We at Dance Arts Conservatory (DAC) instruct in the Vaganova (Russian) method of Ballet Technique. Through many years of experience we have developed a curriculum-based program that follows a structured monthly class plan. DAC offers fun and creative classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop and acro/tumbling for ages 3-8 that is designed to nurture the young child's natural desire to dance. For ages 9 and older, we offer classical ballet, pre-pointe/ pointe, variations/repetoire and conditioning with added opportunities to learn other dance forms, such as modern, jazz, improvisation, tap, hip hop and acro/tumbling where we implement traditional technique basics in a friendly, encouraging environment.

  At DAC we recognize each student's creative talents and incorporate them into the disciplined arts that are classical ballet. Our goal is to encourage each dancer to take great pride in their accomplishments and to enhance their eagerness to learn. Whether a student is working toward a career in dance or enjoys dancing as a rewarding extra-curricular activity, the dancer's changing body is a most fragile and important instrument which deserves only the finest and most proper instruction. DAC serves the community by offering dance to after-school programs in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. If your school is interested, please call for more information.

  Our students have been accepted into many prestigious schools such as American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kirov Academy-Washington, DC, North Carolina Dance Theatre, North Carolina School of the Arts, Storling Dance Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, School of American Ballet and Belhaven University.

What our students are saying... "Attending Dance Arts Conservatory has not only enriched my technical abilities as a dancer, it has also provided a firm foundation of leadership, maturity and healthy competition." -Chloe Wright
"Mrs. Smith has helped me attain my goal of being invited to dance at North Carolina School of the Arts high school program and continues to help me achieve my next goal of getting into a professional dance company once I graduate." -Alix Taylor
"Dance Arts Conservatory has been much more than just a dance studio. With kind and loving teachers, it is easy to LOVE ballet!" - Lindsey Piepmeyer