Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts opened in Sequim in early October 2007 and offers a wide variety of dance classes for children, teens and adults. We offer recreational dance for those who want to move and be expressive and classical training in ballet. We are the Peninsula's ZUMBA headquarters! Aspire is locally owned and operated by Robin Keehn and Carry Madison, both music teachers who have their roots in Sequim and Port Angeles.
Our dance instructors have degrees in Dance and extensive experience dancing professionally. They are excellent teachers who desire to "bring out the gold in each child." Our Zumba instructors are trained, certified and experienced.
Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level Three will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Brandyn Boyd, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level Three of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
We have some special features that we know are important to you. We have Sprung Floors that are preferred by professional dancers and used in university dance programs. They prevent fatigue and injuries and dancers love them. Our reception area is always staffed with with a knowledgable person who will answer your questions. You can watch your dancer through our one-way viewing windows every day. You will appreciate our dressing room and our Aspire Store where we carry the Danskin line of dance wear and Sansha dance shoes for your convenience. Finally, our class sizes are limited so your student has the best experience. We are committed to offering you a positive, self-affirming experience at Aspire whether you are dancing, making music, participating in gymnastics, attending summer camp, or getting some Zumba or Bokwa in!
Our building is located behind Big 5 just off of Highway 101 in Sequim. Stop in and see what we have to offer you!