Company D Dance Academy


Current Company D Parents use the Parent Portal link to register for 2017-18 Dance Season

New To COMPANY D Dance Academy

Registration for 2018-19 dance season will begin in March



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 / April Vernon
Tap, Clogging & Competition/ Kerri Whitman
Tap / Christa Wofford
Jazz / Richelle Wycoff




Administrative Assistant
Shelby Brashers
Maranda James

Assistant Instructors
Jayna Lacey
Danae Licatino
Hannah Perkins
Viktoria Thompson


2016 - 2017 Company D Student Assistants 

Kaitlyn Abshire
 Jillian Cardenas
Keagan Derouen
 Syann Smith
Kaitlyn Wofford


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 2017-18 dance season will being on Monday, March 6th!!!

REGISTER During the Month of March & 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 & while supplies last you will get a Company D 2017 pre-registration shirt!  DON'T miss out on all the fun!


2017-2018 Registration Information

  • Regular Registration (June 1st - September 28th) is $60 per dancer due at the time of sign up
  • Recital Fee: $45 for individual, $65 for Families (2 or more dancers) Due by September 28t
  • 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.

COMPANY D office will be open Tuesdays during August 5:30 - 7:00 pm for in person registration

 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


  • Dance Classes begin for the 2017-18 Dance season the week of September 11th.  Tuition for September dance will be due Thursday September 14th.  A late fee of $15 will be posted to unpaid accounts on September 15th.  (Tuition for all other months, except January will be due on the 4th of the month.) 
    • For Easy payment, log in to pay from your parent portal.  
  • Recital fee is due by September 28th.  
  • BE on the look out for the Recital fundraiser, there will be fantastic prizes!

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     
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     Kaitlyn Abshire * Emily Brannin * Jillian Cardenas * Cadence Clark * Abigail Creel * Keagan Derouen  * Brynli Felps * 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 * Viktoria Thompson * Kaitlyn Wofford * Dazja Zenon  *Photo layout by Lorilens Photography

2016 - 2017 Competition Team Members

Kaitlyn Abshire * Emily Brannin * Jillian Cardenas * Cadence Clark * Abigail Creel * Keagan Derouen  * Brynli Felps * 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 * Viktoria Thompson * Kaitlyn Wofford * Dazja Zenon

*Photo layout by Lorilens Photography

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  for the 2017-2018 dance season has begun.  For more informaiton please fill out the form below.

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