Ann Freeman       
Dance Academy       

Last updated 10/30/2014



532 10th Street Bld.
Hickory, N.C 28601


Member Dance Masters
of America
 (Certified By Test To Teach)

Member Since 1964




AFDA presents "The Nutcracker" on Sunday, December 7th atp 3:00pm at Lenoir Rhyne University (PE Monroe Auditorium) Tickets go on sale November 1st. Click the link below!!!

* AFDA presents "The Nutcracker"- Sunday, December 7th at 3:00pm in the PE Monroe Auditorium on the Lenior Rhyne University campus. Tickets are $15 t the link below or by calling
To purchase tickets: Online -
                                         By Phone - 1-855-222-2849
                                         At the Door - on December 7th

* Beginning our 54th year!
..We have great new classes to offered this year at AFDA!. Little
   Flippers Acro and Hippety Hip Hop for K-2nd graders are just two.


 * Need dancewear for the new year? ...
Check out our "Dancer's Boutique" at the studio. We
    carry ballet, tap, jazz and modern/lyrical shoes as well as leotards, tights and skirts. 




We are so glad that you are checking out our website. You should be able to find answers to most of your questions among these web pages. If you can't, contact us using the links to the left or the phone number above and we will be happy to help you with your questions.
                                                                         The Staff at AFDA


The 2014-15 year will mark Ann Freeman's 54th year of teaching in the Hickory area.
However, she will also celebrate her 58th year of teaching total, which includes her time teaching in Asheville, North Carolina for Mr. Beale Fletcher.

Mrs. Freeman sold the studio to her daughter, Jackie Olson in 2012. And together along with 4 other staff members and the office liason, they continue the educational tradition of dance.

Here, at Ann Freeman Dance Academy, we strive to teach the students not only a love for the art of dance but a true dance education as well. Our staff is certified by test to teach through Dance Masters of America and its affiliated chapter Carolina Dance Masters. To be members of these organizations the teachers must pass exams in ballet, tap, jazz, and/or modern.

At Ann Freeman Dance Academy we offer two tracks of classes to suit a variety of students. Our "Traditional Track" begins with the youngest dancer at age 3 and continues through the 12th grade. This level of dance at our studio is for those that enjoy dancing but may not have the time or wish to commit to more intense dance training. This student is very important to us here at AFDA!

Our "Performing Team" track is our dance track for those students who want a more intense training in dance. These teams have special requirements and help the students move toward a pre-professional level of dance as they progress through the various levels of our teams if they have that desire for the future.

                    Staff members of AFDA.....
               (from left to right)                                      
(back row) Jackie Olson
Katie Bess & Nicole Willis
 Ann Freeman

not pictured: Mallory McVey
                Erika Hoyle
                                        courtesy of
                            Creating Memories                                          

Owner: Ann Freeman and Staff: Jackie Olson, Nicole Little, Katie Bess and Chery Arnold


     Main Pages
    Studio Policy
Classes & Fees
Meet the Staff
News and Events
Photo Gallery
Contact us
Dancer's Boutique 

     Other Pages
    Calendar of Events
    Newsletter Archive
    Performing Teams
    Summer Classes
    Costume Instructions

    "The Nutcracker"

    Daisy Award