Floyd Ward School of Dance has been the leader in dance education in the Roanoke Valley for over 87 years. The school continues to offer technique classes for both the very young and the most advanced student. Our owners and instructors are passionate about sharing the art of dance with our community and take pride in offering a quality dance education program to the people of the Roanoke Valley.
The staff strives to instill passion and a sense of self-esteem in all the children that are involved in our programs. Unlike our competitiors in the Valley, our instructors have performance and educational experience outside of high school, including college experience and continuing education at national conventions to ensure they are up to date on the latest teaching techniques.
The school has locations in both Vinton and Botetourt and offers classes for children ages 3-18. Classes are offered in a variety of styles including ballet, clogging, hip-hop, jazz, liturgical, lyrical, modern, and pointe. Advanced students are encouraged to audition for the Floyd Ward Dance Ensembles. These teams attend professional dance conventions & competitions throughout the east coast during the year.
Floyd Ward School of Dance is also home to the Angels from Heaven program, a non-profit program designed to allow children with special needs to experience and enjoy the world of dance. This program runs completely on donations and has led several of our graduates to pursue careers in this field.
All students are invited to take part in the annual Christmas Show as well as the Spring Recital, both of which are held at Berglund Center Auditoriumr. Students from Floyd Ward can also be seen throughout the year performing for civic organizations, nursing homes, community events, festivals, and local benefits.