DAA alumn have earned millions of dollars in college scholarships! Dance training is life training!

Dance Arts Academy has been training beautiful dancers in Traverse City under the ownership, direction, and guidance of former professional dancers and current educators Susan Buck and Betsy Carr since 1996.  Their combined sixty-plus years of teaching experience has enabled them to prepare a thoughtful, fun, challenging, and inspiring program for all of our students.   We understand that your young dancer’s first steps are so important for them to be the best they can be.  Early exposure to caring, professional teachers with national experience and recognition will shape your dancer’s quality education from the start.  We offer a healthy, positive, and supportive atmosphere for our student’s development of a strong work ethic, grace, poise, and physical and emotional well being.  We are confident that your dancer’s affiliation with our outstanding faculty will benefit all aspects of his or her life.  We feel that progress for the serious and recreational dancer is best realized in a professional atmosphere where students are treated with dignity and respect.  From toddlers to adults, one class each week, or many, our students are thriving on the training they receive at Dance Arts Academy.

Celebrating Season 27

with Owners

Betsy & Sue!


15-18  |  The Nutcracker presented by

Company Dance Traverse & Dance Arts Academy

19-8  |  Holiday Break (NO DAA CLASSES)

9  |  Classes Resume

15  |  Spring Concert Costume Fees Due

21  |  Fall Semester Ends

23  |  Winter/Spring Semester Begins

12-19  |  Winter Break (NO DAA CLASSES)

20  |  Classes Resume

19-2  |  Spring Break (NO DAA CLASSES)

3  |  Classes Resume

25-27  |  Spring Concert

27  |  Winter/Spring Semester Ends

29-2  |  Guest Andy Pellick Master Workshop TBD

9-11  |  Guest Suzi Taylor Master Workshop

12  |  Fall Semester Begins

24-29  |  Halloween Week!

Wear a costume to class you can dance in!

31  |  Halloween!  (NO DAA CLASSES)

21  |  The Nutcracker tickets go on online sale to the public

21-27  |  Thanksgiving Break (NO DAA CLASSES)

28  |  Classes Resume

29 |   Traverse City Light Parade with

Company Dance Traverse & DAA Fusion Companies


Fall/Winter Schedule

Fall Enrollment is ongoing!
Fall/Winter/Spring Schedule

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If already a Dance Arts Academy family, then enroll through our on-line registration portal!

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The tradition continues…

December 15-18, 2022

The Nutcracker Tickets

Summer Intensive

Schedule Available Spring 2023


Dance Camps

Camp Schedule Available Spring 2023

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