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April 1, 2016

Carolina Youth Dance Academy

Free Youth Swing, Hip Hop Classes – 2nd Sunday afternoons in Raleigh.

kids dancing3Join us every 2nd Sunday afternoon at the Raleigh Elks Lodge for Youth Hip Hop and Swing dance lessons starting at 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm. No partner or any prior dance experience necessary. The environment is friendly, supportive and fun.

These classes are FREE for youth. Classes are open to all (typical and special needs) youth 18 years of age and under. Children 7 and under must have an adult onsite during class time. Any questions/ Drop us an email at

How to get started.

Simply fill out our quick registration form and you are ready to dance. All attendees (youth and accompanying adult) must be registered. Arrive 15 minutes early to register the day of the event.

Click here to register for the next upcoming Sunday series.

Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to provide professional dance training to young, aspiring dancers. We want to develop good social skills, confidence, tolerance, awareness, respect and friendship.

What We Do:

  • CYDA uses the art of dance as a vehicle to increase self-esteem, focus, teamwork, creativity, artistic expression and music appreciation.
  • We work to instill a professional work ethic necessary for dance and beyond. CYDA members program range from those interested in pursuing a dance career after high school to those seeking a highly motivated and proactive extracurricular activity to compliment their academic work.
  • CYDA rewards excellence, leadership. talent with scholarships and professional performance opportunities to the youth of the community.
  • Help bring forward youth leaders and develop confidence by embracing the Montessori type learning environment.

Educational Opportunities:

CYDA’s educational community outreach program”swing into dance” explores the history of the art of dance through performance and narration, reaching thousands of children each year via in-school performances, demonstrations and field trips.

Dance Mentor Position: If you are a active swing dancer and would like to apply for a dance mentor position, please send an email request to


Artistic Director:

Carolina Youth Dance Academy is under the artistic direction of founders Debbie Ramsey and Ryan Boz.

Debbie Ramsey is a Hall of Fame Dancer and teacher, with more than 40 years of professional dance experience she wanted to share her education and love of dance with young students. More bio & credits..

Ryan Boz is a 3 time Jr. U.S. Open Swing Dance Champion and by being young himself (19) he offers a direct connection to the youth aspiring dancers in our community. Ryan has already logged many miles travelling thought the USA teaching and entertaining. More bio & credits..

How to contact us:

Office 919.494.2300    Debbie Ramsey Cell: 919. 274.4400      Web site:     Facebook: CYDA

Mail correspondence to:

Carolina Youth Dance Academy
P.O. Box 728
Franklinton, NC 27525

Special Note:

We are applying for a 501c in the meantime, while classes are FREE we will gladly accept donations.

Please like and pass on this information so we can build and grow our youth dance community!

Thank you,
Debbie Ramsey