The Premier Dance Studio in Statesville, NC
What are we whirling and twirling up at Tilley’s Dance Academy?
Meet our talented staff and learn more about our curriculum and class schedule.
There’s always something exciting happening at our dance studio.
Be sure to check out our kids birthday parties, the Dance Shop, and stay tuned for more exciting announcements on our website and Facebook.
Tilley’s Dance Academy Birthday Parties
Looking for an event space to host your child’s next birthday party?
Learn more about our birthday parties hosted right at the dance studio.
Contact us today to discover more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
All students pay an initial registration fee of $35. After The initial registration fee, tuition starts at $65 per month for a one-hour per week class. We offer discounts for multiple classes and for siblings.
When can we sign up?
The best time to sign up is during the summer. Our regular season classes start in September and go through the end of May. We do offer summer camps during the summer months, and the best time to sign up for camp would be anytime between February and June.
What age can a student start dance?
We have a Mommy & Me class for students age 18 months to 3 years. Then we have preschool/kinder classes for students age 3 to 5. Then we offer a variety of classes for students age 6 to adult.
How do we sign up?
We now offer online registration. If you do not prefer to register online, you can come into the studio and register.
What types of dance classes do you offer?
You can see a full list of classes on our curriculum page. But we offer a variety of classes that include: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Musical Theater and Acrobatic Arts.
What do we need for class?
We ask that you come wearing proper dance attire. Some classes have a stricter dress code than others. You will be given more detailed information upon registration. Also, it depends on which class you register for to determine what shoes you will need. Other than proper dancewear, we just ask that each student bring a water bottle to class, as our water fountain is currently closed.
Do you offer a free trial class?
Yes! We offer a one-time free trial for ANY of our classes that have availability. We just ask that you call first so that we know you are coming.
“I danced at Tilley’s for 15 years growing up and now my daughter just completed her 5th year with the studio. The instructors are all amazing and so incredible with their students. There are so many opportunities for anyone ages 2 and up and I highly recommend the studio to anyone looking to get into dance.”
– Meagan W.
“If I could give Tilley’s Dance Academy 100 stars, I would! Fantastic group of people that share their love for dance with fun classes for all ages! I enjoy the adult hip hop and also jazz and tap classes. My daughter, who is four, very much enjoyed her first year of classes this past year. I am thrilled for her to have the opportunity to learn from such caring, committed, and talented instructors! Thank you TDA 💗”
– Amanda G.
“As a kid I took dance here and enjoyed it. Now my 2 daughters take dance here and the place is amazing. The teachers love teaching the kids and the environment is so friendly. I myself have taken adult classes and enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend!”
– Sindy W.
“Had the sweetest experience participating in the ‘Mommy and Me’ class with my daughter. Thank you Tilley’s! She loved her dance teacher, Mrs. Denise—all of the staff are very friendly and keep you up to date. She tells me she wants to go to dance class everyday now, so we are looking forward to next season!“
– Jasmine V.
“All the staff at TDA are exceptional dancers, teachers, and mentors. My granddaughter has been dancing for 13 years and there is nothing that she would rather be doing. She has made many lifelong friends, and I am very grateful for all that TDA has done for her. We love being part of the TDA family!“
– Reba H.