Frequently Asked Questions

A class of young CDC participants lie on the floor during a dance exercise

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 are working toward, or who have earned, their undergraduate or master’s degree in dance. 

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.

What should my child bring to Summer Camp?

For youth summer camps, please send your child with a backpack or bag with the following items:

  • Small snack.
  • Water in a closed container.
  • Ballet shoes or bare feet.
  • Socks.
  • Extra shirt or light jacket (A/C is sometimes cold in the summer!).

Where are classes held?

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 the TWU Denton campus map.

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

Some of our dance classes are held in dance studios in the Dance and Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL) and Pioneer Hall (PH). 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 the TWU campus map.

Permanent parking passes to be used for the session will be distributed the first night of your class.

What should I wear?

All 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 recommended for Gentle yoga, although extras will be available.
  • Hip Hop Classes: Clean street shoes and comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.
  • Youth Summer Camps: Comfortable dance/athletic wear (leggings, pants, T-shirt, leotard, tights, etc.), ballet shoes or bare feet. No need to purchase special shoes!

What is your 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.

Will I receive a 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.