A LOT of exciting things are happening at the studio! Check our Upcoming Events page for details about auditions, Bring-a-Friend, and more!

Welcome to Canyon Dance Academy! We are so happy you are part of our dance family. On our website, you can access the current schedule, information about the studio and its excellent faculty, our philosophy and policies, and you can also register for classes and pay online for fees and tuition. We are happy to answer any questions. Feel free to call the studio 928-774-3937. We are only there for limited hours each day but will try to return all phone calls within a day or two. Or email us at canyondance@live.com  

new Velocity Dance company members for Fall 2019!

Company Members: Ella Moore, Annie Baron, Evelyn Kohen, Grace Chatters, Carmen Manygoats, Danika Rudd, Kayden Openshaw

Understudies: Jessica Roberts, Reneé Anderson, Ava Schrag

photo by Sean Openshaw

photo by Sean Openshaw

If you're ready to register, you can do that through our Parent Portal online. Click here to continue. 

The fall 2019 schedule is available now! We are accepting students. Click here to register.

Call or Come by the studio and we'll get you signed up for the best classes for your dancer.   928-774-3937

Hello CDA Families!

Thank you for dancing with CDA this year! We know you have choices of dance studios in Flagstaff and we want to thank you for choosing Canyon Dance Academy and for allowing your child(res) to learn from us this season!

photo by Sean Openshaw

photo by Sean Openshaw

UPDATE August 2019

Canyon Dance Family:

Each year, we make upgrades and improvements both inside and out of our (old but awesome) building to keep it in the best shape possible. It is an ongoing process.

We have occasional clean-up days and we still have much more that needs painting.  Any donations of time or materials is welcome and appreciated! Contact Miss Gina if you want to help. cmcgina1@gmail.com

Canyon Dance Academy is part of Canyon Movement Company which is a 501-c-3 non-profit arts organization, so any monetary donations can be tax-deductible.  Since we are a non-profit, there is not much left after paying the bills to contribute towards upgrades. If you know of someone or a company that would like to make a tax-deductible donation to us so we can continue to upgrade that would be awesome!

Planned upgrades includes some landscaping out front including artificial grass on the side borders of the parking area, and some pavers to the back door on the south side. We need to smooth out the ground (a bobcat can do the job). Of course, there’s always more to paint in the studio. Your patience is appreciated as we work on these projects.

Current needs include:

  • a Bobcat to smooth out the dirt on the south side

  • help with laying pavers

  • painting the teacher’s bathroom and the remaining walls in the dance room.

  • We also look forward to refinishing the floor in near future.

We recently updated the vanities/sinks in the bathroom with a faucet big enough to refill water bottles and got a new drinking fountain! We had the parking lot re-paved, installed new wood floors in the lobby, painted, added some benches with cubbies for the students to store their things, updated the exterior with some stack stone, and we painted our door a bright TEAL!. Mr. Nathaniel painted a beautiful mural on our large wall.  New lights were installed to replace the florescents in the dance room with LED, and we added a blue-tooth system for the teachers. One of the best upgrades is our online registration system. This helps keep the studio management organized as well as affording multiple ways for parents to access information and pay tuition.

Here's to a new fresh look, upgrades, and fun at Canyon Dance Academy. 

Thanks again.

Miss Gina

A Stick is an Excellent Thing! 2019 photo by Sean Openshaw

A Stick is an Excellent Thing! 2019 photo by Sean Openshaw

A Stick is an Excellent Thing! 2019 photo by Sean Openshaw

A Stick is an Excellent Thing! 2019 photo by Sean Openshaw


*A large, spacious dance studio with a wooden sprung floor, and studio performance space with lights, backdrops, and sound system

*Discounts on dance-wear, multi-class discounts, reduced costume prices, scholarships, other family-friendly resources for students

*Excellent technical and creative dance education by highly qualified professional dance instructors

*Performance opportunities, not competitions

*A variety of classes while staying true to our mission of teaching dance as an art form 

*Member of the National Dance Education Organization

*A Christmas Carol Suite in Modern Bare Feet performances for ages 7+


photo by Sean Openshaw

photo by Sean Openshaw

A brief note from Canyon Movement Company, our parent non-profit company:

It's not too late! Renew or obtain a tax-deductible membership to Canyon Movement Company and support dance in our community. Go to our newly re-vamped website and pay online. 

Additional ways you can support dance in Flagstaff: 
Please keep in mind that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to
Canyon Movement Company Inc. and support us every time you shop with SmileAmazon. Bookmark the link

photo by Sean Openshaw

photo by Sean Openshaw

photo by Sean Openshaw

photo by Sean Openshaw


Parade 2019!

Parade 2019!

   the Fourth of JUly Parade! 2019

Check out this video from 4Flagtv.com.  Thanks Nick! HTTP://4FLAGTV.COM/EPISODE/NUTCRACKER-SUITE-IN-MODERN-BARE-FEET

See the article about our 2017 Nutcracker in Sunday's Arizona Daily Sun here. Or read it in its entirety here.