Family - Here at Fierce the backbone of the academy is creating a family atmosphere for each and every one of our students who walk through our door, the dancers are the future of the art form and while establishing a family environment from the start we are maintaining a bond within our studio walls that keeps the future of dance alive.

Inspire - Encourage, stimulate and motivate are three words the staff of Fierce will live by. Each and every student each year will be inspired by new things they discover as growing dancers and learn to inspire not only themselves but their peers as well.

Energetic - As the instructors we are here to provide our dancers with the knowledge of the art form while still creating a fun and energetic atmosphere for all of our students.

Recognition - As a studio building artists we are furthering our dancers to identify the art form of dance as well as appreciate and realize how powerful dance truly is.

Confidence - We want each and every one of our dancers to feel excited and ready to come to dance class, by building a confidence in our dancers at a young age we are able to help our dancers fall more in love with the art form and truly develop a passion for dance.

Enlightenment - Our studio’s foundation is built on enlightening our dancers with the knowledge and technical aspect of the dance world as well as embracing them with all the opportunities they can receive from being in this art form.




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Fierce Academy of Dance was founded in 2014 by Miss Carissa who from the very early start of her dance career realized that her passion for dance was something she not only lived for but simply could not live without. Fierce was born, bringing together her passion for dance; kids and seeing her dreams truly come alive. As dancers we create an outlet that lets us express ourselves in a unique way. Dancing not only instills knowledge into students but also completely transforms them as human beings and bringing a fire of passion to the floor, or as we like to call it bringing FIERCE to the floor!

 Our goal is to instill FIERCE into our dancers. Family, Inspire, Energetic, Recognition, Confidence and Enlightenment to the future of the dance world. Our students are the motivation, focus and reason we do our jobs as dance instructors. We are passionate about each and every one of our students while focusing on technique and building an environment for our dancers to grow each and every year. We strive to evoke passion and develop technique into all our dancers whether recreational or competitive. Our focus is to produce well-rounded dancers through the years while creating a fun atmosphere for our students.

 Fierce offers a variety of classes including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Combination Classes, Competitive/ Recreational Programs and more.


All of our classes are taught by a variety of well-qualified teachers who have worked in the dance world and have received B.F.A or B.A. in Dance.


At Fierce we are building our dancers from the very beginning and not only teaching them but also creating them into dancers and artists of the future.

 Be FIERCE with us this season!







The fundamental and starting point for every dancer providing a basis in all dance training. Our classes are focused on body alignment, proper placement, technicality, terminology, flexibility, fluidity, control, and strengthening of the body. This class is the most important discipline exposing dancers to a wide range of movement and knowledge that they can carry into other classes.

Combination Classes

These classes are offered for our little Fierce dancers and emphasize discipline, self esteem, the learning basics and of course fun for our little dancers. Classes will range from ballet/tap/jazz/hiphop with the design of the introduction to the dance world.


Our lyrical/contemporary classes are for our dancers that have had ballet experience and want to incorporate them together. Best seen on SYTYCD the style incorporates the dancers technicality blending it with emotions, flow of movement and passion behind each step. As well as adding grace and poise to our Fierce dancers.


A technique based class where the emphasis will be placed on the explanation of terminology and on showcasing individual talents and skills. Jazz incorporates dynamics such as turns, leaps, splits, flexibility, strengthening and much more. The dancers will gain coordination, control and further their knowledge in the art form.


Tap instruction emphasis is on clear tap sounds, rhythm and showmanship. Tap dancers will create rhythmic patterns and timely beats all through their feet.  The class will combine coordination, control and rhythm while also teaching our students dynamics and musicality.


This has become a popular art form in the past few years and is referred to as a street dance style. It is a high-energy class that offers a wide range of movements that include but are not limited to isolations, popping, locking and more. Hip-hop allows dancers free movement in a fun energetic atmosphere.


This art form is a type of dance that combines tumbling with the technical aspects of the art form. The class will be performed on mats and will require balance, coordination, agility, and flexibility while forming body contortions.

Musical Theatre

An art form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting, and dance. Musical theater dance brings together the intersection between choreography and written text, or song lyrics. Dance, as an extended expression of language, exemplifies the collaboration between the two.  



Fierce 2017-2018 Calendar


September 11th - First Day of Classes!


October 9th - Columbus Day (Studio Closed)

October 31st - Halloween (Studio Closed)


November 22nd - 26th - Thanksgiving Break (Studio Closed)

November 27th - Studio Reopens


December 25th-January 7th - Winter Break (Studio Closed)


January 8th - Studio Reopens


February 19th - Presidents Day (Studio Closed)


March 30- April 8th - Spring Break (Studio Closed)


April 9th - Studio Reopens


May 22nd - Picture Day (At Studio)

May 28th - Memorial Day (Studio Closed)

May 30th - Dress Rehearsal (At Venue)


June 2nd - Fierce 4th Recital 

June 11th - 15th - Last week of Classes for the 2017-2018 Season!


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