The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956


Members of the ND Dance company prepare for an upcoming performance.


The Academy of Notre Dame’s dance program offers dance to all interested students with varying degrees of dance experience. Whether a student has been dancing for years or is a beginner, there is a class for everyone. At the upper school level, students can take the following performance courses: Introduction to Dance, Dance Appreciation and Performance, or Dance Company. 

At the middle school level, Dance is a required course. All dance classes, with the exception of Dance for Fitness, perform in the Winter Performance in January and the Spring Performance in May.

The Academy of Notre Dame Dance Company is an auditioned group of students who practice and perform year round. The Dance Company course is designed for students who are serious about the art of dance. Auditions for the Dance Company are held each March, prior to student course selection.

Dance Video Gallery

Notre Dame's Upper High School Dance Company created solos in non traditional spaces using imovie technology.  Dancers began their creativity and choreography from a single statement.  Through an adjudicated process, senior Julia Iacovella's solo was chosen by Professional dance colleagues of Mrs. Devenney, Dance Director

Notre Dame Dance Company Performance: No One Left Behind