The upcoming 2023-2024 dance year will mark Ann Freeman Dance Academy's 63rd year of dance education in the Hickory area.

However, Ann Freeman will also celebrate her 67th year of teaching total, which includes her time teaching in

Asheville, North Carolina for Mr. Beale Fletcher.

Mrs. Freeman sold the studio to her daughter, Jackie Olson in 2012. Along with Mrs. Freeman and 9 other staff members

and office personnel they continue the tradition of education in dance.