The Heels Academy was created by Kween, Vanessa, and Michelle in the Summer of 2019. When a space to dance became unavailable, the team met to create a concept and were ready to take the next step.... soon after The Heels Academy was born.
The Heels Academy (aka THA) is an 18+ heels training and dance program that is designed to welcome dancers into a vibrant and supportive community, THA also aims to help each dancer grow in their strengths, challenge and overcome their weaknesses, gain confidence, feel empowered, and build their performance skills. This is a safe space for adult dancers of all sizes, races, genders, experiences, and walks of life to come together for one shared goal: TO DANCE!
Typically, this is a multi-week program with levels designed to break the stigmas of beginners and advanced and instead promote goals and positivity in whatever stage of dance and life you are in. Our studio is most often filled with laughter, cheers of support and celebration, and some amazing music across a variety of styles. Each class concentrates on heels style dance with influences from hip hop, jazz, lyrical, house, soca, and burlesque styles... to name a few!
Classes run for 1.5 hours weekly. You can expect the first half of class to strengthen the body, gain flexibility, and develop your skills in heels. This will help you to hone in on your muscle memory, learn execution, and solidify your dance foundations. While the second half is strictly choreography. With new choreography each week, you can have fun both as a session member or by coming to dance as a non-member in the weeks you have available. *Video and Photos will be posted and provided*
LEVEL 1 • THA BABES
Are you newer to dancing or never danced in heels? Are you still mastering the dance basics? This class is designed for you. An opportunity to acquire new skills, train the dance 101’s, improve your ability to pick up choreography, and feel empowered and confident. This is a fun class but is about growth.
***This is highly recommended for all to work on your heels dance foundation.***
LEVEL 2 • COMING IN FUTURE
Based on growth and class numbers. We do know that this is something our community wants and needs. As we grow - so will our class availability and levels.
LEVEL 3 • THA FIERCE
For our more seasoned or experienced dancers, dancers looking to audition or train, and those looking to be challenged. This is not a class geared to everyone as it is intensive. For ultimate success, this class requires: single/double pirouettes, high kicks, splits, and the ability to pick up choreography quickly. Although this class is hard work, it is a lot of fun for dancers looking to be pushed.
**Non-members are welcome to join the 1.5-hour class on a weekly basis. See the Dates & Rates page for full information and current pricing!
Come check out a class, or sign-up for our next session by clicking the link below!