Revolution Dance and Academy of the Arts is East Mesa's most unique dance studio and has been honored as an ADCC Studio of Excellence! Revolution offers a variety of recreational dance classes for students as young as 18 months all the way up to adults of any age, as well as adaptive dance for children and adults with special needs! We also have an academic sector for Preschool, Kinder Prep, and K-12 Pre-Pro! Discover what makes Revolution different and why we have been voted the #1 studio in the East Valley! We cannot wait for you to join our family!
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Dancers as young as 18 months to Adults, including our dancers with Special Needs, have the opportunity to train in a variety of genres based on the amount of hours families want to commit to. Revolution offers combo classes in all genres offered at our studio for dancers 3-4yrs and 5-7yrs of age, as well as leveled classes for ages 8+ in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, tumbling and acro, hip hop, musical theater, stretch and strength, Pom, and more!
Revolution's Performance Team is the perfect hybrid for dancers who train recreationally but want to do more! These dancers commit to a minimum of 3 classes per week and represent RDA at any events in the community! This is an open group to all ages and an amazing preparation program for competitive dance!
Fierce Dance Company
Fierce Dance Company is Revolution's competition group. Fierce is a special acronym created by RDA's alumni, and our companies are based on each acronym and the colors of our studio. Company is reserved for elite dancers of all ages who must audition or be evaluated for placement. Placement is determined based on a dancer's age and level. Ruby Company is our introductory group, training a minimum of 5 hours per week. Pink, Teal, Onyx, Platinum, and Crystal Company train a minimum of 10 hours per week. Company competes both regionally and nationally, as well as represents RDA in the community at applicable events.
Preschool and Kinder Prep
Revolution’s Performing Arts Preschool and Kinder Prep is a holistic program that incorporates guided inquiry-based academic learning, curriculum centered around common core standards, and creative expression through music, dance and art. Children are unique in their learning styles and it is important to structure an environment that allows all students to thrive. When the arts are integrated into the curriculum, children have an invaluable experience to discover the complexities of the world in which they live. They develop thoughts and feelings that are unique, all the while being provided with structure that will prepare them for a successful education. As one of the finest preschools in Mesa, we strive to create an environment that allows each and every child to thrive, both now and throughout their education.
Families may select half day and full day schedules that best fit their needs, based on the program. RDA also offers before and after care options!
Pre-Pro is RDA's academic program for students K-12 who either homeschool or choose alternative education/flexible schedules in order to train pre-professionally. Families have the autonomy of choosing their school through our Learning Coach, choosing to attend a full day or half day and tailoring the program to their needs. All RDA staff members working in this program have degrees, certifications, or are highly qualified in dance and education, and will provide quality mentorship and instruction to your student!
An Educational Facility
A Learning Coach
Highly Qualified Staff
Personalized, Alternative Schooling
15 Hours of Professional Training
National Honors Society for Dance Arts
Why Choose RDA
Revolution Dance and Academy of the Arts in Mesa is dedicated to every child, adult, and family who loves to dance. Founded by lifelong dancer and passionate teacher Ashley Smith, RDA offers recreational, performance, and competitive dance classes designed to put students and families first.
RDA is also much more than a dance studio. We offer certified academic programs for preschool and homeschool students K-12, and are able to accept ESA funds thanks to our licensed educators. We take education seriously, providing a personalized and creative approach for each and every student.
Anyone looking for a professional academy or dance studio in the Mesa area should consider RDA. We have an A+ rating from the BBB, are an ADCC studio of excellence, and we have been voted best studio in the East Valley multiple times since our 2015 founding. Whether you want to dance for an audience, your family, or just for yourself, Revolution Dance and Academy of the Arts is here to support you in your dreams.