About The Academy

Director and Teacher: Paula Deans Fichtenkort, or “Miss Paula”, as she is addressed by all of her young students, moved to Hilton Head in 1996 and opened the Academy of Dance in Savannah in the fall of 2006.

Paula Deans Fichtenkort began her training in England in the Royal Academy of Dance tradition. After coming to the United States she lived in the Midwest as well as the New York/Connecticut area. She is the founder and former director of the Westport Academy of Dance. This Connecticut institution has been in existence for over 30 years. Miss Paula is well known as an experienced, sensitive teacher, interested in finding creative and personal methods to support the growth of each student.

The Academy of Dance in Savannah offers classical ballet based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) technique. The most identifiable aspect of the RAD method is the attention to detail when learning the basic steps. While the difficulty of an exercise may only increase slightly from grade to grade, more importance is placed on whether the student is performing the step with improved technique. 

The Academy offers an inclusive program aiming to develop confidence, joy, and skill in dance in a non-competitive and nurturing environment.

For more information please call the studio at 912-921-2190, or feel free to stop by the studio at 74 W. Montomery Crossroads across from Summit Gymnastics and Alvin's Gym in Savannah.

You can also email us at aodsav@gmail.com