The Joy Dance Academy

The Joy of Dance

We value bringing joy to our dancers through quality training, creative freedom, and nurturing a passion for dance.

The Joy of Dance

We value bringing joy to our dancers through quality training, creative freedom, and nurturing a passion for dance.

Joy Dance Academy Open House!
10/1/22 9 AM- 12 PM

From the creative vision of founder Ashleigh Joy, Joy Dance Academy opened in July of 2022. The academy is located in Rock Hill, SC and serves its surrounding communities. 

With over 40 combined years of dance experience and training, our instructors strive to provide a nurturing dance environment while helping our students find their joy in dance.

From the creative vision of our founder Ashleigh Joy, Joy Dance Academy opened in July of 2022 and is located in Rock Hill, SC. 

With over 40 combined years of dance experience and training, our instructors strive to provide a nurturing dance environment while helping our students find their joy in dance.

Many Styles Of Dance To Support Youth Development

We specialize in dance for ages 3-19.

Ballet

Ballet strengthens balance, control, and grace, and is the foundation of all dance.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop originated in the Bronx in 1973 and includes popping and fast dance movements to upbeat music.

Tap Dance

Dancers will explore the styles of rhythm and broadway tap and will learn more advanced tap skills as they progress through the class.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines several dance genres including jazz, lyrical, modern, and ballet.

Jazz

Jazz dance is a mix of fast movements and strong technical skills to upbeat music.

Pre-Pointe

Students with a strong ballet foundation and who are enrolled in ballet technique classes are welcome to continue their ballet training with pre-pointe.

Many Styles Of Dance To Support Youth Development

We specialize in dance for ages 3-19.

Meet Your Instructors

Over 40 combined years of dance experience. 

Ashleigh Joy

Owner / Lead Choreographer

Maggie Moore

Instructor / Choreographer

Taylor Davis

Instructor / Choreographer

Kristen Hosenfeld

Office Manager

Popular Classes

Join us for some of our students’ favorites. Classes range from novice to elite.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and includes several barre exercises, across the floor exercises, and different progressions of adagio.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop originated in the Bronx in 1973 and includes popping and fast dance movements to upbeat music.

Tap Dance

Dancers taking tap will explore how to make intricate sounds and rhythms with their feet!

Popular Classes

Join us for some of our students’ favorites. Classes range from novice to elite.

Ballet

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Hip Hop

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Tap Dance

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Get Your Little One Dancing!