"We love to dance! My four older children currently dance a total of 34 hours per week at SVAD. They love the wide variety of dance styles that are offered. I love that SVAD has found the precise balance of taking technique and dance quality very seriously, while providing a fun and inviting atmosphere. Each instructor brings to class his or her own strengths and individual style, offering a well-rounded dance education to every student. We love to celebrate dance at Skagit Valley Academy of Dance!"  The O'Malley Family: Tevis (not shown) and Elizabeth O'Malley, Rylin, Teaghan, Finnan, Sophie and Zella

Jenna

Jenna

"Dancing at SVAD was more than just taking classes.  It was my home for 16 years.  Even now, being away at college, I come back to SVAD and feel right at home.  The community is great and I grew friendships that will last a lifetime. So blessed to have been part of such a great Dance Studio"  Jenna Perry

Lucy

Lucy

"Dance, this dance school and staff in particular, has taught me invaluable lessons.  Love, integrity strength, patience, humility, confidence and I'm sure things I'm not even aware of.  I'm beyond thankful for the opportunities and experiences I've had and will continue to have.  I know that no matter what age I am, I'll find ways to apply what I've learned.  The reason why I dance is simple, some have a journal, I have a dance floor."  Lucy Sanderson

Mia and Anna

Mia and Anna

I love the dance studio so much!!  When I drop off Mia I look around at the other classes sometimes, and when I do I am overwhelmed by what I see.  Every single instructor is engaged, encouraging, and happy to be teaching young dancers.  The dancers, from 2 on up, are smiling ear to ear.  I can see, if I look closer, that they are being challenged to grow and improve at the same time.  Shelly and Kelly have created such a positive atmosphere where kids are learning so much.  It is truly amazing!  - Becky Ray

"I have been in many SVAD recitals, Nutcracker performances, and Dansation team competitions throughout the 10 years that I have been dancing & I've absolutely loved every single one of them.  Dance will ALWAYS be part of my life.  In what way?  I can't wait to see!"  Rosie Ackerman

Rosie

Rosie

Emily

Emily

"Throughout her elementary years, Emily tried many different sports, but dancing is when she truly found herself. It has been enlightening to see her confidence blossom over the years and watch her graceful elegance onstage during performances. Dance has become her true passion and she hopes to find her way back to it someday. Skagit Valley Dance Academy has become like a second home and family and will be greatly missed!"  Tanyia Pohl

"Dance has given me something to find grace and comfort in. I have always been a introvert, especially in class, but dance enables me to put meaning into the words I don't speak. And of course I'm also blessed with the amazing teachers and friends I've met over the years. I plan to dance as long as my body stays intact!"  Gabrielle Novello

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Stephanie

Stephanie

"Even after a long day I always look forward to coming to SVAD to Dance and have fun with my closest friends and family.  SVAD is my second family and I wouldn't be where I am today in my dance career without them."  Stephanie Yerigan

"I chose Skagit Valley Academy of Dance for Alivia because of its history of excellence and family atmosphere.  I also relished the idea of her taking dance from different instructors." Darlys Jacobsen

Alivia

Alivia

Chloe

Chloe

"SVAD is the reason that dancing is my favorite thing to do in life.  I like dance because it is exciting.  I think dance is awesome because you are confident in yourself.  At dance you learn new things and make great friends.  I like exercising in dance because you can do other things better.  SVAD makes all this possible."  Andrea Breckenridge

 
 

"I like dancing even more than anything...even my brother!"  Intermediate 4-5 year old student