Welcome to
Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy

Where Performance is our Passion!


This is KEDA!

Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy (KEDA) has been dancing in Daytona Beach for nearly 20 years! We are a performance studio dedicated to the art of dance as a performance art not a competitive sport. We offer dance technique classes for students of all abilities ages 2- adult and feature 2 performance companies The Expressions Company for Children and the Connect Company for graduated students and adults.

KEDA is proud to work in conjunction with the Purpose Performing Arts Foundation, a non profit organization to promote the arts and educators of the arts. Working with the foundation we are able to offer you not only our professional college trained staff, but new drop- in teachers offering different techniques every month! Our  fully-equipped, clean and sanitized spacious"Danceplex" is equipped with four studio spaces, three dressing rooms, a cafe, an in house theater and so much more!I Have you always wanted to dance but you’re a beginner? Are you an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, Do you have a passion for performance? If this is you, KEDA is your home. We are here for you!


Our Leader

The dreamer. The believer


Interested in a tour of our facility and an introductory meeting with one of our instructors? Get in touch today!


Ms. Crystal Joy Draper

Artistic Director/Owner

Crystal J. Draper, Founder and President of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation began her studies in dance at the young age of two. She graduated high school as a dance major from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in 1999 and went on to attain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from Shenandoah University and Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. After College, Ms. Crystal moved to Florida and she began Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy (KEDA) in Daytona Beach where she has been teaching and directing for the past 18 years. Ms. Crystal performed professionally and internationally with the Surfscape Contemporary Dance theater from 2015- 2018 as a principle dancer. She has been the Artistic director and choreographer for the Expressions Company since 2004. Ms. Crystal’s heart is for the community and giving back through her passion for the arts. She has been performing in the community with KEDA for 18 years. Recently she has started the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts, A pre-K- 12 private school for the academics and the ARTS!

Meet the Team

Where the Passion Begins

Come dance with us at Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy! Our team of instructors is dedicated to teaching you the  technique you need to take your dancing to the next level. Whether you’re here for recreation, professional training, or just to feel good about YOU, we can help you reach your goals. Continue browsing our team profiles below to learn more.


Assistant Director

Asociate Dance Instructor


Associate Dance Instrustor

Associate Dance Instructor


Office Manager



2021/ 2022

Beginner/ Intermediate

Level 1

Ballet/ Tap-Monday 5:00-6:00

Musical Theater/Jazz- Monday 6:00-7:00

Lyrical- Wednesday 5:00- 6:00

Acro- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Etude Competition Rehearsal- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00


Level 2

Ballet- Monday 5:00-6:00

Tap-Monday 6:00-7:00

Musical Theater- Monday 7:00-8:00

Jazz- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Acro- Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Conditioning- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

Etude Competition Rehearsal- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Contemporary- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions Company- Saturday 12-2:00

Intermediate/ Advanced 

Level 3

Ballet- Monday 6:00-7:00 

Pointe- Tuesday7:00-8:00

Musical Theater- Monday 5:00-6:00

Tap-Monday 7:30-8:30

Jazz- Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Acro- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Conditioning- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Hip Hop- Wednesday 7:00-8:00

Contemporary- Thursday 7:00-8:30

Etude- Thursday 6:00-7:00

Expressions- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Ages 2-5

Tiny Dancers 

Demi/ Petite Ballet - Monday 6:00-7:00 

Petite Playhouse- Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Tumbling Tots- Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Demi/ Petite Tap- Wednesday 6:00-7:00

B-Bop- Thursday 5:00-6:00

Demi Dance-Saturday 9:30-10:30

Petite Dance- Saturday 10:30-11:30



Jazz- Monday7:30-8:30

Tap-Tuesday 7:00-8:00

Ballet- Wednesday 7:00-8:00

Hip Hop- Thursday 7:00-8:00

Must sign up 24 hours prior to class

Performance Companies

Performance Companies

Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00

Connect Company- Saturday 5:00-8:00

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The Expressions Company


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Purpose Performing Arts Foundation

KEDA's Non-Profit  Partner

KEDA is proud to work in conjunction with this amazing Foundation to be bigger than ourselves and to serve our community.


Purpose Academy of Fine Arts

A private school for the Arts!

Purpose Academy of Fine Arts works with Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy and meets at the Danceplex all school year! With individualized curriculums, PAFA Students will study and learn the fine arts as well as academic core classes in math, science, and social studies in a unique, stress free, student focused school setting!  Join us and discover your purpose! For students Pre K-12!



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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Camp At KEDA
    Mon, Jul 05
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
    Jul 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – Jul 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave St 200
    Summer is Coming and We've got a jam packed July full of the ARTS!!! Join us for the fun!
  • Summer Camp At KEDA ( For the Little Artists)
    Jul 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – Jul 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
    South Daytona, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, USA
    KEDA is opening up summer camp! Now accepting students as young as 4 for 9:00- 2:00 Arts Camp for the whole month of JULY!
  • "Joy Vibes" Recital 2021
    Sat, Jun 12
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
    Jun 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave St 200
    An Evening of dinner and dance at Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy as we peform this year's recital in the comfort of Home!
  •  MULAN
    Sat, Apr 10
    City Center Drive
    Apr 10, 2021, 6:00 PM
    City Center Drive, City Center Dr, Port Orange, FL 32129, USA
    KEDA Expressions company presents a Kinetic Interpretation of the classic story of MULAN!

Get in Touch

3100 S. Ridgewood ave



Refund Policy

**When you reserve a place in our programs, that space is saved for your student. Spaces are allotted on a first pay, first reserved basis. We may refuse other students into our programs, based on your reservation. For this reason we follow a NO REFUND POLICY for any program affiliated with the Academy.**