Northern Michigan Dance Academy

OUR MISSION
We work to inspire a long-lasting love and appreciation for the art of dance. We strive for artistic excellence through our classically trained ballet classes and by producing performances with unique and innovative choreography.

We offer a diverse repertory including Ballet (Vaganova and Royal Academy of Dance). We encourage dancers of all skill levels to join us! Certified Yoga and Barre Intensity instructors - Classes offered weekly.

Operating as usual

Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 06/07/2021

Last night we said good-bye to Raquel, a foreign exchange student from Spain who spent the year dancing with us. She is a forever member of our NMDA dance family. We are already counting down until she comes back to visit us! 💗

Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 06/05/2021

Drive by and check out the new flag and door decal at the studio! We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer weekend!

Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 05/24/2021

“Now think of the happiest thing. It’s the same as having wings.” -Peter Pan

I can’t think of anything happier than watching this group perform. Thank you to the community for coming to the performance! Thank you to our parents, volunteers, and friends of the ballet for making this weekend magical!

05/22/2021

Today is the day! Come take flight to Neverland! Tickets are available at the door!

Today is the day! Come take flight to Neverland! Tickets are available at the door!

05/22/2021

Madisyn Johnson has danced at Northern Michigan Dance Academy for nine years. She is a ray of sunshine bringing positive energy wherever she goes! She took some time off from ballet but came back this year determined to learn. We are so proud of her! She will attend St. Norbert College in the fall. Congratulations, Maddy! 💗

Madisyn Johnson has danced at Northern Michigan Dance Academy for nine years. She is a ray of sunshine bringing positive energy wherever she goes! She took some time off from ballet but came back this year determined to learn. We are so proud of her! She will attend St. Norbert College in the fall. Congratulations, Maddy! 💗

05/22/2021

Senior Spotlight: Sarah Kulas has been dancing at Northern Michigan Dance Academy for fourteen years. During that time she danced many roles, including Rat Queen, the dance of the little swans, and will take the stage as Wendy this weekend. Sarah is a high achiever in all she does and works incredibly hard to achieve her best. If there is a rehearsal or practice, Sarah will be there, even if it means racing home from a track meet or cross country meet to get there. You can always count on Sarah. Many of our littlest dancers have had the privilege of calling her “Miss Sarah”. Her love of ballet was passed down to these dancers who will carry that joy with them for years to come. We are so proud of all Sarah has accomplished. She will attend St. Norbert College in the fall. Congratulations, Sarah! 💗

Senior Spotlight: Sarah Kulas has been dancing at Northern Michigan Dance Academy for fourteen years. During that time she danced many roles, including Rat Queen, the dance of the little swans, and will take the stage as Wendy this weekend. Sarah is a high achiever in all she does and works incredibly hard to achieve her best. If there is a rehearsal or practice, Sarah will be there, even if it means racing home from a track meet or cross country meet to get there. You can always count on Sarah. Many of our littlest dancers have had the privilege of calling her “Miss Sarah”. Her love of ballet was passed down to these dancers who will carry that joy with them for years to come. We are so proud of all Sarah has accomplished. She will attend St. Norbert College in the fall. Congratulations, Sarah! 💗

Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 05/22/2021

Senior Spotlight: Ashley DeMay has been dancing at Northern Michigan Dance Academy for fifteen years. During her time she has danced the role of Firebird, Sugar Plum Fairy, Drew Drop Fairy, a step sister, and many others. This weekend she will take the stage as Peter Pan. Ashley embodies strength, poise, grace and beauty. She carries these traits on and off the stage and never ceases in her pursuit to always do and be better. Many of our young dancers have had the privilege of calling her “Miss Ashley” as their instructor. She leaves behind memories and lessons instilled in those dancers that transcend any barre exercise. We could not be more proud of her as she will attend Hillsdale College in the fall. Congratulations, Ashley! 💗

05/21/2021

T-1 day until Peter Pan!

T-1 day until Peter Pan!

05/21/2021
Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 05/19/2021

A big thank you to our crew who decorated the Braumart Theatre in preparation for our show! We love being part of the rich history of the theater and performing downtown Iron Mountain!

05/19/2021

You don’t want to miss this fun ballet! We all need a little faith, trust and pixie dust! We had a great dress rehearsal last night to kick off the week! I am so proud of our dancers for persevering this year despite so many challenges. Come show your support! Get your tickets here https://www.thebraumart.org/

You don’t want to miss this fun ballet! We all need a little faith, trust and pixie dust! We had a great dress rehearsal last night to kick off the week! I am so proud of our dancers for persevering this year despite so many challenges. Come show your support! Get your tickets here https://www.thebraumart.org/

05/10/2021

Take flight to Neverland with Northern Michigan Dance Academy's ballet based upon J.M. Barrie's famous tale. The classic story is filled with pixie dust, Lost Boys, Captain Hook, mermaids, pirates, a very hungry crocodile, and – of course – Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Take flight to Neverland with Northern Michigan Dance Academy's ballet based upon J.M. Barrie's famous tale. The classic story is filled with pixie dust, Lost Boys, Captain Hook, mermaids, pirates, a very hungry crocodile, and – of course – Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up.

05/09/2021
04/29/2021

We work to inspire a long-lasting love and appreciation for the art of dance. We work to instill this appreciation into our students far beyond their dancing careers.

On this International Day of Dance it is our hope that you always dance to the tunes you love and live life to your own beat.

We work to inspire a long-lasting love and appreciation for the art of dance. We work to instill this appreciation into our students far beyond their dancing careers.

On this International Day of Dance it is our hope that you always dance to the tunes you love and live life to your own beat.

04/12/2021

Take flight to Neverland with Northern Michigan Dance Academy's ballet based upon J.M. Barrie's famous tale. The classic story is filled with pixie dust, Lost Boys, Captain Hook, mermaids, pirates, a very hungry crocodile, and – of course – Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Take flight to Neverland with Northern Michigan Dance Academy's ballet based upon J.M. Barrie's famous tale. The classic story is filled with pixie dust, Lost Boys, Captain Hook, mermaids, pirates, a very hungry crocodile, and – of course – Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up.

04/06/2021

Costumes are in! Theatre is booked! We are thrilled to be putting on Peter Pan this spring. Watch for details soon!

Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 03/06/2021

Grande dancers working hard doing a barre workout with Corissa Castel Rice on a Saturday morning!

Photos from Northern Michigan Dance Academy's post 02/12/2021

We love our petite ballerinas! 💕

02/12/2021

Last night the grande class learned the history and evolution of pointe shoes. We also talked about how to break in and properly sew pointe shoes. These shoes will take a beating before they are ready to dance. They sure are beautiful new! Addison Rutter is excited to start pointe! 💕

Last night the grande class learned the history and evolution of pointe shoes. We also talked about how to break in and properly sew pointe shoes. These shoes will take a beating before they are ready to dance. They sure are beautiful new! Addison Rutter is excited to start pointe! 💕

02/04/2021

Let it SNOW!! No class tonight- Thursday, February 4th!

Let it SNOW!! No class tonight- Thursday, February 4th!

02/04/2021

No ballet classes tonight- Thursday, February 4th!

No ballet classes tonight- Thursday, February 4th!

02/02/2021

Calling all students! Looking for a fitness class to jumpstart your 2021? Come give barre a try! Barre is a combination of cardio and strength training with ballet inspired movements. Show your student ID for this promo price! Text or call Cori to sign up at (313) 407-0302!

Calling all students! Looking for a fitness class to jumpstart your 2021? Come give barre a try! Barre is a combination of cardio and strength training with ballet inspired movements. Show your student ID for this promo price! Text or call Cori to sign up at (313) 407-0302!

01/01/2021
12/30/2020

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland shares her thoughts on the future of ballet. 💕

Today is finally here! I’ve been working with The Players' Tribune for the past several months on this beautiful animation project that celebrates ballet and what makes us all special and unique. Each and every dancer is equal and has something wonderful to contribute — no matter their race, body type, or heritage. There is no better time for ballet to reflect the world we live in. Enjoy!

12/18/2020

The best way to spread holiday cheer is “dancing” for all to see!

We had a great time tonight recording a short clip of our Demi I, Demi II, Demi III and Grande dancers dancing to a short piece of “The Nutcracker” snow dance. While we cannot be together in person, we safely spread Christmas cheer together from our homes. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of one of our dancers Cecelia! Dancers, share your behind the scenes tonight!

12/06/2020

A sneak peak at our holiday decor ready to welcome our students back!

12/01/2020

Many of our dancers are feeling the stress of remote learning, quarantine, additional stress and effects of COVID on their families. Please take a moment to breathe. Put your feet in first. Take a breath. Close your eyes. Cambre devant, side, derriere, circular port de bras. And breathe.

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The show must go on in Amazon's Christmas ad about a ballerina's thwarted dreams

I am so proud of the girls at @NMDanceAcademy for the way they have adapted to virtual classes and rehearsals. It is easy to focus on the negative but we are all in this together. We are faced with the same challenges dancers across the world are facing right now. We do what we do because we love it and we find a way to make it happen even if our new barre is a chair and our stage is our bedroom. The show must go on! ❄️

adage.com Global campaign by Lucky Generals inspires while capturing the frustration of 2020

11/06/2020
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10/30/2020

Our Grande class has a few acts of kindness planned for this week. We are challenging our NMDA family to participate as well!

Life is hard right now, but one of the reasons to love our small community is that we take care of one another. The West Campus is challenging you to perform a simple act of kindness this week and share it with us. Bake a treat for a neighbor, buy a coffee for the stranger behind you, help someone rake, or shovel. Not for a pat on the back, but to shine a light on others when they might need it most. Sometimes the smallest act can make a huge impact.

For each person that 1.) shares this post and 2.) comments below on their act of kindness (by writing about it or with a photo) by November 1, 2020, Bay College West will donate $5 to the Salvation Army of Dickinson County, Bread of life Assistance Center.

10/30/2020

Shout out to all of our beautiful ballerinas on World Ballet Day!

Featured: Elizabeth Early, junior, KHS

10/23/2020

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass... it’s about learning to dance in the snow! ❄️

Our dancers adapted to virtual class this week. Thank you all for your patience and perseverance to keep dancing no matter what storm comes your way!

10/16/2020

Today it was announced that Iron Mountain Public Schools and Breitung Township Public Schools will close for two weeks starting 10/19/2020. It is our policy to follow the school closures and certainly, in this case, we want to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We will follow our COVID plan and move to Zoom class for Demi I, Demi II, Demi III, and Grande starting Monday, October 19th.

Check your email for details and an invitation to your child's Zoom classes!

10/13/2020

October 11th was International Day of the Girl. As girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 focused on their demands to:

-Live free from gender-based violence

-Learn new skills towards the futures they choose

-Lead as a generation of activists accelerating social change

We are celebrating all of our girls with a flower for them to take home representing the uniqueness of each girl and the respect they deserve for a bright future!

Thank you Linnea and Kristine for the beautiful flowers! #IMDowntown

About Us

Northern Michigan Dance Academy, located in downtown Iron Mountain, is a classically based dance academy in Vaganova and Royal Academy of Dance as reflected in the disciplined technical curriculum, atmosphere, dress code, and teacher- parent- student relationships we inspire. Our desire is that all students, regardless of expertise level, will be challenged by the richness of our classes and achieve their personal best while developing a long lasting love and appreciation for dance. We strive for artistic excellence through our classically trained ballet classes and by producing performances with unique and innovative choreography. We encourage dancers of all skill levels to join us!

Additionally, yoga classes are offered weekly by Beth Provencher, certified Yoga instructor, and instructor at Northern Michigan Dance Academy.

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Ready to Dance at NMDA!
Demi III & Grande Class 4/15
Demi I & Demi II Class 4/14
Petite Ballet Class 4/14
The MANY uses of Duct Tape🤩!
Flying high during our Saturday morning Firebird practice!
Here is our beautiful Eleanor! She has been accepted to the American Ballet Theater for their summer intensive program!
Hannah and Alina  maxi ford'n fun!

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221 E Hughitt St
Iron Mountain, MI
49801

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5pm - 8pm
Wednesday 5pm - 8pm
Thursday 5pm - 8pm
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