The curriculum at WDA has been developed by World and European Champion, Ekaterina Vaganova-Yachmennikova. The Academy is separated into 4 levels: Baby Ballroom, Petite Ballroom, Junior 1 & 2. Students are carefully placed into each level according to their skill level and experience - not by age. Placements are determined exclusively by the Artistic Director. We offer Group Classes and Private Lessons for ages 4+
WDA are the premier Ballroom Academies in Brevard for kids, teens and adults to learn the competitive art of DanceSport. We have built the largest team of preteen & junior age groups ballroom dancers in Brevard, giving our kids and adults a place to train, compete, achieve results and perform with showcases. Our couples and solo dancers have already won gold, silver & bronze medals at National DanceSport Competitions in Florida & Georgia.
With world-renowned professional teachers in-house, we guarantee a world-class quality instruction and learning experience.
Whether you seek the best summer training for competition, or long-term investment in your dancing development - We Dance Academies ballroom program is for you!
This 45 minute class is designed for 3 & 4 year old boys and girls as a precursor to Ballroom programs. Students in this level do not need to have any previous dance experience. Classes include a warm up, stretching, introductory basic technique, multiple routines designed to improve coordination, balance, rhythm, musical phrasing, counting, self-confidence, muscle isolation, partnering and development, taking turns and following directions. Students will be exposed to multiple movements and musical styles. Students also learn simple choreography that they will have the opportunity to perform for family and friends at year's end. Classes occasionally include age appropriate dance based "games" to give our youngest students a chance to rest and have fun before the next combination is taught. Interactive dance activities designed to help young children learn socialization and to reinforce the lessons are also an important part of our classes.
WDA's students are also given multiple performance opportunities through competitions, annual dance recitals and events.
Petite Ballroom (Under 11 year old)
We believe that every child has the grace and elegance of a ballroom dancer within them waiting to be developed. Let We Dance Academies help them discover the ballroom dancer within them. Who knows! Your child might be the next Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers! Students are introduced to basic movements and figures of the Samba, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Slow Waltz, and Tango. They learn how to dance with a partner as both the leader and the follower. Each class includes a 10 to 15 minute warm up and dance interaction designed to create a fun and positive environment for students while also teaching the technical aspects of Latin American and Standard dancing.
Instruction is geared towards competition and performance, although neither are required. WDA's students are given multiple performance opportunities through competitions, annual dance recitals and events.
Junior 1 Ballroom Ages 10+
This 60-min class is designed to teach students to latin and standard basic dance figures of Bronze and Silver level with or without dance partner. Every class includes a 10 minute warm up and practice sessions that review and advance the material learned in the previous class. Instruction is geared towards competition and performance although participation in either is not required. Students will have multiple performance opportunities during the year at festivals, fundraisers, and the end of the year recital.
Junior 2 Ages 12+
Students will concentrate on graceful movements, expression, and musical understanding. They will build strength, coordination, partnering skills and technique while being introduced to advanced steps and figures, including Silver and Gold levels.
tudents learn advanced dances such as the Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Pasodoble and Quickstep among other ballroom and latin dances.
Instruction is geared towards competition and performance, although participation in competition is not required.