Entering her 46th year as Owner/Director Sandra L. Jones--affectionately known to 3 generations of student/dancers as "Miss Sandra"--has touched the lives of thousands in her 50 year love affair with the Art of Dance. To draw forward the best in a student is the highest calling of a professional teacher and Sandra's experience and communication skills are focused on each individual student in technique instruction and development of artistic expression. Building on sound basics and techniques of physical communication, Sandra instills and develops student/dancers with the discipline and esprit de core required in the preparation of Theater Concert Performance Dance. Every year's instruction and practice results in the student/dancers performing in two originally choreographed and costumed recital concerts, professionally staged to packed houses in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Campus. The Dance Studio's annual "All That Jazz" recital concerts are widely regarded as the closest thing in the Coastal Bend to a Broadway-style show. Over the years Sandra has attended numerous master classes and workshops in Houston, New York, Chicago, Paris, etc. and is Certified as a Teacher of Dance by the Texas Association of Teachers of Dance. The greatest testament to Sandra's teaching career is that there are student/dancers at The Dance Studio that are the children of
parents that learned the Joy of Dance from "Miss Sandra".
Patty has been tap dancing since I was 4 or 5 years old. When I was 7 my sister, Sandra, opened a School of Dance. She taught everything- jazz, tap, twirling, aerobics, and gymnastics. It was great to hang out at the studio, which at one point was in our parent's front yard, many school gyms & huge rented buildings.
We attended dance workshops in Houston & Dallas & took private lessons from Mr. Bruce Roush. I had a blast! Little did I know I was the subject of an experiment for my sister. She would have me take all these classes & decided if I could learn all this stuff-jazz combos, time steps, back walkovers- she could teach it. Well, I guess the experiment worked!
I still attend annual workshops. Soul to Sole Austin, Third Coast Rhythm Project S.A. and Tap City in NYC. I never stop learning. Those early years of Sandra's teaching formed the cornerstone of my love for tap dance.
I am proud to share this great America art form with all of you! Keep dancing! Free your mind-your feet will follow...
5925 Patton Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Carrie started her dancing career in Katy, Texas, began taking classes at Adamson’s Ballet School under the directions of Mr. and Mrs. Adamson who both danced professionally at the Royal Academy, Houston Ballet, and Hartford Ballet. Taking classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip hop as well as dancing on her high school drill team for three years. She is currently attending Texas A&M University Corpus Christi for a major in History with a concentration of education and a minor in dance and dance education. She is the current captain of the Islanders Dance Team, who competes nationally every year. While with the team, she has attended classes and workshops in Texas, Florida and Las Vegas. Taking classes from professionals like Denise Marie, Shandon Perez, Andrew Vaca and NappyTabs to name a few. She has had experience working with all aged students in different settings. Having taught classes at her home studio in jazz, ballet, tap and hip hop. She has also worked with many high schools around the state of Texas on technique and choreography. She is excited to be a part of the Dance Studio family!
Siobhan is currently attending Texas A&M University Corpus Christi for a major in Mathmatics and a minor in dance and dance education. Before arriving in Corpus Christi, Siobhan studied dance from age 3-18 at San Antonio School for the Performing Arts. Siobhan will be returning to The Dance Stuido for her second year as a Teacher/Choreographer.