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Being a Christian family-owned and operated business, we’re able to offer you that personal touch you’ve been looking for. Our goal is to make all of our customers happy.   At ACDT home of Happy Feet, we really care about children and families, and we’d like to share our expertise of experienced quality dance with you.  

Our purpose is to offer a quality driven dance curriculum centralized with the International Dance Acclaim syllabus along with a Christ centered focus.  ACDT is a studio with the sole purpose to educate the youth.  

The cumulative result of a dancer is not the participation in elaborate performances like many other studios,  it is about the quality of the dance training and the progression the dancer achieves throughout the year, and the dedication of the dancers that is priceless.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Colleen Mathis-Overfield 

The Children's Nutcracker and Live
Dancing Advent Wreath 

"What an amazing show! Of course I was partial to one little tap-dancing mouse in particular (☺) but ALL the girls were wonderful. So thankful Ms Colleen loves our girls and takes the time to share her talents with them and train them in such a beautiful dance. Already excited for Lion King in Summer 2016! " 

Tina Owens Trussell

"Our words cannot express how amazed and owed we were with the Nutcracker performance this year especially the Advent Wreath.  Absolutly breath taking.  We are amazed at how far the girls have come this season, and we realize how much work was behind the finished product!  Thank you for keeping Christ the center of the Company's Christmas.  It moved me more than words can express.  Seeing my daughter dance for God's Glory is our heart's desire and we have ACDT to thank  for pointing her in that direction." 

Kim Bryan, Anniston,  Al

All 5 year olds and older ballet students participate in the studio's Nutcracker.  
Costumes are provided by the studio. 

2018 Recital Production  Royal Princess Ball
Wallace Performing Arts Center

All dance classes participate in our annual year end theatrical dance productions.  Our productions are entertaining for all audiences and are an awesome way to celebrate any  dancer's progression.  Past recitals have included Little Mermaid and Peter Pan.  A costume fee is due in February and a performing fee in due in April.   

ACDT-Performing Company
The  ACDT is a leveled intensive ballet program. The Intensive Ballet Program is a program of study designed to take students of classical ballet from a foundation level of technique, artistry, and etiquette to a pre-professional level, leading to a career in dance. Students of the ACDT program participate in the Invitational through Senior performance ensembles. These ensembles give students the possibility of honoring their performance skills in work appropriate for their age and technical skills by preparing for "The Children's Nutcracker," International Dance Acclaim, Disney World Performing Arts Dance Programs, and the company hosted Ballet Magnificat in October 2016, and a final end of year performance such as Peter Pan. These students also perform throughout the year in special events and outreach performances including nursing homes and churches.

ACDT Ballet Curriculum 
Alabama Christian Dance Theatre is a one of the founding members of the International Dance Acclaim program.  ACDT is the singular dance school 
in Northeast Alabama  that implements the ballet syllabus 
International Dance Acclaim.  Students in these ballet programs 
will have an opportunity to be assessed once a year on their 
ballet technique by the professionals of the organization, 
International Dance Acclaim at the studio. 

International Dance Acclaim Founders:
Host creators and founders on International Dance Acclaim Merle Sepel, and Rebecca Tsivkin. Ms. Merle currently resides in California and is the director of Academy Of Dance. She is the President and Artistic Director of American Pacific Ballet Company, an Adjunct Faculty Member at California State University, and Author of the Enchanted Doorway, Adventures in Dance Program. Rebecca Tsivkin is a graduate and licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance of London and an Associate of the Imperial of Teachers of Dancing.

Disney  Performing Arts
ACDT Dance Company performed at Walt Disney World Resort on June 13, 2015.  Dancers performed Christian contemporary pieces as well as classical jazz pieces.  Join us for this wonderful trip!!

Dress Code for Studio
Dance Supplies Available at Studio

Leotards- Pink, lilac, and black are the required colors of our leveled dance programs.  Please see office administration for proper colored level.

Tights- Ballet pink

Ballet Slippers- Ballet Pink leather

Jazz Shoes- Black split sole leather

Tap Shoes- Black patent or Black oxford split sole depending on level

Jacksonville 16 Public Square        Suite 5 Jacksonville, Al 36265
1720 Hamrick Dr. 
Oxford, Al 36203                 

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