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About HFDA

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Hickory Flat Dance Academy Inc. is the fulfillment of the lifelong dream of its owner and director, Kelley Riddle. Her vision was to create a place for children to come and be introduced to the fine arts in an environment of love and encouragement. A curriculum specifically designed by her allows students to learn classical dance technique in a fun and imaginative format. Many hands-on manipulatives such as a magic wands, bean bags, tutus, and rhythm sticks are used to hold the attention of young dancers. The curriculum also incorporates special musical stories that teach dance terms and technique as the child participates.

Hickory Flat Dance also caters to older dancers by offering a full range of intermediate to advanced classical dance curriculum including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary,  Lyrical, Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, and Pointe. Each student is given special time and attention no matter what their level of training may be.

Our program also offers a chance to audition for one of our five Company levels: Mini, Fusion, Edge, Elite, and Pre Pro. Auditions are held every Spring. See the Company page for more information regarding our Company Program.

“We constantly strive to provide our students with
the highest level dance training in an atmosphere
of love and support.” – Kelley