Welcome to Allison's Dance Academy. Where every star shines! We have been in business in Kingwood since 2008. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, contemporary, hip hop, & preschool classes. We love to dance & it shows!
The director is Allison Kirby, who was born and raised in Southeast Texas where she grew up dancing and teaching at Sandy Calamia’s Danceworks in Groves. She studied tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, clogging and tumbling for 22 years within this studio which inspired her love for the art of dance and educating students - a love she wants to share with children in a fun and encouraging, yet disciplined atmosphere. Miss Allison's diversified training background provides her students with great knowledge and education for dance as an art form.
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Allison’s Dance Academy is open to the public and partners with its sister school, Monell Dance Interstate (MDI). Ms. Allison and Ms. Molly (MDI Director) offer a Dual Program in which certain classes crossover allowing students to enroll in both schools of dance. It is through the collaboration of these two programs that a bridging of dance studies has been created to provide young individuals the opportunities to choose their road of study. Students enrolled in the Dual program receive a discount on their monthly tuition program. For more information on MDI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-492-1124.
Allison’s Dance Academy offers ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, & tumbling. Classes are for students age 3 years through adults.
Miss Allison has danced for 38 years and has taught dance classes for 22 years. At Port Neches-Groves High School, she was a freshman and junior varsity cheerleader and also lieutenant of the drill team. She graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a B.S. in Mathematics. She was a member of the Danceworks Company at Sandy Calamia’s Danceworks for 12 years, performing as a soloist and in group works. The company won many national championships with DanceAmerica and are still well-known performers throughout Southeast Texas.
Allison has been fortunate to travel the United States with dance competitions and conventions, studying with many professional choreographers such as Gus Giordano, Debbi Dee, Frank Hatchett, the late Steven Boyd, Jo Rowan, Densil Adams, Patricia Dickinson, and Bill deRicco. She also studied for 10 years under the famed New York dancer and choreographer, Joe Istre, and attended dance classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She taught dance and competition classes in Hutchinson, MN before moving to North Carolina, where she studied at the North Carolina Dance Theater in Charlotte. Her diversified training background provides her students with great knowledge and education for dance as an art form.