EXPLORE YOUR AREA IN THE ARTS!
The McClendon Academy is the award-winning performing arts training & development school of AREA for novices to advanced level dancers. Led by Denise McClendon with over 40 years of experience and a track record of creating skilled technical artists, the Academy consists of 3 Divisions: Happy Kiddies (First Steps), AIM (Exploratory), and Rising Stars & Immersion (Pre-Trainee).
The Trainee Track offers focused and intense training pathways, preparing pre-professional level students for a smooth transition into college or a professional career. Led by award- winning choreographer and director Jai Jones, students are afforded the opportunity to have a structured training and professional development regime, but also work with other renowned professionals in the entertainment and arts industries, teacher apprenticeships, professional company apprenticeships, and commercial/concert opportunities.
AREA !gnite offers “industry ready” open daytime & evening classes, sessions, workshops, and intensives opportunities for every day people! No matter your age or level of ability, our unique selection of offerings will guarantee an enjoyable experience that will !gnite your passion for the ARTS!
AREA Events offers a range of performances and events over the course of our Performing Arts season for all audiences and interests!