Academy of Dance | Tyler Junior College

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 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 stated in the schedule. All new students with any questions regarding placement level or schedule should email Carolyn Hanna at for more information.

Returning students will be advised by email prior to a new session regarding class assignments, or should email the address above. Please do not call the Registrar’s office for placement information. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Classes are located in the Ornelas Center (for Band, Apache Belles & Dance), formerly the Ornelas Healthy and Physical Education building (OHPE). Parking is available on adjacent streets or in student lots. Permits for student parking lots can be mailed upon request. Please call our West Campus, Continuing Studies offices at 903-510-2900.

Spring 2023 Pre-Professional Schedule:

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Dance Degree Program

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Dance Department

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