Now in 2 locations!  As of the 2015-2016 season, Academy of Dance operates in 2 locations: Biddeford and Wells.  Offering a full program of Dance Classes in both locations.

Registration for the 2015-2016 season is open. Online registration is quick and easy.

The Children's Nutcracker 2014

The Academy of Dance is Biddeford's largest (and Wells' newest!) dance studio, offering the widest range of affordable dance tuition in the area.  The 2015-2016 season is our 12th exciting year of family-friendly dance. Our highly trained instructors are passionate about their classes and students, teaching child and adult classes in Princess Ballet, Mummy & Me, Pre-Dance, Tap, Clogging, Ballet & Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Irish Step, Acro Dance, Flamenco and Cheer Dance.

Our curriculum is always growing, and this year we have added more classes to cater to our growing student numbers.

You can register for classes online, and existing students can manage their accounts using our friendly Parent Portal.

Why choose The Academy of Dance?

  • You'll save more with us!
    Each student saves up to 50% by taking multiple classes!  Siblings get discounts off their first class!  Compare the total cost of dance at The Academy of Dance with other local studios (tuition, costumes, recital tickets and pictures) and you will see that we are the most affordable dance studio around!
  • You keep all your fundraising profits!
    Unlike other studios, we run optional fundraisers to offset the cost of costumes.  Each student keeps all the profit from their own fundraising efforts.  Many students cover their costume costs completely through fundraising.
  • We make the whole family feel welcome!
    Siblings are welcome in our waiting room; we have coloring and toys to keep the younger ones occupied. We have plenty of off-street parking, and our friendly environment sets us apart from downtown studios.
  • Better instruction makes better dancers!
    Our smaller class sizes ensures that no fundamental concepts are missed.  Students benefit greatly from the extra attention; they learn more, and have more fun.  We take great pride in the qualifications and experience of our teachers.
  • You'll always know what's going on!
    Our website and Facebook page are constantly updated with the latest news and events.   Our informative newsletters are emailed to every family, and are also available in the Studio.  Our online Parent Portal allows you to manage your account, check your balance and make payments online.
  • You get to see all of your student's progress!
    There are no “observation days” at The Academy of Dance.  The studios have large viewing doors, so you can see your child during every class.  Family and friends are welcome at our Holiday Show and annual Recital.
  • Every Student Performs in the Nutcracker!
    Academy of Dance is proudly the only Studio in York County that performs a full version of the Nutcracker every year.  Our Children's Nutcracker is a seasonal delight, where every student - from first year novice to seasoned veteran - gets to perform.

We serve a large area of Southern Maine.  Students come to us from Biddeford and Wells, and many surrounding areas, including Saco, Buxton, Dayton, Lyman, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, South Portland, Arundel, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, York, Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, Limerick, Sanford, Newfield, Waterboro, Springvale, Shapleigh, Alfred and Hollis.