Meet our new tumbling teacher!

Meet our new tumbling teacher!

Cheryl Lynn Watkins
Cheryl Lynn Watkins

 Cheryl Lynn Watkins began her gymnastics study at the age of four with Carolina Gymnastics Center in Columbia. She was quickly  placed on their competitive team where she earned three State titles. After attending University of South Carolina Aiken she  returned to Carolina Gymnastics Center as an coach where she worked with young girls to help develop their gymnastics skills as  well as self-confidence and discipline over a 15 year span. She has been certified as an instructor with USA Gymnastics.

Cheryl Lynn was the Blythewood High School assistant JV Cheerleading coach 2011-2013. There she helped to develop a solid  program and increase the level of tumbling in the routines. While there her JV squad had numerous First Place finishes and many of  her cheerleaders went on to make Varsity and cheer in college. She is thrilled to bring her experience to ADA and share her passion for gymnastics with its students.

Updated brochure now available

We’ve updated our brochure to include our new faculty member as well as information about the studio to include fees, holidays, attire guidelines and more.  Download it here.

Meet our newest faculty member Marles Badillo!

Marles Badillo
Marles Badillo

 Marles Badillo is an ADA alumna, and former member of the ADA Competing Company.  She earned her degree in Early  Childhood Education from USC, and is a kindergarten teacher in Richland Two.  We are thrilled to have our former long time  student return as a faculty member.  Her love for children, and long dance experience make her a valued addition to the ADA  staff.

Recital photos available this afternoon!  6/16/15

Recital photos available this afternoon! 6/16/15

Come one come all.  Ok just the folks who bought pictures then.  The pictures will be available this afternoon at the studio so please come by when you have a moment and pick yours up!

Privates available with Ms. Debra on Wednesday June 10th after 3pm

Privates available with Ms. Debra on Wednesday June 10th after 3pm

Still need a private with Ms. Debra?  Call the studio and schedule one for this Wednesday after 3pm!  First come first serve and slots may be limited.

Recital 2015 Photos now available for purchase

The photos taken during practice and the actual recital are now available at:

One of our company mom’s has graciously volunteered to take up this project and all proceeds go to benefit the company dance studio.  Pictures can be bought as prints, canvas, etc or if you prefer you can purchase digital downloads of the photos you like.

With over 2000 photographs taken we tried to pick the ones that best represent the dancers and their performances.  We probably did not get a great photo of everyone (the lighting being what it is during these events) but hopefully you will find something you like!  Remember this is a fundraising activity for the studio!

Sorry this took so long but reviewing and editing this many pictures was a very time consuming effort.  Thanks for being patient!

Big Ballet Rehersals

Dear Dancers in Ballet IIA, IIB, III & IV,

We will have several extra rehearsals for the sections of recital that you do all together. You MUST attend at least one of these rehearsals, preferable more than one if you wish to be in the opening and finale. If you do not attend, you will perform your class dance, but will NOT be in the opening and finale.

We have almost fifty dancers in the Big Ballet this year, recital is earlier, so we have less time to prepare.

Here is a schedule of the extra rehearsals:

  • Saturday, March 21 1:30 – 3:30
  • Saturday April 11 1:30 – 3:30
  • Friday April 24 6:30­8:00
  • Friday May 1, Saturday May 2, Friday May 8 if necessary

Rehearsals are at the studio unless otherwise posted.