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General Information

Who is the Director of the Community Dance Center?

Dr. Ilana Morgan, Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Woman's University, leads our Community Dance Center with a commitment to providing affordable and quality dance instruction for the Denton, Texas community. In addition to her research and teaching dance education courses at TWU, she is active in promoting and advocating for dance education in Denton and throughout Texas.

Who are the Dance Instructors?

Community Dance Center instructors are professional dance teachers who have earned their undergraduate or master’s degree in dance and local undergraduate dance major students who have acquired a solid background in dance theory, technique, and performance.

Our instructors are:

  • skilled and knowledgeable in dance technique;

  • enthusiastic about dance, dance education, and their students; and

  • devoted to creating fun and educational dance experiences that promote learning and dance skill development for all of our Community Dance Center students.

Where are the Studios?

The Department of Dance and the Community Dance Center is located on the TWU Denton Campus in the Dance and Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL) building on the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. You can find the DGL building, #62, on this campus map.

On the first day of class, please arrive 15 minutes early to the Dance and Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL) building lobby in order to fill out paperwork and complete your registration. Our teachers will meet you in the lobby and direct you to your classroom.

Some of our dance classes are held in dance studios in the Dance and Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL) and Pioneer Hall (PH) buildings. The dance studios are air conditioned and fully mirrored with resilient wood flooring.

Where do I Park?

For your first class, please go to the Visitor Parking kiosk to obtain a parking placard to use during your first class. The Visitor parking kiosk is across the street from the Dance and Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL) building on the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. You can find the DGL building, #62, on this campus map. Parking Passes for your remaining classes will be distributed the first night of your class.

What Should I Wear?

Most of our teachers give specific instructions about clothing and shoes on the first day of class, and most follow the guidelines below.

  • Creative Dance Classes: Comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Bare feet are required.
  • Ballet Classes: Any color leotard, footless or convertible tights, and ballet shoes are required.
  • Modern Dance Classes: Bare feet, and we recommend stretch pants or yoga pants and a tank top.
  • Jazz Dance Classes: Jazz dance shoes, and we recommend stretch pants or yoga pants and a tank top.
  • Tap Classes: Tap shoes are required. Easy to move in clothing is recommended: t-shirt and gym shorts, or a tank top and stretch pants.
  • Yoga/Stretch and Tone: Bare feet, and we recommend stretch pants or yoga pants and a tank top. Yoga mat, strap, and block are recommended for Gentle Yoga, although extras will be available.
  • Hip Hop: Clean street shoes and comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

Refund Policy

Tuition is payable in advance of the first class day. A minimum of 6 students is required for each class. Registrants who find it necessary to cancel will receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee. To receive a refund, you must submit written notification seven days prior to the event start date.
Refunds will not be issued once the program begins. 
The Community Dance Center reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum enrollment is not met or other events beyond our control occur. In doing so, Texas Woman’s University’s liability is limited to the registration fee.

Registration Confirmation

All event correspondence will be delivered to you by email. It is important to provide a current email address on the registration form or online. Check your spam box for information from Texas Woman’s University. Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date information regarding the event you have registered for in a timely and efficient manner.

Still have questions?
Please email the Director of the Community Center, Dr. Ilana Morgan, or call (940) 898-2003.

page last updated 9/15/2016 6:11 PM