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    Columbia Dance Academy was founded in 1996 by Jeanne Szkolka. We have a strong belief that dance instruction is valuable and character-building. It provides children with the gifts of a strong body, mind, and strong self-discipline and self-esteem.
    We are a small, family oriented studio with quality, caring instructors, in a positive, loving atmosphere. We are dedicated to growing young dancers into responsible adults full of integrity and respect.
    Performing arts is our passion, and we look forward to showing you what it's all about. We are the only studio in Columbia to belong to Dance Masters of America and IDEA. From preschool dance lessons, all the way to adulthood, we teach everybody!

Our Services

Dance Lessons

From ballet to hip hop dance lessons, we do it all. We take pride in developing well-rounded dance artists. Our team makes dance instruction both fun and informative.

Our preschool classes will help develop the child’s body awareness, balance, and vocabulary. It will also increase their gross motor skills and attention span. Most importantly, it will enhance their self-esteem.

The 2/3 year old classes are Creative Movement, taught in groups no larger than 6, lasting 30 minutes. The 4 year old classes are Creative Movement and Tap & Tumble, taught in groups no larger that 8, lasting 45 minutes.

Ballet Lessons

Ballet dancing is among our most popular services, but it takes many hours of hard work in order to master this skill. Our instructors walk you through the entire process of reaching your full potential as a ballet performer. Choose a dance studio that can accommodate your exact needs.

Ballet & tap classes are offered to groups of ages 5 & 6 and 7 & up. Ballet & Tap classes are taught as a combo class. Classes are one hour long, with a class size limit of 12 – 14 students.

Tumbling Lessons

Tumbling is a large part of performing arts! We'll get you to the level that you need to be. Whether you are looking for a beginner dance class, or a more advanced experience, Columbia Dance Academy is perfect for you.

Tumbling classes are offered at beginning and intermediate levels. Students will learn basic tumbling skills in a safe, careful class with skills that build on one another.

Adult Dance Lessons

Dancing is for all ages! No matter what age, or what level of experience, there is always more to learn about this beautiful art! Our kid's dance school is among the best, and so are our adult lessons.

Columbia Dance Academy wants to work with you, regardless of your age. Classes are for beginning/intermediate levels. Drop-in’s welcome!

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Summer Schedule 2023

Tuition Schedule 2022-2023

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Welcome Letter (Returning Students)

Class Schedule 2022-2023

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4250 E Broadway #1031
Columbia, MO 65201

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