About the Studio

Lisa Holland founded Ann Arbor Dance Classics in 1996.  Deena Fournier came on board to co-own and co-direct with Lisa in 2000.  This helped Lisa focus running the tap and musical theater programs, while Deena ran the ballet program.  

In 2004 they established the AADC Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE), an in-house performance company for dancers between the ages of 8 and 18.


Upon Lisa semi-retiring in December 2019, Deena became sole owner and director of Ann Arbor Dance Classics in January 2020.  AADC continues to offer the same fantastic dance programs that it has done for the last 24 years.

AADC offers:

  • An all year round, all inclusive recreational dance program for ages 3 to adult 

  • A performance company producing three performances each season

  • A nationally awarded competition dance team


We occupy a 6600 square foot space with 4 dance rooms, a break/homework room and multiple rest rooms.  Our dance rooms have professional sprung dance floors.  


We continue to provide a positive, nurturing and caring and dance education experience for anyone that chooses to dance at Ann Arbor Dance Classics.