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Our Studio

Sherwood Dance Academy first opened in Old Town circa 2001.  It started with a handful of students, a single classroom, and a vision to share our passion with the growing town.  Fast forward 16 years to the Sherwood Ice Arena:  we currently have an amazing dance family that includes over 500 students, 3 classrooms, 14 instructors, and over 70 classes offered each week.  Studio Director Liana MacFarlane and Assistant Studio Director Jenny Mason are proud to be a dedicated part of this community.


The Showstoppers

The Sherwood Dance Showstoppers are SDA's performance groups, directed by Jenny Mason.  Throughout the year, they work hard to perfect and then perform dances at local events such as the Robin Hood Festival and Parade, Cruisin’ Sherwood, and various fundraisers.  They have become an integral part of the community in just a few short years.  Click the 'Showstoppers' button above to find out more information about our performance groups.


We Love What We Do

What can we say?  We love what we do and are thrilled to share our passion for dance.  SDA gives students a safe, comfortable place to dance, learn, laugh, make friends, and thrive. We provide:

  • fourteen dedicated instructors

  • beautiful classrooms with professionally sprung floors

  • a lobby with books and toys for students and waiting siblings

  • affordable prices and great discounts

  • viewing windows that allow you to watch your dancer's progress in the classroom