Class Descriptions

Our instructors are qualified to offer Beginner through Professional level classes in the below styles for ages 16 months-Adult.

Each class follows a syllabus, giving your dancer a more complete and well rounded class each week.

Browse the following pages by clicking on the photos to learn more about the classes we offer, or click on one of the below styles we offer to see our schedule for that style.

Questions? Call 903-440-6355 to speak with our office staff.

Mommy & Me

This is a class for walkers to 3 years old. It is designed to be a fun bonding experience for the parent and child. This is typically the first organized class of any type that your toddler will experience. Our professional instructor will guide you and your toddler through our curriculum of fun activities on “kid friendly” equipment designed to make learning easy and safe.

This class is more than just a fun outing with your little one and bonding time with fellow parents and tots, Mommy & Me classes are actually good for your little ones.

Studies have shown that young children who routinely engage in physical activity sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges, from running after a ball to handling transitions,” says Erin Alabaster, owner of Gymboree Play & Music in Nashville. “Young children who engage in regular physical activity share the following health benefits: 1) Stronger bones and muscles; 2) Less likely to become obese; 3) Exhibit stronger immune systems; 4) Have a better outlook on life.”

These 30 minute classes meet once a week throughout the semester.

Graduates from Mommy & Me are able to move into Acro-Tots II or Pre-Ballet.

We allow up to 8-10 Students in each class to provide safe learning environment.

Pre-Ballet & Tumbling

Pre-Ballet classes are a magical introduction to dance for the 2-3 year old child. The basic elements of dance are introduced in a positive and loving way using props such as scarves, stuffed animals, musical instruments, and costume effects. A fun-filled half-hour class that engages the child in age appropriate activities while teaching drama, music, and the excitement of the world of dance. Pre-Ballet is a wonderful way for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning and the classroom.  Classes meet once a week throughout the semester.

Dancers must be 2 years old before the beginning of the semester (June for Summer or August for Fall) and ready to participate in class without parental supervision.

We allow up to 6-8 Students in a Pre-Ballet class to provide one on one attention with our students..

Classes with more than 6 students will have at least one Teacher and one Teacher's Assistant.

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Ballet/Tap Combo Classes

This one-hour class is really two classes in one! With basic instruction in ballet and tap for dancers ages 4-5, this class trains the body to begin to recognize its potential and teaches proper technique to build strength.

We allow up to 8 students in a Combo class to provide one on one attention with our students.

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Ballet Levels I-Advanced

Join our talented instructors for beginner or advanced ballet classes ages 5+. Our classes follow a proven syllabus from level to level to create consistency between classes and positive results in our student's technique.

***Please Contact Our Front Desk For Information on our Pre-Professional Program

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Pre-Pointe & Pointe I-II

Pointe is ballet, but you are literally "dancing on your toes". Pointe is for the more experienced dancer and should be taken seriously. Dancers start in Pre-Pointe on flat until their instructor gives them permission to purchase pointe shoes. This is for your dancer's health and safety.

***All Dancers in Pointe I+ levels are required to take at least 2 ballet classes per week consistently.

***By placement only.

Pointe Shoe Fitting Tips

Pointe Strengthening Exercises

Contemporary Dance

This genre of dance has been made popular throughout the last few years from hit shows such as SYTYCD and America's Got Talent.  Join our talented instructors as they help you learn how to dance this ballet and modern influenced style of dance.

*Dancers must be currently enrolled in at least one Ballet class per week to enroll in any Contemporary classes.

Jazz Dance

Jazz dance is a form of expression that took a turn for the abstract with the advent of jazz music. Join our jazz aficionados to learn how it works.

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Tap Dance

Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet. Just like jazz vocalists who add rhythms to music by scatting, tappers add their voice by scatting with their feet. Rhythm tap tends to be a heavier or harder-hitting form of tap than Broadway tap, and sounds are made not only with the bottom of the shoe, but also with the back, sides, and tip. Rhythm tap is a broad category that encompasses the hoofing styles of current stars such as Savion Glover and the late Gregory Hines and past masters such as Bill Robinson and Jimmy Slyde.

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Hip-Hop / Break Dancing

This genre of music spawned several new styles of dance, the most popular of which is break dancing. Our hip-hop, break-dancing and krumping guru will show you the moves in this fun, energetic class. Open to ages 4-Adult.

Acro Dance

Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, lines and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favoured style on the Vaudeville stage. More recently, acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fuelled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.

Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

We keep our acro-dance classes small for more one on one attention and to help create a safe injury free learning environment.

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"We have been at Dance Prodigy Studios for 3 years now. My girls love the studio and have learned so much from all the teachers. Both my girls danced for over 10 years at another studio that closed down when we came to Dance Prodigy Studio so they were by no means new to dance. However, what they have learned in the short time that they have been at DPS is amazing. All the teachers have not only influenced my girls in dance but also have been good role models for my teenage girls. I trust them completely with the teachers. I also would like to say that Mrs. Rachel does not only care about my girls, but she cares about the whole family. She has done so many wonderful things for our family and has touched our lives and our hearts in a profound way. I would highly recommend DPS to anyone who is looking for not only a great dance studio but also a family friendly place." -Kathy N., Review

"We are so proud to call Dance Prodigy our studio. Mrs. Rachel and her staff love my girls like their own. The are not only talented dancers themselves, they are dedicated to the growth and development of their students. Having a dance background myself, I greatly appreciate the balance of fun and discipline they use in class. It teaches skills to be used throughout life, even after dance. They have such a positive influence on their dancers and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else!!"-Brittney P., Review

"Rachel, the owner of DPS really cares about each student, and also about their modesty and character."-Tracy C., Dallas A-List Review

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