Why Dance?

Dance is the ultimate combination of athleticism and artistry, and an amazing choice for your child to develop important and life-changing skills for the future. 

At Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance, we are committed to preserving the traditions of dance and artistry for every child who walks through our doors.  As Mechanicsville's longest-serving dance school, we pride ourselves on having taught some of the brightest minds this community has to offer. 

Our school is not just about giving you a place to send your child to have fun.  Having fun is essential, but it is only part of the picture of the values and discipline youth need to succeed.  We hold students to a standard of behavior and discipline in the classroom which has proven to draw out amazing talents and potential in students.

When you entrust us with your child's dance education, we make sure to use music and costumes that are age-appropriate, preserving the values this community holds dear.  The world is changing fast, but we do not compromise on integrity, modesty, and a tradition of self-respect.

Along with instilling the discipline and hard work that dance is known for, we feel it is vital for each child to have the opportunity to explore their own voice through dance.  Many times, students are tasked with creating choreography or improvising.  This balanced approach increases confidence and fosters a sense of ownership of their own creative voice.

If you are new to dance, and don't know where to start, go with the tried and true methods of Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance.  Don't just take our word for it, though.  Ask the generations of students who have come through our school.

We stand tall on our reputation of greatness, and we are proud to have been a force for good in this community for over 35 years.

See you at dance!

Blake Roeder
Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance