Universal Dance Academy



Universal Dance Academy
Vivian Ball—UDA Owner/Director
Vivian Ball received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Education
and Performance from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Before
graduating from UNL, Vivian attended Stephens College in Columbia,
MO, and Texas Christian University. While at UNL, Vivian held
principal roles in many performances as a dancer, singer and actress,
as well as presenting her choreography at UNL in her own formal
dance concert. While a senior at UNL, she taught beginning ballet and
jazz classes. She was a member of the UNL Flag Line for four years,
performing in several bowl games. Prior to attending UNL, Vivian was
captain of the Pomalinks dance team at Lincoln High School. Vivian was honored to be on the All-American
Drill Team for her excellence in dance technique. The All-American Drill Team allowed her to perform in
several bowl games, as well as travel to many different countries. Vivian’s coaching and choreography has
helped both Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln North Star High Schools receive many local and national awards.
Vivian has had the honor of judging several cheer and dance team try-outs in Lincoln each year. Vivian was
proud to take a team of dancers from Universal Dance Academy to perform in the 1999Federal Express Orange
Bowl in Miami, FL. In 2000 they performed at The National Championship Sugar Bowl in New Orleans,
LA. In 2003 the team returned to Miami, FL to Perform at the Federal Express Bowl Game. Vivian was an
original company member of the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company, where she has had several roles in twelve
Nutcracker performances. Vivian was a dancer, singer, and actress at the Omaha Community Playhouse,
performing in the original production of “Will Roger’s Follies.” Vivian’s exceptional talent in teaching and
choreography has also been demonstrated at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where she was a part of the
UNL dance faculty from 1996 to 1997. In 1997, Vivian choreographed the dance and fight scenes for UNL’s
production of “Oklahoma.” Vivian has instructed and choreographed for twenty–nine years in the Lincoln
community. Vivian’s past production choreography of “Legally Blonde” and “Hairspray” received Diamond top
overall scores, entertainment awards, and a choreography award. In 2010, Vivian was given the opportunity
to co-choreograph dance in the opening and closing ceremonies during the 2010 National Special Olympics
held in Lincoln, NE. In 2013, her tap dance entitled “Home” received the “Heart Stoppers” award given to the
highest scoring dance at the Adrenaline competition. Her proudest moment was winning the 2013 National
Production title for “ELF” co–choreographed with Angela. Most recently she has been honored to choreograph
several National Championship 1st Overall dances including: “Can’t Touch This,” “Get Up Offa That Thing,”
“Wake Me Up,” “September,” “My Treasured Suit and Tie,” and “Shatter Me.” Vivian is so blessed to have spent
over twenty years inspiring young UDA dancers to learn and love the art of dance.
Tristen Metcalf—UDA Instructor
Tristen Metcalf has been dancing since the age of 4, dancing at Universal Dance Academy for the last
10 years. She has studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Tristen was a part of the Universal
Competitive Company and the UDA Repertory team for many years and enjoyed much success with
award winning teams. Tristen received judge’s choice, tap icon, and numerous 1st overall awards with
her tap solos. Tristen was a member and captain of the Lincoln Northeast Star Strutters, her high school
dance team, which received 1st place in the High Kick Class A division at state dance competition 2
years in a row. She was voted Star Strutter of the year and received the “Best Choreographer” award for
a jazz routine. Tristen received the “All-American” award 3 years in a row before receiving the “Top AllAmerican” award during her final year of National Dance Alliance (NDA) camp. Tristen is an instructor
with NDA which teaches high school dance teams at camps throughout the summer. Tristen was
honored to perform in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City as well as during the
2010 Special Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. She was a recipient of UDA’s annual scholarship
which is chosen based on team spirit, outstanding character and dedication to dance. Tristen currently
attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Business Management. She looks forward to a
wonderful year spreading her love of dance!
Jordan Ball—UDA Instructor
Jordan Ball began dancing at the age of 4. Since then he has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and
Musical Theatre. Jordan began performing with UDA’s Repertory team as well as other competitive
groups at the age of 9. In 2004 Jordan was selected to be a part of the Fed Ex Orange Bowl halftime
performance show. Since then he has received countless honors and awards, many of them for tap
solos and duets. Jordan’s solo entitled “Welcome To The Jungle” earned him a scholarship to “Steps
on Broadway” in New York City. Jordan was also selected as an Adrenaline Tap crew member in which
he received many scholarships for his tap achievements. Jordan has performed many leading roles
in Universal Dance Academy’s annual spring recitals. Most recently, he played “Aladdin” in 2014 and
“Kristoff” in UDA’s 2015 performance of Frozen In Time. Aside from dancing, Jordan was very active
as a child growing up all the way through high school. He played many sports including football,
baseball, and wrestling. While attending Lincoln North Star, Jordan began singing in the Navigator
Men’s Choir as well as the Concert Choir. Shortly after, Jordan began acting on stage in many of
North Stars’ productions. In 2010 Jordan received the award for “most outstanding male actor”, at
the Nebraska Class A State One Act Competition in Kearney. As a junior in 2008, he was honored
with the “Young Artist Award” by the University of Nebraska Fine Arts department. Jordan is excited
for another fantastic year and he hopes to inspire many other young boys and girls to love to dance.
Sarah Hartman—UDA Instructor
At a young age, Sarah cultivated a passion for dance, performing, and teaching. Over the past decade,
she has studied at Universal Dance Academy, investing her time in a variety of styles including Ballet,
Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Musical Theater. UDA was and still is like a
second home to Sarah. She competed on the Universal Competitive Company and performed many
leading roles in the studio’s ballet productions. She continued her dance education at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied ballet and modern in the UNL dance program. She performed
in many shows choreographed by fellow colleagues, staff, and guest artists. She was a member of
the Nebraska Dance Team, the Scarlets. Captain of the team for two years, Sarah loved sharing her
charming dance experience with others, interacting with Husker Fans across the country and in her
hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. She performed at the Holiday Bowl, the Capitol One Bowl, and the Big
Ten Championship in 2012. Sarah has since graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with
honors and a bachelor degree in Education and Human Sciences, specializing in Secondary English
Education. She teaches English at East High School. Here, she is able to share her passion for dance
with dancers across the Lincoln community, coaching the East Dance Team, the Apollonaires, for the
past two years. Sarah has choreographed many routines for the EDT dancers. At their elite National
Dance Alliance summer camp, the team was awarded the “Innovative Choreography” award for their
home routine choreographed by Coach Sarah. She shares her innovation with Pius X High School,
choreographing musicals for the past seven years, with Once Upon a Mattress as her most recent work.
Sarah is thrilled to teach her seventh year at UDA, inspiring dancers of all ages. Last year, she began
her work with the Universal Competitive Company, choreographing and working with award winning
numbers. She is looking forward to more enriching opportunities working with the UCC. It is such an
honor for Sarah to work with such professional, talented, and positive dancers and staff at Universal
Dance Academy. She is looking forward to another magical year at the studio!
Sharon Teo-Gooding—UDA Instructor
Sharon Teo-Gooding is Associate Professor in Film & New Media Production and Associate Director at
the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She received
a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film
from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to teaching, Sharon has won numerous awards
for film, television & DVD production, including a regional Emmy for outstanding achievement in
editing. Her films have been selected for distribution in North America, France, Germany, Switzerland,
Italy, Mexico, Australia & New Zealand; and television broadcast by MTV networks (US) and Sky TV
(Italy). Sharon’s career in filmmaking was fueled by her passion for dance; she felt she needed to study
filmmaking in order to choreograph for film and television. She studied ballet in Singapore under
the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) system for 16 years. She also taught the RAD syllabus at various
dance schools, public schools and junior colleges in Singapore. She choreographed for arts festivals
and television, including “Fairyland” in 1990 (assistant choreographer and instructor) involving one
thousand youth ballet dancers from five schools. Sharon has performed at numerous venues including
the Singapore Arts Festival; Miss Singapore/Miss Universe pageant finals; and Asian Dance Festival.
From 1996-1997 she taught “Video Techniques in Dance’’ at Ohio University’s School of Dance. In 2012,
she was one of the choreographers for Markay Performing Arts Studio’s “Seussical “. Since 2003, she
has edited 27 choreographic DVD titles for Music Theatre International (MTI), New York and Disney
Theatrical Productions. At UDA, she enjoys working with students in technique classes as well as private
coaching sessions. Sharon is delighted to be working with the talented and dedicated dancers at UDA.
She is looking forward to her fourteenth year helping students achieve their dreams.
Chandler Haefele—UDA Instructor
Chandler Haefele has been dancing since she was four years old and has been at Universal for the last
twelve years. She spent many years as an assistant at UDA. Six of those years she was a competitive
dancer at UDA in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and lyrical. Throughout this experience she took classes from
many of the nation’s top dancers and choreographers, including when she spent a week at Syn.co.pate tap
intensive in New Jersey, on scholarship. She was honored to receive many other top awards, scholarships,
and Adrenaline Tap Crew invitations over the years. Chandler received the annual scholarship from UDA
for outstanding character and dedication in 2010. She also had the wonderful experience of being a
dancer in the 2010 Special Olympics in the opening and closing ceremonies. She loved performing in
Adrenaline’s Best of Show performances three years in a row. As well, Chandler was privileged to be
Jafar in UDA’s performance of Aladdin in 2014. Chandler graduated from Lincoln Southwest High School
during which she enjoyed being on Emeralds dance team and in show choir. She loved being captain
of her dance team and competing at state, where her team placed in the top three each year. She was
dance captain in show choir where she enjoyed choreographing and cleaning the show. Chandler is
now studying biology and chemistry at Nebraska Wesleyan University and is planning to go on to get
a graduate degree in veterinary medicine. Chandler is delighted to be a part of the UDA staff and can’t
wait for another exciting year.
Creating memories & friendships that last a lifetime!
Angela Beery—UDA Owner/Director
Angela Beery received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education
and Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dance
has been a love of Angela’s since the age of three. She was one of the
original principal dancers of the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company,
dancing the leading role of Clara in the 1985 Nutcracker. Angela
has danced with the Colorado Ballet in their Summer Intensive
Dance Program. She was honored to be selected for a dancing
role in “To Wong Foo,” a motion picture filmed in Nebraska by
Universal Studios. This opportunity allowed her to work with
acclaimed “High School Musical” and “This Is It” choreographer Kenny Ortega. Angela was very active as
a principal dancer in the University of Nebraska’s Dance Ensemble. As a senior, Angela taught Beginning
Ballet at the University of Nebraska. While attending UNL, Angela was the recipient of the William
and Ann Porter Cash Award for her excellence and creativity in dance. After graduation, Angela was
hired as part of the UNL dance faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While attending Lincoln
High School, Angela was a sophomore cheerleader and captain of the drill team for two years. Later,
she enjoyed being a member of the UNL Flag Line performing in the Federal Express Orange Bowl.
Angela has been active in many Regional and National dance competitions and pageants throughout her
life. She has enjoyed working with children while teaching and choreographing in Lincoln for the past
twenty-three years. Over the years Angela has received numerous choreography awards and honorable
mentions for her dance creations. To name a few, “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Elf,” “James and the Giant
Peach” and “The Muppet Show.” These production numbers choreographed by Angela received top
awards, overall honors, choreography and entertainment awards. These are a few of Angela’s amazing
honors with unbelievable competition and talent. Included in Angela’s outstanding choreography honors
during the 2015 competitive season were for her pieces entitled “Songbird”, “Purple Rain”, “Time After
Time”, “The Last Snowfall”, “In the Lonely Hour”, “La Luna”, “Slowly Freaking Out” and “Charlie & the
Chocolate Factory”. This past season, Angela’s class and private coaching has enabled her dancers to take
top awards, Judges Choice Awards, entertainment and costume awards, scholarships and cash awards at
both local and national levels of achievement. The 2015 National Spotlight Competition in Branson, MO
was a tremendous success for UDA. Among the many National achievements UDA won during the seven
day competition, Angela was proud to have choreographed and instructed many National top overall
winning dances. Angela’s greatest joy is watching her dancers create lifelong memories and friendships
while growing through the art of dance.
Danielle Drammeh—UDA Instructor
Open House
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 1-4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 5-7 p.m.
Vivian Ball & Angela Beery
UDA Owners/Directors
400 North 48th Street, Suite C01
Lincoln, NE 68504
Centro Plaza Shopping Center
[email protected]
Dance is a universal language which everyone can
enjoy. At Universal Dance Academy we will encourage
everyone to learn and grow through the art of dance.
Danielle started her journey in dance at 5 years old. She joined the UDA family in 2000 and has since
then been able to use her skills to perform across the U.S. In 2003 she was a part of Universal’s Fed Ex
Orange Bowl halftime performance team. She was a part of the Lincoln High dance team all 4 years
of high school and was also a member of the 2009-2010 Nebraska Wesleyan dance team. Danielle
was a member of many of UCC’s solos, trios, groups, and productions. She has trained in many styles
including, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatre. Danielle has
also trained in musical theater, acting for stage and screen, and vocal performance while in North
Carolina for 3 years. While in North Carolina Danielle received the opportunity to become a part
of AEA (Actors Equity Association) in 2012. She traveled to many cities in the U.S. from New York
to Los Angeles, and many in between. Danielle preformed in a variety musical theater productions
ranging from Hairspray, Peter Pan, Dreamgirls, and Curtains to name a few. She enjoyed working with
industry greats such as Jennifer Holliday (Original Effie in “Dreamgirls” on Broadway), Christopher
Jackson (Original Benny in “In the Heights” on Broadway) and Demetria McKinney (“Tyler Perry’s
House of Payne” and “Real House Wives of Atlanta”) Danielle is glad to be back at home in Lincoln
and UDA. This will be Danielle’s 3rd year teaching at UDA. She is excited to share her passion for
performing with all her students in the upcoming year.
Chelsea Masin—UDA Instructor
Chelsea Masin has been dancing since the age of two. She has been a part of Universal Dance Academy
since its opening season in 1995. She trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and hip- hop.
Chelsea was a member of UDA’s Repertory Team for ten years and has also competed with the Universal
Competitive Company in many award winning solos, trios, and groups. She was accepted to participate
at South Carolina’s Summer Dance Conservatory, she received a Pacific Coast Dance Fest Scholarship,
and was selected to be on the Top Starz Performance Team. Chelsea traveled with the UDA teams that
performed in the 1998-1999 Orange Bowl half-time show, the 2000 Sugar Bowl half- time show, and the
2003-2004 Orange Bowl half-time show. She is honored to have had many leading roles in UDA’s annual
recitals. Among them; Shenzi in “Lion King,” Flounder in “Ariel’s Adventure,” one of the step sisters in
“Cinderella’s Ball,” and Princess Winifred in “Princess and the Pea.” While attending Southeast High
School she was on the honor roll for four years and on National Honor Society her senior year. As a three
year member and captain of the Southeast Dance Team, Chelsea was a part of the 2005-2006 National
Championship team and a “Top All-American” at the National Dance Alliance summer dance camp.
Chelsea was honored to be a part of the 2010 Special Olympics as a dancer in the opening and closing
ceremonies celebration. Chelsea received her degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical
Center in 2013. She is very excited to share her love of dance with UDA’s incredible students.
The Universal Dance Academy will offer your child a beautiful
and caring individualized learning environment. Classes are
open to children ages two years through adult in Ballet, Pointe,
Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Repertory, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and
Tumbling. We have a great love for the arts and for the children.
This is why we bring the two together, and receive great joy in
watching children grow while learning about the wonderful
world of dance. Dance has become our love, our life, and our
dream. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to share
some of our joy with you and your child.
for the Repertory costume expense. Repertory members will purchase a select shoe.
Please allow an additional expense for Repertory shoes. Be a part of an amazing
team of talented and dedicated dancers. You will love the opportunities and more
time to shine on the stage!
“Lights, Camera, Action!”
UDA offers an opportunity to be a part of a truly professional production as the
students at an early age discover the magic of the stage. You won’t want to miss their
dreams come alive as they dance in the spotlight. The 2016 annual dance recital will
be held at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The 2016 mandatory dress rehearsals
will be on May 26th & May 27th, 2016. The annual performance will be held on May
28th. All cast rehearsals for the ballet section will be held May 13th & 20th. Due to
the elaborate production expenses the 2015 ticket prices were section seating sold for
$14/$20/$26. Tickets will go on sale in April 2016.
stage. These dedicated dancers spend many hours a week in various technique classes
developing their dance skills to take dance to a competitive level. The UCC team will
participate at all the Repertory production team competitions as well as the Adrenaline
Dance Competition and Convention in Denver, CO. Auditions have already been held for
next season however; if you are new to UDA and would like information on how to get
involved in the 2015-2016 competitive season please see the office.
Classroom Viewing
We have a comfortable waiting area with wireless internet available to accommodate
you as you wait with classroom windows for student viewing.
Ballet ........................................... Sansha Child Canvas 15C or Sansha Canvas Pro 1C
Tap (up to level 12) ...................................................................Caramel Capezio 625C
Tap (level 13-24) ..............................................................................Black Bloch S0301
Advanced Tap ......................................................................................... Capezio K360
Jazz ................................................................................................Tan Bloch Phantom
Lyrical ...............................................................................................Capezio Pirouette
Recital shoe color will be announced with costume information in December. Any
color or style of dance shoes may be used for technique classes up to competitions
or the recital. All hip hop classes will require a select shoe TBA with costume
information in December. All Repertory Performance Team shoe selections will be
announced with costume information.
Monday-Thursday .........................................................................5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
An office staff member will be in the office during designated office times to offer any
help or answer any questions.
Classes will begin ..........................................................Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Schedule Confirmations will be mailed by ...................................... August 27th, 2015
Upon registration you will receive a payment form for the 2015-2016 dance season.
One payment stub per session from the payment form must accompany each tuition
payment. If there are any changes to your registration notify the office immediately.
There will be a $10.00 drop/add fee for any change to your class schedule after you
register. In order to receive tuition discounts tuition will be due per session. (A session
equals two months) with the exception of the month of September. The September
tuition is due at the time of class registration with the annual enrollment fee. For
every other session tuition is due no later than the 20th of the month proceeding a
new session. If tuition is not paid in full by the 21st (of the month the payment is due),
a $15.00 late fee per month will be assessed to your account. Dancers are not able to
participate in classes until pre-paid. There will be a $15.00 NSF fee for all returned
checks. Please include the student’s name in the memo field of all check payments.
Please drop off your payment to the office or mail to the Academy. There will be no
refunds or credits for missed classes, however, make-up classes are encouraged and
available during summer and fall sessions. Tuition and fees are non-refundable once
paid. Your payment has reserved your class position and effects class offerings and
class staffing. No credits or refunds are given.
One 30-45 min. class.........................................................................$43.00 per month
One 60-75 min. class.........................................................................$47.00 per month
Repertory Production Team..............................................................$50.00 per month
UDA Holiday Break Schedule
Unlimited Class Discount
UDA Dress Code
Hair must be secured back. Buns are required for all ballet classes. Black leotards
and pink tights are required for all ballet classes 45 minutes or longer. Any solid
color leotard may be worn for 1 hour ballet/tap combination classes; however, black
leotards and pink tights are always preferred. Dance attire is required for all tap and
jazz classes. No baggy clothes are allowed. Warm-ups are to be removed after proper
warm-up time.
Shoe Requirements
If your child is unable to come to class please call or email the office to let us know.
Snow days will not be refunded; however, missed classes may be made up in other
levels. Speak with student’s teacher for recommended make-up classes. Please log onto
dance4uda.com for cancellations. We will also leave a message on the UDA answering
machine. UDA will follow Lincoln Public Schools for cancellations due to bad weather.
If public schools are canceled due to weather the Academy will be closed.
Repertory Production Teams
UDA is proud of our excellent performing team for dancers wishing to enhance
their performance ability and have more time on the stage. These teams go
beyond technique and learn more about style and performance by being active
in competitions throughout the year. The Repertory team continues to take top
awards and honors each season. There is no audition process required to be a
part of this amazing team of dancers. Eligibility depends on meeting technique
requirements and teacher recommendations. These teams are a supplement to
technique classes; therefore a ballet, jazz and tap technique class must be taken to
be part of this fun group. During the 2015 season, UDA’s Production of “Charlie and
the Chocolate Factory” earned top 1st awards and top overall production at every
competition, outstanding costume and entertainment awards for their outstanding
production. We are very proud of our competitive teams at UDA and commend
them on their accomplishments. All Repertory teams will be involved in three
mandatory competitions this season. Competition entry fees for each member will
be due in December. The estimated fee for entry for the entire season is $150.00.
The Repertory costume will be purchased in October. Allow around $140.00-$240.00
Costumes will be ordered for the annual dance recital in December. If your child does
not wish to take part in the recital notify the office in writing before December 1st
to ensure that a costume will not be ordered for your child. Please allow a $50.00$140.00 costume expense for every class your child is in. The costume fee will be
due in December.
“Say Cheese”
Class photos will be taken May 14th & 15th, 2016. There is no sitting fee and no
obligation to buy; however, we encourage every student to come even if they do not
wish to buy any photos, so every student is present in a special class photo.
Office Hours
NO Classes will be held on the following dates:
Thanksgiving Break ..................................................November 25th-November 29th
Christmas Break...............................................................December 19th-January 3rd
UDA encourages a positive competitive spirit. We are proud to say that UDA dancers
and parents have received many Outstanding Sportsmanship awards at past dance
competitions. UDA has been honored to earn the Studio Spirit award at the National
Spotlight Dance Competition in Branson, MO for their amazing team commitment
and spirit. Again UDA was recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship receiving
the Sportsmanship award at the Adrenaline Dance Competition in Denver, CO. In
past years students from UDA had the pleasure of participating in several regional
and national competitions in Lincoln, NE; Omaha, NE; St. Louis, MO; Branson, MO;
Tulsa, OK; Kansas City, MO; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; Wichita, KS; Des Moines, IA
and Denver, CO. The 2015 season was a great success as UDA received top awards and
cash prizes at both regional and national levels for their excellence in performance
and above all had fun! In 2015 UDA was proud to take a group of 65 dancers to
the Adrenaline Dance Convention and Workshop in Denver, CO. Several Academy
students received scholarships for their excellent talent winning top awards and titles
for their performances.
UCC—Universal Competitive Company
UDA offers a performance opportunity for dancers who wish to compete in solo/
duo/small or large groups. This team is a group of amazing performers who love the
To give a special reward to our most dedicated dancers we are proud to offer the
unlimited class discount program. Any individual dancer wishing to register for
more than eight classes will qualify for an unlimited class discount. The Repertory
Production team, any discounted classes or UCC classes do not apply. Please see the
office for details.
A discount will be given to families opting for the per session payment plan. A session
is two months. Accounts paid per session will receive a $3.00 per session discount for
each additional class registered for by the student, and/or each additional immediate
family member registered on the same billing account. Those accounts paid monthly
will not receive this amazing discount benefit. The Repertory Production team,
Leaps & Turns for UCC team members, and any other discounted classes will not be
subject to this discount as they are already discounted classes.
The Academy will open fifteen minutes before the first class begins. There is a
minimum of five students per class required to hold a class. Ballet is the foundation
for all dance forms. Students must be enrolled for a ballet class in order to take a
pointe or lyrical class. Jazz and tap classes can be taken only as a secondary class to
ballet in order to be placed in the core program.
Summer Dance
UDA is proud to offer year round training. We feel that continuous training is
essential in developing strong dancers. Universal’s summer dance continuous
training program offers more opportunity for improvement, achievement and
reaching your goals. UDA is also proud to offer students the opportunity to work
with guest choreographers from across the country for an intensive dance workshop
during UDA’s summer dance program.
“Wee Go Together”
A class specially designed for 2 & 3 year old dance stars and their adult dance partner.
Toddlers may buddy up with mom, dad, or a special friend and explore movement.
This class will include all of the skills and activities of UDA’s very popular Creative
Movement classes for 3 & 4 year olds however; it allows a parent or someone special
to participate in the first stages of their little dancers dreams. It’s a great chance for
the child to learn about dance while encouraging a special bond with mom or dad.
“Musical Theatre”
UDA offers Musical Theatre for performers who are Broadway bound. This class will
incorporate song & dance while encouraging the Broadway star inside. No previous
singing or acting experience is needed to be a part of this exciting class. Come have
fun while you explore the musical and theatrical world of the Broadway stage.
“Leaps & Turns Focus Class”
UDA offers a class designed to focus and hone in on specific elements of dance.
This class will work on warm-up exercises for each focus as well as stretching and
strengthening active muscles needed to perform each technique and therefore
enhance the overall focus. The class will emphasize progressive and stationary turns
as well as a variety of leaps and jumps. The class will include techniques from all
forms of dance. All UCC team members will receive a 50% discount on this amazing
specialty class!
Roll on into UDA’s tumbling class available to dancers age 7 and up or with teacher
recommendation. This class will work on building basic tumbling and gymnastics
skills. Focusing on basic motor skills, balance, flexibility, strengthening the body and
building coordination. Come see how we roll!
B.O.Y.S. “Bust Outta Yo Shoes”
We are so proud to have the studio with the largest amount of such talented male
dancers. Displaying their talents in a cool and masculine way has always been a
priority at UDA. This class is offered to boys age 6 & up. Come join the all-boys Hip
Hop crew and Bust Outta Yo Shoes!
Adult Program
UDA is proud to offer adult classes in a variety of class options.
Private Instruction
The UDA staff offers private lesson opportunities for dancers who desire individual
attention. Private lessons are customized to the dancers needs and focus requests.
Private lesson fees apply. See the office for more information.
Conveniently located at the Centro Plaza Shopping Center at 48th and “R” Street near
everything from retail to restaurants to grocery shopping.
• Professional staff
• Large dance studios with over 7500 sq ft
• Welcoming environment
• Private dance studios with viewing windows
for parents
• Positive competitive spirit
• Comfortable waiting area
• Award winning competition team
• Competition team opportunities for all ages • Wireless Internet available
• Convenient parking
• Professional recitals
• Memories and friends that will last a lifetime
• Year round training
• State-of-the-art professional dance flooring and so much more!!!

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