Recital 2020 Update

Dear Students and Parents,

The teachers and staff are missing all of you! We’ve had a number of questions about recital. At this point, we do not have enough information to give you an answer, but rest assured Ms. Debra is thinking about it, even if it’s a summer or fall performance. Right now, we need to all do what is best for our country, and STAY HOME.

Once things have improved, we will start planning to get back to dance!!

We miss you! Stay safe!

Goodbye to our dear friend Ms. Lois

Goodbye to our dear friend Ms. Lois

It is with great sadness that the Academy of Dance Arts announces the passing of Ms. Lois Roseborough this morning.   Her passing was peaceful.  Ms. Lois was a mother and Nanny to all of us at the dance studio, and we know she is dancing in heaven.

The studio is open.

In the event schools are closed the studio will remain open unless roads are deemed to hazardous to drive on, conditions in general become bad or young girls with small dogs go flying about.  Otherwise plan on being at practice.

Please welcome our new faculty member Jessica Taylor Edwards

beckyJessica Taylor Edwards is a South Carolina native, who began dancing as soon as she could walk and grew up in a competitive dance studio. She has performed in live stage, film, TV, music video, and theme park productions. Her favorite performing credits include: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids’ “Gypsy of the Year” with Broadway cast Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Good Morning America, fitness video with Shaun T, music video for Neon Trees, Lincoln Center with the Buglisi Dance Theatre in their Table of Silence 9/11 .

While Jess is a dynamic and talented performer, she found her true talent of teaching and choreographing at a young age. She is extremely passionate about sharing her love of dance and helping her students growth within the entertainment industry. She has traveled across the country adjudicating and teaching for many National Dance Competitions, taught as a middle school dance educator and artist in residence in South Carolina Public School systems, was previously a Company Director for a Competitive Studio and has choreographed for numerous pageants, schools and studios throughout the nation. She recently moved back to her hometown of Columbia, SC and is a resident teacher and choreographer for her home studio The Dance Dept as well as an instructor for the University of South Carolina. If you would like to stay up to date with Jess please visit