Fall Semester is underway! Enrollment is ongoing! We welcome you back for Season 27!

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!


9-11  |  Guest Suzi Taylor Master Workshop

12  |  Fall Semester Begins

31  |  Halloween!  (NO DAA CLASSES)

19  |  Traverse City Light Parade with

Company Dance Traverse & DAA Fusion Companies

20-27  |  Thanksgiving Break (NO DAA CLASSES)

28  |  Classes Resume

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


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

We are SO excited for our Nutcracker 2022! We can’t wait to be back at Milliken Auditorium at Dennos on stage!

We made Nutcracker 2020 happen in masks & safely with three venue changes, hiring a film crew, & moving production up 4 weeks due to Michigan’s COVID shut down!

The memories are so special.

We look forward to an even “more normal” Nutcracker this season!

Looking Forward,

Betsy Carr & Sue Buck, Co-Owners

The Nutcracker

Summer Intensive

Schedule Available Spring 2023


Dance Camps

Camp Schedule Available Spring 2023

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