"Norma's Academy of Dance has been the best dance experience for my daughter. We have nothing but wonderful things to say. The Artistic Director's commitment to excellence can be seen everywhere in the studio; starting with the quality and professionalism of all the teachers. The attention to detail, focus, and discipline needed to master the art of dancing is perfectly balanced with a safe, caring, and positive atmosphere at all times. My daughter's previous dance school experience was not a good one. Since enrolling at Norma's, her dance skills have developed tremendously. She is excited about dance and talks about her instructors all the time. My husband and I are VERY please with the performances. Not only is the dance academy a great place for dance, but an excellent place for children to develop relationships with other children who share the same interest. I am proud to be a part of Norma's Academy of Dance."

-Janel Turner, Mother of NAODPE Member


It was the age of 2 1/2 years old that I was first introduced to the Norma’s Academy of Dance.  It was the legacy of Norma Bell Mitchell, founder, visionary, scientist, choreographer and dancer that made a tremendous impact on my competitive edge, confidence, character, candor, and most of the development of positive attributes that led me to being who I am today.  I was afforded the opportunity to go where mothers and fathers research and pray for their children to be…the best place to grow and accentuate your children’s gifts in the arts and here it is…Norma’s Academy of Dance still standing strong!  My 2 girls are afforded the opportunity to be exposed to a great legacy that continues under the leadership and vision of Djana Bell, Artistic Director.  There’s an old adage that says “it just gets better with time” is true.  More than 40 years, children all over the world have been exposed to this studio and have gone on to be entrepreneurs, professional dancers, performers, actors, actresses, doctors, lawyers and most of all successful men and women because of the intangible skills and talents cultivated right here at Norma’s Academy of Dance.  Atlanta is better because of the legacy of teaching technical skills in the art of dance that truly makes a difference in the professional dance studios and theatres here and abroad.  Norma’s Academy, Give Your Child a Lasting Gift!"

-Jamese Beauford, Parent Liaison