About Us

A Mission of Movement

 Academy of Dance has been open under the direction and ownership of Jacquie Franz since 2001.  In the spring of 2009, Academy of Dance moved to its current location, offering classes for two year old's and up.   We pride ourselves on creating an exciting and fun environment for our students and their families while teaching the technique and fundamentals required to excel in all aspects of the performing arts. 

Teachers with Experience


We employ staff who are highly trained in their genres of the performing arts.  Our AOD staff continues their education in order to provide our students with the utmost professional arts education and sense of confidence as well as achievement.



We offer classes designed for the beginning dancer through the most advanced in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop.  For those looking for the Broadway experience, we offer a Musical Theatre program, with emphasis on the "triple threat" of voice, drama and dance.

Students are evaluated at the beginning and end of each year and are placed into the proper level based on their ability.  Our goal at Academy of Dance is to provide our dancers with strong technique and traditions of the performing arts through proper education, training, exposure and celebration.

Competition Teams


AOD Performance Companies are a select group of students who represent the studio at competitions.   The company's main focus is to strengthen students who want to take their talent and ability to a higher level through stage performance opportunities and competitions, both on a regional and a national level.

Our dance studio has ranked in the top five at regional and national competitions, we have received numerous "Studio of Excellence" awards and our company members have earned scholarships to intensives, workshops and conventions from all across the country.

In addition to our company dancers, we also are very proud to have a Thespian Troupe, which focuses on musical theatre, Broadway, vocal and acting.   Our Thespians are a diverse group of talented actors, singers and dancers - a true "triple threat"!

If you would like more information regarding our companies or troupe, please call us at (904) 880-2275 or email at academyofdancejax@gmail.com

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Academy of Dance

12276 San Jose Boulevard Suite #613, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, United States

(904) 880-2275