. It teaches the young person the basic elements of movement: space and how we relate to it, both as an individual and as a member of a group; the eight basic locomotor movements; musical rhythm, beat and time;and opposites and directions. Integrated with these physical concepts are the intellectual concepts of self awareness. Through participation in these classes, students also learn the basics of classroom behavior and manners. These concepts include learning how to take turns, following another dancer or leading the way, waiting patiently, working with others, and having a positive attitude.
Educators now know that training young people in the concepts of Movement, sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships, lays a strong foundation for the development of reading, mathematics, and other educational skills.