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, 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, Hip Hop & Competition Coordnator/ Allie Lee
Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical & Competition/ Sarah Mounkes
Ballet & Pointe / Tessa Sterling
Ballet, Tap & Clogging / Viktoria Thompson
Tap, Clogging & Competition/ Kerri Whitman
Tap / Christa Wofford
Jazz / Richelle Wycoff



Administrative Assistant
Shelby Brashers

Assistant Instructors

Fallan Fontenot
Jayna Lacey
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

PRE REGISTRATION (April 1st - May 24th) is $50 per dancers due at the the time of sign up.

  • Regular Registration (June 1st - September 28th) is $60 per dancer due at the time of sign up
  • 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 will open online next week.  

Don’t miss out; pre-Registration is the only way to guarantee your dancer gets in all their favorite classes.  Online registration will be made easy this year, simply go in and agree to the new Enrollment agreement and add your dancers classes for the 2018-19 dance season.  You will enroll them in the grade they will be in next year.  The Pre - Registration fee of $50 has been charged to all current dancers accounts with a due date of May 24th. This fee WILL NOT auto draft from anyones account.  Once you add your dancers 2018-19 classes you can go in and pay the fee. If you choose not to register prior to May 24th or do not pay the $50 by the 24th, the fee will be changed to $60 in June for regular registration with a due date of Sept. 1st.  This will allow you to register over the summer and pay the fee from your parent portal.  Dancers not registered or paid by Sept. 1st will be made inactive and the fee will be removed from the account. 

You can also come in to Company D and register in person during regular business hours.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding pre- registration. 

Costume Showing
There will not be individual costume showings for classes this year.  Instead we are uploading videos to our website for parents to view, just like last year.  We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm.  During this meeting we will go over in detail the recital schedule, what to expect at recital & ticket procedures as well as show you how to access the costumes videos.  We will also answer questions during this meeting  Costumes will be picked up the week of May 7th. A detailed schedule will be sent out with dates and times for pick up.  

Ticket Reservations & Sales
We will  use  the same procedures we used last year for ticket reservation.  You will reserve your tickets online then come pick them up & pay for them in person.  Ticket reservations will be in May Dates & Times TBA for Company D Parents.  On Monday, May 21st we will reopen ticket reservations to everyone. There are more details below, there will be a change to general sales

Program Ads.
Don’t forget about program ads, they are a great way to recognize your dancer’s hard work.  Program Ad turn in will begin on April 9th,  and end on April 25th by 6:00 pm. More information click here

Recital T-Shirt form has been sent out.  click here for a form.  Orders are due by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 25th!


CALLING ALL MEN….its time to let us know if are interested in participating in our memory making mens dance.  Practice will be on Tuesday 8:15 - 9:00 pm, start date TBA.  If you know of a dad, older brother, grandpa or uncle interested in participating please let us know


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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