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ROOTS is excited to introduce the new leader of our dance program For as long as Saskia Harmon can remember, dance has been at the center of her life. Now we’re thrilled to announce that she’s the new dance program director at ROOTS Academy. Born and raised in DeLand, Florida (about 40 minutes outside of… Read More »

We have a very special announcement to make: ROOTS has been named in the TOP 3 BEST MUSIC and DANCE STUDIOS in Williamson Parent magazine for three years running! This is such a huge honor to be awarded this honor three consecutive years, and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you to each of you who… Read More »

We are thrilled to announce that we are in the final stages of purchasing our own building…the new and forever home of ROOTS Music & Dance Academy.   After five years of growth, overflowing lobbies, unavailable parking spaces and managing two locations, we are finally getting our own building and a permanent home for ROOTS… Read More »

Some of you may know of Jeremy Cowart and his work. In his career, he’s taken portraits of many familiar names such as Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, and Ryan Seacrest, just to name a few. His clients, mostly entertainment based, include ABC, FOX, A&E, F/X, Discovery Channel, ESPN, People, US Weekly, VIBE, E!, Universal Records,… Read More »

Music lessons are so much more than just a fun extracurricular or past-time. Picking up an instrument has major benefits on the brain. Check out this TED-ED by Anita Collins to hear how “fireworks go off” in a musicians brain every time they pick up their instrument, and the long-lasting effects of learning and playing… Read More »

You already know not all summer camps are created equal. When you’re choosing a summer camp for your child, keep the following 7 markers of a quality program in mind. 1. Safety. Anyone who works with children should undergo a background check. Check to see if this comes standard with the employees of the hosting… Read More »

The ROOTS Summer Camp experience is one your child will remember forever. While a week of fun in music or dance (or both!) are planned, there are some intentional ways personal growth and development are nurtured. Here are a few benefits of ROOTS Summer Camps. Summer camps give students: A chance to put away the… Read More »

The summer camp experience is a rite of passage, but it’s also a necessary growth tool. A survey showed that “Summer camps … are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development,” according to Psychology Today. There are many benefits to summer camps, and at ROOTS, our camps are themed around music and dance, but their… Read More »

Last month we asked our community to show their support of ROOTS in a local 2017 Best of theBest in Williamson County survey hosted by Franklinis.com. In all, 1 million votes helped determine who Williamson County residents view as the best businesses for Cuisine, Healthcare, Personal and Business Services, and more. ROOTS was nominated in 3 categories. The winners… Read More »

ROOTS is excited to introduce our newest drum mentor, Dennis Palmer. Dennis Palmer (drums) has been drumming for 25 years and has played professionally for a number of groups including: Sweetwater Rose, Susan Benjey, Harlow and the Wager, Soular 7, The Solomon’s Porch Band, Rachel Harlow, Megan Santi, Lauren Maze and Tom & Co. He… Read More »

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