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
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
2016 - 2017 Company D Student Assistants
Company D Dance Academy Classes
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
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
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
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
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
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
News & Update
- December TUITION is due Monday, Dec. 9th.
- For Easy payment, log in to pay from your parent portal.
- Recital fee is due by past due.
- Costume Deposits are past due!
- STUDIO CLOSED: MONDAY, January. 16th for MLK Day
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2016 - 2017 Competition Team Information
Company D Dance Academy:
343 N. Twin City Hwy. * Nederland * Texas * 77627
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.