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TJC Academy of Dance

General Information

The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance offers pre-professional level training in a progressively graded program of ballet and other dance forms to students of all ages and levels; ranging from three to adult. Emphasis is placed upon correct body alignment, strength development, coordination, and flexibility through knowledge of proper technique, terminology, musical awareness and artistry.

Visit the Department of Dance, Associate’s Degree Program website

Enrollment and Registration

All Ballet and Dance classes begin in the fall and progress through the spring session. For beginner and lower-level classes, new students should enroll according to the age requirements specified below. New students with previous training and any student with questions regarding proper class placement should call Thereza Bryce-Cotes at 903–510–2483 for information and director’s approval before enrolling.

Returning students will be advised by letter prior to a new session regarding class assignments, or should call the number above. Please do not call the Registrar’s office for placement information. Enrollments are accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. ENROLL EARLY TO GUARANTEE

ENTRY, as the dance program limits class sizes, and classes will be closed when enrollment quotas are met. Late enrollments after the session begins will be accepted on a space-available basis only.

We reserve the right to cancel classes not meeting enrollment quota, for full refund or transfer into another dance class. Class schedule may be subject to change after publication of this booklet. It is requested that all dance students register through the TJC West Campus either in person, by mail, by phone, or by Internet. For registration only, call 903–510–2900. All other inquiries, call 903– 510–2483. Visit our Web site for information at

Parking Permits and HPE Building Entrance Rules Temporary parking permits for classes located in the Ornelas Health and Physical Education Building (OHPE) and Fine Arts Building are mailed out when registrations are received—register through RTDC and ask for your permit at that time.

The OHPE Building requires a green ID admittance card for dance classes offered there. These will be given out during the first week of classes ONLY to students whose names appear on our class roster. If you have not yet enrolled, you will not receive a new ID card, and will not be allowed to enter HPE. An expired card from a previous semester will not be accepted. Staff at the front desk of HPE will also have a list of enrolled students. Therefore, it is important you enroll before the first day of classes.

Performing Opportunities

See Performance Opportunities for information about the Nutcracker, DanceFest, and Academy Showcase.

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