balance of athleticism and grace

The success of a well-rounded student is often balanced on athleticism and grace, and we foster both here in the Fine Arts Dance Department of Houston Christian High School.

Houston Christian encourages growth in strength, flexibility, technique, performance, and confidence through a multi-discipline and cumulative approach to dance education. Through our program, dancers gain the knowledge and ability to utilize movement in a practical day-to-day setting along with a variety of performance opportunities, including dance concerts, musicals, conventions, and chapel. Dancers of all skill levels will find a place to be challenged and inspired to learn how to move!

About Our Program

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  • Dance Classes

    Multiple classes provide opportunities for beginner to advanced level dancers.  Dance courses explore ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, and hip hop techniques. Additionally, we emphasize healthy and positive body awareness by emphasizing dance anatomy and kinesiology in concert with conditioning and injury prevention.  We keep our students abreast of the modern trends in dance while at the same time building an appreciation for the history of dance.  We also teach the fundamentals of choreography and provide an opportunity for our students to showcase their skills in our annual Spring Dance Concert.
  • DOXA Repertory Dance Company

    DOXA Repertory Dance Company allows our more advanced dancers to train in a pre-professional setting. DOXA performs year-round at school events, fine arts concerts, musicals, conventions, chapel, and our annual Spring Dance Concert. Dancers train in multiple dance styles, including ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary, with additional emphasis placed on the craft of choreography and pedagogy skills. We aim to broaden the imagination of dance audiences through the presentation of contemporary, diverse, and innovative choreography. DOXA combines multiple genres of artistic expression into a single pre-professional company to break boundaries and provide a unique stage for dancers to express their passion for the arts.

    23-24 DOXA Members
    Kaylin Caesar, 11; Ava Cox, 12 President; Addison Durnell, 11 Social/Chaplain; Kenny Erler, 10; Cordelia Espinosa, 10; Nicole Hiemstra, 11 Vice President; Sara Jones, 10; Natalie Taufer, 12
  • Silver Spurs Drill Team

    Our Silver Spurs Drill Team performs year-round through exciting events such as football halftime shows, pep rallies, our annual Spring Dance Concert, and statewide drill team competitions.
    2023-24 Silver Spurs

    23-24 Silver Spurs Members
    Bavaro, Camille 11; Bedre, Georgia 11; Brown, Camella 9; Caesar, Kaylin 11 Lt. Colonel; Chieng, Mia 10; Cooper, Amelia 11 Vice President; Donohue, Evan Marie 12 Lt. Colonel; Erler, Kenny 10 Chaplain; Givens, Presley 9; Lemon, Brianna 11; Longwell, Elizabeth 12 President; Martin, Carley 11; Mason, Elizabeth 11 Dance Major; Pisklak, Abby 9; Taufer, Natalie 12 Colonel; Wilson, Olivia 11

Brown Family Dance Studio

Houston Christian dance activities are all held on campus in the Brown Family Dance Studio. Our dance studio is a beautiful and spacious facility built with the safety and education of our students in mind. Equipped with sprung floors, installed in consultation with the Houston Ballet, this state-of-the-art studio also boasts an audio-visual and recording system, along with wall-mounted and portable ballet barres. Come check it out!

Award-winning Choreography

Congratulations to our Dance Director, Melissa Tyler, for winning Best Choreography from the Tommy Tunes Awards for the Theatreworks' 2022 Newsies production! To read the full press release, please click here


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    Melissa Tyler 

    Dance Director
    Point Park University - B.A.
    California University of Pennsylvania - M.S.

Psalm 149

“Let them praise His name with dancing . . .”