Our Mission

We are More than a studio. We are a family.
  • Empowering our students through a love of Dance.

    “Giving Quality Instruction; Teaching a Love of Dance & Arts”

    Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts (“BADA”) was founded in 1987 and has been under the Artistic Directorship of Virginia Freeman Dupont since 2014.  Known for its ballet program that produces 1-2 ballets annually as well as its commitment to creating a well-rounded dancer, Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts serves as the home to dance companies KARIZMA and KARIZMA II and acts as a performing arts training center for the Burlington community.  KARIZMA was founded in 1995 as the not-for-profit youth performing company of Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts.  In addition to a full performance season, KARIZMA is committed to community building and outreach.  Pre-professional company, KARIZMA II, was established in 2014 to provide serious young dancers with intensive training and professional performance opportunities.  Their seasons have included UNCSA’s Festival of NC Dance, North Carolina Dance Alliance’s Annual Event, Greensboro Fringe Festival and the North Carolina Triad Choreography Showcase.  Further extending dance education and performance resources to its community, Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts and it’s affiliate companies will continue to foster creativity and artistic excellence throughout Alamance County and North Carolina.