Improvise - make it part of the dance

Most dance classes are filled with structured lessons about different skills, techniques, tricks and combinations. It's time to mix it up and to encourage your young dancer to step out of their comfort zone. Improv can be the best thing that ever happened - improv dancing builds confidence, encourages self-discovery, improves musicality, and so much more. Join us Saturday, November 10 for a special class with the talented Ashlee Gilchrist.

We now have Punch Cards available that can be used for Masterclasses or advanced technique classes. We offer:

$65/Four Classes - Studio Dancers
$100/Four Classes - Out of Studio Dancers

Stop by the front desk to purchase yours today.

LEVEL 1 - Saturday November 10th at 4:00 PM

Attire: Dancers must wear appropriate dance wear, and all long hair must be tied back in a bun or a ponytail. 


Class Level: Beginning/Intermediate, 6+ years old
Prerequisites: 2 to 3 years of dance
Tuition: $30
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 4:00-5:00 PM

LEVEL 2 - Saturday November 10th at 5:15 PM

Attire: Dancers must wear appropriate dance wear, and have long hair tied back in a bun or a ponytail.


Class Level: Intermediate/Advanced, 11+ years old
Prerequisites: 4+ years of dance
Tuition: $30
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5:15-6:30 PM

Ashlee Gilchrist

Ashlee Gilchrist

Ashlee Gilchrist started her dance training at age 2 when her mother, who was also a dancer and instructor, brought her into class at their local studio. Her mother’s love for the art form was quickly passed down as Ashlee continued to train in all styles from ballet to hip hop, and everything in between.

Her home studio, Academy of Dance Arts, located in the Dallas area, is a top 20 studio in the nation as published by Dance Teacher Magazine.

Ashlee Competed with ADA’s nationally acclaimed competition team for 10 years, traveling all over the country and winning awards for both solo and group performances along the way. Through competition team, Ashlee had the opportunity to train under some of the most popular names in dance, including Joe Lanteri, Travis Wall, Joe TremaineMia Michaels, and many others. Ashlee’s favorite style of dance has always been ballet, which inspired her to audition for the Dallas Repertoire Ballet at age 11.

Over her 7 years of involvement, Ashlee worked her way up to becoming a soloist in the company, and performed 40 showings of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Ashlee had the opportunity to further her ballet training under professional companies such as American Ballet TheatreJoffrey New YorkThe Rock School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet through summer intensives and apprentice programs.

She now is a full time student at Texas A&M University studying political Science, is on the Texas A&M Moot Court team, and is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.

Ashlee teaches ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary at Pure Energy and is also a rehearsal assistant for Ballet Brazos’s performance of The Nutcracker.