The Joy Dance Academy

About Us

Our Mission Is Dance

Striving to provide a nurturing dance environment while helping our students find their joy in dance is our mission.

Joy Dance Academy offers quality training and a safe space for students to feel supported and encouraged along their dance journey. JDA’s teachers combined have over 40 years of dance experience.

We believe in fostering a passion for dance while sustaining quality of mental health and strong technical skills among dancers while also recognizing that each dancer is unique in their artistry and allow for creative freedom to ensue.

It’s our mission to share our owners passion and joy for dance in honor of her father who inspired her to dance since the age of three.

“Hard work ALWAYS pays off.”

Ashleigh Joy
Founder, Instructor

Discover the
Joy of Dance

Joy Dance Academy opened in July of 2022 and is located in Rock Hill, SC. Our academy is a lifelong dream and is in memory of our owner’s father, Michael Joy, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 55 on 12/22/21.

Meet Your Instructors

Over 40 combined years of dance experience.