Owner and Director Kim Teachout Thomas is the heart of Prince William Dance Academy (PWDA).
It is because of her vision for a neighborhood place where families and students could gather, learn and perform that the Academy became a reality.
Our earliest enrollment is with younger girls and boys through Mommy & Me, Creative Movement Classes, and Pre-school and Beginning Dance.
Children begin as young as age three, and continue to learn and evolve as far as they want to take their dance training, whether for recreational reasons or professional aspirations. So that all families can enjoy the school, PWDA parents offers caring teachers, convenient, affordable and flexible payment plans, and even scholarships. PWDA is conveniently located to serve students from Nokesville, Bristow, Vint Hill, Gainesville, Manassas, Woodbridge, Warrenton, and Bealeton, Virginia.
In 2006, Prince William Dance Academy moved to its current location in a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century church
(formerly St. Anne's Episcopal Chapel) in the heart of historic Nokesville, Virginia. Dancers enjoy the exquisite cathedral windows that flood the dance studios with natural light, gleaming hardwood floors, and elegant architectural details, such as the belfry, that make the building special and unique. The town of Nokesville was established in 1865 and prospered as a rural village with dozens of homes, a general store, public school, bank, The Hebron Seminary, and a train depot. Today the town retains its sense of nostalgia and country charm. St. Anne's Episcopal Church was consumed by fire and rebuilt as an exact replica of the first church. It changed hands and denominations several times through its history, and has now been lovingly restored as the Prince William Dance Academy.
Most importantly, Prince William Dance Academy offers a unique, caring environment for young dance students.
We take pride in our warm and welcoming atmosphere where we focus on creating a fun and positive experience, while helping to develop skills that literally last a lifetime.
This level emphasizes the basics of ballet with age-appropriate technique, using props, imaginative dance, and locomotor skills.
Beginners learn proper technique, alignment, flexibility, and dance vocabulary. Skills include across-the-floor movement, centre, and basic turns and combinations. (Ages 5-7).
Continuation of beginner fundamentals, technique development, and terminology. Subsequent class levels build on mastery of skills. 1-2 years' experience. (Ages 11-18).
Ballet II & III
Ballet experience required. Students must demonstrate preparedness, focus, and commitment, and must take a minimum of 2 classes/week. Three times a week is strongly recommended, especially if Pointe skills are desired. Placement in Level II or Level III determined by the instructor. (Ages 11-18).
Pointe candidates are evaluated by instructor, and students must demonstrate body and ankle strength and control. Pointe students must have instructor permission to participate.
Beginner Jazz Dance
Beginners learn proper technique, alignment, flexibility, and dance vocabulary. Skills include across-the-floor movements, centre, and basic turns and combinations. Beginner jazz includes warm-ups, isolations, combinations and progressions. (Ages 5-7).
Continuation of fundamentals, technique development, and terminology. Subsequent classes build on mastery of skills. 1-2 years' experience. (Ages 11-18).
Jazz II & III
For students with dance experience who can demonstrate skill achievement and have a good understanding of dance vocabulary. These levels correspond with skill mastery, and not the number of years in dance. Placement in Level II or Level III determined by the instructor. (Ages 11-18).
Beginner Tap Dance
Beginners learn proper technique, alignment, flexibility, and dance vocabulary. Skills include across-the-floor movement, centre, and basic turns and combinations. Beginner tap consists of rhythm, clarity, speed, and basic steps. (Ages 6 and up).
Continuation of beginner fundamentals, technique development, and terminology. Subsequent class levels build on mastery of skills, 1-2 years' experience. (Ages 9 and up).
Tap II & III
For students with dance experience who can demonstrate skill achievement and have a good understanding of dance vocabulary. These levels correspond with skill mastery, and not the number of years in dance. Placement in Level II or Level III determined by the instructor. (Ages 11 and up).
Pre-School Dance Classes
Mommy & Me
Interactive class focusing on developmental milestones. Parent/guardian must participate. (Ages 3-4).
Pre-ballet / Creative Movement/Tumbling
Young children learn to dance through exploration of movement and rhythm, using props, imaginative dance, locomotor skills, fun dances, body awareness, and self-expression. Children must be potty trained, and able to follow basic directions and separate from parents at the door. (Creative Movement ages 3-4; Pre-Ballet ages 4-5).
Combines lyrical, jazz, modern, and ballet technique while pushing boundaries and discovering new ways to move the body. (Ages 11-18).
Hip Hop Dance
A contemporary movement style combining street dance, urban funk, and pop & lock, with an emphasis on rhythm and beat (like MTV/VH1 music videos). Experience/participation in ballet/jazz is helpful but not required. (Ages 5 and up).
Combines ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles with an emphasis on interpretive/dramatic performance. Required ballet or jazz enrollment. (Ages 11 and up).
Sharp arm movements, with kicks, leaps, jumps, splits and poms. This style is popular with high school and college dance teams as well as professional dance and Cheer teams such as the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. Enrollment in jazz or TTT strongly recommended for technique. Senior and junior levels have the opportunity to perform at local events. (Ages 5 and up).
Turns, Tricks and Technique (Ttt)
Skill-driven training for students to learn challenging turns, leaps, jumps, strengthening, and stretching activities. Goal is to improve overall dance performance and skill. Motivated dance students only. (Ages 11-18).
Pride of Pwda Team (Invitation Only)
Rehearsal class for competition team members. In addition to team class, students must maintain regular attendance in core dance classes of ballet, jazz, and tap).
Private Dance Lessons
Private dance lessons are available for children and adults. Please inquire for details.
From time to time, Prince William Dance Academy holds performances by its students and faculty. Please refer to our calendar for upcoming performances.
The Prince William Dance Academy offers space rentals for special events, classes, and other uses. Hold a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, group seminar, or workshop. Inquire about rental dates and fees.
"My daughter has really grown as a dancer and in self confidence since joining PWDA in May 2012. She tried out a couple studios in Woodbridge but when we visited PWDA, Ms. Kim was so warm and welcoming, we signed up. Initially, Kylie started out with private lessons with the goal of making her high school dance team. Ms. Kim and Ms. Caitlin not only helped her succeed in her goal but Kylie also had a lot of fun while improving her dance skills. This led us to sign up for the group classes the next year and again this year, and we couldn't be happier. Kylie has improved so much and also really enjoys going to classes each week, now she is taking 4 classes and loving it. The recital last year was the perfect showcase for the studio students and a very well put together production! I highly recommend PWDA to beginners and skilled dancers."
"My daughter has been enrolled in classes at PWDA for the past 3 years and I've been impressed since day one. My daughter is young so I was unsure of what to expect when a dozen or so little girls attempt to learn where to stand and how to move their feet while wearing funny sounding shoes that they can't even tie themselves. But when we met director Kim Thomas during registration, she spoke to my daughter at eye level and simply told me not to worry. I have not actually seen Ms. Kim's magic wand, but somehow the students listened, learned and put on a recital performance that brought tears to my eyes. Ten years from now when I'm sitting in the audience watching my then teenager dance with the grace and skill I've applauded the older dancers for, I'll have PWDA to thank for strengthening her body and building her confidence; and I'll have Ms. Kim to thank for tying her first pair of dance shoes."
"My (our) heart is here at PWDA!"
"My daughter has been taking dance for the last three years at PWDA and loves it. Ms. Kim and all the dance instructors are great and also positive role models. My daughter enjoys dancing and loves going to her classes."
"Just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for Kate and me. The dance studio was her home away from home. She loved going there and I didn't have to worry, I always knew she was safe and with her friends. Dancing was such a big part of her life growing up and you gave her many lessons in dance and in life. They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a village and a dance studio! Many thanks!"
Class Schedule 2014
Creative Movement/Tumbling (3-5 yrs)
Explore movement & rhythm through imaginative dance, props, age appropriate music and songs. Must be potty trained. Basic Tumbling skills.
Combo Classes: Ballet/Tap Combo I & II (5-76 yr); Ballet/Jazz (7-11 yrs); Jazz/Tap (7-11 yrs); Ballet/Tap (4/5 yrs)
Introduction to ballet, tap, or jazz!
JAZZ: Beg. Jazz, Jazz I, II, III, Teen Jazz, Jazz Funk
Jazz warm-ups, isolations, combinations, progressions across the floor. Levels correspond to skill level.
T,T,T (Turns, Tricks & Technique) Int/Adv
Skill driven for students to learn challenging turns, leaps, jumps & strengthening.
Combines ballet, jazz, modern styles with emphasis on drama/emotion and telling a story through dance
TAP I, II/III
Tap drills, skills, rhythmic combinations. Successive levels build on skills
Combines lyrical, jazz, modern and ballet technique while pushiing boundaries and discovering new ways to move your body.
Hip Hop: Hip Hop Kidz (8-11 yrs); Half Pint (5-8 yrs) Hip Hop Teens (12 yrs+)
Mommy & Me (2-3yrs)
Parent/Child class; 8 weeks
Acro Dance: Mini Acro (5-7 yrs); Acro Dance (8-12 yrs)
Learn acro/tumbling skills such as floor based gymnastics, balance holds, simple stunting; combines dance with tumbling skills.
POM Dance: 2 levels
Sharp arm movements with kicks, leaps, jumps, splits & poms. Cheer + Dance style
Adult Classes: Tap (8 weeks)
Rock 'n' Roar Together
Designed to let you and your little ones 0 -3 years old wiggle, sing and learn together, the Zumbini program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba. 9 week session begins Sept. 10! REGISTER: www.zumbini.com Instructor: DoraMarie Golanoski Location: 20181 Info: email@example.com
Full payment must accompany registration and conirms your child's enrollment.
Checks payable to PWDA. Mastercard/Visa accepted.
Payments accepted on our website! www.princewilliamdance.com
Fall 2014 Registration
Open House/Registration Dates
Held at Prince William Dance Academy! Friday, August 15 : 12noon-5 p.m. Saturday, August 16: 10am-2 pm Friday, August 22: 4pm-8 pm Thursday, September 4: 4pm-8pm Friday,September 5: 4pm-8pm
Monthly: 10 equal payments Trimester: 3 equal payments Annual: 5% discount calculated on monthly rates; Due at registration *Trimester is a payment option; not enrollment option. Registration Fees: $35 Individual; $50 family (2 or more children)Due at time of enrollment
Class Hours per Week
45 min - 60 min per week
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75 minutes = Combo classes, Ballet I
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5.25 hours or more a week: Please visit our website for further tuition rates and information www.princewilliamdance.com
Dance teaches self-discipline, poise, music appreciation, and builds self-esteem through self-expression and performance.
At Prince William Dance Academy we know from experience that dance and movement education build character, confidence, and physical coordination. These attributes shape and define children well beyond their school years into adulthood.
We embrace the opportunity to enrich your child with solid skills and techniques, fundamentals important to dancers of all levels. We look forward to teaching your child and thank you for choosing Prince William Dance Academy.