April 1, 2008 It’s their business

Name: The Dance Academy

Location: Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center, 2216 Main St.

What they do: The offer dance classes taught by board certified and college degreed professionals in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz (all styles), hip hop, and musical theater. Beginner through advanced levels are offered for ages 2 1/2 through adult.

Who’s in charge: Jeffie Hamar

Employees: 2

How long in business: 28 years

Hours: 3:45-10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2-6 p.m. Saturdays

Contact: 762-7372 or e-mail jeffiendance@plateautel.net

Of note: The studio offers students the opportunity to train with professional choreographers in “Master Classes” throughout the year and also invites students to attend dance conventions several times a year. The Dance Academy also has a pre-professional youth dance company that provides dancers the chance to perform on local, regional and national levels.