This has been a very good experience for our daughter and family. We are allowed to watch her on the monitors. Our daughter loves attending dance. This is our first full time experiencing during the Fall. We tried it out over the summer and decided to continue. The rates are very reasonable. You can also pay online or have it automatically drafted. This is our second dance studio that we’ve attended. The first one was absolutely horrible and unappealing. We are happy with Hermitage Dance Academy.
Hermitage Dance Academy
The mission of Hermitage Dance Academy is to provide outstanding dance education and instill a love of dance and appreciation of the arts to all who enter our studio. We believe the gift of dance training will last a lifetime, for lessons learned in class are not simply those that build strong technique, but also build strong character.
We’ve recently moved into an ALL-NEW STUDIO, and just in time to celebrate our 20th anniversary! Our new studio is much larger than our prior location, providing our staff and dancers plenty of room to work! All dance rooms have floating floors to reduce the risk of injuries and professional vinyl composite top surface to reduce the risk of slipping. Each dance room features full length mirrors, video monitoring systems and state-of-the-art sound systems. Our new studio is located at 3441 Lebanon Pike, Suite 130 in Hermitage, TN.
Andrea Woodward opened Hermitage Dance Academy (HDA) in the Fall of 1997, one year into her college studies. HDA has gone from a one-room studio with about 50 students to a five-room studio with a hugely successful competition team and a staff of roughly 17 teachers!
Andrea’s teaching and choreography are in demand throughout the country, and she travels often to teach master classes and create choreography for other studios. She also is on staff for the popular KAR Convention National Tour, where she teaches lyrical. HDA was in the FDC’s top 50 in 2008 and in 2009 her studio was ranked number 8 among the FDC studios. 2010 her studio was ranked #1 in the Southeast region and #10 in the nation.
Andrea’s students have won many awards and scholarships from different organizations around the country, and some have gone on to be members of college dance teams, professional sports team dancers, and appeared in music videos, commercials and toured with numerous production companies and recording artists. Andrea has won countless awards for her stylistic choreography and for her students’ technical ability, including both Teacher of the Year and Choreographer of the Year every year from 2008 – 2013 at KAR Nationals. Andrea is certified by Dance Masters of America and holds a B.S. degree from Cumberland University in Nashville, TN.
Whether you’re looking for the fun and fitness of a recreational class or a pre-professional program, Hermitage Dance Academy welcomes you!
What People Say About HDA
My daughter has danced at HDA since she was 4 years old and we love it. She has learned and grown so much as a dancer because of the wonderful teachers at HDA. Andrea the owner and a teacher is so creative and has such a great vision with her dances they are like no other. We love our dance family and have developed so many friendships here. They will last a lifetime.
Kim StevensMount Juliet, TN
My daughter has been going here for over four years now -it is a great school! Every year they have a spectacular performance/recital at Belmont University. I highly recommend it to those parents whose children have interest in the dance arts or in a healthy extracurricular activity!