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Join Hampton Roads' Elite Performing Arts Academy and Premiere Dance Studio in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
757.340.2787
3501 Holland Road, Suite 117A Virginia Beach, VA 23452
We invite you to come and take a tour, and if you like what you see, try any group classes for an entire week, FREE. We welcome everyone, two years through adults, boys and girls, to our warm, friendly, and nurturing school of the arts.
INVEST IN YOUR CHILDS’ FUTURE!!!
Proud member of
Celebrate with us “A Decade of Dance” and Ten Years of Inspiration! The 2016/2017 Season marks our 10th Anniversary!
***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** We ARE open today, but… As you all know, our policy is (and has always been) to close when the Virginia Beach City Public Schools close due to inclement weather. So as to never cause confusion, we ALWAYS stick to this policy. Today however, we are going to sway a little bit from that. Even though the Virginia Beach City Schools are closed, WE WILL OPEN FOR CLASSES, however, as the majority of roads are fine, we understand that some areas are flooded, very badly still with standing water. IF you can safely make it in to class from your area, then we’ll love to see you, if you can’t make it, we understand and we’ll miss seeing your smiling faces! Safety HAS to come first. The school closures usually occur from Winter weather and not very often from rain, so this case has been a little bit unusual and much harder to assess for closure or not. Sorry for any inconvenience the past couple days, but again we want everyone to be safe!  Thank you, The Inspiration Academy Staff
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Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts not only shares the incredible knowledge of dance, music, voice, theater, and art, but also instills the love and passion for the arts to all ages, two years through adults.  We believe that young minds are the most influential and true love for the arts is born within the early stages of life. A positive environment is also extremely important and we stress "fun while learning" in all of our classes. You must enjoy what you're doing to properly learn what you're doing.  The facility is also one of utmost importance. From ceiling to floor, Inspiration Academy boasts nearly six thousand square feet of state of the art perfection and beauty. We are one of Hampton Roads only true performing arts academies. There are many dance studios to choose from, and many music shops that teach private lessons, but we offer everything under one roof; Dance, Private Music Lessons (piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, violin, cello), Voice Lessons (private and group), Musical Theatre/Acting Classes, Acrobatics, and Art Classes. Each of these classes are taught by instructors that are extensively trained, qualified, and certified/degreed to teach in their specific field. Our Academy has received rave reviews for our facility, instructors, attitude, teaching methods, and our knowledge and experience in the performing arts industry. A number of our company dancer's, as well as Instructors, have performed at Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Nut Cracker in a Broadway performance, the National Cherry Blossom Parade, and most recently two Washington Redskins NFL Half Time Shows with the First Ladies of Football (The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders) to sold out crowds of 84,000 plus, at both games (vs. Chicago and Dallas). With our wonderful alliance with Broadway, we offer incredible Master Classes with Cast Members from the shows.  We have proudly hosted “Wicked”, “Lion King”, “West Side Story”, “The Addams Family” and “Chicago”.  In recent past we also had the pleasure of hosting a dance intensive weekend for “Dance Alchemy” with Donyelle Jones from "So You Think You Can Dance", and instructors from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia conducting intensive dance classes to the students. Just a few of their comments were "it is one of the nicest studios they had ever seen", "spacious", "beautiful and clean", and "an elite facility". However, a facility is just that, a facility. Walls, ceilings, dance floors and decor do not make up the true representation of an “elite facility”.  Every dance studio in town has those features. What sets Inspiration Academy apart from the rest? - The Director, Lisa Anderson, is truly passionate about dance and the arts, and has over four decades of experience to share with her    students, as an award winning performer and instructor. - The warm and friendly atmosphere, and a staff to uphold that incredible asset. - The smile and greetings when you arrive and say goodbye to show you are important to us and that we appreciate you. - The caring and love given to every student equally, whether in the Performing Company or not. - Your children actually have names and NOT just account numbers You may have seen at other dance studio websites that words are just words, and they may not honestly represent what truly lies behind the walls and doors of the actual studio, how the staff welcomes you and treats your children, how clean and safe the facility is, how good the reputation is of the instructors teaching the students, etc.  We invite you and encourage you, after visiting us here online, to visit us in person anytime and allow us the opportunity to give you a grand tour of our dazzling facility; it will honestly speak for itself, and meet our knowledgeable and friendly staff,  PLUS, try us out for a FREE “NO OBLIGATION” WEEK of any group classes, to truly see that Inspiration Academy is an elite facility, that offers so much more. We will assist you in any way to make your decision that much easier and add the comfort in knowing that you and/or your child(ren) will be in the right place...for learning (with proper technique), for fun, and for new friendships. We also highly appreciate and respect our military personnel and families and offer military discounts. We also offer sibling discounts, unlimited discounts, and family discounts. We have an on-sight retail store, "Dancer's Cove", for dance apparel, shoes, and accessories to fulfill the needs of properly outfitting any performing artist from head to toe.      So please come on by and say hello, fill out a pre-registration form here online, or give us a call if you would like more information over the telephone 757.340.2787.  Either way we look forward to talking to you and possibly adding you as a member of the Inspiration Academy family. Lisa Anderson -Director
About Us
Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts not only shares the incredible knowledge of dance, music,        voice, theater, and art, but also instills the love and          passion for the arts to all ages, two years through adults.       We believe that young minds are the most influential and true love for the arts is born within the early stages of life. A positive environment is also extremely important and we stress "fun while learning" in all of our classes. You must enjoy what you're doing to properly learn what you're doing.  The facility is also one of utmost importance. From ceiling to floor, Inspiration Academy boasts nearly six thousand square feet of state of the art perfection and beauty. We are one of Hampton Roads only true performing arts academies. There are many dance studios to choose from, and many music shops that teach private lessons, but we offer everything under one roof; Dance, Private Music Lessons (piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, violin, cello), Voice Lessons (private and group), Musical Theatre/Acting Classes, Acrobatics, and Art Classes. Each of these classes are taught by instructors that are extensively trained, qualified, and certified/degreed to teach in their specific field. Our Academy has received rave reviews for our facility, instructors, attitude, teaching methods, and our knowledge and experience in the performing arts industry. A number of our company dancer's, as well as Instructors, have performed at Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Nut Cracker in a Broadway performance, the National Cherry Blossom Parade, and most recently two Washington Redskins NFL Half Time Shows with the First Ladies of Football (The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders) to sold out crowds of 84,000 plus, at each game (vs. Chicago and Dallas). With our wonderful alliance with Broadway, we offer incredible Master Classes with Cast Members from the shows.  We have proudly hosted “Wicked”, “Lion King”, “West Side Story”, “The Addams Family” and “Chicago”.  We also had the pleasure of hosting a dance intensive weekend for “Dance Alchemy” with Donyelle Jones from "So You Think You Can Dance", and instructors from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia conducting intensive dance classes to the students. Just a few of their comments were "it is one of the nicest studios they had ever seen", "spacious", "beautiful and clean", and "an elite facility". However, a facility is just that, a facility. Walls, ceilings, dance floors and decor do not make up the true representation of an “elite facility”.  Every dance studio in town has those features. What sets Inspiration Academy apart from the rest? - The Director, Lisa Anderson, is truly passionate about dance and the arts, and has over four decades of experience to share with her students, as an award winning performer and instructor. - The warm and friendly atmosphere, and a staff to uphold that incredible asset. - The smile and greetings when you arrive and say goodbye to show you are important to us and that we appreciate you. - The caring and love given to every student equally, whether in the Performing Company or not. - Your children actually have names and NOT just account numbers You may have seen at other dance studio websites that words are just words, and they may not honestly represent what truly lies behind the walls and doors of the actual studio, how the staff welcomes you and treats your children, how clean and safe the facility is, how good the reputation is of the instructors teaching the students, etc.  We invite you and encourage you, after visiting us here online, to visit us in person anytime and allow us the opportunity to give you a grand tour of our dazzling facility; it will honestly speak for itself, and meet our knowledgeable and friendly staff,  PLUS, try us out for a FREE “NO OBLIGATION” WEEK of any group classes, to truly see that Inspiration Academy is an elite facility, that offers so much more. We will assist you in any way to make your decision that much easier and add the comfort in knowing that you and/or your child(ren) will be in the right place...for learning (with proper technique), for fun, and for new friendships. We also highly appreciate and respect our military personnel and families and offer military discounts. We also offer sibling discounts, unlimited discounts, and family discounts. We have an on-sight retail store, "Dancer's Cove", for dance apparel, shoes, and accessories to fulfill the needs of properly outfitting any performing artist from head to toe.      So please come on by and say hello, fill out a pre-registration form here online, or give us a call if you would like more information over the telephone 757.340.2787.  Either way we look forward to talking to you and possibly adding you as a member of the Inspiration Academy family. Lisa Anderson -Director
About Us
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Unlike many other facilities, we truly are designed to teach the complete arts to students, from children to adults. Offering classes in dance, music, voice, theatre/musical theatre, and art we have everything under one roof.  We are proud to invite you to take a tour of our state of the art performing arts facility, housing nearly six thousand square feet of creative space including three dance studios, private music rooms, an art department, multiple dressing rooms, a kitchen, PLUS “Dancers Cove” a retail store for everything you’ll need, and much more!  All studios are complimented by professional 450 watt and 850 watt sound systems. Our dance studios have professionally installed Harlequin Cascade Floating Dance Floors.  This same floor has been used or is being used for the performances of Riverdance - The Show, Cats, Celine Dion Productions, Cirque du Soleil, Sammy Hagar/ David Lee Roth Tour, Showstopper American Dance Championships, and many more.  With these floors we join an elite crowd of world renowned studios such as: American Ballet Theatre - NY, The Julliard School, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Dance Center, Metropolitan Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet and The Apollo Theater. “Harlequin” floors are accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. Very few studios use professional Harlequin dance surfaces because of the expense involved and usually opt for regular wood or tile on concrete. Inspiration Academy is proud to announce that we are part of an elite few that have floors that the professionals dance on!  Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping and leaps, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the ankles, knees, and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury and allow students to dance longer without getting fatigued is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. Don't be mislead by dance studios that claim to have floating or sprung floors, but actually don't.....A dancer's body can definitely tell the difference! Come and “see”, “hear” and “feel” the difference between a professional, elite academy, and those that only claim to be.
Our Facility
Unlike many other facilities, we truly are designed to teach the complete arts to students, from children to adults. Offering classes in dance, music, voice, theatre/musical theatre, and art we have everything under one roof.  We are proud to invite you to take a tour of our state of the art performing arts facility, housing nearly six thousand square feet of creative space including three dance studios, private music rooms, an art department, multiple dressing rooms, a kitchen, PLUS “Dancers Cove” a retail store for everything you’ll need, and much more!  All studios are complimented by professional 450 watt and 850 watt sound systems. Our dance studios have professionally installed Harlequin Cascade Floating Dance Floors.  This same floor has been used or is being used for the performances of Riverdance - The Show, Cats, Celine Dion Productions, Cirque du Soleil, Sammy Hagar/ David Lee Roth Tour, Showstopper American Dance Championships, and many more.  With these floors we join an elite crowd of world renowned studios such as: American Ballet Theatre - NY, The Julliard School, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Dance Center, Metropolitan Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet and The Apollo Theater. “Harlequin” floors are accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. Very few studios use professional Harlequin dance surfaces because of the expense involved and usually opt for regular wood or tile on concrete. Inspiration Academy is proud to announce that we are part of an elite few that have floors that the professionals dance on!  Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping and leaps, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the ankles, knees, and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury and allow students to dance longer without getting fatigued is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. Don't be mislead by dance studios that claim to have floating or sprung floors, but actually don't.....A dancer's body can definitely tell the difference! Come and “see”, “hear” and “feel” the difference between a professional, elite academy, and those that only claim to be.
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Group Classes Offered Know before you go...Class descriptions assist in the knowledge of what you would like you and/or your child to do.  Even though descriptions are helpful, "feet on" experience is the best. Come try a week of classes for FREE!!! ALL class descriptions listed here MAY NOT be offered at the time of registration... Some classes do fill, as there are limited class sizes in all our classes. Music & Me ~ Classes for ages 2 - 3 and 4 - 7 As most early childhood educators know, music and movement are linked even from birth and infancy. Bouncing and/or rocking to the sound of a mother or father singing/humming are children's first experiences in music and movement. Children cannot help but respond to the rhythm, beat and moods that different kinds of music suggest. Undeniably, music in many forms is an accessible accompaniment to either improvised or more structure movement sequences. In Music & Me classes, students will learn creative movements, basic beats and rhythms, all with the implementation of musical instruments such as Maracas, Bongo Drums, Rain-Makers, Triangles, and so many more. Creative Movement ~ Ages 2 - 3 Creative movement and dance is an enjoyable way for young children to develop their physical skills, channel their energy, stimulate their imagination and promote their creativity.  Creative movement involves using body actions to communicate an image (the wind, a frog, a rabbit), an idea (a journey, a dream) or a feeling (strength).  Creative dance in early childhood education corresponds to the fundamental phase of movement development that occurs between the ages of two to seven.  During this time, motor skills (e.g., hopping, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, leaping and galloping), non-motor skills (e.g., stretching, bending, twisting, turning, shaking and swinging), and stability and balance skills are able to flourish when children are provided with sufficient practice opportunities.  A social benefit of creative movement is that it encourages an interactive environment where children share space as they explore movement together but in their own way. Gradually, opportunities for children to observe different responses to movement ideas are given and the possibility of creating movements together becomes more appealing. Combo ~ BTA (Ballet, Tap, Acro) ~ Ages 4 - 6 This   sixty   minute   class   is   structured   for   younger   children   who   are   interested   in   a   more   comprehensive   dance   environment.   Classes   will   begin   with   ballet   (barre   work, positions,   enhancing   turnout,   traveling,   and   beginning   leaps   and   turns),   followed   by   tap   (stationary   tapping,   traveling,   and   sound   identification),   and   finally,   acro   (strength, flexibility,   and   basic   tumbling   skills).      This   class   acts   as   a   precursor   for   more   advanced   levels   of   Ballet,   Tap,   and   Acro.   Therefore,   children   may   remain   in   this   class   for   1   to   3 years to fully learn the basics of dance such as body and feet positions and beginner jumps, leaps, and turns. Trio ~ BTJ (Ballet, Tap, Jazz) For   children   ages   7   and   up.      This   ninety-minute   class   is   structured   for   older   children   who   are   interested   in   more   styles   of   dance   and   a   more   comprehensive   dance environment.      Classes   will   begin   with   ballet   (barre   work,   positions,   enhancing   turnout,   traveling,   and   beginning   leaps   and   turns),   followed   by   tap   (stationary   tapping, traveling,   and   sound   identification),   and   finally,   jazz   (jumps,   turns,   traveling   and   rhythmic   movement).      This   class   acts   as   a   precursor   for   more   advanced   levels   of   Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3 years. Ballet I, II, III In   Ballet   I   students   are   introduced   to   fundamental   exercises,   techniques,   and   steps   of   classical   ballet,   basic   ballet   terminology,   correct   body   alignment,   and   simple   adagio and   allegro   combinations   are   introduced   in   barre   and   center   work.      Through   level   progression,   the   emphasis   is   on   developing   an   aesthetic   awareness   of   the   art, understanding   ballet   theory,   perfecting   technique,   review   of   basic   exercises   and   terminology,   pirouettes   are   introduced,   body   alignment,   technical   accuracy   is   stressed, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality, combinations, musicality, style, and theatricality, etc. Pointe ~ Beginners to Advanced Basic   techniques   of   dancing   on   pointe.   An   introduction   to   correct   pointe   positions   and   exercises   to   strengthen   the   feet   and   legs.   This   class   will   challenge   the   beginner through   advanced   dancer   with   choreography,   pointe   work,   &   repertoire.      Dancers   enrolled   in   pointe   class   are   required   to   be   taking   at   least   1   hour   of   ballet   training   per week.      Classes   are   conducted   in   a   professional   manner   -   proper   dance   attire   is   absolutely   enforced!      All   students   are   required   to   arrive   to   class   on   time,   hair   should   be securely placed in a bun, black leotards, pink tights,  and pointe shoes.  There are absolutely no baggy clothes or messy hair permitted in class! Tap ~ Beginners to Advanced Simple   key   techniques,   basic   exercises,   and   movements.   Variety   of   rhythmic   patterns,   fundamental   steps,   and   graded   routines.   Brief   history,   choreographic   principles,   and improvisation.   Shuffles,   ball   changes,   heel   drops,   time   steps,   flaps,   and   beginning   turns   are   introduced.   Through   level   progression,   emphasis   is   on   developing   on-stage choreography,   further   development   of   pre-dance   warm-up   exercises   to   include   exercises   for   balance   and   body   alignment,   turns,   spins,   and   focus   are   introduced   and coordinated   with   precision   tap   combinations.   Further   level   advancement   includes   the   study   and   performance   of   popular   tap   dancing   styles   to   include   the   ease   of   Fred Astaire,   the   aggressiveness   of   Gene   Kelly,   the   contemporary   style   of   Tommy   Tune,   and   the   timeless   vaudeville   style   of   Honi   Coles.   Concentration   is   on   technical   accuracy, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality. Wings, pull-backs, turns, and precision steps are stressed. Jazz ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction   to   fundamental   jazz   techniques,   exercises,   walks,   and   movement   phrases   of   the   jazz   style.   Basic   knowledge   of   changing   jazz   styles   through   the   years. Emphasis   on   perfecting   techniques,   creating   basic   jazz   compositions,   and   developing   a   more   in-depth   understanding   of   the   historical   growth   of   American   jazz   dance. Review   of   basic   exercises   and   terminology.   Rock,   funky   lyric,   and   percussive   movements   are   studied.   Jazz   turns,   body   isolations,   and   steps   of   elevation   are   incorporated. Proficient   technique,   correct   body   alignment,   and   performance   are   stressed.   Jazz   isolations,   body   rolls,   turns,   and   slides   are   studied.   Movement   vocabulary   to   include   jazz styles of contemporary choreographers. Increased technical skill is developed through complex phrases of movement. Performance, style, and musicality are stressed. Lyrical ~ Beginners to Advanced Lyrical   dance   is   best   described   as   a   mix   between   ballet   and   jazz.      Dancers   will   be   exposed   to   a   unique   style   of   dance   that   will   enforce   emotional   performance   along   with technical movement.  Dancers will perform a stretch, centerwork, and travel across the floor. Contemporary ~ Intermediate, Advanced Contemporary   dance   is   characterized   by   its   versatility:   contemporary   can   be   danced   to   almost   any   style   of   music,   or   united   with   other   dance   forms   to   create   new   styles   of movement.   Contemporary   seeks   to   work   with   the   natural   alignment   of   the   body,   and   is   therefore   safe   and   accessible   for   beginners.   At   the   same   time,   the   ease   of movement   promoted   by   contemporary   dance   technique   allows   experienced   dancers   to   push   new   boundaries   of   body   movement.      Contemporary   dance   principles   include: centering,   alignment,   gravity,   breath,   contraction,   release,   fall   and   recovery,   suspension,   balance   and   off-balance,   tension   and   relaxation,   opposition   and   emotion.      Rather than   emphasizing   technique   per   se,   which   is   seen   more   as   a   tool   for   the   dancer   and   a   means   by   which   to   strengthen   the   body,   increase   flexibility,   and   through   a   deliberate exposure   of   the   contemporary   dancer   to   a   wide   range   of   techniques   to   ensure   versatility,   contemporary   dance   as   a   field   is   more   concerned   with   examining   the choreographic   and   performing   process:   as   a   result   there   has   been   limited   development   of   dance   techniques   by   seminal   dance   artists.   Instead,   contemporary   dance   draws on   modern   dance   techniques   (developed   in   the   first   sixty   years   of   the   20th   century)   and   an   array   of   still   developing   philosophies   of   movement   based   on   study   of   the human body and body/mind inter-relationships. Modern ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction   of   fundamental   exercises,   techniques,   and   movement   phrases   of   modern   dance.   Basic   modern   dance   principles   are   introduced   in   axial   and   locomotor exercises.   Modern   dance   innovators   and   their   styles   are   discussed.   Includes   an   understanding   of   contemporary   dance   as   a   creative   art   form,   perfecting   technique, developing   improvisational   skills,   experimenting   with   creative   movement   studies,   and   analyzing   rhythmic   patterns.   Review   of   basic   exercises   and   terminology.   The   study   of contemporary   modern   dance   on   an   intermediate   level.   Correct   body   alignment,   development   of   technique,   and   efficient   use   of   the   body   through   movement   are   stressed. Various   falls,   turns,   and   contractions   are   studied.   Elements   of   time,   flow,   weight,   space,   and   varied   rhythmic   structures   are   incorporated   into   movement   phrases. Improvisational    skills    are    employed.    Emphasis    is    on    more    complex    movement    phrases.    Individual    expression,    musicality,    style,    and    performance    are    stressed. Improvisational skills are employed. Hip Hop Beginners to Advanced This   high   energy   dance   class   will   introduce   students   to   the   basics   of   hip   hop,   including   the   latest   hip   hop   trends   &   break   dancing   moves   which   prepare   them   for   more advanced   hip   hop   training.   All   movement   will   be   modest   &   age   appropriate.   Music   is   carefully   selected   to   avoid   questionable   content.   Past   hip   hop   experience   is   great,   but even   beginners   will   have   a   blast   in   this   fast   paced,   high   energy   dance   class.   Dance   conditioning   will   be   introduced   to   strengthen   the   body   for   more   advanced   hip-hop training.   Designed   for   the   high   school   dancer,   this   high   energy   dance   class   will   go   more   in   depth   with   hip-hop   training,   including   the   latest   dance   trends   and   break-dancing moves.   This   class   is   great   for   the   student   who   just   wants   to   come   &   get   funky   as   well   as   the   serious   dancer   looking   to   improve   their   hip   hop   skills.   All   movement   will   be modest & age appropriate. Acro. ~ Beginners to Advanced The   class   will   focus   on   basic   acrobatics   skills   such   as   bridges,   rolls,   cartwheels,   standing   backbends,   and   limbers.      Dance   elements   will   be   incorporated   into   the   class   as well.      Level   progression   will   include   cartwheels   on   both   sides,   walkovers,   handsprings,   tucks,   and   aerials.      Advanced   tumbling   passes   along   with   more   complex   dance elements   will   be   incorporated   into   the   class   as   level   progression   proceeds   towards   the   advanced   level.   Dancers   should   always   come   to   class   in   dance/gymnastic   attire   -   no baggy street clothes for safety reasons.  Dancers will be barefoot during all acro. classes and jewelry is never permitted. Polynesian ~ Beginners to Advanced In   this   class   you   will   learn   about   the   dying   cultures   of   the   Hawaiian   and   the   Tahitian   natives,   and   their   different   styles   of   dance,   as   well   as   the   implementation   of instruments used in these very elaborate and visually stunning forms of dance.  This is an educational experience to last a lifetime NEW....Bollywood Classes Drama/Musical Theater This   fun   class   will   engage   students   with   basic   drama   games,   focusing   on   character,   emotion,   &   actions.   It   will   introduce   students   to   monologue   &   scene   study   through   a variety   of   interactive   activities   which   lead   them   to   the   world   of   acting.      Through   level   progression,   students   will   learn   to   channel   their   creative   energy,   focusing   on character, plot, & basic acting techniques through monologue, scene study, & dramatic improvisation. Art Classes ~ All mediums Private Music Lessons Offered ~ One on One Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Violin, and Cello
Our Classes
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Group Classes Offered Know before you go...Class descriptions assist in the knowledge of what you would like you and/or your child to do.  Even though descriptions are helpful, "feet on" experience is the best.  Come try a week of classes for FREE!!! ALL classes listed here MAY NOT be offered at the time of registration...Some classes do fill, as there are limited class sizes in all our classes. Music & Me ~ Classes for ages 2 - 3 and 4 - 7 As most early childhood educators know, music and movement are linked even from birth and infancy. Bouncing and/or rocking to the sound of a mother or father singing/humming are children's first experiences in music and movement. Children cannot help but respond to the rhythm, beat and moods that different kinds of music suggest. Undeniably, music in many forms is an accessible accompaniment to either improvised or more structure movement sequences. In Music & Me classes, students will learn creative movements, basic beats and rhythms, all with the implementation of musical instruments such as Maracas, Bongo Drums, Rain-Makers, Triangles, and so many more. Creative Movement ~ Ages 2 - 3 Creative movement and dance is an enjoyable way for young children to develop their physical skills, channel their energy, stimulate their imagination and promote their creativity.  Creative movement involves using body actions to communicate an image (the wind, a frog, a rabbit), an idea (a journey, a dream) or a feeling (strength).  Creative dance in early childhood education corresponds to the fundamental phase of movement development that occurs between the ages of two to seven.  During this time, motor skills (e.g., hopping, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, leaping and galloping), non-motor skills (e.g., stretching, bending, twisting, turning, shaking and swinging), and stability and balance skills are able to flourish when children are provided with sufficient practice opportunities.  A social benefit of creative movement is that it encourages an interactive environment where children share space as they explore movement together but in their own way. Gradually, opportunities for children to observe different responses to movement ideas are given and the possibility of creating movements together becomes more appealing. Combo ~ BTA (Ballet, Tap, Acro) ~ Ages 4 - 6 This sixty minute class is structured for younger children who are interested in a more comprehensive dance environment. Classes will begin with ballet (barre work, positions, enhancing turnout, traveling, and beginning leaps and turns), followed by tap (stationary tapping, traveling, and sound identification), and finally, acro (strength, flexibility, and basic tumbling skills).  This class acts as a precursor for more advanced levels of Ballet, Tap, and Acro. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3 years to fully learn the basics of dance such as body and feet positions and beginner jumps, leaps, and turns. Trio ~ BTJ (Ballet, Tap, Jazz) For children ages 7 and up.  This ninety-minute class is structured for older children who are interested in more styles of dance and a more comprehensive dance environment.  Classes will begin with ballet (barre work, positions, enhancing turnout, traveling, and beginning leaps and turns), followed by tap (stationary tapping, traveling, and sound identification), and finally, jazz (jumps, turns, traveling and rhythmic movement).  This class acts as a precursor for more advanced levels of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3 years. Ballet I, II, III In Ballet I students are introduced to fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet, basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work.  Through level progression, the emphasis is on developing an aesthetic awareness of the art, understanding ballet theory, perfecting technique, review of basic exercises and terminology, pirouettes are introduced, body alignment, technical accuracy is stressed, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality, combinations, musicality, style, and theatricality, etc. Pointe ~ Beginners to Advanced Basic techniques of dancing on pointe. An introduction to correct pointe positions and exercises to strengthen the feet and legs. This class will challenge the beginner through advanced dancer with choreography, pointe work, & repertoire.  Dancers enrolled in pointe class are required to be taking at least 1 hour of ballet training per week.  Classes are conducted in a professional manner - proper dance attire is absolutely enforced!  All students are required to arrive to class on time, hair should be securely placed in a bun, black leotards, pink tights,  and pointe shoes.  There are absolutely no baggy clothes or messy hair permitted in class! Tap ~ Beginners to Advanced Simple key techniques, basic exercises, and movements. Variety of rhythmic patterns, fundamental steps, and graded routines. Brief history, choreographic principles, and improvisation. Shuffles, ball changes, heel drops, time steps, flaps, and beginning turns are introduced. Through level progression, emphasis is on developing on- stage choreography, further development of pre-dance warm-up exercises to include exercises for balance and body alignment, turns, spins, and focus are introduced and coordinated with precision tap combinations. Further level advancement includes the study and performance of popular tap dancing styles to include the ease of Fred Astaire, the aggressiveness of Gene Kelly, the contemporary style of Tommy Tune, and the timeless vaudeville style of Honi Coles. Concentration is on technical accuracy, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality. Wings, pull-backs, turns, and precision steps are stressed. Jazz ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction to fundamental jazz techniques, exercises, walks, and movement phrases of the jazz style. Basic knowledge of changing jazz styles through the years. Emphasis on perfecting techniques, creating basic jazz compositions, and developing a more in-depth understanding of the historical growth of American jazz dance. Review of basic exercises and terminology. Rock, funky lyric, and percussive movements are studied. Jazz turns, body isolations, and steps of elevation are incorporated. Proficient technique, correct body alignment, and performance are stressed. Jazz isolations, body rolls, turns, and slides are studied. Movement vocabulary to include jazz styles of contemporary choreographers. Increased technical skill is developed through complex phrases of movement. Performance, style, and musicality are stressed. Lyrical ~ Beginners to Advanced Lyrical dance is best described as a mix between ballet and jazz.  Dancers will be exposed to a unique style of dance that will enforce emotional performance along with technical movement.  Dancers will perform a stretch, centerwork, and travel across the floor. Contemporary ~ Intermediate, Advanced Contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.  Contemporary dance principles include: centering, alignment, gravity, breath, contraction, release, fall and recovery, suspension, balance and off-balance, tension and relaxation, opposition and emotion.  Rather than emphasizing technique per se, which is seen more as a tool for the dancer and a means by which to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, and through a deliberate exposure of the contemporary dancer to a wide range of techniques to ensure versatility, contemporary dance as a field is more concerned with examining the choreographic and performing process: as a result there has been limited development of dance techniques by seminal dance artists. Instead, contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques (developed in the first sixty years of the 20th century) and an array of still developing philosophies of movement based on study of the human body and body/mind inter-relationships. Modern ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction of fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases of modern dance. Basic modern dance principles are introduced in axial and locomotor exercises. Modern dance innovators and their styles are discussed. Includes an understanding of contemporary dance as a creative art form, perfecting technique, developing improvisational skills, experimenting with creative movement studies, and analyzing rhythmic patterns. Review of basic exercises and terminology. The study of contemporary modern dance on an intermediate level. Correct body alignment, development of technique, and efficient use of the body through movement are stressed. Various falls, turns, and contractions are studied. Elements of time, flow, weight, space, and varied rhythmic structures are incorporated into movement phrases. Improvisational skills are employed. Emphasis is on more complex movement phrases. Individual expression, musicality, style, and performance are stressed. Improvisational skills are employed. Hip Hop Beginners to Advanced This high energy dance class will introduce students to the basics of hip hop, including the latest hip hop trends & break dancing moves which prepare them for more advanced hip hop training. All movement will be modest & age appropriate. Music is carefully selected to avoid questionable content. Past hip hop experience is great, but even beginners will have a blast in this fast paced, high energy dance class. Dance conditioning will be introduced to strengthen the body for more advanced hip-hop training. Designed for the high school dancer, this high energy dance class will go more in depth with hip- hop training, including the latest dance trends and break- dancing moves. This class is great for the student who just wants to come & get funky as well as the serious dancer looking to improve their hip hop skills. All movement will be modest & age appropriate. Acro. ~ Beginners to Advanced The class will focus on basic acrobatics skills such as bridges, rolls, cartwheels, standing backbends, and limbers.  Dance elements will be incorporated into the class as well.  Level progression will include cartwheels on both sides, walkovers, handsprings, tucks, and aerials.  Advanced tumbling passes along with more complex dance elements will be incorporated into the class as level progression proceeds towards the advanced level. Dancers should always come to class in dance/gymnastic attire - no baggy street clothes for safety reasons.  Dancers will be barefoot during all acro. classes and jewelry is never permitted. Polynesian ~ Beginners to Advanced In this class you will learn about the dying cultures of the Hawaiian and the Tahitian natives, and their different styles of dance, as well as the implementation of instruments used in these very elaborate and visually stunning forms of dance.  This is an educational experience to last a lifetime NEW....Bollywood Classes Drama/Musical Theater This fun class will engage students with basic drama games, focusing on character, emotion, & actions. It will introduce students to monologue & scene study through a variety of interactive activities which lead them to the world of acting.  Through level progression, students will learn to channel their creative energy, focusing on character, plot, & basic acting techniques through monologue, scene study, & dramatic improvisation. Art Classes ~ All mediums Private Music Lessons Offered ~ One on One Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Violin, and Cello
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2016/2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Every year in August, to keep you informed ahead of schedule, we fill this Event Calendar with dates all the way through the Grand Showcase and the start of Summer Camp and Classes. Please check back often to see if any updates are added or date changes have been made. Additional IAPAC Performances, Competitions, FUN events, fundraisers will be listed soon. ~ The Legend ~ ~ Listings in BLACK are upcoming events/activities ~ Listings in GRAY are events/activities that have already taken place  (We don’t remove them for record keeping purposes, both yours and ours, to look back on) ~ Listings in GREEN are (IAPAC) Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company events/activities ~ Listings in RED are very important dates, deadlines, mandatory events, etc. ~ INFO HERE are links to more information about the specific event ~ Listings in PURPLE are “just for fun” events. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24th...6:00pm - 8:00pm.....Open for Enrollment/Registration THURSDAY AUGUST 25th...6:00pm - 8:00pm…..Open for Enrollment/Registration WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st...6:00pm - 8:00pm Open for Enrollment/Registration THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st...6:00pm - 8:00pm Open for Enrollment/Registration TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th.....THE BIG DAY!!! Fall classes begin. WELCOME BACK EVERYONE and WELCOME ALL NEW STUDENTS! TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th.....World’s Finest Chocolate Bar Fundraiser has begun. Studio-wide (anyone can participate). SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17.....Krispy Kreme Donut Sale (Open for Studio wide participation, Mandatory for IAPAC) SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st.....Costume Deposits Post to Accounts (Deposit Payment Due By NOVEMBER 19th MONDAY OCTOBER 10th.....Columbus Day, YES we are open! OCTOBER 10th - 15th.....Bring A Friend Week...Bring your friends to try your classes with you...FUN, FUN, FUN!!! SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd.....10th Annual Halloween Party - 6:00pm - 9:00pm OCTOBER 24th - 29th.....Silly Sock Week (Wear your craziest, wackiest, wildest, silliest socks) MONDAY OCTOBER 31st.....Halloween. Have a safe and fun trick-or-treat night!  NO Classes, enjoy the evening! NOVEMBER 14th - 19th.....Wacky Wear Week (Dress in the wackiest, wildest, silliest attire)...FUN, CRAZY STUFF!!! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th.....Costume Deposit Deadline (Costume deposits MUST be paid on or before this date!!!) WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23rd - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th.....(CLOSED) Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving! MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th.....Classes resume from Fall Break…Dance all that turkey off!!! DECEMBER 5th - DECEMBER 10th.....Fun! Fun! Fun!…..Santa Hat Week (Wear your festive holiday hats). DECEMBER (TBA).....Our participation in the Virginia Beach Christmas Parade!!! DECEMBER (TBA).....No classes!!! 10th Annual Christmas Party 6-9pm.  DECEMBER 12th - 17th.....Visitors Week. Invite family and friends to watch your classes. FRIDAY DECEMBER 23rd  - MONDAY JANUARY 2nd.....(CLOSED) Winter Break. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!! TUESDAY JANUARY 3rd.....Classes resume from Winter Break…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! SATURDAY JANUARY 14th.....Costume BALANCES Posted to accounts (Costume Balances MUST be paid by APRIL 1st, NO exception!) MONDAY JANUARY 16th.....Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  YES we are open! WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1st.....Grand Showcase Fees posted to accounts (MUST be paid by May 1st)  TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14th.....HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY...Hug your Sweetie!!! Yes we are open…Enjoy Valentines Refreshments with us!!! MONDAY FEBRUARY 20th.....President's Day, YES we are open! MONDAY FEBRUARY 6th.....Summer Camp Registration Begins….Take advantage of HUGE savings!!! MONDAY MARCH 13th - SATURDAY MARCH 18th.....”BE SEEN IN GREEN” WEEK in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.....                        Wear LOTSA GREEEN and you could be a winner!!! This could be your lucky week! FUN FUN FUN!!! FRIDAY MARCH 17th.....Happy St. Patrick's Day, DON’T GET PINCHED, WEAR YOUR GREEN!!! SATURDAY MARCH 25th.....Costume Balances Due (***IMPORTANT...MUST be paid or student removal from class will occur). MONDAY APRIL10th - SUNDAY APRIL 16th.....CLOSED for Spring Break. SUNDAY APRIL 16th.....Easter Sunday!!  Happy Easter everyone. MONDAY APRIL 17th.....Classes resume after Easter and Spring Break MAY 1st.....Showcase Fees are Due!!! (These were posted to accounts on February 1st, and MUST be paid by this date!) SATURDAY MAY 27th - MONDAY MAY 29th.....(CLOSED) Memorial Day Weekend. Have fun in the sun, kicking off Summer!!! TUESDAY MAY 28th...Classes resume after Memorial Day Weekend *****2017 GRAND SHOWCASE & SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION  (BELOW) IS BEING FINALIZED, DATES/TIMES WILL BE LISTED HERE VERY SOON***** DATE & TIME TBA…..Theatre Department Spring/Summer Production. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL (1 of 3)...Yes, ALL performers MUST attend. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL (2 of 3)...Yes, ALL performers MUST attend. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL (3 of 3)...Yes, ALL performers MUST attend. DATE TBA - PICTURE WEEK Begins - (These dates subject to change as they are dependent on costume arrival) A COMPLETE schedule of your photo dates and times will be posted at the Academy. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal @ the Theatre  (Studio Closed to All Classes) DATE TBA.....2017 Grand Showcase, IT’S SHOW DAY!!! Show begins at 3:00 pm    DATE TBA.....(CLOSED) Summer Break DATE TBA.....Summer Classes and Summer Camp Begin DATE TBA.....Summer Half Day Camp...2 WEEKS OF FUN, FUN, FUN!!! DATE TBA.....Summer Classes and Summer Day Camp ***CHECK BACK OFTEN. NEW EXCITING THINGS WILL BE ADDED*** PLUS, MASTER CLASSES WILL BE ADDED SOON!!!
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EVENT CALENDAR ~ 2016/2017 Every year in August, to keep you informed ahead of schedule, we fill this Event Calendar with dates all the way through the Grand Showcase and the start of Summer Camp and Classes. Please check back often to see if any updates are added or date changes have been made. Additional IAPAC Performances, Competitions, FUN Events, and Fundraisers will be listed soon. ~ The Legend ~ ~ Listings in BLACK are upcoming events/activities ~ Listings in GRAY are events/activities that have already taken place  (We don’t remove them for record keeping purposes, both yours and ours, to look back on) ~ Listings in GREEN are (IAPAC) Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company events/activities ~ Listings in RED are very important dates, deadlines, mandatory events, etc. ~ INFO HERE are links to more information about the specific event ~ Listings in PURPLE are “just for fun” events. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24th...6:00pm - 8:00pm Open for Enrollment/Registration THURSDAY AUGUST 25th...6:00pm - 8:00pm Open for Enrollment/Registration WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st...6:00pm - 8:00pm Open for Enrollment/Registration THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st...6:00pm - 8:00pm Open for Enrollment/Registration TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th.....THE BIG DAY!!! Fall classes begin. WELCOME BACK EVERYONE and WELCOME ALL NEW STUDENTS! TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th.....World’s Finest Chocolate Bar Fundraiser has begun. Studio-wide (anyone can participate). SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st.....Costume Deposits Post to Accounts (Deposit Payment Due By NOVEMBER 19th SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17.....Krispy Kreme Donut Sale (Open for Studio wide participation, Mandatory for IAPAC) MONDAY OCTOBER 10th.....Columbus Day YES we are open! OCTOBER 10th - 15th.....Bring A Friend Week Bring your friends to try your classes with you. FUN, FUN, FUN!!! SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd 10th Annual Halloween Party - 6:00pm - 9:00pm OCTOBER 24th - 29th.....Silly Sock Week (Wear your craziest, wackiest, wildest, silliest socks) MONDAY OCTOBER 31st.....Halloween.  Have a safe and fun trick-or-treat night!  NO Classes, enjoy the evening! NOVEMBER 14th - 19th.....Wacky Wear Week (Dress in the wackiest, wildest, silliest attire). FUN, CRAZY STUFF!!! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th Costume Deposit Deadline (Costume deposits MUST be paid on or before this date!!!) WEDNESDAY NOV. 23rd - SUNDAY NOV. 27th (CLOSED) Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving! MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th.....Classes resume from Fall Break…Dance all that turkey off!!! DECEMBER 5th - DECEMBER 10th Fun! Fun! Fun!…..Santa Hat Week (Wear your festive holiday hats). DECEMBER (TBA).....Our participation in the Virginia Beach Christmas Parade!!! DECEMBER (TBA).....NO classes!!! 10th Annual Christmas Party 6-9pm.  DECEMBER 12th - 17th.....Visitors Week. Invite family and friends to watch your classes. FRIDAY DEC. 23rd  - MONDAY JAN. 2nd.....(CLOSED) Winter Break. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!! TUESDAY JANUARY 3rd.....Classes resume from Winter Break…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! SATURDAY JANUARY 14th.....Costume BALANCES Posted to accounts (Costume Balances MUST be paid by APRIL 1st, NO exception!) MONDAY JANUARY 16th.....Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  YES we are open! WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1st.....Grand Showcase Fees posted to accounts (MUST be paid by May 1st)  TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14th.....HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY...Hug your Sweetie!!! Yes we are open. Enjoy Valentines Refreshments with us!!! MONDAY FEBRUARY 20th.....President's Day YES we are open! MONDAY FEBRUARY 6th Summer Camp Registration Begins. Take advantage of HUGE savings!!! MONDAY MARCH 13th - SATURDAY MARCH 18th ”BE SEEN IN GREEN” WEEK in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.....Wear LOTSA GREEEN and you could be a winner!!! This could be your lucky week! FUN FUN FUN!!! FRIDAY MARCH 17th.....Happy St. Patrick's Day DON’T GET PINCHED, WEAR YOUR GREEN!!! SATURDAY MARCH 25th.....Costume Balances Due  (***IMPORTANT...MUST be paid or student removal from class will occur). MONDAY APRIL10th - SUNDAY APRIL 16th CLOSED for Spring Break. SUNDAY APRIL 16th.....Easter Sunday  Happy Easter everyone!! MONDAY APRIL 17th.....Classes resume after Easter and Spring Break MAY 1st.....Showcase Fees are Due!!! (These were posted to accounts on February 1st, and MUST be paid by this date!) SATURDAY MAY 27th - MONDAY MAY 29th.....(CLOSED) Memorial Day Weekend. Have fun in the sun, kicking off Summer!!! TUESDAY MAY 28th...Classes resume after Memorial Day Weekend *****2017 GRAND SHOWCASE & SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION  (BELOW) IS BEING FINALIZED, DATES/TIMES WILL BE LISTED HERE VERY SOON***** DATE & TIME TBA…..Theatre Department Spring/Summer Production. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL (1 of 3) Yes, ALL performers MUST attend. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL (2 of 3) Yes, ALL performers MUST attend. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL (3 of 3) Yes, ALL performers MUST attend. DATE TBA - PICTURE WEEK Begins - (These dates subject to change as they are dependent on costume arrival). A COMPLETE schedule of your photo dates and times will be posted at the Academy. DATE TBA.....MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal @ the Theatre  (Studio Closed to All Classes) DATE TBA.....2017 Grand Showcase, IT’S SHOW DAY!!! Show begins at 3:00 pm    DATE TBA.....(CLOSED) Summer Break DATE TBA.....Summer Classes and Summer Camp Begin DATE TBA.....Summer Half Day Camp 2 WEEKS OF FUN, FUN, FUN!!! DATE TBA.....Summer Classes and Summer Day Camp ***CHECK BACK OFTEN. NEW EXCITING THINGS WILL BE ADDED*** PLUS, MASTER CLASSES WILL BE ADDED SOON!!!
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If you would like to make a payment using a credit card or PayPal, please just click the button below and follow the instructions. You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to make a payment. Thank you in advance. If you would like to make a donation to the Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company, the competition dance group from Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts, please just click the button below and follow the on screen instructions. Your donation, as well as going to a great cause, is tax deductible and greatly appreciated by all the members of the performing arts company.  The performing arts company is a non profit group that conducts numerous fund-raisers throughout the year to afford uniforms, competition fees, travel expenses, performances at numerous events, etc. We thank you in advance for your incredible support! Our online credit card payments are processed securely through PayPal, however you DO NOT need to have a PayPal account to make a payment using your credit card. PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. Thank you again for your Payment and/or Donation.
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Current promotions include: “SAVE 15 THRU THE 15TH” Register anytime from now until the 15th of September and we’ll take $15.00 off your registration fee. Aaahhhh easy money saved! “20/20 Referral Promo” Tell all your friends about our wonderful school and incredible performing arts classes. If you refer someone to our academy and they register for classes, YOU get $20 credit added to your account AND so does your friend(s). PLUS, there is no limit on how many people/credits you can earn!!!
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Current promotions include: “Save 15 thru the 15th” Register anytime from now until the 15th of September and we’ll take $15.00 off your registration fee. Aaahhhh easy money saved! “20/20 Referral Promo” Tell all your friends about our wonderful school and incredible performing arts classes. If you refer someone to our academy and they register for classes, YOU get $20 credit added  to your account AND so does your friend(s). PLUS, there is no limit to how many people/credits you can earn!!!
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Master Classes
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LION KING ~ DECEMBER 20, 2010 WICKED ~ MARCH 19, 2012 WEST SIDE STORY ~ NOVEMBER 23, 2013 CHICAGO ~ FEBRUARY 15, 2014 ADDAMS FAMILY ~ JANUARY 18, 2014 MORE TO COME!!!
With our wonderful alliance with Broadway, we proudly offer incredible Master Classes with Cast Members from the shows. 
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM ~ MAY 14, 2016
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LION KING ~ DECEMBER 20, 2010 WICKED ~ MARCH 19, 2012 WEST SIDE STORY ~ NOVEMBER 23, 2013 CHICAGO ~ FEBRUARY 15, 2014 ADDAMS FAMILY ~ JANUARY 18, 2014 DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM ~ MAY 14, 2016 MORE TO COME!!!
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News & Fun
Many more NEWS STORIES to come! Make sure you check back!
MAY 23rd, 2015 | Inspiration Academy Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company rocked the parade route at the 32nd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, May 23rd, performing to “We’re the Kids of the Future”. We are very proud of all of you for a very entertaining “job well done”, and a crowd pleasing performance. This was the second invitation to the festival, performing on stage at last year’s annual event. Photo’s from the event can be seen HERE 
FEBRUARY 18, 2013 | Inspiration Academy  Incredible and memorable dance journey... Congratulations to the Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company...You all rocked the Disney Stage. It was great to see you all perform at such a famous venue...You all did such an incredible job and made us proud. I hope everyone had a fun and memorable time, I know we did. Thank you to everyone that made it happen, first and foremost Miss Lisa for her incredible hard work, dedication to the arts, and love for all of her students!!! All of you, the performers, for all the hard work, extra rehearsals, etc., And last but definitely not least, all the wonderful parents. It will be a trip and performance never to be forgotten! Each and every one of you proudly represented Inspiration Academy with an incredible performance at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on February 18th, 2013. Not only does your fantastic performance warrant such recognition, but your dedication and extremely hard work, with countless hours of extra rehearsal time, certainly does. We are truly inspired by all of you for a wonderful job. Disney was very proud also, not only for your performance, but for your manners, attitudes, and professionalism. Thank you again, for making us proud!
APRIL 1, 2012 | Sandler Center - Virginia Beach  INSPIRATION ACADEMY DANCE COMPANY rocks the stage at the VIP DANCE COMPETITION. Entering only two group numbers and two solos, the IA performers won TWO PLATINUM, TWO HIGH GOLDS, FIVE OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARDS, including the OVERALL MOST ENTERTAINING and OVERALL SHOWMANSHIP Awards.
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OCTOBER 21st and DECEMBER 22nd, 2013 | Inspiration Academy CONGRATULATIONS to Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company for their invitation to perform at the Washington Redskins Half Time Show with the 1st Ladies of Football, the NFL Redskins Cheerleaders, in front of over 84,000 fans at both sold out games, vs Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys!!!  We are very proud of all of you!  A special congratulations to Kelly G, Melody S, Ashanti B, and Darian H. for performing in the Elite Performance.
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AUGUST 2015 | Inspiration Academy Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company had the wonderful opportunity and adventure to perform on Carnival Cruise Line in August 2016. They proudly performed two big shows, one, a main deck luau performance that wowed the crowd under the Caribbean sun, and left the audience screaming for more and two, a standing room only dance performance, in the Normandie Lounge Theater. The nearly 1500 seat venue was packed to the rafters, and the performers received a huge standing ovation at the end of the show.  We congratulate and thank all the incredible performers for an wonderful show…you made us so proud. A little R&R included visiting Cozumel and Grand Cayman…seen below, swimming with (and kissing) huge stingrays!!!  Incredible memories. 
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DECEMBER 8, 2015 | Inspiration Academy From the Caribbean to a wintry evening in Virginia Beach, Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company didn’t miss a beat as they rocked the grandstand stage and then danced their way down the Atlantic Avenue parade route at the annual Virginia Beach Holiday Parade. Chilled to the bone, they warmed the hearts of thousands of on-lookers, with their parade performance of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”. The support crew of the IAPAC mini-company, rode on the gorgeous Christmas decorated float, complete with snow!!!  We’re so proud of all of you. The smiles you caused at such a happy time of year, is immeasurable.
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DECEMBER 20, 2015 | Inspiration Academy CONGRATULATIONS to Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company for their 3rd invitation to perform at the Washington Redskins Half Time Show with the 1st Ladies of Football, the NFL Redskins Cheerleaders. We are very proud of all of you!  This time all performing with the Elite Squad.
JULY 2, 2016 | Inspiration Academy Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company proudly took to the stage in one of the sweetest performances ever, at Hershey Park, in Hershey Pennsylvania. The performers put on a stellar performance for the large crowd in temps that raised well over 100 degrees with heat index, their performance matched the temperature…Hot, Hot, Hot! Very well done to all of you. You simply owned, and rocked the stage. On that same trip, the performers got to do a Circus Master Class, complete with aerial silks, tight rope walking, juggling, etc. It was one of the most fun and rewarding Master Classes ever.
“Incredible fun on the high seas.”
“Incredible fun in the sun.”
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OCTOBER 21st and DECEMBER 22nd, 2013 | Inspiration Academy CONGRATULATIONS to Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company for their invitation to perform at the Washington Redskins Half Time Show with the 1st Ladies of Football, the NFL Redskins Cheerleaders, in front of over 84,000 fans at each sold out games!!!  We are very proud of all of you!  A special congratulations to Kelly G, Melody S, Ashanti B, and Darian H. for performing in the Elite Performance. **************************************************** FEBRUARY 18, 2013 | Inspiration Academy  Incredible and memorable dance journey... Congratulations to the Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company...You all rocked the Disney Stage. It was great to see you all perform at such a famous venue...You all did such an incredible job and made us proud. I hope everyone had a fun and memorable time, I know we did. Thank you to everyone that made it happen, first and foremost Miss Lisa for her incredible hard work, dedication to the arts, and love for all of her students!!! All of you, the performers, for all the hard work, extra rehearsals, etc., And last but definitely not least, all the wonderful parents. It will be a trip and performance never to be forgotten! (Listed from the front row to back row, left to right) Reagan C., Emma W., Makayla M., Hannah B., Chyenne G.,Carly H., Alexia S., Ashanti B., Alexis H., Stephanie S., Emily S., Rebecca F., Darian H., Kelly G., Kayla W., Christine G., Melody S.,Sailee J., Victoria B., Megan G., Danielle C., and Morgan A. Each and every one of you proudly represented Inspiration Academy with an incredible performance at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on February 18th, 2013. Not only does your fantastic performance warrant such recognition, but your dedication and extremely hard work, with countless hours of extra rehearsal time, certainly does. We are truly inspired by all of you for a wonderful job. Disney was very proud also, not only for your performance, but for your manners, attitudes, and professionalism. Thank you again, for making us proud! ********************************************** APRIL 1, 2012 | Sandler Center - Virginia Beach  INSPIRATION ACADEMY DANCE COMPANY rocks the stage at the VIP DANCE COMPETITION. Entering only two group numbers and two solos, the IA performers won TWO PLATINUM, TWO HIGH GOLDS, FIVE OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARDS, including the OVERALL MOST ENTERTAINING and OVERALL SHOWMANSHIP Awards. **********************************************
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MAY 23rd, 2015 | Inspiration Academy Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company rocked the parade route at the 32nd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, May 23rd, performing to “We’re the Kids of the Future”. We are very proud of all of you for a very entertaining “job well done”, and a crowd pleasing performance. This was the second invitation to the festival, performing on stage at last year’s annual event. Photo’s from the event can be seen HERE 
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ADDRESS/PHONE 3501 Holland Road, Suite 117A Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757.340.2787 We are located close to the intersection of Rosemont Road and Holland Road in the Auburn Shoppes, right next door to NAPA Auto and Lowes Hardware Store. EMAIL info@inspirationacademy.net
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Showcase Info
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“DANCING UP A STORM” The 9th Annual Grand Showcase proudly presented by the Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts’ young and talented performers. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 20th (Limited numbered seating is available, purchase tickets sooner than later.) SUNDAY JUNE 26th, 2016 3:00pm at the beautiful Hackney Theater Meredith Center for the Arts 7336 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FRIDAY MAY 20th….. Showcase tickets go on sale! SATURDAY JUNE 4th….. Account balances must be paid in full Mandatory Leotard Rehearsal 1 of 3 (ALL Performers MUST attend!) Program Book Ad Deadline   Showcase T-Shirt order Deadline SATURDAY JUNE 11th….. Mandatory Leotard Rehearsal 2 of 3 (ALL Performers MUST attend!) Showcase Flower Order Deadline THURSDAY JUNE 16th to TUESDAY JUNE 21st Picture Week Begins (Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday) (These dates are always dependent on costume arrival) SATURDAY JUNE 18th….. Mandatory Leotard Rehearsal 3 of 3 (ALL Performers MUST attend!) FRIDAY JUNE 24th and SATURDAY JUNE 25th…..AT THE THEATRE Mandatory Dress Rehearsal ~ Friday: 5-9 pm  Saturday: 8am-12pm SUNDAY JUNE 26th….. The Grand Showcase: “Dancing Up A Storm” ~ 3:00 pm
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Showcase Info
“DANCING UP A STORM” The 9th Annual Grand Showcase proudly presented by the Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts’ young and talented performers. SUNDAY JUNE 26th, 2016 @ 3:00pm at the beautiful Hackney Theater Meredith Center for the Arts 7336 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505 PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 20th (Limited numbered seating is available, purchase tickets sooner than later.) IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FRIDAY MAY 20th Showcase tickets go on sale! SATURDAY JUNE 4th Account balances must be paid in full. Mandatory Leotard Rehearsal 1 of 3 (ALL Performers MUST attend!) Program Book Ad Deadline   Showcase T-Shirt order Deadline SATURDAY JUNE 11th….. Mandatory Leotard Rehearsal 2 of 3 (ALL Performers MUST attend!) Showcase Flower Order Deadline THURSDAY JUNE 16th to JUNE 21st Picture Week Begins (Thursday, Friday,Monday, and Tuesday) (These dates are always dependent on costume arrival) SATURDAY JUNE 18th Mandatory Leotard Rehearsal 3 of 3 (ALL Performers MUST attend!) FRIDAY JUNE 24th & SATURDAY JUNE 25th AT THE THEATRE Mandatory Dress Rehearsal Friday: 5-9 pm  Saturday: 8am-12pm SUNDAY JUNE 26th The Grand Showcase: “Dancing Up A Storm” ~ 3:00 pm
Newsletter
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Enjoy an online flip-style version of our newsletter. We will try to put out at least four newsletters each season, Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Each will cover a certain time of year and all the specifics happening within that time frame. The Fall Edition will include September, October, and November. Winter Edition will include December, January, and February. The Spring Edition will cover events in March, April, and May, and the Summer Edition will cover June, July and August. The Summer Edition will also include very important Grand Showcase information, as well as Summer Camps and Summer Class information. The newsletter is an important tool to help keep everyone informed with all the important information, as well as all the fun stuff we have happening, within our school and also out in the community with performances, parades, etc.
FALL EDITION 2016
WINTER EDITION 2016/2017
SPRING EDITION 2017
SUMMER EDITION 2017
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: Please just click on the image of the newsletter above. A new page will open online displaying the newsletter…this is where all the fun stuff happens. Maximize the page if it isn’t already to enjoy a better viewing and reading experience. Across the top of the page is a navigation bar with lots of cool controllers and page flippers, zoom, etc. Play around with it. Also on the right side of the first page is an arrow that will also flip the page. BUT, if that doesn’t just thrill ya, you can also take your mouse and drag/turn the page just like you would with your fingers…Awesome. You can roll it, bend it, etc. This feature is just short of being able to make a paper airplane out of the newsletter!!! :)  And to top it all off, if you have your sound turned on, you can even hear the pages turn…Oh and last but not least there is also a print button in the upper right of the page (on navigation bar) so you can print our the pages, you select. Enjoy our newsletter online, and stay informed!!! If you have any questions concerning the content or anything, always ask…we’re here for you!
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Newsletter
Enjoy an online flip-style version of our newsletter. We will try to put out at least four newsletters each season, Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Each will cover a certain time of year and all the specifics happening within that time frame. The Fall Edition will include September, October, and November. Winter Edition will include December, January, and February. The Spring Edition will cover events in March, April, and May, and the Summer Edition will cover June, July and August. The Summer Edition will also include very important Grand Showcase information, as well as Summer Camps and Summer Class information. The newsletter is an important tool to help keep everyone informed with all the important information, as well as all the fun stuff we have happening, within our school and also out in the community with performances, parades, etc. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: Please just click on the image of the newsletter above. A new page will open online displaying the newsletter…this is where all the fun stuff happens. Maximize the page if it isn’t already to enjoy a better viewing and reading experience. Across the top of the page is a navigation bar with lots of cool controllers and page flippers, zoom, etc. Play around with it. Also on the right side of the first page is an arrow that will also flip the page. BUT, if that doesn’t just thrill ya, you can also take your mouse and drag/turn the page just like you would with your fingers…Awesome. You can roll it, bend it, etc. This feature is just short of being able to make a paper airplane out of the newsletter!!! :)  And to top it all off, if you have your sound turned on, you can even hear the pages turn…Oh and last but not least there is also a print button in the upper right of the page (on navigation bar) so you can print our the pages, you select. Enjoy our newsletter online, and stay informed!!! If you have any questions concerning the content or anything, always ask…we’re here for you!
FALL EDITION 2016