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Essence Dancers
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The Essence Dance Academy truly values the blend of solid technique and sincere expressiveness in the classic art form of dance. We offer an opportunity for children and adults to embrace technique and the art of dancing. We aim for Essence Dance Academy pupils to be strongly encouraged to embrace the aesthetic qualities of dance so they will be transformed into passionate, strong & knowledgeable dancers.

Avis Sauls Artistic Director
Avis Sauls Artistic Director

To find out more about us
Call 469-337-7413
or visit our website

We provide:

  • Ballet & Creative Movement for Early Childhood (Ages 3 to 5-years-old)
  • Ballet Enrichment (Ages 6 to 11-years-old)
  • Jazz/Contemporary Enrichment (Ages 6 to 11-years-old)
  • Performance/Competition: [Essence Dance Kids Company] (Ages 6 to 11-years-old) *Audition Required* “Essence Dance Academy’s Summer Camp is Strongly Recommended.”
  • Performance/Competition: [Essence Jr. Dance Company] (Ages 12 to 17-years-old) *Audition Required* “Essence Dance Academy’s Summer Camp is Strongly Recommended.”
  • Ballet Enrichment for Youth & Adults
  • Jazz/Contemporary Enrichment for Youth & Adults
  • Private Lessons for All Ages
  • Drill Team *Audition Required* “Essence Dance Academy’s Summer Camp is Strongly Recommended.”
  • Annual Summer Dance & Drill Team Camps

Elite Summer Camps

Experience our Elite Camps this summer starting June 5th through August 18th. Summer Camp registration is required.

Elite Summer Camp Flyer for Dance-Drill & Cheer-Tumbling

To register for classes click the Self Service button

  1. If you’re a returning client – Login with your username and password. Otherwise create an account to register for the first time to pay for classes.
  2. Click on BUY and then click on Sessions.
  3. Under Buy Sessions, click on Essence Dance Academy.
  4. Find the package you want to buy and click Purchase.
Drill Team
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm Drill Team is a Hip-Hop team with Jazz elements. $100
Ballet/Pointe
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Monday 5:15pm-6:15pm This class prepares the beginner ballet/pointe dancer. $65
Ballet Enrichment
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm This class is beginner/intermediate ballet for ages 6-12 $75
Boys/Girls Hip-Hop
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm This class covers Hip-Hop for beginner through advanced boys and girls. $75
Early Childhood
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Tuesday 5:30pm-6:15pm This class covers beginner ballet and creative movement dance elements for ages 3 to 5. $65
Youth & Adult Comprehensive Technique
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Tuesday 7:45pm-8:45pm This class will cover the genres of ballet, jazz, and contemporary for ages 13 and up. $75
Essence Dance Kids Company
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Monday Thursday 7:45pm-8:45pm Kids Company is a competition team made up of three classes as a package. (Ballet is Mondays 6:00pm-7:00pm *PLUS* Jazz/Contemporary is Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm) *Discounts will be applied to FCA & Canterbury dance company students. $105
Essence Junior Dance Company
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Monday Thursday 7:45pm-8:45pm The Jr. Dance Company is a competition team made up of three classes as a package. (Ballet is Mondays 7:15pm-8:15pm *PLUS* Contemporary is Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm *PLUS* Jazz is Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm) *Discounts will be applied to FCA & Canterbury dance company students. $125
Private Lessons
DAYS Times DESCRIPTION FEE
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:45pm-8:45pm Private lessons may be held any day of the week except Sundays according to the instructor’s availability. Lessons can be 30 minutes to 1 hour. Tuition fee is TBA.

To register for classes click the Self Service button: