The Place where you can dance and fly
We are CURRENTLY accepting registrations for waitlists on alL classes.
Dede Ulses & Lacey Ware
Besties for 10+ years, this dynamic duo lead the charge to make dance and circus arts accessible in Hampton Roads for all ages, shapes and skill levels. Now starting TAD’s 10th year, more people than ever before have been able to experience what it's like to dance and fly!
Dede and Lacey are passionate about unlocking their student's potential and help them reach their goals. So, when you're ready to dance and fly, we're ready to teach you how!
Aerial Circus Arts Classes for ages 5+
Due to popular demand,
Our entry level aerial classes are currently full.
We do have an adult and junior waitlist class you can register for and be notified when an opening is available.
All classes listed are Beginner/Intermediate level classes.
The Int/Adv classes are not listed and require teacher approval.
AERIAL SILKS (Ages 8-12)
Monday, 6 PM-7 PM
Tuesday, 5 PM-6 PM
Wednesday, 6 PM-7 PM
Saturday, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LYRA/TRAPEZE (Ages 8-12)
Saturday, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Monday, 5 PM-6 PM
Wednesday, 5 PM-6 PM
AERIAL SILKS (Ages 13+)
Monday, 8 PM-9 PM
Wednesday, 8 PM-9 PM
Acrodance (Ages 10+)
Tuesday, 7 PM-8 PM
LYRA (Ages 13+)
Coming soon: Saturday 12:30 -1:30 PM
Carlie Routzon, Ashley Waters, Mariah Roberts
Do You Offer trial or DROP IN classes?
For Dance, YES! Try any of the dance classes for FREE before enrolling. Simply go through the registration process and be sure to select a trial on the appropriate drop-down menu. You will be required to enter your payment information, but don't worry - your card will not be charged until you officially enroll. *Please note* Trial classes are suspended through the summer.
For Aerial, due to the nature and dynamics of the classes, we cannot offer trials or drop-in classes. Our classes are on-going, year-round so we encourage you to register and try the class for a month. If you're not satisfied with your experience, you are welcome to withdraw at any time via a two-week written notice.
Do I have to perform?
Absolutely not! However, we highly encourage you to gain confidence through performance experience. You never know what you're capable of until you have a healthy challenge. Having said that, you can still benefit from taking the classes without committing to performing in our Spring performances.
WHat is year-round, on-going enrollment?
Our classes run year-round, so once you register, you are enrolled until you provide us with a written two-week notice. Annual registration fees still apply.
What Do I Wear to Class?
For Aerial, children wear leotards, leggings and bare feet. Adults can wear a fitted top, leggings and bare feet.
For Dance, children and teens wear the standard leotard, tights, and class appropriate dance shoes. Exceptions are made for Hip Hop classes. Adults wear comfortable workout wear and class appropriate dance shoes.