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About TAD

At Triangle Academy of Dance in Cary, North Carolina, we believe that ballet is the basis of good dance education. Ballet is the foundation of our dance classes. Read more about our philosophy.

Triangle Academy of Dance (TAD) in Cary, North Carolina, is a dance studio that offers a wide variety of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. For more than 30 years, we have been providing opportunities for people to see and learn classical ballet at reasonable costs.

Educational studies show that participation in the arts, as a performer or an observer, enhances creative thinking and writing skills, stimulates higher level thought processes, and improves listening skills. The Triangle Academy of Dance is dedicated to developing dancers to their fullest artistic potential and providing them with valuable experiences in public performance.

In addition to cultivating the discipline, technique, and grace required of world-class dancers, our mission focuses on fostering an appreciation for ballet within the community. Our performances provide an opportunity for our community to enjoy exceptional ballet performed by the local youth.

To give the best experience in our dance classes, we pay special attention to the dance environment. We have three large studios with high ceilings, full-length mirrors, and spacious dressing areas, as well as sprung floors and double barres for added safety. At 60 x 40 feet, our third studio allows dancers to rehearse in a space as big as the Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center which is the largest theater in the area.



The academy has been awarded Best Children's Dance Program in North Carolina by Spectator™ magazine. In 2015, we also received the Best Dance Studios award from Cary™ News. Many of our dancers have received scholarship awards. To date, we have had more than 5000 students enrolled in our programs.


Carolina Youth Ballet

The Carolina Youth Ballet is our non-profit, pre-professional ballet company. Established by Mrs. Hagopian in 2003, CYB currently has 85 members aged 11-20 years old.  More information about CYB is available at this link.


Jazz Teams

We also have four competitive jazz teams that win the annual High Gold and Platinum Awards regularly. Our teams are known for their impeccable technique, precise form, and artistic style.



The Triangle Academy of Dance is committed to offering the finest dance instruction available in a fun and supportive environment. All classes are taught by professionally trained dance and education specialists. Click here to learn more about our professional staff.

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