Albemarle Academy of Dance

26810 Ross Drive - Albemarle, NC          704 982-7514    

Injury Prevention, Increasing Flexibility & Technique Workshop.

July 30: 10:00-2:00pm; July 31: 1:00-4:00


Emma Faulkner grew up in Norwood, NC and studied at Albemarle Academy of Dance from age 2 through her high school graduation.  In 2012, Emma graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with minors in Dance Performance and Choreography and Public Health. While at Elon, she performed and choreographed for the student performance organization DanceWorks. After graduation from Elon, Emma attended Emory University where she graduated in 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy. Emma currently works at Motion Stability, a premier outpatient physical therapy clinic in Atlanta, and serves as a lead physical therapist for Atlanta Ballet. Emma also works with professional dancers in numerous modern and contemporary dance companies in the Atlanta area.  

Emma is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association with memberships in both the Orthopedic and Sports sections. She is also a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and presented at the IADMS 25th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA in 2015. Beginning August 2016, Emma will be a resident in  Mercer University’s Orthopedic Residency program in order to continue her physical therapy education. Emma’s clinical interests include dance medicine, sports injuries, orthopedics, injury prevention, dry needling and vestibular rehabilitation.

​​​Get Ready for 
City Youth Ballet's 
2016 Nutcracker  Auditions

In order to prepare dancers for the upcoming Nutcracker auditions, we will again be offering  several  mini intensives for upper-intermediate through advanced dancers and Mini Camps for beginner-intermediate dancers
The classes will focus on the skills required to be cast in specific roles such as:   Clara, Fritz, Maria, Nutcracker, Mouse King, Dew Drop, Snow Queen, All Supporting Variations, All Lead Variations, Snow, Flowers, Dolls, Lead Angels, Lead Party Dancers and more! 

This is a valuable tool for dancers to feel confident and ready for their audition.
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, August 13

Mini Nutcracker Camps:  Ages 5-8 & up


$30 each
 Group 1: Ages 9 & Up  (currently enrolled in 1-2 ballet classes/week) 
  $30 each 
Group 2: Ages 11 & Up  (currently enrolled in 3 + ballet classes/week)
12:00pm - 2:45pm


Important Dates to Remember:

​Summer Classes Begin: July 11, 2016

Nutcracker Intensive: July 16, 2016

Injury Prevention, Flexibility & Tech Workshop : July 30-31

Nutcracker Intensive: August 13, 2016


We are so excited about our 27th year of sharing our love of dance & performing arts!  We hope you will join us!

Now accepting registration for Summer &  

Fall/Winter 16-17!

Click the 'classes' tab for details, realtime class openings. 

Upcoming Events:

​Summer Session Begins July 11

Nutcracker Intensives:  July 16, August 13


Click the Register tab to register online.

Questions? Give us a call 704-982-7514 or email 

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Musical Theatre, Acting & Voice​

26 years of training, nurturing, and encouraging young dancers and performing artists - ages 2 through adult

Voted Stanly County's "Best Dance Studio" 
Home of the City Youth Ballet & The Showoffs Competitive Dance Company

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