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Universal Dance Academy is a sparkling gem in the community | Ballet

universal dance academy (UDA) has served Lincoln with the highest quality dance training for the past 27 years. Co-owners Vivian Ball and Angela Beery have dedicated their lives to inspiring and educating hundreds of children and young adults in all dance styles. With its welcoming environment, Universal quickly makes everyone feel like family. This current season, Universal had the honor of being named Journal Stars’ “Lincoln Choice for 2022” for all dance and dance studios in the Lincoln area. We are so proud that the Lincoln community has voted Universal as Lincolns Choice for excellent business service and professional dance training.

Universal’s goal is to teach children a love of dance through hard work, inspiration and determination! Lifelong friends Vivian, Angela and UDA instructors give every student the building blocks for greatest dance success. From an early age, every child strengthens their body to improve injury prevention. Universal’s staff takes great pride in educating each individual at the Academy.

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If you want to involve your child in a fun, exciting and physical activity, UDA offers exactly what you are looking for! Classes begin with a two-year-old, Wee Go Together, a class for a dancer and their partner to explore creativity together. Creative Movement is for your three or four year old child. Technique classes offered: ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, hip-hop, tumbling, jumps and turns and private coaching. UDA presents an annual recital with all the dancers for friends, family and the community to enjoy each spring.


Universal offers the ultimate experience for the recreational and competitive dancer. Each dancer has the opportunity to learn a recital piece and perform each style of the classes. Each class is led by a trained professional and an assistant to teach each student the proper technique. Class sizes are limited for better learning. Individual attention will always be taught in a constructive and positive way. With the wonderful staff, every dancer is sure to feel confident and special.


The UDA prepares dancers for the purpose of being part of the high school dance team. Universal has proudly trained past and current members of Husker Spirit Squad. If your dancer has a desire to take dancing to the next level, UDA has a traveling competitive audition-based company. Universal is well known across the country and was recognized at the Industry Dance Awards in Los Angeles, for being a leading force in the dance world. While the studio is proud of its many accomplishments, UDA is most proud of the opportunities provided and is focused on each student to thrive at the Academy. Whether you choose the casual or competitive route, your dancer will love everything UDA has to offer.

Universal has four beautiful studios, which provide ample space for student training. Classrooms have professional Marley spring floors for the safety of all dancers. The facility is located in the center of Centro Plaza, near 48e and R streets. The location includes many parking lots, shops and restaurants in the area. Interior features include: a waiting room with floor to ceiling windows, WIFI and a study room for student access.

When looking for a dance studio for your child, visit Universal for a facility tour. Universal is hosting an open house on Wednesday, August 10e 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday August 20e 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to meet the staff and find the perfect classes. If you cannot attend, please email [email protected] to arrange your visit. The office staff is ready to provide guidance to all new students. Tuition prices are affordable with discounts and unlimited course options. New students are always welcome to try out a free course before enrolling. UDA staff look forward to meeting many new dancer friends this coming season. We are thrilled to share the incredible gift of dance with your child this fall and look forward to each new student joining our dancing friends and family.