FIERCE MOTIONS IN DANCE
A Studio Dedicated to children
Welcome to Fierce Motions in Dance, you have taken the first steps in giving your child great memories and a wonderful experience. Through the world of dance, your child can express her/his creativity and talent
while making beautiful memories and lasting friendships. Fierce Motions in Dance is a friendly, professional dance facility that excels in offering top-notch instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, acro, hip-hop,
lyrical, and pointe'. Classes are available for all ages, advanced and novice, competitive and non-competitive.
In addition, the studio invites outside artists and performance troupes to present
workshops on dance, to offer well-rounded and diverse lessons for the dancers.
Owner insures the dancers remain disciplined in their instruction while having fun at the same time. In addition, the
dancers learn the importance of appearance, not just in dance, but also in their daily lives.
Our students will have many opportunities to attend competitions as well as taking part in their community by performing at local events such as fairs and hometown parades!
Meet Miss Deanna
Miss Deanna grew up with a love for dance. She started taking dance lessons when she was 4 years old & continued through high school graduation. She has always loved working with children & started to love teaching dance when she became a student demonstrator for the baby classes in high school. When she was in Kindergarten, her ‘career day’ goal was to be a Ballerina Dance Teacher, years later that goal became true.Deanna moved to Van Alstyne, Texas in June of 2021 from a small town in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Science, majoring in Dietetics/Nutrition with a minor in Dance in 2006. She began teaching Ballet, Tap & Jazz for a local studio in her hometown area towards the end of her college career. Deanna taught at that studio for 11 years until her husband had to go overseas. Her favorite class was always Jazz with Tap in a close second. She loves helping young children gain confidence & a love for dance. Seeing them smile, learn, grow as a person & work hard to achieve choreography while having fun is one of her favorite parts about teaching. She is also a photographer, mother of three wonderful children, wife & loves dogs!Dance will always be in her heart, a first love that will never go away.
Meet Coach Jenny
Coach Jenny has been coaching for 31 years. She started out as a gymnast herself! She was a level 9 gymnast at Tap N Toe of Plano, then later cheered at Allen High School and Blinn College. Jenny has experience as a recreational director, choreographer and coaching all levels of gymnastics and cheer. Jenny’s passion is to coach and cannot wait to make a positive impact on your kiddos life!
Meet Mr. Favian
Meet Mr. Favian Has been choreographing, teaching and performing extensively throughout the country over the past 17 years. He began his studies at Raul Quintanilla Middle School under the tutelage of Tamara Coalson followed by 4 years of training at Booker. T. Washington HSPVA under the guidance of Kyle Richards, Dr. Linda James, Carla Wattley and leadership of Lily Cabatu Weiss. He has studied with renowned choreographers Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Carlos Orta, Kanji Segawa, Ruth Andrien (Paul Taylor Dance Co.) and many others. Favian served as the resident choreographer of the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico Dance Company, performed with Grupo Pakal Mayan Performing Arts, guest choreographer for Teatro Dallas (Dance of Death/Tina Modotti, Cycle/Pizcas), Choreographer for Contemporary Project (Hathaway Academy of Ballet), Contemporary teacher at Allen Conservatory of Ballet, Guest Artist for Collin County Ballet, Contemporary teacher for Ballet Allegro of Houston, Guest Artist with Missouri City Ballet and taught at various studios throughout Dallas Ft. Worth and the Houston area. He has received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for his choreography, the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation (Warner Bros), been featured in VIBE Magazine with Erykah Badu,SLURPEE.COM AD, actor for Taco Cabana Commercial (2015), served as model/choreographer for DFW Airport Q2 Concessions Ad produced by Rick Rodriguez served as choreographer for TXU Energy Film project, Choreography collaboration with Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and also for 2019 he will be choreographing a world premier with The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving for the Soluna Festival. Favian has served as guest choreographer for Newman Smith High School, Choreography Consultant for Cardenas Marketing Network in conjunction with Captain Morgan Rum and was Choreographer/Director with Fried Okra Entertainment for Albertson's 75th Anniversary commercial. In the summer of 2014 he was sought out to choreograph on the Wyckoff School of Dance in Wyckoff, New Jersey and also taught summer workshops for the Katy Elite Stars Dance Studio. In summer of 2015 Favian served as a Choreographer, Rehearsal/Tour Director for Bollywood Stars Neha Dhupia, Esha Deol and dance legend himself Govinda for Bollywood Grind Tour. He has also been active in the community as a Teaching Artist and Integration Specialist for non profit organization Big Thought, summer and after school programs throughout the past 6 years. In 2015 Favian was a founder and producer in conjunction with The Basement Art Gallery for the 1st annual DFW Art Awards, he hopes that as Director of Herrera Dance Project they can add to the continued growth of dance, production and the performing arts in Dallas Ft. Worth. As of the present Favian serves as Creative Advisor for the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Adjudicator for Fly Dance Competition, Adjudicator/Tour Manager for Legacy Dance Championships and is a featured RAW Artists.
Meet Miss Lisa
Miss Lisa is ready to leave everything all out of the dance floor with each and every one of you! Lisa has been dancing/performing since for was 3 years old! She started cheerleading when she was in kindergarten and cheered all the way through freshman year of high school! She started competitive hip hop dancing her sophomore year of high school with a hip hop dance studio out of Princeton Texas! She competed in many dance competitions just like your little ones for 5 years! She started teaching when she was 16 and made competition choreography for many groups! Then miss lisa joined a hip hop dance crew called The Minority Brothers and competed at 2 World Of Dance hip hop crew competitions! Lisa has also danced professionally for The Dallas Sidekicks (an indoor professional soccer team) for 2 years and has also choreographed for the Dallas sidekicks Dancers! Miss Lisa is now a pastry chef at a fine dining dessert restaurant and has her own pastry business, she loves nothing more than dancing with everyone and baking for everyone! Anything to put a smile on someone’s face!
Meet Miss Baylee
Baylee is excited to share her love of dance with Fierce Motions in Dance! She has been dancing since she was 5 years old and hasn't stopped. She has trained in many styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Broadway Jazz, and Improv. Baylee has been cast in numerous ballets including The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Cinderella. Baylee was chosen as the only choreographer ever under 18 to have her work featured in The Heart and Soul Dance Festival in Dallas Texas. She has been teaching dance since she was 14 years old, and setting competitive choreography since she was 15 years old. Her choreography has received numerous overall high point and specialty judges awards at regional and national competitions. Let's dance, let's be Fierce!
Meet Miss Donna
Owner/ Director DONNA KRAMER-ALMON,
born in Woodbury, NJ began her training with Gloucester County Academy, Regency Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ballet South, also took classes with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Civil Ballet Company. Donna danced with Ballet South when it first started in 1985, under the the original Artistic Director Victor Moreno and Alexi Yudenick. She has done many and all roles in Nutcracker, Cappelia, Swan Lake, and Snow White. She has been trained by some of the best teachers Sue Millington, Bojon Spasoff, Stephanie Wolfe, Gloria Govern, Barbara Sandonato, and Shaun Doyle. She has won many awards throughout the years starting with Beauty Pagents and Talent Shows. In 1991 she won Very Special Arts Project New Jersey, The Most Outstanding Student Award for Dance in NJ. In the same year she won NJ's Governor's Award in Arts Education/Dance. Donna Has taught dance in numerous dance studios on the East Coast. In 1996 she opened Eastern Dance Studio in Pedricktown to share her love of dance. Then in 1998-1999 she came back to Ballet South as the Ballet Mistress, in 2000 became Salem County's Pagent Director for Miss New Jersey, which is associated with the Miss America Pagent. In 2004 she opened a 2nd location in Swedesboro, NJ. Her students have performed all over the East Coast as well as Key West, Bahamas, and Comzel. In 2005 she then took over as President and Coordinator of Ballet South of NJ, this company was established in1985 Her students have taken home numerous 1st places and titles in the dance world. . In 2009 her husband's job relocated him here to TX. After teaching and running different studio's she opened Fierce Motions in Dance to keep sharing her love for dance with others. Miss Donna lives in Van Alstyne with her husband Bill they have three children Douglas Ciara and Trevor.
Meet Miss Dawn
Dawn Murphy has an extraordinary set of skills, experience, knowledge and passion for teaching and sharing her love of dance. She is a professional dancer with a background in performing, choreographing and teaching for over two decades. She utilizes her knowledge and experience to help dancers continue to grow in their desire and abilities. Dawn has danced, taught, choreographed and performed with a number of companies across the United States from California to New York. She specializes in specific genera’s such as belly, samba, salsa, jazz, tap, ballet, modern, flamenco, lyrical, hip-hop and musical theater.
Meet Mr. Skyler
Skyler Halliday is a world champion hip hop dancer that has danced passionately for 10+ years. He has danced with several artist such as Austin Mahone and Lil Wayne. He is trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, lyrical, bachata, hip hop, parkour and salsa. He has played in two professional plays at the Irving lyric stage and has also been seen on Netflix. Skyler loves to teach and help his students better themselves, He really tries to get the kids to understand what there own movement is. He’s known as the fun teacher and creates an atmosphere for the kids to have fun and release tension or stress in a safe place. He can’t wait to bring something new to fierce motions. Come out and get down with Mr sky he’s ready to give you an new dance experience.
Natillie has trained in the multiple styles of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip-hop since she was 3 years old! She was a competitive dancer who earned numerous awards, accolades and scholarships throughout her competitive dance career. She has proudly carried multiple roles in many ballet productions such as Dew Drop Fairy and Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Dance education is her passion, she loves the opportunity to work with children and thanks the Lord everyday for the ability to live her dream as a dance educator.
Meet Miss Erica
Erica, a native Texan, born and raised in Corpus Christi, is ready to shake up any dance floor. Her love of dance and music began at a young age, and became her favorite past time activity. As a mother of three beautiful children, Erica experienced pure joy in her weight loss goals while taking Zumba classes. She noticed quickly the tremendous rise in her energy level and overall well being, so she became a certified instructor. 4 years later, her passion has only grown, and she can’t wait to shake it with you!! Erica has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years now, so making people smile is literally her career. Her ability to do it all day long, both on and off the dance floor, gives her fulfillment everyday. She also loves cooking, working out and giving her family 100% everyday.
Miguel Andres Huerta started dancing in his senior year of high school at Cutting Edge Dance Center after joining his high school dance company. .After graduation he went straight to Mt.San Antonio College and learned many genres of dance. He was a part of the Mt.Sac Repertory Company opportunity to represent Mt.Sac at ACDA(American College Dance Association) and also where he earned his pilates certification and Associate in dance.Huerta ballet training comes from a school call Anaheim Ballet and performed in multiple ballets. After several years of training the opportunity was given to audition for a Martha Graham summer intensive where he did a remake of Martha Graham’s piece called “American Document” to open and perform with the Martha Graham company. Huerta's goal is to be a successful choreographer. His personal style is a ballet athletic contemporary fusion.
Meet Mr. Brant
Mr. Brant Rogers is ready to share his love of karate! He started karate in Ft Worth Texas in 1982 and earned his first degree black belt in August of 1986 under Grand Master Richard Morris. He taught karate for Mr Morris’ for many years in Ft. Worth but moved to Plano in 2001 and began teaching at Texas Karate Institute until it permanently closed its doors in December of 2019. During his time in Plano he would also travel to Ft Worth to teach a few times a month at a school there. Rogers Martial Arts opened in Van Alstyne in January of 2020. Mr Brant Rogers is an 8th degree black belt under Grand Master Richard Morris who is still his friend and mentor to this day. Brant is married with three children who all began karate at the age of 3. He is excited about sharing his love of karate with children and adults of all ages!
Rogers Martial Arts of Van Alstyn teaches The American Karate system. Mr. Rogers is a Black belt under Grand Master Richard Morris. GM Morris Trained under Grand Master J. Pat Burleson. Mr. Burleson develeoped the American Karate system. American Karate is a combination of many different marital arts styles,
Monday & Thursday Classes
6:30-7:00 is 5 to 9 yr olds
7 :00- 7:45 is Beg.
ages 10 and up including adults
$49 registration fee per person includes uniform. $99 for one $179 for 2 members of family $249 for family.
Our Link for Facebook is @Rogersmartialartstexas
Fall Classes 2022-2023
4:30-6:00 Sr Intermediate Team 6:30-7:30 Production 7:00-8:00 Dance Fitness
7:30-9:00 Jr Competition Team
10:00-11:00 Predance I 5:00-6:00 Predance II 5:00-5:30 Musical Theater 5:00-7:00 Adv. Combo
5:30-6:15 Jazz I 6:00-7:30 Combo I
6:15-7:00 Ballet I 7:00-7:45 Tap I
7:00-8:30 Jr Intermediate Jazz
7:45-8:30 Jr Intermediate Lyrical
5:00-6:00 Adv Ballet 5:30-6:30 Predance
5:30-6:00 Hip Hop I 6:00-6:45 Contemporary
6:00-6:45 Competition Tap II 6:00-6:45 Hip Hop II
6:45-7:30 Competition Tap III
6:45-7:30 Competition Hip Hop
7:00-7:45 Jazz III 7:30-8:00 Adult Tap
7:45-8:30 Lyrical III 8:00-9:00 Adult Hip Hop
4:30-6:00 Tot Company 5:00-5:30 Acro I
5:30-6:00 Acro III 5:30-6:30 Predance
6:00-8:00 Mini Company 6:00-6:30 Acro II
6:30-7:30 Acro IV 7:00-7:45 Hip Hop III
7:30-8:30 Acro V 7:45-8:30 Hip Hop IV
Tuition & Fees
½ hr $30.00
45 min. $45.00
1 hr. $60.00
1.5 hrs. $80.00 ** FR
2 hrs. $100.00 $95.00
2.5 hrs. $120.00 $108.00 Annual Registration Fees
3 hrs. $140.00 $126.00 One Child $30.00
3.5 hrs. $150.00 $135.00 Family Rate $50.00
4 hrs. $160.00 $144.00
4.5 hrs. $170.00 $153.00
5 hrs. $180.00 $162.00
5.5 hrs. $190.00 $171.00
6 hrs. $200.00 $180.00
6.5 hrs. $210.00 $189.00
7 hrs. $220.00 $198.00
Every 30 min. after add $5.00
Check with Owner
Returned Checks Fee $30.00
Late Fee after 15th of each month is $15.00
**Family Rate Discount is 5% on two hours and 10% with 2 children & 3 hours of dance
Competition Classes and Choreography Fees will be disclosed one on one when meeting with director.
TUITION FEES ARE BASE ON MONTH NOT WEEKS
Class Descriptions & Curriculum
Tuition months/ Late Fees
The school session is 10 months - September through June. TUITION IS PAYABLE MONTHLY, IN ADVANCE WITH THE FIRST LESSON IN EACH MONTH. Tuition is based on the average of 4 classes per month. There is no extra charge for the 5th week, and no deduction when there are only 3 weeks. Late fee is added ON the 15th of the month. Any tuition past due of 30 or more days will be charged a late fee of $25.
In order to assure the proper progress of all students, attendance is very important. Constant absence is disruptive to the teacher and the class. To insure proper development of each student, class level will be determined by the teacher according to the student's ability. All students should attend all scheduled classes. If you will be absent, you must call the studio prior to 4:00 p.m. and leave a message. Attendance will be taken in each class and awards are given at the end of the year for perfect attendance. You may make up a class if you are absent due to sickness or family vacation within one month of the event. Perfect attendance is only given to child who has NEVER missed a class. In case of bad weather if you are unable to make up the class that make up WILL NOT count against your attendance.
There will be no refunds for missed classes. Missed classes must be made up within a month of the absence. Please ask your teacher to suggest a make-up class that is suitable for you. There are no deductions for missed classes. NOTE: for various reasons (i.e. instructor illness, weather, emergencies, class size), management reserves the right to modify class schedules.
When you come in to sign your child up you tell us what form of dance you are looking for, we will show you what classes are suitable for your child. To insure proper development of each student, class level will be determined by the teacher according to the student's ability.
Parents and students should recognize Dance class as a special time with special attire. Please help us to set a professional standard by adhering to the following dress code:
Class is one hour
20 minutes Ballet, Tap. Jazz
Black bodysuit, Pink tights
White taps, Pink ballet slippers
LAST class of the month you can wear any color bodysuit
Class is one and a half hours
30 minutes of Ballet, Tap, Jazz
Black bodysuit, Pink tights
Tan taps, Pink ballet slippers, Tan jazz oxfords
Ballet & Technique & Pointe' Classes:
One hour classes
Dark bodysuit, pink or tan tights
Ballet skirts only
Ballet slippers, or Pointe shoes
Lyrical, Jazz, Tap Classes
One hour class
Any color bodysuit, tan tights
NO pants or T-shirts
Dark bodysuit, pink or tan tights (FOOTLESS)
NO pants or T-shirts
Any color shirts
DANCE pants or shorts
Dance sneakers only
Acro & Baton
Any color bodysuit, tan tights (footless)
Baton White sneaker (not worn outside)
Shorts no pants
Hair is to be secured in ponytail or bun for all classes.
No jewelry should be worn for classes. This is for the dancer's own safety.
Arrive and Depart from Class:
All students must be picked up inside the studio. For the safety of your children, no student will be permitted to wait outside the building for his/her ride, or allowed to exit the building without a chaperone. If you permit your child to walk home, a written note must be given to the director.
There is no need to bring a water bottle if you are not in class for more than one hour - there will be no break. If you are at the studio for more than an hour or an extended length of time, you may bring a water bottle and/or snack. NO SODA, or GUM is permitted in the studio at any time. We do sell water in the studios.
Friends and Guests:
Please do not bring friends or guests to class; they are a distraction to the class. They may attend during the friends and family weeks when all are invited to watch the class.
Students may wait in waiting area until his/her class is announced. Parents are welcome to stay in the waiting area during class instruction. Please be courteous and remain quiet. Please keep siblings quiet in waiting room and don't allow them to open and close the door.
Students must show respect for each other and all instructors and parent volunteers during class time and during events.
A five-minute "time out" will be enforced for any student who disrupts the class.
If there is a problem among the students or with an instructor, the director must be notified immediately.
All Students Will Be Treated Equal.
Return check Fee:
If I get back from the bank there will be a $30.00 fee. You must pay the fee and the amount in CASH ONLY! After the second return check you will be a CASH ONLY ACCOUNT!
Announcements & Emails:
All information will be posted on the board and is always up dated with the info you need. Make sure you sign up for emails so you will also receive you info at home as well. Sign up form is at the front desk.
Children cell phones will be off when they are in studio if you need them you can call the studio.
One fundraiser in September profit is for your child's costumes and only costumes monies cannot be given to friends or family. Is not transferred from year to year. ALL FUNDRAISER PROFITS ARE FORFEITTED WHEN YOU LEAVE THE STUDIO!
Please keep in mind that I may not be able to make some Saturday classes because of competitions. You may have another teacher or class may be moved around.
Show is always the in June. If you would like to be in the show you will need to purchase costumes and NEW tights from the studio. You could need different style or color of shoes as well. We do have fundraiser in September to help with the cost of costumes, if you choose to participate. In January there is a parents meeting about the show. Your child must remain backstage till the end of show. If you pull them child would be unable to participate in furture shows.
We are a completive studio as well as a dance studio. The children are picked by teachers to be placed in these classes. Should you have any question please feel free to ask.
Pointe': You must also register for the one-hour technique class before the point class. Classes will consist primarily of barre work and center floor work. The ballet teacher will decide whether a student is qualified to take this class.
Lyrical: Lyrical dance tells a story. It is a technical form of ballet with the expression and interpretation of jazz. You dance to the words and emotions of the song.
Modern: Modern dance uses abstract movements in a dance form that seeks inner and outer awareness through contemporary music. It's based on a dancer's personal experiences, using her or his body to express such emotions as passion, fear, joy, or grief.
Tap: Tap is VERY important in the world of dance it teaches you rhythm and timing and is one of the longest forms of dance This class concentrates on basic timing, rhythm and the execution of different kinds of tap steps such as soft shoe, Buffalo, and time steps and syncopated tap. Also included will be tap turns and various tap combinations. Some classes will concentrate on advanced-level tap techniques including variations with pullbacks and wings, tap turns and advanced tap combinations.
Jazz: Jazz will consist of different styles such as theatrical jazz, as well as classical. Center will work on isolations, stretching, flexibility, across the floor, turns, and combinations.
Hip Hop: This is a high-energy class to learn the latest hip-hop and street funk steps. Students will warm-up and learn combinations to current pop, hip-hop and R&B music.
Pre Dance: Intro to the word of dance. Your child will have 20 minutes of ballet, tap, and jazz. They will learn balance, coordination, rhythm and timing. As well their independents from you learning to trust there teacher, classmates and having FUN all at the same time. This class is designed with your child's physical and emotional development in mind. Combing technical and creative movements.
Combo: Is the next step after Pre Dance. Your child will have 30 minutes of ballet, tap, and jazz. Learning hard steps for each style of dance they will be learning. Introducing the ballet barre and asking them to remember the names of the steps that they learn.
Acro: In this one-hour gymnastic class, students will work on basic, intermediate and advanced skills on a one-to-one basis with the teacher. Sessions always begin with stretching, strengthening and limbering exercises. The learning of difficult gymnastic skills for each student will depend on that student's ability.