New Studio of Dance Classes

New Studio of Dance is open in person using approved guidelines. The schedule has been posted with registration available online only. We will offer less classes with limited class size so registration is recommended. Our Aerial silks classes will be limited to 4 per class and students are required to have their own silks. We will help you find silks that are safe for these classes. All other classes will be limited to 6 students. We will follow all rules required by the state to enable us to safely open. We are excited to be able to dance and teach again.

Studio Covid-19 Protocol
What we are doing:
Dance and fencing classes are limited to 6 students, aerial limited to 4
Aerial students will be provided individual silks during classes
HEPA air filters in studio, Bebe, and bathrooms
20 Minute pause between each class for cleaning/ sanitizing, and reduced
studio capacity
Temperatures will be taken upon arrival, symptom checklist will be kept

What we are asking you to do:
Students as well as staff are required to wear masks at all times
6 Foot social distancing enforced at all times
Students must come already dressed in dance, fencing, or aerial attire
Students must come to and leave from class on time, through the door to the studio of your class
Hands are to be washed both on arrival and departure
No parent/ guardian/ friend/ sibling will be allowed to stay and watch class
If sick, students must isolate in the back room until picked up

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19, please stay home and keep our studio safe
Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe during this time. Our first priority is the safety of our staff and students.

Parent Portal/Online Registration

More information (flyer)

2020/2021 ACDT Dance Schedule: Classes begin September 11, 2020

Exploring Racial Inequalities in Dance
4:00 – 5:20Junior Company ModernMain Studio
4:00 – 5:20Tween Company Composition/WorkshopBeBe Theater
5:40 – 7:00Junior Company Ballet & PointeMain Studio
5:40 – 7:00Tween Company Modern ABeBe Theater
4:00 – 4:55Aerial Silks IBeBe Theater
4:00 – 4:55Ballet/Modern IMain Studio
5:15 – 6:10Aerial Silks IIBeBe Theater
5:15 – 6:10Fencing Adult/Teen Foil, Epee, SaberMain Studio
6:30 – 7:25Aerial Silks IIIBeBe Theater
7:00 – 8:30Adult/Teen Int/Adv Modern
Taught by ACDT Dancers
Main Studio
4:00 – 5:20Tween/ Jr. Co. JazzMain Studio
4:00 – 5:20Tween / Jr. Co. FlamencoBeBe Theater
5:40 – 7:00Jr. Co. Comp / WorkshopMain Studio
5:40 – 7:00Tween BalletBeBe Theater
7:20 – 8:40Adult/Teen ModernMain Studio
Thursday Class Studio
4:00 – 5:20Ballet/ Modern 2Main Studio
4:00 – 4:55Children’s JazzBeBe Theater
6:00 – 7:20Adult/ Teen BalletMain Studio
Friday ClassStudio
4:00 –  5:30Beg. Fencing Foil, Saber,
Epee 8-12 yrs.
Main Studio
10:00 – 10:55Ballet IIIMain Studio
11:15 – 12:10Modern IIIMain Studio
2:00 – 3:00* Exploring Racial Inequalities in DanceVirtual Class

* Exploring Racial Inequalities in Dance
Following the autobiography and career of Misty Copeland, we will explore the racial inequalities of dance in America.  We will discuss reasons for the dominance of ballet and modern dance, and how changes can be made to increase diversity in our studio classes and performances.  Our group will meet virtually once a week for a lively discussion of Copeland’s book, Life In Motion, video review of her dance works, comparisons to other culturally relevant dancers, and brainstorming of positive ways we can make a difference in racial inequality through dance.  All students grades 6-12 are welcome and National Honors Society Dance Association (NHSDA) points will be awarded for participation.

Ballet & Modern I: ages 4-5
Ballet & Modern II: ages 6-8
Ballet & Modern III: ages 8+

Susan Collard – Giles Collard – Sonja Monts –
Sara Derting- Melissa Wilhoit – Elizabeth Huntley –
Gillian Maurer – Matt Baetzhold

Class Registration

Due to limited class capacities with covid-19 safety protocol, this year we ask that registration take place online in order to more efficiently reserve your student’s spot.

 Register Online

More information (flyer)

Annual Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $45.00

Class Rates:

1 Hour Monthly Class: $60.00/Month

1.5 Hour Monthly Class: $78.00/Month

1 Hour Drop In Class: $20.00/Single

1.5 Hour Drop In Class: $25.00/Single

Fencing Equipment Rental: $10.00/Month

Private Lesson $60/Hour
Private lessons may be available through our online class portal, registered for on a weekly basis, available with or without class enrollment

One Time Silks Equipment Fee $50



New Studio of Dance/ACDT does NOT follow the inclement weather closings of the public schools. We will remain open in most cases of inclement weather. If we do close, it will be broadcast during radio and public TV service announcements. You can also call 254-2137 if you are unsure.


Ballet- Tights, leotard and ballet shoes

Modern – Footless tights or leggings and leotard

Jazz – Leggings and leotard

Aerial – Leggings and leotard

Fencing – White T-shirts, white athletic pants and white shoes

No oversized T-shirts for any classes, hair must be pulled back off the face  and neck


*Due to studio Covid-19 protocol, students will not be able to
change in or out of dancewear at the studio

The New Studio of Dance, the official school of the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, is committed to providing a world-class dance education to students of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds. ACDT and the New Studio of Dance are proud to provide the highest level of teaching staff at the school, and to be able to host quality artists, teachers and performers from around the world.

We are celebrating 48 years of dance in Asheville. The New Studio of Dance was founded in 1970. It is the school of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, which performs regionally and abroad. The school prides itself in taking the novice dancer through the many stages of technical and artistic development to perform at a professional level in this culture and abroad.

The New Studio of Dance is also used by ACDT to train future professional dancers who will be included in ACDT and/or who choose a performance career somewhere else in the world. The Junior Company consists of a group of students in high school and middle school who are receiving world-class training and numerous performing and choreography opportunities. The members of ACDT’s Junior Company play a large part in creating their own dance program and on occasion apprentice to Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. All the teachers at the New Studio of Dance are well trained, professional, and inspiring.

The Junior Company Pre-Professional Program and the Tween Company Program are designed for the serious to a professional career. The classes are taught in a series of workshops of various dance forms to train a well-rounded artist dancer. The classes are taught by members of ACDT, and will include workshops in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Partnering, Theater, Voice, Improvisation, Composition, and Choreography.
Junior Company and The Tween Company are by invitation only.