The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A photo from the Richmond Academy of Dance's Jazz program.


Jazz has a variety of elements that empower one to overcome gravity and break loose from the norm. Jazz continues to come from the street – it is emotional, sensual, lively, earthbound and funky and is constantly being re-invented. Jazz is characterized by the use of improvisation, individuality and is influenced by rhythms and various dance techniques. It is a constantly evolving form of popular and artistic dance movement and is often danced to up-tempo music.

The Academy offers classes from Grade 1 to Pre-Professional Levels. Our dancers regular lily take part in American Conventions and other opportunities to expose them to Guest Masters from across the globe. We are honored to also have Guest Artists work with our dancers that have come from Broadway Musicals, Movies, TV and recently SYTYCD. We also take part in many local performance collaborations and events, with Local singers and Charities.

Our Faculty consists of the best the city has to offer being sure to keep you up to date on the newest styles along with the classics.

Our past Graduates have worked professionally in Film, Music Videos and with Companies such as Mosaic Dance Company, Digitize, Bad Boys of Dance, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Caribbean and have worked with artists such as; Elton John, Shakira, Madonna, and Wyclef Jean.