Dance Academy USA Stays Connected to the Community

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In an effort to bridge roles and create strong community leaders, Dance Academy USA remains connected with their local schools.

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It made me feel good that I could teach dance to school aged kids - something that I love and that I have been doing my whole life.

Recently, in an ongoing effort to stay connected to the local community, Dance Academy USA sent two of their best and brightest stars to Covington Elementary school to teach a two-hour hip hop class.

Apprentice Teacher, Joy Lee, and DAU Performance Company Teacher Assistant, Makayla Garcia, paid a visit to Covington Elementary School on October 22nd, to teach a free, two-hour hip hop class. The class was an incredible opportunity, not only for the children of Covington, but for Joy and Makayla as well, both of whom love working with children and both of whom are committed to sharing their love of dance.

Coming off the heels of DAU’s “School Spirit Contest” last Spring, this event was just the latest effort on the part of Dance Academy USA to give back to the local school system and to show support for the kids, faculty and staff of Covington Elementary School.

Makayla Garcia, a member of DAU since the age of three, said, "I felt like I was showing the kids a great way to exercise. It made me feel good that I could teach dance to school aged kids- something that I love and that I have been doing my whole life."

Joy Lee, who like her counterpart, has been attending Dance Academy USA since the age of three, said “I got a huge thrill from watching the kids excitement from dancing and watching how they all worked together as a team."

Dance Academy USA takes pride in their local schools and is pleased to support the dance ambitions of many of their students. In an effort to bridge roles and create strong community leaders, Dance Academy USA strives to stay connected with their local schools. This commitment to community and excellence is why DAU Co-Founder, Jane Carter, was recently named “Educator of the Year” by Co. Dance.

Dance Academy USA is the largest dance studio in Northern California and has served the San Jose area dance community for over twenty years. DAU is a Bay Area Green Business which offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, Zumba, hip hop and breakdancing. DAU is also known for their award winning competition team which is Nationally Ranked. To learn more about Dance Academy, please visit their website at DanceAcademyUSA.com. You can also contact DAU by phone at (408) 257-3211 or by email at OfficeTeam(at)DanceAcademyUSA(dot)com.

About the company: Dance Academy USA was founded in 1990 by James R. and Jane R. Carter. The business has since expanded in size, becoming the largest dance studio in Northern California with a staff with over 50 employees. Jane Carter is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Human Performance and Fitness and a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. While at San Jose State University, Jane was a member of Spartan Spectrum Dance Team. While in college she was also selected as the Dole Corporation “Ambassador” which allowed her to teach dance in Japan. Additionally, Jane is a former dancer for the Golden State Warriors and a professional cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers.

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