Fall 2013

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Champions Advertisement Video

Have you happened to catch the new Champions Advertisement running on TV? Our very own Ms. Sarah makes an appearance teaching preschool dance in our Synergy/Champions partnership dance classes!

If you’re looking for a dance program for your preschool aged child, be sure to give us a call!

Summer Camp Schedule is released!

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Our summer camp schedule is now posted and registration is open!  Camps do fill up so register early to secure your spot!

We offer recreational dance and creative arts camps for ages 4.5-11, preschool camps for ages 3-5 and dance intensives for intermediate and advanced dancers age 7-16.  In addition this summer we’ve added a jazz and hip hop intensive for beginner/intermediate level dancers age 7-16.

Click here for summer camp information.

Synergy Xtreme Aces Hyline Tryouts!

Synergy Dance Studio

Last night Westlake Hyline hosted tryouts for their 2013-2014 Season. Hyline is the esteemed Dance team at Westlake High School and it is highly competitive to make the team. Every one of our Synergy Xtreme girls made Hyline and this goes to show just how hard our Extreme dancers work to further their dance education.

Congratulations girls, you deserve it!

December Recital

The December Recital is rapidly approaching! The performance will be held at Hill Country Middle School located at 1300 Walsh Tarlton in Westlake. There will be 3 shows, 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30. Each show will last about 45 minutes and admission is free.

Please view our December Performance Information page for more info!

Synergy Performs at Bridgepoint Elementary

Bridgepoint Elementary held its first annual Art Day and invited Synergy Dance Studio to perform an art related number at the school.

The Synergy Dance Company instructors came together and choreographed a modern performance art number to the song Colours. It was a lot of fun and the Bridgepoint students appeared to really enjoy the number!

Sherrie Sellers – Director

Sherrie Sellers

Sherrie Sellers is the owner and artistic director of Synergy Dance Studio. She began her own dance training at the age of four at the Academy of Dance Arts in Greenville, Texas and subsequently became a member of the prestigious and nationally ranked Northeast Texas Dance Company. She has been teaching dancers for since 1988 and has an extensive knowledge of ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, drill team, and cheer. In addition, she graduated from East Texas State University with a degree in Mathematics and went on to teach in the public school system for 9 years. She is a certified NCA Cheer Instructor and coached a varsity level team for three years. Her past experiences as a teacher both inside the schoolroom and the dance studio drive her to be a leading dance educator.

As a dance instructor, she strives to motivate young dancers to reach their full potential both inside and outside the studio. Some of Ms. Sherrie’s past dancers have gone on to be Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Rangerettes, and collegiate cheerleaders, and many others can be seen in college dance programs across the country.

As a choreographer, her pieces have had the honor of winning many awards at various competitions and conventions including Tremaine, LADF, Starlight Dance Productions and Encore. Many studios and schools throughout the state seek out Ms. Sherrie and her exciting choreography each year.

As a dancer herself, she has studied under Keith Clifton, Al Gilbert, Rhonda Miller, Darryl Retter, Linda Bernabei Retter, Jackie Sleight and Judy Klopfenstein of Dallas Ballet Center. Additionally, she believes in continuing her own dance education by attending conventions and master classes throughout the year.  In February 2013 she attended American Ballet Theatre’s 10 day National Ballet Training Curriculum in New York at the ABT studios and passed the exam making her an ABT certified teacher for levels pre-primary through 4.

Mara Demel

Mara Demel

Mara Demel

Ms. Mara trained with Body Talk Dance Company at Joyce Willet School of Dance. She attended numerous workshops in L.A at “The Edge”, and “STEPS” dance studio in New York. Ms. Mara is well rounded and can teach all styles of dance. She loves children and her love and patience shine through in her classes and interaction with the children. We are excited to have Ms. Mara teaching here at Synergy Dance Studio!

Sarah Skelton

Sarah Skelton

Ms. Sarah began her formal training in high school where she studied at Contemporary Dance Techniques in Tyler, Tx. After graduating she moved to Austin where she received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Texas. During her time at UT she traveled to Austria with the Young Tanzsommer Dance Tour and participated in master classes by Nashville Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Ralph Lemon, Michael Foley and Guillaume Graffin from American Ballet Theatre as well as residencies from Delfos Dance Company from Mexico and Martha Graham Dance Company. She continues her education by taking workshops all over the US from San Francisco Dance Center in CA to Steps in New York City and currently is a member of Ballet East in Austin.

Hall of Fame Nationals Competition

Synergy Dance Company performed in Hall of Fame Nationals in San Antonio. Our girls did fantastic and Nicest Thing place 8th in the Seniors Finals division! Way to go girls!