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Academy of Dance

Pre-Professional Level Dance Training

The Academy of Dance offers non-credit, pre-professional dance classes for ages 3 to adult in our newly renovated studios on TJC's Central campus.

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

Fall 2023 registration opens in early August. Check back in the coming weeks for updates to registration dates and times.

All Dance classes begin in the fall and progress through the spring session. Students 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 questions about placement level or schedule should email Carolyn Hanna at for more information.

Returning students will be advised by email before 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 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 Continuing Studies offices at 903-510-2900 for more information.
Academy of Dance PP 2024 Schedule
Academy of Dance 2024 Rec Schedule

Dance Degree Program

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