“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. Prices are subject to change.
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.
Lauren GantLauren 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 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.
Carlos RodriguezCarlos 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 HicksLandi 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.
Tracy HarrisTracy was born and raised in Iowa. She took her first dance class at 4 years old. She continued dancing throughout high school and college competing and earning top awards in various formats of dance. Following college, Tracy cheered professionally, most notably with the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team. Her 23 years of dance and choreography experience has continued into a love for health and wellness as a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She loves being at Dance Dynamix and recognizes the hard work and dedication the students put in to each and every class.
Vladimir AbramenkoVladimir is a professional dance choreographer with over 40 years of experience of art service in ballet. Vladimir has major special ties in ballet, classical ballet, character dancing, ballroom dancing, dance training, stage managing and production. He has extensive knowledge from stage to production and lead a variety of concerts and group performances in Russia, Ukraine, France, Canada, Holland, Swiss, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and USA. Vladimir has achieved government awards and diplomas for production, including best performances. He is a registered member of the North-West branch or Russian authors’ society. Vladimir is also an esteemed dance director and educator. He has starred in various stage productions worldwide. Professional dance groups of Russia, France, Italy, Greece, Canada and USA are some of his stage productions in repertory. He has directed and managed many concerts, including the celebrated special dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy in Moscow.
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.”