Downriver Dance Academy

For the love of dance

Welcome to Downriver Dance Academy where dance is our passion.  The academy is the dance education program of the 2nd Street Performing Arts Center.  Our classes are designed to appeal to the recreational dancer or individuals looking to further their dancing career and aspirations.  Downriver Dance Academy has provided the background and discipline that has taken many students to professional careers.

If you are new to dance, or a returning student, we welcome the opportunity to have you become a part of the Downriver Dance Academy family.  We offer a quality dance experience in a wide variety of techniques.  Our instructors bring years of experience and degrees in dance to ensure you are receiving a quality dance education at an affordable price.   

We know that dance might look a little different this year, but that's why DDA is offering you a variety of options to return to dance on your terms.  Whether it be virtually or in-person, DDA wants to make sure that our students keep dancing.  We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Hawaiian, and Technique. 


Classes are offered to ages 3 to adult, beginner through advanced level classes.  To review our 2020 - 2021 class schedule please click here.

Reserve your spot by clicking the registration button, or call us at (734) 288-8238.  Dance is our passion!  Let us share it with you.

Register Now for Dance Camp 2022

Dance camp is back!  Downriver Dance Academy will be holding their annual dance camp August 15, 16, 27, 2002.  Are you currently a dancer and want to get back before dance season starts?  Are you new to dance and you want to see what we have to offer?  Dance camp is perfect for everyone, from seasoned dancers to anyone new to the art.  

Registration is now open.  Camps are categorized by age.  Find your class and sign up today.  Space is limited.  Please register early.


Camp A

Two Day Camp

August 15th & 16th

45 min class


Ages 3-5, Grades PreK

$40 for both days

(no single day admission)


Camp B


3 classes each day

Ages 5-8, Grades K-3

$70 Full Week

$35 Single Day


Camp C


3 one hour classes each day

Ages 8-13, Grades 3-7

Full Week $110

Single Day $55


Camp D


3 one hour classes

Ages 13+, Grades 7-Adult

Full Week $140

Single Day $65

Drop in classes 8pm-9pm included free


Adult Drop In 

Drop in class schedule to be announced in July

8pm-9pm, no registration in advance needed

Downriver Dance Academy
Showcase 2021

To View the Performance

1.  Click the video below.  The performance can be watched in your browser.

2. Once you have clicked the video you can download a copy of the video for free.  Just click on the download button on the lower right hand corner of the video screen.

Downriver Dance Academy

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Class Descriptions

Read about each style of dance and the basics of the technique.



Get to know our instructors.


Mission Statement

Our pledge to our students

The mission of Downriver Dance Academy is to develop each student’s unique talent and to explore dance as a creative outlet.  Through expert instruction we allow students to tap into their individual artistry and inspire each dancer's creativity and imagination.  We encourage personal growth and maximize each student's potential.  We set goals individualized to each student's needs through a structured learning environment.  Our priority is to provide a safe, judgment-free space and encourage self-expression where students can be inspired to grow, learn, and express their creativity.