Sole Dance Academy, was founded and brought to life by Cortnee Doll in Great Falls, MT, in June of 2013. Cortnee has been dancing since the age of three and has always had a dream of owning and operating her own studio. Upon graduating college, Cortnee felt that the timing was right and acted upon her vision of Sole. Sole Dance Academy is now entering its 8th season and continues to evolve with each passing year.
Sole prides itself in its ability to take students and transform them into competition level dancers and leave them with traits that will make them overall well rounded people. Sole strives not just to teach, but wants to inspire people to reach deep down inside themselves and push out their creativity, energy, passion, and the desire that is known as dance.
Great Falls Premier Dance Studio
One of our primary goals here at Sole is to maximize your experience as a dancer. In order to make this possible, we created a state of the art facility which is efficient, effective and safe for our dancers. We wanted to ensure that we incorporated these factors into the construction of our studio, and I can assure you that while doing so the design team cut no corners. The major factors that we considered when constructing our new studio are as follows:
Acoustics = We have double insulated walls and upper ceilings, a drop ceiling consisting of top of the line acoustic materials, and double pained sound dampening windows that that will cutout any outside noise intrusions, reduce echoes, and allow the dancers to focus on the beat of the music and receive clear precise directions from their instructors.
Sound/Audio = Our top of the line audio equipment delivers a sharp crisp sound allowing the music’s beat to guide our dancers.
Spectators/Observance = Sound dampening windows separate the entrance area and the lounge from the dance studio. This means that there are limited interruptions to classes.
Dance Floor = Our floor is a high-quality subfloor with a Marley topper. Although Marley is on the high end of the cost scale when it comes to dance floors, it definitely has its advantages. Most importantly it provides physical impact reductions on the dancer’s joints.
Lighting Visibility = We have LED lighting with rheostat controls which will allow our faculty to set the studio tone depending on the class.
Lounge/Breakroom = The lounge is the perfect place where family and friends can stick around, chat or have a cup of coffee.
Being involved in the dance world for as long as I have I can assure you that all of these factors play a role in developing a student into an amazing dancer. We incorporated each of these factors into our studio using top of the line materials. I can promise that our facility will help set the stage for a dance experience like you have not experienced before.
Company Co Director
Company Ballet Instructor
Academy Shining Stars Director
“I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance."
Academy Shining Stars
Academy Shining Stars is an 8 week training program. Class size is limited to 12 dancers per training session. Academy Shining Stars is specifically designed for dancers 5-6 years old.
The Sole Dance Company (SDC) is Great Falls premier competitive dance company. The SDC has been specifically designed for dancers that are committed to taking their passion of dance to the next level. Entrance into the SDC is by audition only and previous dance experience is encouraged. Company dancer need to be at least 5 years old. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about company - simply contact us or stop by.
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2008 4th Street NE
Great Falls, MT 59404