“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.”
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.
Terri Hicks, OwnerA 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 HolidayRon 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.
Alexander James EdwardsAlexander started his dance training at the age of four in DeSoto, Texas with Stacia Woodlan, Holly Belford-Davis and Lanita Moore. He attributes his core training to Jana Block Mitchell, Malana Murphy, and Michelle Sherrill, his teachers at the formerly-known Dancin’ Feet Performing Company of Lewisville, Texas where he was able to hone his skills in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and then added hip hop, modern, and contemporary to his repertoire. Since then, he has worked alongside notable dancers, teachers, and choreographers such as Alexander Pelham, Debbie Allen, Todrick Hall, Christopher Huggins, William B. McClellan, Jr., and Jason Samuels-Smith. He has also performed with artists such as MC Hammer and Destiny’s Child, appeared in The Nutcracker with The Moscow Ballet and also on Barney and Friends, So You Think You Can Dance, Todrick, Wife Swap, Ridiculousness, and Dance Moms. Edwards is an alumnus of the world-renowned Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Point Park University. He was a member of the world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. His award-winning choreography has been showcased on the competitive stage, universities across the country, and even Cedar Point amusement park. In addition to his dance experience, Edwards is also an adjudicator for Starpower, Revolution, Leap!, Fearless, and Imagine Dance Challenge and a freelance dancer/teacher/choreographer/singer/songwriter/actor, based out of Los Angeles, attributing each experience he has encountered to God, his family, and everyone else who has supported him throughout his journey.
Kaylyn WilburthKaylyn 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.
Rachel HendersonRachel fell in love with dance when she saw her first ballet, The Nutcracker, at the age of 4. In 2005, she joined the Dance Dynamix family and never looked back! Thanks to the love and support of Ms Terri, Mr Ron and Miss KK, Rachel quickly grew into a beautiful and confident dancer. In 2007 she joined the award winning competition dance team were she continued to learn all styles of dance. She is currently attending Seminole State College where she is studying Modern/Contemporary dance as well as Communications and Design. Rachel’s passion for dance continues where it all began, teaching pre-school and beginners classes.
TROPIC THEATER HISTORY
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.
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.”