Y Dance Academy

The award-winning Y Dance Academy is housed in the Jim and Heather Gills YMCA. We’re not just a studio, we are so much more! Under the direction of Kelly Homman, we are a professional dance program dedicated to developing talent at both the recreational and competitive level. We focus on terminology and technique, along with a strong foundation in Classical ballet.

For a complete listing of classes and descriptions for this upcoming summer, please see our program brochure. Memberships are available with a discounted dance fee so the entire family can enjoy all the YMCA has to offer.

The studio’s competition team has received numerous awards and top honors for group and solo performances, including recognition for age appropriateness, technique, and original choreography.

All of our dancers participate in our annual performance at the Mahaffey Theatre in June to display their talents for friends and family.

Please feel free to stop in for a free class to see what we’re all about, or check our YouTube channel for some of our outstanding routines.

Learn ... Dream ... Succeed!




To register for classes, please contact Brittany Staub at bstaub@stpeteymca.org.

YDA Competition Team

The YDA competition team is a multi-award winning competitive team for students who wish to take their dance training to the highest level. Team members attend at least 3 regional competitions, 1 dance convention, as well as have the opportunity to attend a national competition. Members are placed in their own classes to ensure proper training and technique. To become a member, dancers must audition for a spot in June, and be between the ages of 6-18. Come compete with the best and achieve goals that will pave the way for your future!

To learn more about the competition team, or if you are interested in auditioning, please contact Brittany Staub at bstaub@stpeteymca.org.


Tuition is based on 40 weeks per year, and is broken down into 10 monthly installments. We understand families like to travel, so YDA follows the Pinellas County school system schedule regarding closures for major holidays and spring break.

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis, and due the first of each month. We offer a discount for each additional class taken, as well as a unlimited class fee for those interested in a variety of classes. Download the  for a complete listing of prices.

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