Our Studio


Southern Dance Academy provides quality dance education in acrobatics, ballet, clogging, contemporary, hip hop, jazz and tap. The studio was formally known as Julia’s Dance Company before being purchased by Chip and Misty Harrison in 2008. Chip and Misty’s goal is to provide their dancers with opportunities through dance. The studio has traveled to perform and share their passion throughout Europe, New York, and Los Angeles. Southern Dance Academy is proud of their numerous television appearances and National Championships and truly believes that dance teaches lessons which can be carried into every aspect of life.

Our studio has over 7,000 square feet divided into four dance rooms to accommodate all of our dancers needs. We also have a spacious lobby, restrooms, lockers for the dancers, dressing rooms, and a break area for dancers to eat and do homework. It is our goal to make every dancer and parent proud of our dance home, and to make every experience a pleasant one.

We have been with SDA since their inception. Our girls have been blessed with wonderful instructors that have instilled hard work, determination, teamwork, and perseverance. They have been given opportunities to travel, and be on national television. We will be forever grateful!

– The Eubanks

Growing up dancing at SDA truly shaped who I am today and brought more opportunities than I could have ever imagined! Throughout my years at SDA, we competed all across America, won 3 National Championships, featured on a TV show, and so much more. Being a part of the Sapphire team also gave me lifelong friendships and taught me about being a leader, determination, commitment, and that failure is never an option. SDA also blessed me with two of the best role models, Misty and Chip. I am so thankful for their continuous love and support!

– Elyse Little