Company D Dance Academy


Current Company D Parents use the Parent Portal link to register for 2018-19 Dance Season

New To COMPANY D Dance Academy

ONLINE Registration for 2018-19 
 is now open



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.


COmpany D Staff

Owner & Director
  Danice James

Executive Director
 Laney James

Instructors & Choreographers
Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Competition/ Danice James, Director
 Jazz,  Hip Hop & Competition/ Mauri James
 Hip Hop & Competition / Maranda James
Ballet / Lauren Carter
Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Competition/ Jenna Dean
Jazz, Ballet & Competition/ Hannah DeRouen
Ballet & Jazz / Jayna Lacey
Jazz, Drill Team, Hip Hop & Competition Coordnator/ Allie Lee
Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical & Competition/ Sarah Mounkes
Ballet & Pointe / Tessa Shuff
Ballet / Syann Smith
Ballet, Tap & Clogging / Viktoria Thompson
Tap, Clogging & Competition/ Kerri Whitman
Tap / Christa Wofford
Jazz / Richelle Wycoff



Administrative Assistant
Shelby Brashers

Assistant Instructors

Fallan Fontenot
Danae Licatino
Hannah Perkins




Company D Dance Academy Classes

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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


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


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


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


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


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


Registration for our 2018-19 (Sept. 2018 - June 2019) is Now open ONline

REGISTER During the Month of April & your dancer's name will be put in a drawing to win a giant pool float!

What does Pre-registration mean:  Not only do you save some money, you guarantee your dancer has a spot in all their favorite classes!  DON'T miss out on all the fun!


2018-2019 Registration Information

  • Regular Registration (June 1st - September 7th) is $60 per dancer due at the time of sign up 
    Late Registration (September 8th - September 28th) is $70 per dancer. 
  • Recital Fee: 2017-18 returning dancers $40 for individual, $60 for Families Due by September 28th
  • Recital fee: New or dancer who did not dancer during 2017-18 season: dancers or former $50 for individual, $70 for Families Due by September 28th
  • We offer multi class discounts as well as discount for sibling dancers on Tuition. 
We offer online and in person registration.Online registration is simple, click the registration link below and fill in all the required information, current families will need to use the parent portal link.

 If you would like more information simply fill out the form below and we will get back with you. 
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News & Update


Company D Important Information…

Registration for the 2018-19 dances season is online, there are a few classes with waitlist.  Don't miss out.  The studio is also open on Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 the month of August.  


Classes begin the week of September 10th. 


There are some new dress code requirements for the 2018-19 dance season.  Please see class information for specifics.   


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.


Company D Dance Academy:

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

 Registration  for the 2019-2019 dance season has begun.  For more informaiton please fill out the form below.

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