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!




ACCSD: A Small Business with Values

Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance is a classic in the community.  Ann Catherine Cross, a student of the late Coralease Wells Troy, opened her first studio in 1981.  From the beginning, she was the lifeblood of the business, serving as teacher, administrator, bookkeeper, and mother.

Although times have changed, and Miss Ann doesn't do it all anymore, all of the work of ACCSD is done in-house by close friends and family members.  We embody the community spirit by remaining true to our identity, and never compromising our integrity, or selling out to passing fads or trends.  No matter what we do, we always do it our way.

ACCSD is known for modesty, class, and well-rounded training relevant to the needs of today's young dancers, but rooted in the traditions that made dance great.  Miss Ann brought the wisdom of the pioneers of dance in the 20th century, and that wisdom lives on in the youngest students today, and through our teachers, many of whom trained with Miss Ann in their youth.

It is this commitment to uniqueness and purity of form that has convinced the community to support us for the past 35+ years.  If you are looking for a dance school you can trust, the only choice is Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance.

Want to learn how we can make the difference in your child's education?  

Call Us at 804-730-1740 or email us at accsdance [at] yahoo [dot] com.


Showstopper 2017!

This past weekend, our girls competed at Showstopper dance competition!  

The girls presented themselves and their work with integrity, class, and great sportsmanship.

They did an awesome job, and picked up some high scores!  Congratulations to our student Lucy Burton for finishing in 2nd place overall for her solo, and being invited to perform at the 2017 Showstopper nationals!  

Check out some photos from the competition!