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"...the show (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) was fantastic last weekend and she loved it. The fact that she actually knew someone performing in it made the experience that much more magical for her." - Quote from an Academy parent

Crystal Bertrand, Academy Director

My mentor and the founding Director of Lone Star Ballet, Neil Hess, once told me that "Everyone needs the Arts." The Arts are the most vital ingredient in the lives of every human being." "The Art of Dance gives." Since then, I have dedicated and committed my lifes work based on his inspirations.

As the Academy Director of Lone Star Dance Academies, my greatest desire and hope is that more children and their families will discover the feeling that was once shared with me, which was the true value of dance, and with it what one can become. Lone Star Dance Academies' longevity is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the training of our students. I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by great work and take pride in our accomplishments.

It is my pleasure to introduce to you some of the finest programs and instructors who truly adore what they do. I look forward to seeing you all throughout the year and thank you in advance for sharing your wonderful talents with Lone Star Dance Academy. Visiting our website regularly is the best way to see all the amazing achievements of our students and staff. See you in class!

Mark Sellers, Academy & Social Media Coordinator

I would like to personally thank you for your interest in Lone Star Dance Academy. Nothing is more important than the future of our world through our young people. Lone Star Dance Academy is very proud of the quality and experience that your child can obtain from attending one of our Academies. Please feel free to visit the Academy link of choice on this page and see what LSDA has to offer for you.


The Lone Star Dance Academy is dedicated to artistic excellence and integrity to elevate the human spirit through all forms of dance.


The Lone Star Dance Academy's Vision is to engage all students and provide them with a dance education that:

  • Is designed to take students from their very first steps through a comprehensive curriculum of classical ballet, formal jazz, contemporary/modern dance, tap and related studies.
  • Fully prepares dancers for professional dance companies and/or continued studies in institutes for higher learning.
  • Provides quality training for those who will not become career dancers, but will gain the poise, confidence, discipline, and fundamental life skills inherent in the structured study of dance.
  • Emphasizes a strong foundation focusing on proper placement, technical precision, musicality, and artistic confidence.
  • Promotes a safe, caring, and supportive environment based on trust and respect.
  • Shares the instructor's passion for dance with students in a way that inspires each of them to pursue their own passions and goals.

Academy Registration begins in August and is a nine month program; however, we have ongoing registration throughout the year up until the first of March. Students need to register in January as that is when we are focused on the spring Academy Unleashed productions (recital) for Academy students.

All dancers are welcomed to audition for The Nutcracker and other Lone Star Ballet productions when applicable.

The end-of-the-year production for all Academy students is in May. Dancers in the Amarillo, Borger, Dumas, Hereford, Panhandle locations will perform in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo. Plainview students will perform in the Fair Theatre in Plainview.

Lone Star Dance Academy offers a variety of wonderful summer programs. A Summer Intensive is offered in Amarillo and regular summer classes are held in all of our satelites.

The Academy Staff welcomes you to visit your local academy and register today!

Crystal Bertrand, Academy Director

Mark Sellers, Academy & Social Media Coordinator

Office: 806.372.2463


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