About Us

Our Studio


 Hickory Flat Dance Academy 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 young students to learn classical dance technique in a fun and imaginative format. 

Our studio also caters to older dancers by offering a full range of intermediate to advanced classical dance curriculum including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater 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 Company levels.  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



We offer a wide variety of options that are specifically designed to give your dancer the best experience based on their age and aspirations. 

  • First Steps Program offers classes for ages 2.5 -4 years
  • Expressions Program offers classes for ages 5-7 years
  • Vibe Program offers classes for ages 8-10 years
  • Align Program offers classes for ages 10 & up.
  • Company Prep Program offers classes for dancers beginning at age 6  who are interested in preparing to audition for our Company Program.
  • HFDA Company Program- For dancers ages 7- 18  that have auditioned and have been placed in an appropriate level based on age and skill. 

Retail Space


Tutu's & Tap Shoes is a premier dancer's boutique conveniently located inside the HFDA studio.  We offer all of your dancer's dress code needs as well as in-house professionals to properly size your dancer with shoes and attire.

Our boutique is open the following hours when CCSD is in session.


Boutique Hours:

Monday: 3:45-7:00 pm

Tuesday: 5:15 -8:00 pm

Wednesday: 3:45- 7:30 pm

Thursday: 5:15- 8:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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If  you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our  programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as  soon as possible.

Hickory Flat Dance Academy

4337 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115, US

(770) 704-7091