All That Jazz Academy of Dance, formerly known as Toornburg School of Dance, was established in 1993. When Connie and Cindy Toornburg decided to retire, Regina Lednicky Nix purchased the studio after having been their student for seventeen years (as well as teaching for eight).
ATJ offers a high-quality, extensive dance education from ages 2-adult in a wide variety of styles, including: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pointe, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. We perform at many local events throughout the year, as well as taking our award-winning Company dancers to competitions every spring. We also offer Zumba & Aerobics (during summer sessions), as well as Pilates.
ATJ educates dancers from all parts of the Greater Waco area, and is conveniently located close to I-35 in Hewitt. We are budget-friendly and hold classes from Monday to Thursday of each week.
Welcome back, Dancers!
Things to look for: Order forms for black studio shirt for performance coverups, order forms for studio backpack. All dancers will need a black studio shirt, and any dancer may order a backpack.
Dance Company tryouts - Saturday, August 24 from 9am-12 noon. Please make sure to wear a leotard, tights, and leggings/capris/booty shorts, with hair up in a tight ponytail. Wear your ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or half soles. Dancers that make Junior Company will be given info on ordering company warmups.
Dance Companies will be learning 254 Dance Fest piece on August 25. Cost is $15 per dancer, which goes directly into the 254 Dance Fest Fund. Bring cash by August 22. Performance is Saturday October 5 at noon at the Convention Center. Tech rehearsal will be that morning at 8am and there are $10 classes offered that morning that anyone may take. We will also be performing outside at the Cultural Arts Festival, time TBA. Our students have been asked to watch the professional show at 6pm. We will be performing recital dances and wearing studio tank tops and booty shorts. More info to come.
Thursday September 26, Mrs. Gina will perform in Waco's Dancing With The Stars! She was asked to be a professional and this event will raise money for the Family Abuse Center. No classes that Thursday. Please see the Newsletter for makeup classes.
HOT Fair: All jazz and hip hop classes will perform on Saturday October 12, time TBA. See the newsletter for required attire.
Disney World Summer Dance Performance Trip 2020 is either July 5-12 or 11-18. It is in the planning stage and there will be an info meeting on Thursday September 5 at 8pm. We're planning one performance, 4 or 5 day Park Hopper pass at Disney and 2 Day Universal trip. Decisions must be made by September 30 so we can start deposits and payments in October.
Deck the Halls - November 2 at the Convention Center. Dance Companies and Pre-Company will be performing. We dance from 11-12. No costumes. Old recital dances will retire only if they are PERFECT. If not, they will be done at Christmas too. Each dancer gets 2 tickets for this.
All dancers will be performing at two nursing homes for our Christmas performances. Christmas performances will be Saturday December 7 at 10am and Saturday December 14 at 10am. Dancers will need to be there at 9:30am. For attire, please see the newsletter.
Dance Companies/Pre-Company Christmas party is Friday December 20 from 6-9pm at Mrs. Gina's house. Details TBA.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Recital 2019 will be Saturday June 6 at Jones Theatre on Baylor University campus. Dress rehearsal at 9am (dancers must arrive by 8:30), dancers' call at 5pm, show begins at 6pm. Details TBA.
For dates and other information, please pick up a newsletter in the rack by the door at the studio!
Questions? See Mrs. Gina.
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