FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON



Year-end Recital is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th with Dress Rehearsals on Friday, June 2nd @ the BlueShore Centre for the Performing Arts.

Auditions for the 2017/2018 Performing Company
will be held in June after the year-end recital
Serious dancers (ages 8+) interested in auditioning for 
Driftwood Performing Company 
can call/email to arrange a meeting.

What Driftwood Dance Academy offers


AcroDance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance, which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz.

Full description here


Ballet is a form of dance, often used as a foundation for any serious dance genre. It is known for aesthetics and rigorous training. Students at Driftwood follow a British ballet syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dance is a form of street dance performed to Hip Hop music. It includes a wide variety of styles, such as locking + popping, breaking + stalling.   It has evolved into a more commercial form, picking up large elements of Jazz.


Jazz dance has much of its roots in the music, which inspired it. It has many branches, including Broadway, commercial, and modern. It can be heavily syncopated and unpredictable, fast or slow, with dynamic use of body shapes and timing.

Lyrical Jazz

An offshoot of Jazz, the tempo is often slowed to become dreamlike, with a focus on grace. Lyrical jazz generally tells a story, allowing dancers to use their body as narration.


Modern dance was originally created to rebel the strict rules of ballet. With a feeling of freedom (no shoes), and less emphasis on rotation (a cornerstone of ballet), modern dance allowed new and different ways to express emotion.

Musical Theatre

A program focusing on singing and dancing, stage performance, and drama.  Musical Theatre encourages students to develop confidence in the performative arts, make friends, and have great fun!


Students of Tap will explore many patterns and speeds while learning a large vocabulary of unique steps. Dancers will focus on refining their footwork, improving their balance and sharing space and rhythms with fellow tappers. Tap dancing is also a wonderful way to learn improvisational skills!


Click for Tots & Preschool Class Descriptions

Young dancers are introduced to multiple styles of movement through imagination activities using themed music, storytelling and prop aids. Students are led through a well-balanced class with plenty of opportunity for self-expression.

Adult Programs

Tots + Preschool

Performing Companies

2016/2017 Season

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