Welcome to the Ithaca Academy of Dance
79 Years of quality dance education
IAD was established in 1935and has remained Ithaca's prime dance studio for providing students of all ages with excellent dance education. IAD alumnaeinclude numerousdance professionalsand established studiodirectors and dance instructorsin Ithaca and inother citiesacross the United States.
IAD facultyhave several decadesof combined danceand professional experiencein helping people of all agesdevelop a love for dance. They encourage all students to strive to meet their fullest potential and to value the art of dance.
We offer classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap,Hip-Hop, Precision, Lyrical, Contemporary, Theatre/Production, Acrobatics, Social Ballroom,Modern, Zumba and Yoga . We accept students from ages 2 through adults.
The IAD Dance Companyis an award winning companyof young people and adultswho have won topawards in all dance categoriesat national, regional, and state competitions.We not only attend competitions but also volunteer and perform throughout the year. At IAD we would rather instill a passion for performing rather than merely the desire to win awards. The IAD Dance Company is supported by a team of committed sponsers and parents.
At IAD, we believethat dance is first and foremosta place for the expressionof the heart, a place of fun,friendship and growth.We look forwardto helping people of all ages discover the power of dance.
Do stop by and join our IAD family. Sincerely,
Rosalie Amoroso - Executive Director, The Ithaca Academy of Dance