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About Us

We are happy you are here. Whether you have come to further your dance education or just to have a little fun, we know you will find what you are looking for here at Dance Dynamics. As a Dance Dynamics Dancer, you will participate in a well-rounded program designed to meet all the needs of a young dancer. We emphasize versatility and we focus on YOU! You will have the opportunity to explore many dance forms. You will grow in poise, rhythm, coordination, discipline, grace, confidence, balance, respect, concentration, and health to name just a few. You will be able to display your talents in our annual recital.

  We understand you have a choice between several different dance schools. All studios are not the same. We constantly update our programs and provide on going training and support to our staff to ensure we are always providing the best possible positive experience for our students and families.

OUR MISSION: To be a stable and positive force in the lives of children while teaching them excellence in dance.

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Contact

If you have any questions about classes, your account, or class placement, please contact us by phone or email. Teachers cannot answer questions during or between class times. We want each class to get the time and attention they deserve.

ADDRESS:
1723 Merrill Drive,Little Rock, AR 72212

EMAIL: latisha@dancedynamicslr.com
PHONE: 501-225-4090

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Dance Company

The Dance Dynamics Dance Company is a group of dancers who compete at the regional and national levels. The Dance Company is for the dancer who wants to take their dance instruction and talents to the next level. Auditions are held each summer to complete the team. Contact Latisha to find out more information.

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Summer Schedule

Summer 2018 Classes (June 25 – August 1)

Monday

5:00-6:00 • 3-5 Year Old +
5:00-6:30 • 6-8 Year Old Combo *
6:30-8:00 • 9-12 Year Old Combo *

Tuesday

5:15-6:00 • 6-8 Year Old Hip Hop
6:00-7:00 • 9-12 Year Old Hip Hop
7:00-8:00 • 13 and Over Hip Hop

Wednesday

7:00-8:30 • 13 and Over Combo *

* Combo Class includes ballet, tap, and jazz 
+ 3-5 Year Old Class includes ballet and tap

Princess Camp

Bring a friend and join us on a royal adventure with mini manicures, Bippity Boppity Boo makeovers, slipper decorating, a Princess Pajama movie party and a Royal Coronation Pizza Party! Ages 4-8. Cost is $150 for the week.

June 18-21, 2018 from 10:00a – 12:00p

Tutu’s and Baby Dolls Camp

Wear your ballet tutu and bring your favorite doll as you enjoy a fun week of crafts, tea time, dance parties, mini makeovers and a pajama and movie party! Be sure and bring your doll every day! Snacks included.  Ages 5-10. Cost is $150 for the week.

July 9-12, 2018 from 10:00a – 12:00p

 

 

Moana Camp

Join us on an epic island adventure! Let’s ride the waves together while we explore Moanas world! You’ll enjoy all things tropical such as hula dancing, games, crafts, tumbling, jazz, tap and ballet by the sea. Snacks included. Ages 3-12. Cost is $150 for the week.

July 16-19, 2018 from 10:00a – 12:00p

Technique Camp

Technique Boot Camp will include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Strength & Stretch. This camp is for the intermediate and advanced dancer. Taught by some of the top artists in the industry — you will not want to miss out!

June 18-21, 2018 and July 16-20, 2018

9:30a – 12:00p for ages 5-9 & 12:30p – 4:45p for ages 10-18.

Want to take your dancing to the next level?

Come be a part of our regional and national award winning dance company. Auditions are Friday, July 20, 2018. Must attend July Technique Camp to audition.

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Fall Schedule

Monday

STUDIO I

4:00-5:45 • Junior II Tap & Jazz
5:45-6:15 • Company Line Practice
6:15-7:15 • SR Jazz

7:15-8:15 • SR Tap
8:15-9:00 • SR Hip Hop

 

STUDIO II

4:00-5:30 • Junior I Ballet 
5:30-6:30 • 6-11 yr Tumbling

7:15-9:00 • Teen I Tap & Jazz 

STUDIO III

4:00-5:00 • 3-5 yr
5:30-7:00 • 6-8 yr
6:15-7:15 • Teen Hip Hop
7:15-9:00 • 13&Over Combo

 

Tuesday

STUDIO I

4:00-5:00 • 8-10 yr Hip Hop
5:15-6:00 • 6-7 yr Hip Hop
6:00-7:00 • Senior Contemporary

7:00-8:45 • Senior Ballet

STUDIO II

4:00-5:00 • Company
5:00-6:45 • Mini Combo

7:00-9:00 • Company                                                            

STUDIO III

4:00-5:00 • Company
5:00-6:00 • 4-5 yr II
6:30-8:00 • 10-12 yr I Combo

8:00-9:00 • Adult Cardio Hip Hop

 

Wednesday

STUDIO I

4:15-5:15 • Teen Contemporary
5:15-6:00 • 13&Up Strength & Stretch
6:00-9:00 • Company

STUDIO II

4:00-5:00 • 7-12 yr Stretch & Strength
5:00-6:00 • 9-12 yr Contemporary
6:00-7:30 • Teen I Ballet 

8:00-9:00 • 13 & Over Hip Hop                                                                           

STUDIO III

4:00-5:30 • 6-7 yr I Combo
5:30-6:30 • 3-5 yr I 

6:30-8:30 • Teen II Tap and Jazz

 

Thursday

STUDIO I

4:30-6:00 • Junior I Tap & Jazz

6:00-7:00 • 10-12 yr Hip Hop

7:30-9:00 • Teen II Ballet

STUDIO II

4:30-6:00 • Junior II Ballet
6:00-7:30 • Petite Combo

7:30-8:30 • Company
8:30-9:30 • Adult Stilettos Class  

STUDIO III

4:00-5:30 • 8-9 yr Combo
5:30-6:30 • 4-5 yr I
6:30-7:30 • 12&Over Tumbling

7:30-8:30 • Central High Dance Team

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Parent Testimonials

Keli Davis, Little Rock, AR:

I have two daughters – both of which began dancing at the age of 3. We have had the opportunity to experience a handful of studios over the last 16 years due to living in different areas of the state and country. I feel certain there is no better studio out there than Dance Dynamics in Little Rock, AR. I can honestly say this based on our own experiences at other studios both locally and in other states and being entrenched in the dance community over the last several years. Both my daughters improved exponentially when they began taking classes at Dance Dynamics. I have observed dozens and dozens of competitions from dance to pageants to recitals to various auditions over the years. Latisha Daniel and her staff work tirelessly to make sure their dancers are fully prepared and perform to the very best of their abilities. Whether you are looking for a once a week recreational experience for your child, a full load of technique classes or to have the opportunity to be a dance company member (and even develop a skill set to pursue a future in dance), this studio is the place for you!

Rhea Middleton, Little Rock, AR:

My two daughters have both been a part of Dance Dynamics for several years. I have been extremely impressed with the experienced, professional, dedicated staff and have watched my girl’s abilities, confidence, poise and passion for the art of dance grow by “leaps and bounds.” The dance classes at Dance Dynamics are very structured and taught by instructors that are experts in each specific discipline. The competition dance company has also been a very positive experience for our family. No matter the venue or level of competition, Dance Dynamics teams and individuals always seem to place at the highest levels. The time, dedication and commitment of the dance company instructors is unprecedented in Central Arkansas!

 

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Faculty

Our teachers are dedicated and gifted professionals with many years of dance education and training.
They teach only in areas for which they have been specifically trained and regularly attend master classes and workshops.

Latisha Daniel

Latisha Daniel

Owner / Artistic Director / Tap / Jazz

Jenny Cockrill

Jenny Cockrill

Director of Ballet Program

RJ Anderson

RJ Anderson

Hip Hop

Sydney Kneuven-Harris

Sydney Kneuven-Harris

Tap / Jazz / Contemporary

Clara Martinous

Clara Martinous

Jazz / Ballet

Bailey Moses

Bailey Moses

Hip Hop/ Jazz / Company

Robin Pledge

Robin Pledge

Contemporary / Company

Dana Rodriguez

Dana Rodriguez

Tumbling

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Musical Theater

Zeek Wright

Zeek Wright

Ballet

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Policies

ENROLLMENT

  • There are no refunds or adjustments made for missed classes. Tuition is based on the enrollment not attendance.
  • Make-up classes are always available.
  • Dancers are only permitted to register and attend classes at the level a Dance Dynamics instructor has placed them in. No student or parent may promote themselves or their child into a higher level.
  • Please notify the studio if your child is going to miss class. We worry about your child when they miss class.
  • Please notify the front desk of any changes to address, phone, or email.

TUITION & FEES

  • Registration, costume fees, and recital fees are non-refundable.
  • Tuition is due the 1st of the month.
  • Tuition is based on the number of weeks in the dance year and not the number of weeks in each month.
  • There is a $15.00 late fee for tuition paid after the 10th of the month.
  • Classes will be suspended on accounts that are 30 days past due.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks.
  • Must give notice by the 1st of the month if dropping a class. Otherwise you are still responsible for that month’s tuition.
 

CONDUCT

  • Disorderly behavior is not tolerated.
  • Dancers are not allowed to run, hang on the barres, or otherwise misuse the equipment.
  • Students are asked to be on time, dressed in proper attire, and remain in the lobby until class time.

DANCE ATTIRE

  • Dance attire is required for all dance classes. This allows the teacher to properly observe the students body movements for correct form & technique. Hair must be pulled off the face and neck. Absolutely NO JEWELRY. Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio. See detailed dance attire for information on each class.

DROP OFF

  • Parents are required to stay with students until classes begin. Dance Dynamics is not responsible for students left unattended.

CLASS PLACEMENT

  • Placement in class is determined by Dance Dynamics Staff.
 

PICK UP

  • Please pick up students promptly. Ask your child to wait in the lobby for safety. For their security you must escort your child from the building to the car.

FOOD

  • Absolutely NO food or gum in the studio rooms. WATER is OK. Food needs to be kept in the kitchen.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • The studio will follow the Little Rock Public School District’s weather policy for bad weather.
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Class Descriptions

TAP

Explore rhythms and syncopations by isolating your feet to make music.

JAZZ

Dance that is a fusion of contemporary and classical techniques that allows the dancer to gain flexibility and body control.

HIP HOP

An energetic and fun style of dance that is influenced by music videos & street style dancing.

BALLET

A classical dance form that ensures proper technique and strength, which is the foundation for all other forms of dance.

 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance is a popular form of dance. Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance.

SILKS

Aerial silks, also known as aerial fabrics or tissu, consists of a proper cardiovascular warm-up and flexibility training. It is followed by guided technique instruction. Class concludes with a brief warm down. Tricks, poses and sequences taught are tailored to the strength and capability of individual students. Class size is limited to 8 people. 

TUMBLING

We will focus on developing strength and flexibility while learning basic tumbling skills. 

 

ADULT STILETTOS

MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER. Heels class is created to have students feeling like they can conquer the world in their favorite pair of heels. We focus on each student’s strengths and encourage them to be confident. This dance class will combine grooves, lines, floor work, technique, and essential hair whips. It’s never to late to learn how to dance in heels! Heels are NOT required. 

 

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Important Dates

2018-2019

  • September 4th
    Classes Begin
  • September 4th
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • October 1st
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • October 31st
    Closed for Halloween
  • November 1st
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • November 19th-23rd
    Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
  • December 1st
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • December 10th-13th
    Parents Observation Week
  • Dec. 20th through Jan. 3rd
    Closed for Winter Break
  • January 3rd
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • January 3rd
    Classes Resume
  • January 7th-10th
    Costume & Recital Fees Due
  • February 1st
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • March 1st
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • March 18th-22nd
    Closed for Spring Break
  • April 1
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • April 15th-18th
    Parent Observation Week
  • April 29th-June 2nd
    Picture Week
  • May 1st
    Monthly Tuition Due
  • May 28th
    Closed for Memorial Day
  • June 1st
    Dress Rehearsal at UALR
  • June 2nd
    Recital at UALR
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Attire

3-6 Year Olds

Ballet

  • Pink tights
  • Pink or Black Leotard
  • Ballet Skirts allowed
  • Pink Ballet Shoes

 

Tap

  • Tan Tap Shoes
  • Hair pulled back off face

7-9 Combo & Minis

Ballet

  • Pink tights
  • Black Leotard
  • Ballet Skirts allowed
  • Pink Ballet Shoes

 

Tap

  • Tan Tap Shoes

 

Jazz

  • Tan Jazz Shoes
  • Jazz pants or dance shorts are allowed for tap & jazz only.  Hair pulled back off face.

 

Hip Hop

  • Comfortable clothing you can move in with athletic shoes.  No jeans.

10-12 Combo & Juniors

Ballet

  • Pink tights
  • Black Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • HAIR MUST BE IN A BUN FOR BALLET.

 

 

Tap

  • Flat-Black-Tie
  • Tap Shoes

 

Jazz

  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • Jazz pants or dance shorts for tap and jazz only.

 

 

Hip Hop

  • Comfortable clothing you can move in with athletic shoes.  No jeans.

 

Contemporary

  • Turn shoes or barefoot
  • Leotard

13 & Over / Teens & Seniors

Ballet

  • Pink tights
  • Black Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
  • HAIR MUST BE IN A BUN FOR BALLET
  • (Pointe Shoes: PLEASE consult with instructor before purchasing)

 

Tap

  • Flat Black Tie
  • Tap Shoes

 

Jazz

  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • Tanks
  • Dance shorts
  • Jazz Pants

 

Hip Hop

  • Comfortable clothing you can move in with athletic shoes.  No jeans.

 

Contemporary

  • Turn shoes or barefoot
  • Leotard
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Class Fees

Rates are monthly based on hours taken weekly. 

Example: If your child takes a 1 hour class each week, your monthly fee is $70.00 per month. 

  • 1 Hour  – $70.00
  • 1.5 Hours – $90.00
  • 2 Hours – $100.00
  • 2.5 Hours – $110.00
  • 3 Hours – $115.00
  • 3.5 Hours – $120.00
  • 4 Hours – $125.00
  • 4.5 Hours – $130.00
  • 5 Hours – $135.00
  • 5.5 Hours – $140.00
  • 6 Hours – $145.00
  • 6.5 Hours – $150.00
  • 7 Hours – $155.00
  • 7.5 Hours – $160.00
  • 8 Hours Plus – $165.00 

Monthly Tuition is due the 1st of each Month

Semester Tuition Is Due the 1st of September and January. If you would like to pay your tuition for the entire year, a 10% discount will be given. Tuition is due the 1st of September.

REGISTRATION FEE – $35.00 (Non-refundable)
COSTUME FEE – TBA (Non-refundable)
RECITAL FEE – $50.00

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Facilities
Dance Dynamics Studio Front

Conveniently located at 1723 Merrill Drive, off Rodney Parham in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

State of the art sprung hardwood dance floors with marley to 
 prevent injuries to the knees, ankles, backs, and shins.

3 Large Studios – 2 Bathrooms – Kitchen – Locker Room – Viewing Windows and TV monitors in the lobby for your viewing 

Staffed by Trained Professional Dancers & Choreographers.

 

Dance Dynamics Studio Inside

Dance Dynamics Studio Inside

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