Welcome to Gillman’s Dance Academy


23 years of inspired dance training

Gillman’s Dance Academy is East Louisville’s premiere dance instruction facility. We strive to offer challenging programs that foster a love of dance at every level; from the serious dancer who intends to continue in the world of dance, to beginning dancers of all ages who want to experience the rewards that artistic discipline can bring to one’s life.

Gillman’s Dance Academy is proud to be the home of MAGIC, a youth dance company dedicated to providing a pre-professional performing experience to our dancers and bringing quality dance performances to the community.

Gillman’s classes range from Tiny Dancer to Pointe and include multiple levels of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical Dance. We also offer certification courses in the Cecchetti Ballet Method,  focused on building a firm foundation in classical ballet technique, language and theory. We showcase our students each spring in our annual Performance, allowing dancers to experience what many have worked so hard to achieve: the glory of the spotlight!

Our Academy not only provides superior training to nurture and develop young dancers, but also offers adult classes promoting fitness and personal fulfillment. These classes meet once per week.

Intensive training for young dancers who aspire to professional careers in dance; and those who desire to train at a higher level and in multiple styles. This curriculum starts at three classes per week.