“Our mission is to provide an exciting fun-filled experience for our students to gain the fundamentals and skills of dance while incorporating the importance of discipline, responsibility and the ability to interact with their peers.”

ANNUAL PRODUCTIONS

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas Recital, Leesburg Christmas Parade, End of the year recital (May or June) and other special events and/or local appearances. Class attendance must be favorable to participate. Scheduled practices and dress rehearsals are mandatory.

Students will require costumes, which are selected by the instructors to offer the best value and appearance. Deposit and balance due dates will be required for each student, and fees must be satisfied before costumes may be released.

DANCE ATTIRE

It is imperative for all students to wear appropriate dance attire and proper shoes according to class at all times to ensure proper instruction and movement during class. This includes leotards, convertible tights, beige tap shoes and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back out of the face in a ponytail or bun.

A uniform is mandatory.

Leotards, tights and shoes will be made available for purchase at the time of registration. Leotards must be purchased from Dance Dynamix.

DROP OUT PREVENTION

Sometimes the interest level of children waivers after the newness of class has worn off. This is normal and should not be considered a loss of interest. Gentle encouragement is needed both in class, as well as at home. Once a child has completed the first year and participated in the recital, both parent and child may expect to experience a feeling of accomplishment and pride from their dance experience.

COMPETITION TEAM

Teams will participate in competitions and other special events throughout the year. There is an additional fee for team classes, as there will be several extra practice classes before each competition and/or event.

 GOOD ATTENDANCE IS A REQUIREMENT!
(Being part of a team means that others are depending
on you!)
 
Auditions will be announced (usually in June or July). Team members are required to receive instruction in all areas of dance. Additional costs to the student will include competition fees, additional costume costs, as well as traveling expenses.

  About Us 

We strongly encourage dancers to study ballet throughout their training. Ballet is key in the development of technique and strength in all forms of dance.
Because of the unnatural movements ballet requires, it should be taught in a way that allows the student to understand the importance of its challenges. 
Other traditional dance forms we teach are pointe, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop.  Our classes are scheduled according to the Lake County School Calendar. 
Our Holiday Schedule in accordance with Lake County School is as follows:We will be closed for Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break (unless you are  on the competition team), Winter Break and Spring Break.
 

  Studio Policy 

Class Placement is at the discretion of the instructor. Students are placed in class according to their age as well as their individual development and ability.

Dance Dynamix requires 30 day written notice of cancellation of classes.

No food, chewing gum, candy or soft drinks allowed in the studio! Bottled water only.

Parents, please be on time bringing your child to class, as well as picking them up.

Regular class attendance is imperative for the student to gain full potential of his/her dance training and performance.

Dance Dynamix reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct, attendance, attitude or payment history is unsatisfactory.

Dance Dynamix is not responsible for personal injuries, accidents, or illness that occurs while student is in its care, unless proven such was a direct result of the neglegence of its laborer.

  Registration

REGISTRATION DATES

Returning Student Registration   –    Wednesday, August 4th  12:00 PM to 6:00 PM  (Open after this date until classes are full)

New Student Registration   –   Thursday, August 5th and Thursday, August 19th  (Open after this date until classes are full)

 

There is a yearly registration fee of $25.00.

Call for more information.

Dance Registration Form

  Tuition

Monthly Tuition is due on the first lesson of the month, regardless of the student’s attendance. Classes begin in September and continue through June. Dance fees are the same every month regardless of the number of weeks in any given month. a $10.00 late fee will be added to payments not received by the 5th of the month. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for any returned checks. A sibling discount of $5.00 off the monthly tuition is available per sibling. Prices are subject to change. 

  Schedule

Current class schedule

  Instructors

  • Terri Hicks, Owner

    Terri Hicks, Owner

    A dancer since the age of three, Terri’s skills emerged from extensive training in dance arts under such greats as Jamie Pisano, choreographer and dance instructor best known for her work in the movie “Tap” with Gregory Hines. A dancer since 1990, Terri is a member of Florida Dance Masters, an educational dance teacher organization which has served the dance industry for more than a century. She is a performer, Master teacher, dance coach, adjudicator, and choreographer. Each year her Competition and Travel Teams receive top awards at national competitions and shows. Personally she continues to win national teaching and choreography awards. Terri is the owner and Instructor of Dance Dynamix. Terri has also served as a cheerleading coach and choreographer for Leesburg High School, and recently was selected as a judge for a national dance competition in Las Vegas.
  • Ron Holiday

    Ron Holiday

    Ron began his professional career at the age of seventeen as an apprentice for George Bananchine’s New York City Ballet. he performed in four popular Broadway productions, including Fanny and My Fair lady, then moving on to the original Moulin Rouge in Paris where he became the first non-French citizen to have the lead solo as a Can Can dancer. Ron also spent a year as a lead dancer at Follies Bergere and the Casino de Parisl. His acclaimed stage credits include command performances for Her Majesty the Queen Mother and Princess Elizabeth II at the Palladium Theatre in London as well as for Princess Grace in Monte Carlo. Ron and his wife Joy were Adagio Ballet soloist with the New York City Opera Company in the productions of Faust and Aida. During this time the Holidays received their first exotic cat, and African Leopard named Aladdin, who helped to ignite their Cat Dancers career. Ron is a published author with autobiography, “Cat Dancer” and his biographical documentary can be seen on HBO and Cinemax.
  • Lauren Gant

    Lauren Gant

    Lauren started ballet at the young age of 4 in Clarksville, Tn. Her family moved to to Florida when she was 6. That’s when her dance career began under dance instructor Terri at Terri’s School of dance in Bushnell, Fl. She quickly moved to team where she traveled all over Florida competing up until she was 18.  Lauren has been to New York City and taken classes at the Radio City Music Hall with the Rockettes and the Orlando Magic dancers where they got to perform at the Orlando Magic game during half time. In 2019 Lauren’s daughter began taking dance lessons at Dance Dynamix and later in 2020 Lauren was given the opportunity to begin teaching at the studio she says taught her everything she knows and is glad to be back in an environment that has helped make her who she is today.
  • Kaylyn Wilburth

    Kaylyn Wilburth

    Kaylyn has been dancing under the instruction of Terri since she was 5. She began competing at a young age all over the state and went on to win numerous overall awards. She was invited to tour Star Systems 7 City Dance Tour. At the age of 10 she auditioned and was featured in a Nickelodeon video titled “Little Kid’s Dance Party”. Kaylyn has served as a dance instructor and choreographer for the South Sumter Middle School Dance Team along with a choreographer for Leesburg High School Cheerleading. She has judged numerous dance, cheerleading and baton tryouts through TriCity. Kaylyn loves to work with children and is proud to be a part of the Dance Dynamix family.
  • Carlos Rodriguez

    Carlos Rodriguez

    Carlos always had an inner passion for choreography and the Arts. However, growing up in a strict, conservative family, where dancing was condemned, he chose to explore his interest for dance in secret. His journey began by watching and imitating music videos that had dancing and in private imitating their moves in front of the mirror in the bathroom. At the age of 15, Carlos was dancing in front of a church and was later approached by a young lady who inquired about what studio he danced at. When he expressed that he had no official dance training, she invited him to visit Dance Dynamix, the studio she attended. After participating in one Ballet class, he was given a full scholarship and encouraged to compete and receive formal dance training by the owner. During that time, he not only shined as a performer, but also as an innovative Artisan. He began to choreograph dances and obtained numerous awards for his routines at competitions. Following this experience, he trained in Modern and Hip Hop which in turn fostered his unique dance style. His drive lead him to a college in Australia, where he was offered a teaching position after one semester. After 3 years in Australia he returned to Florida and to the studio that first allotted him the opportunity to pursue, promote and develop his artistry.
  • Landi Hicks

    Landi Hicks

    Landi has been dancing her way to the top since the age of 2. She began dancing competitively at the age of 4 and hasn’t stopped since; earning numerous titles including multiple International Dance titles. Landi won her first choreography award just ten years later representing her mother’s studio, Dance Dynamix, at competitions such as PrimeTime, Showbiz, Show Stoppers, and Star Systems. As a senior in high school she was accepted into the Rockette Experience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Once Miss Hicks finished High-school she went on to further her educational career at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and Los Angeles. While attending these prestigious colleges Landi trained at world famous studios like Millennium and The Playground in California as well as Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Landi Hicks currently choreographs at Dance Dynamix for competition teams and recreational classes, as she’s been doing so for the past 6 years.

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TROPIC THEATER HISTORY

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TROPIC THEATER

The 500-seat Fain Theatre was originally built in 1932 as the B-movie house in Leesburg. In 1960 it went through in extensive renovation to the plans of Rufus E. Bland, and was renamed the Tropic Theatre. In 1979 it was added onto and became the Tropic Twin Theatre. It continued to show first run movies until the mid-1980’s. It then changed hands several times and was finally closed in June 2004.

Terri Hicks bought the historical Tropic Theatre in 2006 and renovated it. The auditorium was stripped back to its brick walls. The floors were discovered to be red oak. There are also three dance studios.

TESTIMONIALS

I️ have been counting the days until my daughter could take dance. We go weekly and I️ can’t get her to leave. She loves it and has formed a special bond with the instructors there, even the ones who do not directly teach her class. Looking forward to many years of dance with this studio.

– Tiffany McNeal Johnson

“My granddaughters love it here. Excellent teachers, who care about their students.. Their Christmas program was very enjoyable…”

– Linda Raenelle Mahoney

“This dance studio is amazing studio for young dancers to learn dance skills self confidence and to believe in themselves. I have had the honor of watching my niece dance with Dance Dynamix for the past 13 years. I highly recommend this studio.”

– Bridget Desantis

“My daughter is 13 and has danced here since she was 3…. We LOVE this studio.”

– Shayna Stanfield Grunewald
(352) 323-6030
122 West Main Street
Leesburg, Florida 34748