Ann Catherine Cross School Of Dance Wins Big At Showstopper Nationals!

In the East Coast Finals last weekend, ACCSD competed against dozens of dance studios from around the state and area for prestigious top honors at Showstopper, the largest Dance Competition in the Country.  Their entries placed as follows:

Three Friends - 4th place overall in Junior Competitive Duet/Trio
Home - 8th place overall in Junior Competitive Duet/Trio
Backspace Unwind - 9th place overall in Teen Advanced Duet/Trio
Waygone - 5th place overall in Teen Advanced Duet/Trio
Lucy Burton - 5th place overall in Junior Competitive Solo (out of 59 entries!)
Kylee Smith - 4th place overall in Mini Competitive Solo

ACCSD received 13 Double Platinum awards, 12 Platinum awards, and 1 Gold award.

We are so proud of our dancers, and we look forward to seeing them grow and achieve even higher in next year's competition season!  For now, it's back to work!

Lucy Burton at Showstopper Dance Championships

Lucy Burton at Showstopper Dance Championships

Zada Sudduth at Showstopper Dance Championships

Zada Sudduth at Showstopper Dance Championships

2017 Recital: A Smashing Success!

It was a whirlwind of a day, but we made it through three shows packed with passion, energy, and dedication!  All of our students gave their all to their performances and we could not be more proud of them for it.

This year, we shortened our shows, and upped our quality to create an even better experience than before.  We have heard your voices and amazing feedback, and we are taking action to up our game every single day.  We are grateful for your support year after year!

Check out some photos from the show below.  You can see the commitment and passion in their faces and dancing.  They exude a sense of professionalism and love of the art of dance.  When  we see children's faces lighting up, and their bodies expressing emotion and feeling in such a profound way, we are reminded of why ACCSD exists.  These kids are improving at lightning speed, and we are going to keep leading them to greater heights!

Our students love and support each other and we are proud of our commitment to sportsmanship and teamwork!


Now that our big day has come and gone, what's next you ask?


This year, we have packed our Summer with a new slate of classes and styles to bring you the cutting edge in dance to Mechanicsville.  There is still time to register for Summer Classes and we would love to have you!

Tappahannock Recital 2017!

Well, it came and went quickly, as it always does.  The dancers worked the entire year, practicing and practicing to show what they've learned on the stage for all to see.  Miss Carol, the lead teacher at Tappahannock, worked tirelessly to organize the dances, and make sure everything ran smoothly!  

The show was a smashing success!  The dancers looked great, and they certainly improved from last year!  Kudos to Miss Carol for always holding her standards high and bringing the best out of each child!  

Mr. Leroy, our resident handyman and photographer, took hundreds of photos, and we are working hard to edit and upload those photos for the world to see!

We want to thank everyone who came to the show and supported our students.  It is a true gift to have the community's love and support, and we will do everything we can to keep growing and providing the best dance education possible!

Did you know Tappahannock has a Summer Program?  Click Below!


Summer 2017: An Inside Look

If you've checked out the 2017 Summer Program at ACCSD, you can see that we are on the move!

We looked at every aspect of our class selection, and redesigned our offering to provide greater value, quality, and variety for our students.  In today's world, it is important to evolve, change, and try new things for the betterment of both the business and the customers.

This summer, we are looking to perfect the art of focus.  We took our standard subjects and zoomed in on specific aspects of the class we thought were important to emphasize.

Below are a few of our favorite new offerings!

Girl Power! (Tiny Tots)
Wed 10:00am - 11:00am
This class is for your energetic young one who needs to move! This class is fast-paced and packed full of exciting dances and games, teaching basic coordination and dance skills to your energizer bunny! 

Disney Dance Party! (Pre-School)
ri 10:00am - 11:00am
In this class, we move and groove to our favorite songs from our favorite Disney movies! We learn basic skills & coordiation through the adventures of Disney characters and imagination! 

Sassy Jazz (Minis)
Tues 4:00pm - 5:00pm
This class is for the dancer who wants to be the BEST. Dancers learn confidence and high-energy performance while building their skills in leaps, turns, jumps and rhythm. Pure fun, pure power! 

Lyrical Flow (Juniors)
Mon 5:00pm - 6:00pm
This class explores lyrical movement with an empha- sis on flow, grace, and smooth transitions. Creative choreography is paired with passionate music. 

Jazz Vogue (Juniors + Teens)
Thurs 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This combined-level class is a mix of Jazz and Vogue dancing. Students learn to slay the dance floor like never before. You better work, ladies! 

Modern Hip-Hop (Seniors) 
Fri 8:00pm - 9:00pm
This class is an innovative blend of Hip-Hop and Modern, broadening stylistic horizons in a new way! 

For a full list of our new class offerings, click below or check out our website at!