General Information

Artistic Dance Unlimited, ADU is located at 314 Gill Street, Alcoa, TN. We are proud of our 4,800 sqft state-of-the-art facility which includes four dance studio rooms, lobby, reception area, vending and homework area, as well as ample restrooms for your convenience.

The dance studios are all equipped with floating dance floors essential to preventing injuries, professional ballet barres, wall to wall mirrors, and stereo equipment featuring tempo control. We are pleased to offer a private dressing room with enclosed restrooms for our female dancers. Male students appreciate the Men’s private dressing room. Parents will enjoy our closed circuit viewing monitors, which enables them to see their dancers in the comfort of the lobby. Parking is abundant which alleviates the stress of dropping off and picking up your dancer.

ADU is convenient to residents of Alcoa, Maryville, South and West Knoxville, all Blount County communities, and surrounding counties. In creating this state-of–the-art facility, no detail was overlooked. We take pride in the friendly, clean, and positive environment we have to offer our students.



  • Students may wear any color or style of dance clothes (leotard, tights, jazz pants, etc.)
  • Students must wear proper dance clothes to class! NO t-shirts, shorts, or baggy street clothes are accepted.
  • Pink tights are REQUIRED for all female Junior level and above Ballet classes.
  • All female students should wear tights for all classes.
  • Students must have their hair pulled up and away from their face in a neat and secure style (i.e. ponytail or bun.) If hair is long enough for a ponytail, then it must be in one. If pony tail is long and interferes with a students dancing then it must be secured.
  • Male students may wear exercise attire which includes elastic waist shorts or sweats

Shoe Requirements

Students must have the appropriate color shoes by April 2016 which is before Picture Day and Recital.

All shoes may be purchased at our online site through Curtain Call for Class. You can access this site by visiting our website and clicking on the curtain call for class link OR you can go to and use the studio passphrase ADUdance#1 to access the site. You can also purchase tights and dancewear from this website. We are very excited to be able to offer this service to our parents & students as there is no longer a dance supply store in the area. We hope you find it easy and convenient to use.

*Please note that ballet and jazz shoes should fit feet like a glove. Leather shoes will stretch 1/2 a size .For your online ordering convenience we have try on sizes of ballet, jazz & tap shoes available in the office.

BALLET  (Ages 3, 4/5, 6/7, Junior level 1/2/3, Teen, Intermediate & Senior)

Pink split sole or full sole leather ballet shoes. Capezio is recommended brand.

JAZZ (Pre jazz, Junior jazz 1/2/3, Teen, Intermediate & Senior)

Capezio slip on jazz shoes. Caramel color style # EJ2 (adult) #EJ2C(child)

TAP (Ages 3, 4/5, 6/7, Junior 1/2/3)

Capezio Mary Jane tap shoe. Caramel color. Style #3800(adult) #3800C(child)

TAP (Intermediate & Senior)

Capezio black leather lace up split sole or full sole tap shoes.

LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY (Junior 1/2/3, Teen, Intermediate & Senior)

Capezio Foot undeez style # H07(adult)  # H07C(child)

ACRO (All ages & levels)

No shoes required. Barefeet only for class.

HIPHOP (Pre hiphop, Junior 1/2/3, Teen, Intermediate & Senior)

Any full heel sneaker, everyday lace up sneaker, or dance sneaker.  All hip hop classes will be required to buy shoes that match their costume at a later date.

MALE STUDENTS (all ages/levels)

Black ballet shoes, Black slip on jazz shoes, Black lace up tap shoes

DANCE COMPANY (all levels)

Shoes to be determined depending on costume choices.