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Important Dates Coming Up

Here are some important dates to remember in the next few weeks:
*Costume deposits are due now*
November 25-28: Studio is closed for Thanksgiving 
December 5: Weaverville Christmas Parade; details coming soon
December 19: Christmas Program, 10:00 am; details coming soon
December 21-January 2: Studio is closed for Christmas and New Years
January 4: Classes resume

We will be posting important updates about the parade and recital, so be sure to check back soon. 


Fall Registration Time is Here!

Hello new and returning dance families! It’s time to register for classes at Weaverville Dance Academy once again. Remember, we are your full-service dance studio near Asheville, NC, offering affordable classes for everyone from preschoolers to adults.

The smallest dancers can sign up for our Creative Movement class, where they’ll have a blast learning the basics of dance and building a strong foundation for future classes. Once they’re ready to move on, they can try their hands–or feet, we should say–at ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and more.

Think you’re too old to start something new? Nonsense! We offer adult classes as well, and our adult classes put on some of the greatest performances at our two yearly recitals.

If you’re looking for a dance studio in Weaverville or Asheville, come check us out. We’re a quick trip up 25/70 from Asheville, NC, and an easy jump onto interstate 26. We’ve been here more than 20 years, and we’d love to have your business. We’re more than just a dance studio, we’re family.

Registration is at our studio, located 76-2 Garrison Branch Road (Just off 25/70), on the following dates:

Saturday, August 15: 10:00 -1:00
Friday, August 21: 4:00 – 7:00
Saturday, August 22: 10:00 – 1:00

For more information, please call (828) 658-2522. See you there!

Recital Time!

Hello dancers and families, it’s that time again! Our big spring recital is in less than a week. Here’s everything you need to know:

Dress Rehearsal

For dancers in Act I: Dress rehearsal is Tuesday, May 26.

For dancers in Act II: Dress rehearsal is Thursday, May 28.

Rehearsal begins at 6 pm both nights; please arrive at Moore Auditorium in Mars Hill at 5:30. Dancers should be in full recital makeup, and bring their costumes so that they can change backstage in the dressing rooms. As with the recital, no chewing gum, food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium, and dancers should not have any underwear visible. Ballet shoe ties should be tucked out of the way, and dancers’ hair should be neatly pinned away from their faces. If your teacher wants your hair to be a certain way for the recital, please do it this way for the rehearsal as well.


The recital begins promptly at 6 pm, and dancers should arrive no later than 5:30. Rules for food, hair, underwear, etc. are the same as those listed above for the dress rehearsal. Please do not wear your costume in the audience before or after your performance; they are to be seen onstage only. You may wear your costume with a cover-up over it while you are in the audience. If dancers have a long wait before going onstage, they may sit with their families in the audience, but all dancers must be backstage three numbers before their appearance. Dancers who are receiving 3, 6, 9, 12, or 15 year trophies, please check the program to see when they will be presented, and be backstage three numbers before you are set to receive your trophy. Parents, please be prepared to pick up your children as they come off the stage, if they might need help finding you and their seat.

Each dancer received two tickets when all tuition and the recital fee were paid. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Tell your friends and family to come watch you perform!

We will be selling candy and flowers at the recital; someone will be at the dress rehearsal to take pre-orders, and you may also buy them on the day of the recital without pre-ordering.

Jim Guilliams will be recording the recital and selling videos again this year. You can order them at the dress rehearsal or at the recital.

We’re excited to have such talented dancers at Weaverville Dance Academy, and can’t wait to let you show off all of the hard work you’ve done this year. See you at the recital!


Summer Classes Begin Soon

If your little dancer doesn’t want to take the summer off from classes, check out our summer schedule! All classes are on Tuesday evenings and run from July 2 through the 23rd. Three-year-olds dance from 5:00-5:30; our preschool class (for four- and five-year-olds) is from 5:30-6:15, followed by jazz and tap from 6:15-7:00 for kids age six and up. For more information, call the studio at (828) 658-2522.

Have a great summer, and we’ll see you soon!

2012-2013 Dance Calendar

Here’s a list of important dates to remember.

**Please note, this is last year’s calendar. It will give you an idea of our schedule, and the new calendar will be posted soon.**

Nov. 1: Costume deposits due

Nov. 21-24: Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec. 1: Weaverville Christmas Parade

Dec. 15: Christmas Program, 10:00 am

Dec. 22-Jan. 5: Closed for Christmas and New Years

Jan. 7: Classes resume

Feb. 1: Costume Balance Due

Mar. 25-30: Closed for Spring Break

May 6-9: Pictures

May 28 & 30: Dress rehearsals

June 1: Spring Recital

Summer classes run through July

Recital Time!

It’s almost here, folks-we’ve worked so hard all year, and it’s almost time to show our family and friends how talented we all are.

Last night’s dress rehearsal for the 2 pm performance was a great success, and Thursday’s rehearsal for the 7 pm show will go just as well, I’m sure.

Just a few things to remember before you head to the auditorium on Saturday:

  • No food or drinks in the auditorium or dressing area. The last thing we need is a dancer slipping on some spilled water and getting hurt!
  • No chewing gum or visible underwear at the rehearsal or recital. One can end up being a big mess, the other just looks icky poking out of your costume.
  • Ballet dancers, remember to tuck in your shoe ties please.
  • Your hair should be pulled back or pinned out of your face. If your teacher wants it a certain way, please follow his or her guidelines.
  • No running through the school!
  • Arrive at the auditorium 30 minutes before the start of the recital-if you’re in the 2 pm show, please be there at 1:30. Dancers in the 7 pm show should arrive at 6:30.
  • Don’t park in the Wells-Fargo lot. They will tow you! Parking is available on the street and in the lot adjacent to the building.
  • Please wear a cover-up over your costume while you’re in the audience. Costumes should only be seen on stage.
  • Dancers may sit with their parents while they wait to go on stage, but should be turned over to the class mother in enough time to be lined up and backstage 3 numbers before they’re ready to go on. Please check the program to see when your child needs to be with the class mother backstage.
  • If you are receiving your 3, 6, 9, 12 or 15 year trophy, please check the program to see when they will be given out, and be backstage three number before so you’ll be ready to go on and receive it.

If you’d like to get your dancer a bouquet, please remember that the companies will be selling bouquets of roses for $6, with proceeds going toward paying for costumes, supplies, etc.

Jim Guilliams will once again be selling videos of the recital. Please see Jim at the recital if you’d like to order one.

Each dancer received two complimentary tickets when the recital fee was paid. Additional tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, and are available at the door.

Thanks to the teachers, students and parents for all their hard work-see you on Saturday, ready to dance!


For over twenty years, Weaverville Dance Academy has provided professional dance instruction in a comfortable family-run studio. At Weaverville Dance Academy, we focus on having fun, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and helping each student reach his or her full potential. We offer a variety of classes for all age ranges, starting at age 3. From the toddlers’ creative movement class — combining elements of jazz, tap and ballet — to adults’ hip hop classes, whatever your dance needs are, we have you covered. Classes run from August to June, with summer classes offered in July. There are two recitals each year, one in December and one in May or June, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to show off your new dance skills.

Weaverville Dance Academy is located at 76 Garrison Branch Road just off highway 25-70, just ten minutes north of Asheville. We offer affordable monthly rates with low registration and recital fees: monthly tuition ranges from $36 to $40, with a multiple-class discount, and the annual registration fee is only $10. Recital fees and costume cost vary, but are also affordable and competitive. For more information please give us a call at 828-658-2522 or email

We look forward to seeing you in the studio!