Kinderdance®, where children ``learn how to learn`` when they learn how to DANCE and MOVE!

Awarded 2019 Kinderdance® International Franchisee of the Year

Other Awards Include Franchisee of the month for October 2017, November 2018 and June 2020

Comfortable location at your child's school

Convenient class times

Experienced instructors

Award winning franchise

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About Us

Kinderdance ®

Kinderdance® is the original worldwide dance, motor development, gymnastics and fitness program that combines academic readiness skills which are specifically designed for children. What makes Kinderdance® unique is that all of our programs incorporate educational concepts in a developmentally designed curriculum that teaches to the total child. We place special emphasis on building “Self Confidence” and “Self-Esteem” in young children.

A happy child is a Joy to Behold! Anyone who has ever watched a child jump for joy when a parent comes home knows intuitively that small children express their feelings with MOVEMENT as well as words. Movement, music and DANCE can be natural tools for learning. Influential child psychologists and educators like Piaget and Montessori agree that a planned developmental program in MOVEMENT should be part of every child’s education. Since early childhood education is the foundation for higher education, how a child “learns to learn” will have a lasting influence throughout his or her school years. Kinderdance, where children “learn how to learn” when they learn how to DANCE and MOVE!

> Learn More: Where did Kinderdance come from? A brief history!

Class Descriptions

Kinderdance ®

Kinderdance® is a developmental dance, motor development and fitness program, teaching the basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics and creative movement while blending educational concepts.

Kindergym ®

Kindergym® is a developmental floor gymnastics program with emphasis on fun, social and gross motor development, physical fitness and movement education while learning numbers, colors, shapes and words.

We also use an octagon, wedge (“cheese”), jumping board and balance beam as well as a large folding mat to help us learn the fundamentals of gymnastics!

Kids Yoga

In Kids Yoga, children learn the foundations of yoga through storytelling, creative imagery, music, songs, speech and communication, use of props and creative movement in a non-religious and non-spiritual manner. The program aims to build children’s self- confidence, self-esteem and self-expression as they develop muscular strength and flexibility, balance, coordination and mental focus. The practice of mindfulness and conscious breathing are incorporated to enhance the development of mind and body connection as we nurture the process of self-regulation, stress management and relaxation.

Meet Our Instructors

Ms. Wendy Ms. Wendy Owner and Instructor Ms. Wendy has been a Kinderdance® franchisee for 20 years. She began in the Summer of 2000 after she graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. Ms. Wendy began her dance training at the age of 3 at the Libby Stelly Dance Academy in Houston and served as a squad officer on her high school drill team her junior year and as a Lieutenant officer her senior year. She then went on to be on the Cougar Dolls dance team at the University of Houston for two years. She began her Kinderdance® classes in Houston and then moved to Austin in August of 2007. She now lives in the Round Rock area with her husband and daughter. Ms. Wendy speaks with each Kinderdance instructor after every class they teach. Ms. Wendy loves working with parents and schools to make sure everyone is having the best experience with Kinderdance®. Please feel free to reach out to her anytime! Ms. Ashley Ms. Ashley Instructor Ms. Ashley is currently attending St. Edwards University and is a forensic science major. She has been dancing for about 19 years, with training for 15 of those years. She loves to dance, from musicals to story ballets! She was on the dance team at St. Edwards University her freshman year and absolutely loved the experience. She has been working with children all summer as a summer camp counselor in San Jose, CA. She taught Kinderdance classes this past school year and absolutely loved it! She is so excited to be a Kinderdance instructor again this school year! Ms. Megan Ms. Megan Instructor Ms. Megan is a native Austinite that has been dancing since she could walk. She danced through Westlake High School and taught dance at a local dance academy while attending the University of Texas. She graduated from UT with a degree in early childhood education and youth/community studies. She has experience not only teaching dance but as a public elementary special education teacher She currently is married with two boys (3rd and 10th grade). She spends her time subbing in the AISD school system, running her nonprofit organization Divine Donations, and her mobile nail art business JazzHands. Her two greatest passions are dancing and children so she is thrilled to be a part of the Kinderdance family! Ms. Skyler Ms. Courtney Instructor Ms. Courtney began her dance Journey at the age of 3, when her mother opened her dance studio in her hometown of Greenville, Alabama. There she studied Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop and Character Dance until the age of 18. During her high school years, she also studied with the Alabama Dance Theatre in Montgomery, and danced with their company. Ms. Courtney actually began her teaching career at the age of 12, as she assisted her mother in the children’s classes, ages 3-5, Creative Movement and Tap. In high school she taught these classes herself, along with some 7-9 year old classes in Ballet and Jazz. After graduation, Ms. Courtney was accepted into Birmingham Southern College’s dance department, studying there for two years before being accepted and transferring to Florida State University’s dance department. She graduated from Florida State University in 2013 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance. After graduation Ms. Courtney moved to New York City where she continued her studies with different dance studios, and performed with a couple of dance collectives. In 2015, she moved back to Greenville, where she taught and choreographed at Sonya’s Dance & Fitness, ages 3-18 in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Dance Theatre, until 2019. She is very excited to work with our Kinderdance and Kindergym children! Ms. Grace Ms. Grace Instructor Ms. Grace was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has been teaching dance for over 10 years and dancing professionally for over 35 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance, with a minor in education from Marymount Manhattan College of NY. She has trained with many dance schools including The Alvin Ailey American Dance School, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Dance Center, Long Island Ballet Company, and Ballet Hispanico. With a background in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, African, samba and flamenco she has an expansive knowledge of dance techniques. Some of her major works include teaching creative movement, ballet, hip hop, and jazz nationally and internationally to preschool and elementary school age children at the Alvin Ailey School, All Saints Elementary School, and Carnival Cruise Lines. After she moved to Texas in 2011 she started teaching west African, Zumba, and Samba to students of all ages in several Dallas fitness locations. Besides dancing she enjoys traveling, learning about holistic health and spending time with her two children! Ms. Grace taught Kinderdance and Kindergym with us last year and we are so excited to have her with us again this year! Ms. Grace Ms. Amanda Instructor Ms. Amanda has over 20 years of experience dancing competitively and professionally in many genres. She has worked in several entertainment industries including Six Flags New England, Universal Studios Resort Orlando, Sea World San Antonio and Walt Disney World Resort. Ms. Amanda was the Director of a preschool dance and acrobatics program (Dancers and Dreamers) for children 5 and under at a local studio, choreographer and avid aerial arts performer who enjoys performing locally! Ms. Amanda is so excited to have the opportunity to teach and inspire young dancers and gymnasts with her passion of movement through Kinderdance!

Testimonials

Parents are talking!…

My daughter Maru - a spunky little 3 year old - has taken dance and gymnastics at her school via Kinderdance.

Whenever I asked how she was enjoying her class, she always replied with great enthusiasm. However, the day she and my mom began to discuss ballet verbage in my kitchen, I was amazed. She knew so much terminology – arabesque and glissade – and all of the positions. I was very surprised and consequently impressed! She decided to try out gymnastics this summer and has just loved it. Maru and I are very happy with her experience with Kinderdance.

Lauren H.

happy mom

My daughter has been taking dance with Ms. Wendy for the past year.

I decided to enroll her after attending a friend’s Kinderdance recital with Ms. Wendy where I was amazed to see 3 and 4 year olds perform together with choreography. I have been to many a dance recital where this age doesn’t do much at all but stand there looking cute so I was very impressed! Ms. Wendy is very fun and energetic with the kids and makes learning dance moves fun. My shy child has really come out of her shell and now dances around the house daily and even in public will climb up on stage! Additionally, Ms. Wendy is very communicative and organized and a joy to work with! I highly recommend Kinderdance!

Julie S.

happy mom

Our daughter loves being in dance and gym.

She’s been in the class for two years now. She looks forward to it and has learned so much about movement. The recital Ms. Wendy puts on yearly is such a great treat for her and us as parents! Our daughter lights up at the mention of the recital.  The teachers are great and they come to the school during school hours, so there are no extra trips outside of school or on weekends. I can’t wait to put my other daughters in Kinderdance too!

Sofia M.

happy mom

Kinderdance is the perfect introduction to the world of gymnastics and dance.

Wendy has done an amazing job instilling the love of dance in my daughter. Her program is both fun and educational. My daughter looks forward to what new things she will learn each week.

Kori S.

happy mom

Kinderdance has provided our daughter a fun and challenging experience!

I was extremely happy with Wendy’s rapport with the children, and very impressed with how organized she is! I definitely plan on returning to Kinderdance!

Angie C.

happy mom

My daughter has learned so much...

My daughter has learned so much in such a short time! She can’t wait for Monday’s when her dance class is! She is always dancing and singing her new moves she learned that week! We love all you do! Thank you!

Kaylyn

happy mom

I am the Director at Prodigy Child Development Center...

I am the Director at Prodigy Child Development Center where Kinderdance and Kindergym classes are held. My daughter who also attends the school has attended Ms. Wendy’s gymnastics class for about a year now. She comes home after class and proudly shows our family the new skills she learned at class. She has a baby sister and sometimes it is hard for her to see us giving the baby so much special attention. I think gymnastics has given her an opportunity to develop skills that the baby cannot do that are very impressive and confidence building.

Ms. Amy

happy mom & child care center director

Both of my kids really enjoyed being a part of Kinderdance and Kindergym!

My daughter can be pretty shy at times, especially around new people or in front of a bunch of people, but she really loved being in dance. She literally asks every day if she’s going to dance and then she shows me all of her moves at home. It’s pretty cute and I can’t thank you enough for teaching her and fostering her love of dance.

Laura

happy mom

Here is our tentative Fall schedule! We will add ``In Person`` classes as we are able to return to our schools!

Each child enrolled will receive their own bag of materials to use in class and a t shirt!

Monday

La Tribu Rural
Kinderdance/Kids Yoga Combo (ballet & yoga, no tap)
3:00-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Courtney

Wednesday

Learn and Laugh Preschool
Kinderdance/Kids Yoga Combo (ballet & yoga, no tap)
9:15-10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Ms. Ashley

Thursday

Friday

Kiddie Academy of Bee Cave
Kinderdance/Kids Yoga Combo (ballet & yoga, no tap)
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Instructor: Ms. Courtney

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I pay for tuition?

Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. In the Fall we do also have a registration/insurance fee that covers the entire school year and includes a t shirt that your child may wear to school and in class on their class day.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is due on the 1st of every month. If it is not received by the morning of your child’s first class of the month, a late fee may be assessed. If you are not able to pay by that time, please let me know ahead of time and we will be more than happy to work something out with you. A reminder will be sent out to parents as a reminder that tuition will soon be due.

How do I pay for tuition?

Tuition may be paid online through our website. You may enter your parent account with classjuggler monthly to make payments. There is no extra charge to you for this service. You may also pay through Venmo or PayPal, please email me for more details.

When do classes begin?

Most of our schools go year round. We start our year in September and go through May. Students may enroll at any time during the school year. During the Summer some schools are closed and some do not meet. Information will be given prior as to Summer sign up instruction for those schools continuing during the Summer.

Can I cancel?

You may start or stop classes at any time. If you do wish stop at any time, we do ask that you let us know 30 days before stopping classes. If we do not receive notice that your child will be stopping, they will be continued to be picked up for classes. We will not know you wish for them to discontinue if you do not notify us.

Do we have access to the teachers?

We love parents and families and love for them to be involved! If you wish to speak with your child’s teacher at any time, please contact Ms. Wendy (wendydances@hotmail.com or 512-669-9919) to arrange a time to meet/speak. We welcome you to drop in on our child’s class, however it is best if you try to not let them know you are there and can watch without them seeing you!

What materials does my child need for class and what should they wear?

Your registration fee in the Fall includes a t shirt your child will receive. They may wear this t shirt to school on their class day with leggings or shorts or anything that is comfortable to move in to wear in class! Both Kinderdance and Kindergym students will receive a t shirt if you paid a registration fee along with tuition. Students that start classes later in the year or in the Summer may purchase a t shirt if they wish. Please contact Ms. Wendy if you wish to purchase a t shirt.

Our Kinderdance students need to bring both ballet and tap shoes since we are doing both ballet and tap in class. Please label all shoes with your child’s name. We prefer ballet shoe strings to be cut short or double tied so they do not come untied during class. We also prefer tap shoes that have buckles or elastic, not ties. You may purchase shoes from us (ballet and tap)and also a shoe bag if you wish! Details will be included in the sign up screen when you register through Class Juggler.

St. Matthews and Learn and Laugh students only need ballet shoes (no tap shoes).

Do you have a recital?

On a Saturday in May, (date TBA) we will hold our annual year end demonstration (recital) in which all of our students will participate. This recital will take place at a venue such as an elementary school. More details will be sent home to families prior to this performance opportunity. This recital is optional, not mandatory.

Didn't find the answer?

We would like to help!  Simply email Ms. Wendy at wendydances@hotmail.com or call (512) 669-9919.

Contact

We would love to hear from you!

(512) 669-9919

WendyDances@hotmail.com

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