Most importantly, they are taught to “hold their pretty heads high, have self confidence and be proud of themselves.” Deanny Coates Hardy began her formal dance education under her mother, Lola Mae Coates, at age 2.
Growing up at Steeple Arts has given Miss Deanny an insight and exposure to the art of dance and choreography that few can match.
Our students experience quality instruction in a safe, supportive, fun environment which not only prepares them for more technical aspects of the art, but also instills discipline for success in life.
Along with their dance training, young girls are taught grace, poise and social amenities.
During high school, Deanny was an assistant teacher at Steeple Arts.
She was also a member of the Mountain Brook High School “Dorians” dance team until graduation in 1986, receiving the “110% Award” for most outstanding Senior Dorian.
In 1995, Deanny was named as the Assistant Director of Steeple Arts, and upon her motherʼs retirement in 2002 became the Director of Steeple Arts Academy of Dance, where she carries on the 3rd generation of excellence.
Steeple Arts continues to offer the most professional, qualified teachers in Alabama.Most Steeple Arts teachers took class and trained at Steeple Arts.