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.

OHPE Under Construction

The Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center is currently under construction. However, we are still open!

Enrollment and Registration

You may register for classes on our website or by calling 903-510-2483.

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.

  • Registration begins the second week of August for the fall semester and the second week of January for the spring semester.
  • 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.

You may register for Summer 2022 camps and classes by visiting the dance camp registration web page.

Dance Degree Program

Interested in being a Dance major? Find out more about TJC's Dance Department.

Dance Department

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