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Company D Dance Academy

ALREADY A COMPANY D PARENT

 

Family

 

It all started when...

All young girls have dreams of what they will do when they grow up. My dream was to become a dance teacher and have my own dance school. As we all know, the older we get the faster the years seem to pass by and lead us in many different directions sometimes losing sight of our dreams. That is exactly what happened to me, until many years later my dream became reality. My husband and I decided to open our own dance studio in July 2002 and this year Company D will celebrate 15 years of operation. We have been through many changes in the past 15 years as we continue our goal to improve and expand our dance center. We strive to keep our teaching staff up to date on new choreography and dance technique and make sure our dancers and their families enjoy the time they spend at Company D.

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COmpany D Staff


Owner & Director
  Danice James

Executive Director
 Laney James

Instructors & Choreographers
Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Competition/ Danice James, Director
 Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop & Competition/ Mauri James
Jazz, Hip Hop & Competition / Maranda James
Jazz, Tap & Competition/ Jenna Burnaman
Ballet / Lauren Carter
Jazz, Ballet & Competition/ Hannah DeRouen
Jazz, Drill Team & Competition Coordnator/ Allie Lee
Ballet, Point, Lyrical & Competition/ Sarah Mounkes
Ballet & Pointe / Tessa Sterling
Ballet / April Vernon
Tap, Clogging & Competition/ Kerri Whitman
Tap / Christa Wofford
Jazz / Richelle Wycoff

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant
Shelby Brashers

Assistant Instructors
Jayna Lacey
Danae Licatino
Hannah Perkins
Viktoria Thompson

 

2016 - 2017 Company D Student Assistants 

Kaitlyn Abshire
 Jillian Cardenas
Keagan Derouen
  Brianna Pinder
Demi Simon
 Syann Smith
Katelynn Swafford
Kaitlyn Wofford

 
 

Company D Dance Academy Classes

 
 
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Ballet

noun  bal·let \ˈba-ˌlā, ba-ˈ\

  a :  a theatrical art form using dancing, music, and scenery to convey a story, theme, or atmosphere                           b :  dancing in which conventional poses and steps are combined with light flowing figures (as leaps and turns)

Ballet is offered for dancers 3 years and older
 
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TAP

noun \ˈtap\

   a:  a step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles or soles and heels to which taps have been added

Tap is available for dancers 4 years old and older
 
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JAZZ

noun, often attributive \ˈjaz\

   a :  popular dance music influenced by jazz and played in a loud rhythmic manner

Jazz is available for dancers Kindergarten and older
 
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Hip hop

noun \ˈhip-ˌhäp\

   a: to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Hip Hop is available for dance 2nd grade and older
 
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clogging

noun kläɡiNG,ˈklôɡ-/

   a: a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.

Clogging is available for dance 2nd grade and older
 
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Pointe

noun \ˈpwaⁿ(n)t\

    a:  a ballet position in which the body is balanced on the extreme tip of the toe

Pointe is available for dance 6th grade and older
Instrucotr approval is requried                               Dancer must also be enrolled in ballet
 
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lyrical

noun  lyr·i·cal \ˈlir-i-kəl\

 a: a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet  with jazz and contemporary  dance techniques and is a "cousin" to those styles.  Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song.

Lyrical is available for dance 6th grade and older
Dancer must also be enrolled in ballet
 
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Drill Team

noun  drill·team \ˈdril\ \ˈtēm\

 a: A team that creates routines based on precision dance movements rather than military drill.

Drill Team is available for dance 6th grade and older

PARENT INFORMATION

News & Update

IMPORTANT INFOrmation

  • NOVEMBER TUITION is due Tuesday, NOV. 4th.  Late fee will be applied to unpaid tuition on Sat, Nov. 5th. The studio WILL NOT be open on Friday, Nov. 4th if you want to pay tuition in person you must pay by 7:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. 
    • For Easy payment, log in to pay from your parent portal.  
  • Recital fee is due by past due. If you have not already made your recital fee payment please due so before Oct. 27th to avoid a late fee.
  • Dad and Daughter will be this year, if you want your dancer to participate you must log on to your parent portal to add her to the class, see the newsletter for more information.  Sign up deadline is Nov. 3rd. 
  • Recital Fundraiser Cookie Dough & Pies will be delivered on Thursday, Nov. 3rd.  Items MUST be picked up by 7:00 pm on the 3rd.  We do not have a place to store items over the weekend.  They will be left out and not refrigerated.  
  • STUDIO CLOSED: MONDAY, Nov. 21st - Nov. 25th for Thanksgiving Break

FORMS & Arcive Newsletters

To update your information please login to your parent portal

Drop off /pick up instruction

Please follow the above drop off & pick up instructions.  Following these instructions helps keep traffic problems to a minimum and keeps our dancers safe.

 
 

Competition Team

2016 - 2017 Competition Team Members Kaitlyn Abshire * Emily Brannin * Jillian Cardenas * Cadence Clark * Abigail Creel * Keagan Derouen  * BrynliFelps * Fallan Fontenot *  Karleigh Gil * Ty Jackson * Emma Jo James * Kyla Kugler * Gabrielle LeBlanc * Danae Licatino * Shelby Littlefield * Sophia Manuel * Amoriah McCullar * Kambry McDaniel * Adalee McMeekin * Payton Metts * Katelin Nichols * Hannah Perkins * Brianna Pinder * Reese Robertson * Gracelynn Snider * Katelynn Swafford * Viktoria Thompson * Kaitlyn Wofford * Dazja Zenon

2016 - 2017 Competition Team Members

Kaitlyn Abshire * Emily Brannin * Jillian Cardenas * Cadence Clark * Abigail Creel * Keagan Derouen  * BrynliFelps * Fallan Fontenot *  Karleigh Gil * Ty Jackson * Emma Jo James * Kyla Kugler * Gabrielle LeBlanc * Danae Licatino * Shelby Littlefield * Sophia Manuel * Amoriah McCullar * Kambry McDaniel * Adalee McMeekin * Payton Metts * Katelin Nichols * Hannah Perkins * Brianna Pinder * Reese Robertson * Gracelynn Snider * Katelynn Swafford * Viktoria Thompson * Kaitlyn Wofford * Dazja Zenon


2016 - 2017 Competition Team Information

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Company D Dance Academy:

343 N. Twin City Hwy. * Nederland * Texas * 77627
409.729.6600
Companyddance@aol.com
Studio Office Hours:
      Monday to Thursday 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Registration is closed for the 2016-2017 dance season.  We will begin registration for the 2017-2018 dance season in April.  If you would like information about Company D Dance Education please fill out the form below. 

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