Crawfordsville Academy of Dance has been developing dancers since 1998. We believe dance is a delicate art form in which the body is the tool expressing human experience. It is the most sensitive of the art forms because it exists in “you,” the individual. Dance is not a competitive sport.

Behind the effortless appearance lies hours of struggle, concentration, practice, and determination. Only from this may the craft of communicating through the body develop.

At Crawfordsville Academy of Dance we believe there is only one method for teaching dance. Constant repetition enables the muscles and mind to be trained simultaneously. Though not all students become professional dancers, one can achieve correct insight into the disciplined science and art of dance. The self-discipline gained will be carried into many aspects and achievements of one’s life.

The ideal dancer beholds interpretive skills that reveal the human soul and a generous spirit. After all, doesn’t it all begin in the mind.


We offer classical ballet and pointe, jazz, modern, tap, kinderdance, and company and junior company. See more information on our Classes page.


Dancer of the Month

Our Dancer of the Month for February is in her second season at the studio and working harder than ever to improve her ballet and tap technique. Evie Miner has a tremendous attention span and recites her dance vocabulary without fail every week.  In ballet Miss Miner focuses on her technique at the barre and…

Dancer of the Month

Our Dancer of the Month for January is in her third season of dance. Emma is working diligently in each of her disciplines.  In ballet she is balancing perfecting her technique while moving through her space with the most beautiful port de bras. She continues to improve her flexibility both in her legs and back…


Our caring staff guide students of all ages through disciplined learning in a fun, safe environment for physical, mental, social, and emotional growth. Learn more about us on our Staff page.