532 10th Street Bld.
Hickory, N.C 28601
Member Dance Masters
(Certified By Test To
Member Since 1964
The 2013-14 year will mark
Ann Freeman's 53rd year of teaching in the Hickory area.
However, she will also celebrate her 57th 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
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 level" 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" level 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
not pictured: Mallory McVey