Classes begin September 7th! New Students - click the "Register Now" button to the right. Current Students - log in through the parent portal. If you find your preferred class is full, please register on the waitlist. Don't see the style you're looking for? Let us know and we'll check into it!
Congratulations to ISAAC PUGH, this year's recipient of the Kendall Murphy Memorial Tumbling Scholarship - a one hour weekly group tumbling class for the 2022-2023 season! Happy Tumbling, Isaac!
If interested, please register for "Competition Team" and we will contact you with more information. Although the fall session begins September 7th, competition groups are determined and routines started throughout August. Thank you!
New Students - click the blue "Register Now" button
Current Students - log in through the portal
To the dancers, parents, staff, crew, and audience of "Our Time to Shine", thank you for making our 35th Anniversary performance a success! The dancers and tumblers worked so hard and it showed! Congratulations!
AADT was voted a top 3 finalist for dance/cheer/tumbling studios in the 2020 and 2021 Courier & Press Readers Choice Awards!
Avoid duplicating your accounts by easily logging in to your Parent Portal to register!
Tumbling students will benefit from our awesome tumbling facility which features a 56 ft. tumble track (trampoline) into a solid foam pit! Beginner to Advanced levels available.
Use this link to order rhinestones for competition costumes, to jazz up your Achievewear, or for anything else that needs a little extra sparkle!
Safety is our priority. We will do all we can to keep our kids healthy but we need your help! This will begin at home by explaining to your child the importance of not touching their friends and following the rules. High touch areas will continue to be disinfected frequently. Masks are not required, but feel free to wear one if you choose. As Covid-19 continues to be an ever-evolving situation, procedures are subject to change at any moment for the health of our students.
Believe it or not, we have been in business for over 35 YEARS! We were formerly known as Lory’s School of Dance. We are continually growing and expanding our programs and facilities to provide the community with many options for children to be involved in a clean, positive, energetic atmosphere with caring, knowledgeable instructors and staff. With a staff of 15+ instructors and office personnel, we are one big family!
Monthly tuition is paid by automatic withdrawal from a checking or savings account or charged to a credit card on the 1st day of each month. This means no more check writing, waiting in line to pay for classes, or forgetting to mail a payment on time. Please refer to the Tuition and Registration Chart for more information.
Yes. For your convenience, yearly tuition is divided into equal monthly installments. The same tuition is paid monthly no matter the number of classes in a month.
No. Tuition is paid on a month-to-month basis. At the time of registration, we require authorization for automatic monthly payments from your bank account, debit card, or credit card. We do require a written notice for withdrawing from a class by the 15th of the month to avoid being charged for the upcoming month’s tuition or other automatic withdrawal (costumes, performance fee).
While it is best to begin classes in September (the beginning of our teaching year), students may be able to join classes partway through the year. Provided there is space available in a class, it is possible to be assessed to determine whether a student can catch up to the rest of the class. Please call (812) 963-5681 to find out more.
We encourage and welcome both male and female dancers and tumblers. Dance and tumbling classes are great for physical fitness and are also a wonderful supplemental activity to other sports. In fact, many professional athletes are required to take dance and tumbling class as a means of increasing flexibility, agility, and prevention of injuries.
If your child needs dance shoes, we advise scheduling a fitting by calling 963-5681. Orders may be placed at www.shopnimbly.com/AchieveAcademy. Orders will be drop shipped on Fridays to Achieve Academy for likely distribution the following week. Tights and limited dancewear are also available through this site. ACTIVEWEAR - All Classes. SHOES - 1/2 Hour Dance - pink ballet shoe, any color tap shoe. Combo - pink ballet shoe, any color tap shoe. Hip Hop - any clean sneaker. Rotating - black jazz tap, tan Bloch Pulse. Competition - a list will be sent. Tumbling - bare feet.
Yes. Students are invited to perform in the annual year-end Performance. Always based around a theme, Achieve Academy's professional performances are full of fun, incorporating elaborate sets, props, and themed costumes all while showing off what the students have worked so hard for throughout the season. Students will experience what it is like to be in a professional production, complete with light cues, staging, and a curtain call. Even the youngest of students will know exactly what is expected of them and are completely prepared for this environment. Please check out the Performance info page to find out more!
If you choose to participate in the Performance, there will be a Costume Fee and a Performance Fee. Visit the Performance info page to learn more.
Make-up classes may be arranged through the office. Achieve Academy will try to find the most suitable class available. Refunds or credits will not be given for classes missed due to illness, sporting events, etc.
Scheduled holiday closings can be found on the Schedule page under Important Dates. If area schools are closed due to weather or certain holidays, this does not mean that Achieve Academy is closed. Any closing due to weather will be announced via e-mail and posted to our facebook page. Refunds, credits, or make-up classes will not be given for cancellations due to holidays, weather, or events beyond the school's control.
By providing us with a current email address at registration, we can keep you up-to-date on upcoming events such as holiday closings or Performance Pictures, and special dates such as an approaching automatic withdrawal for costumes. Important Dates can be found here on the website. Notices are also posted on our facebook page and throughout the school.
Yes. As the school continues to grow by providing more class options and well-equipped facilities for its students, there are more vehicles in the parking lots. Although parking has been expanded, carpooling with friends is still recommended. Please park in designated areas only and keep the marked paths clear for entrance and exit of the lot. Please use the provided sidewalks for the safety of the children. Allow time for pick up and drop off during the change of classes as parking spots become available at this time. For special events, it is asked that families park at Cynthia Heights Elementary School, where a shuttle will be available to transport them to the studio.
Within one month of the start of classes, instructors will evaluate students and make class changes as necessary. Please remain open-minded about suggestions of alternate classes. The school wants each child to feel confident and excel in class. If you are not contacted by office staff or the instructor, your child is currently placed in the appropriate classes.
*Please see above concerning our policies during Covid-19. Of course! We love for parents to know what their child is learning in class. Achieve Academy has observation windows to each of the four studios and flat screen TVs in a centralized viewing area for parents to view multiple children at one time. Parents and siblings must remember that students are in class to learn and not be distracted by those standing near the observation windows.