Dance Arts Center

The Dance Arts Center, a family owned business, is located in McKinney at the Community Center and in Lewisville at the MCL Grand. The Dance Arts Center offers classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Baton, Hip Hop, Clog, and Country & Western. The schools offer a friendly and fun atmosphere which enables the students to gain confidence, poise and grace. LouAnn Martin Vance and Perry Martin, along with their highly qualified and friendly staff, make dancing fun for all the children, teens and adults who want to learn to dance. Joan, LouAnn and Perry have been teaching Country & Western couples classes since 1980. For more information: danceartscenter.net or email: dancea.c@sbcglobal.net.

To registration for a class click here.

The Dance Arts Center is an ongoing dance program.  Classes are held September through May with a recital in the spring.  Dress rehearsal and recital will be on the same day.  Dress rehearsal at 10:30 a.m. and recital at 4 p.m. To ensure a quality learning environment, we have two visiting days per dance season.  Child must be potty trained or in pull-ups.

Winter/Spring Classes

Tuition: Due before the first day of each class session.  No exceptions. (Registering at least one week before each class session starts is preferred so instructor can plan accordingly).  If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Centers, 972.219.3560 or 972.219.5061.  Each student who adds a second DANCE class per month will get a $15 discount off the second class.

*No class on Monday, Jan. 18

*No class on Monday, March 7 or Tuesday, March 8 – Spring Break week – make up class will be Wednesday, March 30.

Dance Attire: Children need to attend class in dance attire with names in dance shoes.

PreschoolStudents are required to wear a leotard and tights any color.  No skirts or tutus are allowed in the dance room.  Required pink ballet shoes by Bloch and black tap shoes by Bloch or Capezio (gripper sole advised).

 School Age – Students may wear DAC Dance Tees with tights and either boy shorts or Jazz pants.  Required beige jazz shoes by Bloch or Capezio and and black lace up tap shoes (with gripper sole by the same brands.

Class name Code Date Day Time Fee
PRE SCHOOL BALLET & TAP (ages 2-4)
112130-AT 1/4 – 1/25* Monday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112130-BT 2/1  – 2/29 Monday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112130-CT 3/14 – 3/28* Monday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112130-DT 4/4 – 4/25 Monday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112130-ET 5/2 – 5/23 Monday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
TAP AND JAZZ (K – 2nd Grade)
112140-AT 1/4 – 1/25* Monday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112140-BT 2/1  – 2/29 Monday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112140-CT 3/14 – 3/28* Monday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112140-DT 4/4 – 4/25 Monday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112140-ET 5/2 – 5/23 Monday 4 – 5:15 p.m.
TAP AND JAZZ (3rd – 5th Grade)
112150-AT 1/4 – 1/25* Monday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112150-BT 2/1  – 2/29 Monday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112150-CT 3/14 – 3/28* Monday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112150-DT 4/4 – 4/25 Monday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112150-ET 5/2 – 5/23 Monday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
TAP AND JAZZ (6th – 8th Grade)
112160-AT 1/4 – 1/25* Monday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112160-BT 2/1  – 2/29 Monday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112160-CT 3/14 – 3/28* Monday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112160-DT 4/4 – 4/25 Monday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112160-ET 5/2 – 5/23 Monday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
TAP & JAZZ (Teens)
122160-AT 1/4 – 1/25* Monday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. $52
122160-BT 2/1  – 2/29 Monday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. $52
122160-CT 3/14 – 3/28* Monday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. $52
122160-DT 4/4 – 4/25 Monday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. $52
122160-ET 5/2 – 5/23 Monday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. $52
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (open all ages)
Please check with instructor on availability
142170-AT 1/4 – 1/25* Monday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $87
142170-BT 2/1  – 2/29 Monday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $87
142170-CT 3/14 – 3/28* Monday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $87
142170-DT 4/4 – 4/25 Monday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $87
142170-ET 5/2 – 5/23 Monday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $87
PRE BALLET & TAP (ages 2-4)
112180-AT 1/5 – 1/26 Tuesday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112180-BT 2/2 – 2/23 Tuesday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112180-CT 3/1 – 3/29* Tuesday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112180-DT 4/5 – 4/26 Tuesday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
112180-ET 5/3 – 5/24 Tuesday 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. $52
BALLET & TUMBLING (K-2nd Grade)
112190-AT 1/5 – 1/26 Tuesday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112190-BT 2/2 – 2/23 Tuesday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112190-CT 3/1 – 3/29* Tuesday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112190-DT 4/5 – 4/26 Tuesday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
112-190-ET 5/3 – 5/24 Tuesday 4:15 – 5 p.m. $52
BALLET (3rd – 5th Grade)
112200-AT 1/5 – 1/26 Tuesday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112200-BT 2/2 – 2/23 Tuesday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112200-CT 3/1 – 3/29* Tuesday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
122200-DT 4/5 – 4/26 Tuesday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
112200-ET 5/3 – 5/24 Tuesday 5 – 5:45 p.m. $52
BALLET (6th – 8th Grade)
112210-AT 1/5 – 1/26 Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112210-BT 2/2 – 2/23 Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112210-CT 3/1 – 3/29* Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112210-DT 4/5 – 4/26 Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
112210-ET 5/3 – 5/24 Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. $52
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (open all ages)
Please check with instructor on availability
142180-AT 1/5 – 1/26 Tuesday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $87
142180-BT 2/2 – 2/23 Tuesday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m $87
142180-CT 3/1 – 3/29* Tuesday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m $87
142180-DT 4/5 – 4/26 Tuesday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m $87
142180-ET 5/3 – 5/24 Tuesday 7:15 – 7:45 p.m $87
COUNTRY & WESTERN COUPLES (ages 14+)
Instructors: Lou Ann Martin Vance and Perry Martin
Group County and Western class $87 per couple for (4) 45 minute lessons.
122220-AT 2/1 – 2/22 Monday 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. $87
COUNTRY & WESTERN PRIVATE COUPLES CLASS (ages 16+)
Instructors: Lou Ann Martin Vance and Perry Martin
Private Country and Western class available, perfect for bride and groom or anyone wanting one on one help.
$112 per couple for (40) 30 minute lessons
Call or email instructor for availability and times: dancea.c@sbcglobal.net 214.616.6514