New Studio of Dance Classes

2018 ACDT Dance Schedule: Classes begin September 4, 2018

     Download the ACDT 2018 Registration Form

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.

ACDT and the New Studio of Dance produce two major dance-theatre performances, one in December “The NutCracker and the Mouse King” and one in May. These performances are optional; however we do encourage all students to participate. Participation in – The NutCracker & the Mouse King – Students must be enrolled by Sep 15th. A basic performance fee will be required to offset marketing cost, but ACDT will provide a costume for each child free of charge.


2018 Schedule New Studio of Dance

Monday Class Studio
4:00 – 5:30 Junior Company Modern Main Studio
4:00 – 5:30 Tween Company Composition BeBe Theater
5:30 – 7:00 Junior Company Ballet & Pointe Main Studio
5:30 – 7:00 Tween Company Modern A BeBe Theater
5:30 – 7:00 Tween Company Modern B Tap Room
7:00 – 9:00 Adult Dance Lab BeBe Theater
Tuesday Class Studio
4:00 – 5:00 Modern III Main Studio
4:00 – 5:30 Silks & Acrobatics I (6-8 yrs) BeBe Theater
5:00 – 6:00 Ballet III (8-10 yrs) Main Studio
5:30 – 7:00 Silks & Acrobatics II (8-11 yrs) BeBe Theater
6:00 – 7:00 Adult/Teen Belly Dance Main Studio
6:00 – 7:00 Adult Tap Tap Room
7:00 – 8:30 Adult/ Teen Int/Adv Modern Main Studio
Wednesday Class Studio
4:00 – 5:30 Junior Company Workshops Main Studio
4:00 – 5:30 Tween Company Workshops BeBe Theater
5:30 – 7:00 Tween Company Ballet Main Studio
5:30 – 7:00 Junior Company Group Choreography BeBe Theater
5:30 – 7:00 Tween Company Ballet Tap Room
7:00 – 8:30 Adult/Teen Fencing, Foil, Epee, Saber Main Studio
7:00 – 8:00 Tween Company Pointe Tap Room
Thursday  Class  Studio
4:00 – 5:00 Junior Company Ballet Main Studio
 4:00 – 5:00 Ballet & Modern I (4-6 yrs)  Tap Room
5:00 – 6:00 Ballet & Modern II (6-8 yrs) Main Studio
5:00 – 6:00 Junior Company Silks & Acrobatics BeBe Theater
6:00 – 7:30 Adult/Teen Intermediate Ballet Main Studio
Friday  Class Studio
4:00 –  5:30 Beginner Fencing Foil (8-12 years)  Main Studio
Saturday Class Studio
10:00 – 12:00 ACDT Class Main Studio
1:00 ACDT Rehearsal Main Studio
Susan Collard – Giles Collard – Nelson Reyes – Melissa Wilhoit – Elizabeth Huntley – Caroline Althof Salas – Megan Waldrop – Gillian Maurer – Sara Derting- Matt Baetzhold – Sonya MontsWorkshops:

Buthoh- Jenni Cockrell
Old Jazz Styles- Julie Gillum
Various guest artists

Class Registration

Download the ACDT Class Registration Form and mail with payment to:

ACDT | The New Studio of Dance
20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Office Phone: (828) 254-2621

Registration Fee: $35.00 (Annual) Non Refundable

Registration before Aug 31st, 2018: $25.00

Registration after Sept. 15th, 2018: $45.00

Dance Class Fees:

1 hour class: $50.00/month

1.5 hour class: $70.00/month

Drop-In Classes:

1hr single class: $15.00

1.5 hr single class: $20.00


Second class 10% discount or

Second Child/Family 10% discount

(Not applicable to Junior or Tween Programs)

Fencing Class: $70.00/month

Rental equipment: $10.00/month

Pre-Professional Junior Company Multiple Class Package

8 hours of Classes/Week Package – $255.00/month (33% Off)*

*Additional classes over the minimum of 8 hours are discounted by 33%.

Tween Company Multiple Class Package

6 hrs of Classes/Week Package $210/month (25% Off)*

*Additional classes over the minimum of 6 hours are discounted by 25%.



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.


December drop out students will have to re-register in January.


All drop in students must pay the drop in fee for that class before the class begins. This needs to be paid at the office or directly to the teacher BEFORE the class begins. Students will not be allowed to take this class until this payment is made.

Drop in classes are only allowed for those students that take classes very irregularly, are visiting from out of town, or want to try a class before committing to it. If a student takes more than two classes a month for more than two months, they will not be considered a drop in student and must pay the monthly tuition.

ATTIRE: Dance & Fencing Students are required to wear proper attire.

Ballet: Pink tights, leotard and pink ballet shoes

Modern: Footless tights or leggings & leotards

Jazz: Leggings & leotards


Fencers: White T-Shirts, white sweatpants & white shoes.

Hair must be pulled back off of the face & neck.

No Dancewear = No Class