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"Miss Joy,

Thank you for being such a powerful teacher and example for our daughter!"

"Miss Angela, thank you for making tumbling fun and for stealing the show!"

"This studio is just different: fun, friendly, professional, and always doing something!  Thank you for making the parades so fun!"

"We love Michelle!  Thank you for always being there in the office and for being so friendly."

"Ms. Joy and Mr. B are so friendly to everyone. Ms. Joy is really good with the little ones." ~ T.H.

"We love the instructors.  They are all so nice and good with the kids."  ~C.S.

"Your studio is just different.  Thank you for making dance fun again and for having such incredible teachers!"


Founded upon the premise of making dance fun for all ages, our studio doors opened seventeen years ago, under the name of Terrific Time Dance Studio.  Now, we are excited to serve you as Amherst Dance Academy!  A new name, but our foundation is the same.  We believe that dance is not just about competition, stage performance, and technique.  Dance is more powerful than that.  Don't get us wrong, though, we support and participate in competitions, performances, and dance recitals; and much of our class time is spent learning correct technique.  However, our main focus is making sure that the dancers learn to love dancing!  That means creating an environment that is positive and energetic.  We believe that each dancer should be given the opportunity to achieve something incredible, and this becomes possible when the environment reflects that the sky is the limit!


At Amherst Dance Academy, our goal is to provide dance education, miscellaneous dancewear, and personal growth opportunities at a competitive and affordable price.  We take pride in being able to offer our dancers more than what they would find at other studios.  We also take very seriously the environment and education your dancer receives.  Our goal is to provide a challenging, positive, and fun environment that is influential in the lives of our dancers as we teach and build in your dancer proper dance technique, respect, discipline, and self-esteem.  We believe even difficult things can be achieved when the bar is set high and and the door of opportunity is left wide open for the dancer to walk through it.

Amherst Dance Academy will be offering a summer full of dancing!  Try different genres of dance with instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop!  Choose between several camps, ages, and classes between June and July!  Parents are invited to attend a special performance day at the end of the week.  Dancers also receive some "special treatment" with a photo opportunity at the end of the week.  Enrollment for summer dance camps begins April  1, 2017.  

 Summer camps are fist come-first served.  All camps are also subject to enrollment.  Class sizes, times, and amount of classes available for each ability level may change depending on enrollment. If your camp is full at the time of enrollment, you may choose to placed on a waiting list in the event an additional camp is opened.  


All dancewear needed for camp is carried at the studio, but in most cases summer camps do not require certain dress code or shoes except for tap.  Dress code information will be sent to you along with your confirmation of enrollment once your class is finalized.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact the studio.

Two full weeks of fun!

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16 or

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21


Download or view full summer camp info here. 


Want more dance than just a week?  Check out these options below for older and more experienced dancers!


Register Now for Summer Dance Camps!