Ripon Academy of Dance: All About Us

Our studio opened in 2009, and it’s crazy to think that it has already been that long! In 2017, we decided to move the studio to Ripon.  It was a true “grande jete” of faith, but it was the BEST move!  We love the people, the community, and the small town feel. 
Thank you for embracing us!

Ripon Academy of Dance is full of talented, hard-working dancers of all levels.  They are challenged all year long, not to be better than each other, but to improve themselves. We feel so lucky to be able to lead them to those light bulb moments–when something “clicks” and they get to be proud of themselves…and of each other!  






learn
teamwork and dedication









Set goals
and learn to
reach them









Interact positively with peers and adults









Enjoy a fun, active outlet for all that energy





Our philosophy is simple…


We…don’t only teach dance lessons, we aim to teach life lessons.
We…teach age-appropriate dances.
We…believe in the power of positive feedback.
We…believe everyone has the ability to be great and we let our dancers know it!
We…do not focus on competition and we do not demand perfection.
We…provide a professional dance education in an encouraging and stress-free environment.
We…strive to be positive role models to all of the dancers.
We…understand the value of teamwork. 

Ripon Academy of Dance is full of talented, hard-working dancers of all levels.  They are challenged all year long, not to be better than each other, but to improve themselves. We feel so lucky to be able to lead them to those light bulb moments–when something “clicks” and they get to be proud of themselves…and of each other!


Studio Commandments


  1. Squeeze fun into every moment
  2. Be the highlight of our dancers’ week
  3. Create an environment our dancers will never want to leave
  4. Make our students and parents feel special, valued and included. 
  5. Communicate our passion openly; let our eyes sparkle and shine, and seek to bring that out in others. 

When you join RAD, you join the family!

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