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Historic Academy Theatre
March 5 @ 6:30 pm
$15 – $25



This year, LDC celebrates 5 years of their annual showcase here on the Historic stage at the ACOA. Each year, over 200 dancers from studios, teams, and crews in the Central Virginia area share the stage to showcase their groups. This is an evening of celebrating the art of dance, each other, and the unity of our dance community. Cash scholarships are handed out at random at the end of the evening to High School and College seniors. Come see what ICON(s) the creatives in our area have chosen for this evening!


Performing groups include:

Averett University Dance & Cheer Teams
Divine Dance Company
Divine Dance Call
D-trex Dance Crew
Ecclesia School of the Arts
Forest Dance Academy
Kyla Hull Gift of Dance Scholarship
Lynchburg Elite Dance
Lynchburg Tap Project
Masterworx Theater
Rhythm Tap
Shania Lee Choreography
Seven Hills Dance Studio

With LDC’s 2023 featured Choreographers: Hailey Johnson and Shania Lee Thorpe




Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs. 




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Tickets to the Academy Center of the Arts are sold exclusively through the Box Office in person, by phone at (434) 846-8499, or online at academycenter.org. If you purchase tickets from any other source, including Ticketmaster, StubHub, or an individual, we cannot guarantee your seat. The prices of tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are often greatly inflated.

The Academy Center of the Arts is not responsible for tickets purchased from other sources. They may be stolen, counterfeit, or invalid and may not be honored. Tickets purchased from secondary sellers are not eligible for replacement if tickets are lost or stolen, or if the event is canceled or rescheduled.



EARLY BIRD (Available now until February 19th)

Student: $15.00*

Adult: $20.00*


STANDARD (After February 19th)

Student: $20.00*

Adult: $25.00*


*Plus taxes and fees


For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.




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Know Before You Go:

Age Requirement
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.
Camera Policy
Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.
Content Advisory
The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected]
Doors Open
Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.
Inclement Weather
All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.
Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Historic Academy Theatre
March 5 @ 6:30 pm
$15 – $25