Academy of Dance

The TJC 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.

Our students have gone on to dance in professional dance companies around the United States, as well as receive scholarships to study dance in major universities.

Emphasis is placed upon correct body alignment, discipline, strength development, coordination, and flexibility through knowledge of proper technique, terminology, musical awareness and artistry. We offer classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Pilates, and Dance Conditioning.

Enrollment and Registration

All Ballet and Dance classes begin in the fall and progress through the spring session. The student should register for the same dance class for the entire academic year. 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 Carolyn Hanna at 903-510-2483 for information and director’s approval before enrolling.

Returning students will be advised by email 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. 

  • 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 our 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.
  • Parking Permits and OHPE 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 OHPE. An expired card from a previous semester will not be accepted. Staff at the front desk of OHPE will also have a list of enrolled students. Therefore, it is important you enroll before the first day of classes.

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