About Us

Suncoast Academy of Dance is a premiere dance studio located in Palm Harbor, Florida.



We offer a dance classes throughout the year for beginners through advanced dancers.



Some of Tampa Bay's finest dance instructors are teaching at Suncoast Academy of Dance.


Performing Company

Our award winning performing company, Art in Motion, competes throughout the dance year.


Suncoast Academy of Dance

For 25 years, under the direction of April Joseph-Sykes, Suncoast Academy of Dance has been teaching dance to children from Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, as well as other parts of Pinellas County and Tampa Bay. Our dance studio provides a safe and nurturing environment. We are committed to advancing physical and emotional positive growth through dance education, performance, community service, and enjoyment of the art of dance. In order to give you the best introduction to the Suncoast Academy of Dance experience, our website includes photos of only Suncoast students, teachers, staff, and parents.

Our 2015 summer schedule is now available! Contact the studio for more information.

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Professional Dance Instruction

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop

2013 Observation Week: preschool

Studio Information

  • 3 Spacious Studios
  • Large Observation Windows
  • Suspended Oak Floors
  • Comfortable Lobby
  • Body Fit Boutique
  • Friendly Staff
  • Fantastic Students

Excellence in Art

Eve M.

Suncoast dancer since 2001

Congratulations to Eve M. for being selected to the 2014-2015 L.A. Dance Magic company. Eve will travel with the LADM faculty during the upcoming dance year. "The L.A. DanceMagic Company provides young people a transition from student to professional dancer. Company members are trained in all areas of dance and are taught the business aspects of entertainment. Members train with and perform choreography by the faculty of L.A. DanceMagic." (source: LADM website)

Eve is a Suncoast Student Assistant as well as a member of our performing company, Art In Motion. Eve is a student in the International Baccalaureate program at her local high school. Congratulations Eve, we know you will represent us well!