Welcome to the
Academy of the Arts!

​The Academy of the Arts was established 25 years ago as a traveling dance studio offering instruction at daycare centers and community centers.

We have grown and established solid roots in Shawnee as well as offering lessons at various satellite locations. Since 1998,

over 3,000 students, toddlers through adults 

have taken lessons at our various locations.

We offer instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip hop, pom, and acrobatic dance. We offer competitive dance as well as recreational dance. 


​"I believe that the benefits of participation in the performing arts extend far beyond the dance and music skills that are taught. Our students learn about self discipline, self confidence as well as an appreciation and love of the arts! All of this is in addition to a strong technical foundation they can take with them anywhere--whether it be ultimately to a professional stage or simply to dance with their own child in their kitchen someday."   

~Tonya Ebner​, Director


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