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About Us

The Joy Of Dance

Training Students Of All Ages In The Different Styles Of Dance

 

OUR VALUES:

At Lago Vista Dance Studio, we believe in the innate potential that exists in every student. We are passionate about helping students find and strengthen the best in them. Our programs allow students to refine their talents while strengthening their weaknesses with opportunities to succeed and meaningfully contribute in diverse areas of the studio.

We believe the greatest gift we can give the artistic community is a dancer who not only has a broad knowledge and strong technique, but who can apply those talents in a spirit of confidence and compassion with a commitment to community service.

Dance is a powerful tool for developing individual leadership skills. The process of learning dance teaches our students to set goals, to work effectively in teams, time management skills, to creatively solve problems, and a host of other character building attributes.


OUR FOCUS:
 

At LVDS our goal is to create distinguished dancers by refining the basic fundamentals of rhythm, coordination, flexibility, proper positions, alignment and turn out to ensure safety and longevity for the lifetime of our dancers. 
 


ADULT CLASSES:


We are excited to offer new adult classes! Adults who have never danced before and adults who are returning to the floor after some time away will find a variety of classes and styles available. Drop-ins always welcome.

 


OUR INSTRUCTORS:


Our experienced instructors are committed to helping students of all ages find success both in and out of the studio. Our instructors are passionate about helping each student build the confidence that comes from a positive dance training experience. 

Teachers

Our Instructors

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Kellye Deauquier
Owner

Kellye's dance journey began at three years old in Houston, Texas. She embraced various dance styles and joined her studio's competitive team at five. Throughout her childhood, she excelled in competitions and also showcased her talents in parades, twirling baton. High school saw her on the drill team, eventually becoming its Captain. While family responsibilities temporarily shifted her focus, she rediscovered her passion for dance through her role as Assistant Director of the Lago Vista Valkyries Drill team. She also embraced teaching at Lago Vista Dance Studio, eagerly anticipating a permanent role inspiring young dancers. Kellye's story is one of lifelong dedication to dance, leading her back to her first love and the chance to pass on her passion to a new generation

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Meghan Hopper

Meghan Hopper is a choreographer and teacher. She began her career at age 8 and began competing competitively at age 12. She then went on to dance for her high school varsity dance team for 3 years. She continued her journey in college and became a member of The World Famous Texas State Strutters. While on Strutters, she performed at Texas State sporting events, several parades, a presidential inauguration, Disneyland in Paris, and several Spurs basketball games. She served as Vice President her senior year and was a member of the Pom Squad for 3 years in a row. Meghan has had the privilege of teaching dance since 2013 and has also mentored and trained drill team prep students. Meghan is passionate about dance and loves teaching students various types of dance styles.

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Jocelyn Hargrove

Jocelyn is a lifelong resident of Lago Vista, where her passion for dance was ignited at a young age. Her journey began at Lago's dance studio, then known as "Ain't Ms. Behavin." Throughout high school, she enthusiastically embraced the dance classes offered by the school. During her junior year, Jocelyn, alongside a small group of girls, took the initiative to approach LVISD administrators, pioneering the establishment of Lago Vista's inaugural drill team, The Valkyries. Assuming the role of the team's first-ever captain in her senior year, Jocelyn demonstrated exceptional leadership. Having graduated in May 2023, she has embarked on her college journey, but her heart remains with her former teammates, as she continues to support and cheer them on in every possible way. Jocelyn looks forward to nurturing her passion for dance by contributing to the legacy of Lago Vista Dance Studio as a dance instructor.

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Ava Loucks
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Abby Cantwell

Ava's journey in dance began with the Lago Vista Valkyries Drill/Dance team, where her passion for dance ignited. Starting as a team member in her first year, Ava's dedication and talent propelled her to the role of Lieutenant Officer during her Junior year, and she proudly serves as Captain during her Senior year.

In her daily role, Ava takes charge of leading practices, overseeing stretching sessions, refining choreography, and conducting comprehensive training sessions for her teammates. Beyond the dance floor, she ensures the well-being of her fellow dancers, exemplifying her commitment to a supportive team environment.

Ava's leadership extends beyond her immediate team, as evidenced by her recognition as a TDEA (Texas Dance Educators Association) all-state academy member. Additionally, she has been honored as a distinguished member of the HTE Kick and Dance Academy, highlighting her outstanding skills and dedication in the field.

Teaching holds a special place in Ava's heart, being her greatest passion. She delights in imparting her knowledge and expertise, particularly in foundational techniques such as leaps, kicks, and turns. Ava's teaching style emphasizes the importance of mastering the basics, ensuring a strong foundation for her students.

Ava's dance preferences reflect her diverse skills and interests. Pom, kick, and hip hop stand out as her favorite styles, showcasing her versatility and dynamic approach to dance. With a love for the art form and an unwavering commitment to her team, Ava continues to inspire and shape the next generation of dancers.

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Lago Vista Dance Studio

20811 Dawn Drive, Suite 601

Lago Vista, TX 78645

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