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All About Our Dance School

For generations, human civilizations have been dancing. Whether for cultural reasons or pure enjoyment, there’s a wonderful feeling that one gets from the art of movement. Just ask the dedicated dancers who come to practice every single day.


When you decide to join us at Bay Area Dance Moves, you too will be able to take advantage of our professional staff at our fully-equipped and recently renovated studio. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, we guarantee you’ll find it here.

Our dance school offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, pointe, modern, and hip-hop, as well as offering fitness programs in Zumba and so much more.  We are pleased to offer dance education for pre-school age children to adults.  Student performance opportunities include the annual recital, company dance teams,pre-company performance team and involvement with local schools and community events to provide extra performance opportunities.

With a strong emphasis on ballet as the foundation, our dance education places intense focus on discipline and mastering of fundamentals, while also emphasizing the fun and enjoyment of dance.  Our instructors are professionally trained and experienced dancers, who continue to enhance and perfect their skills by participating in master level training programs around the United States, as well as performing as members of other local dance companies.


Dance Moves is located at 611 Kirby Road in Seabrook, Texas (between Nasa Road 1 and Red Bluff).  Our facility features three studio spaces totaling over 3,000 square feet, each equipped with professional dance flooring, ballet barre’s, and sound systems.

 

Meet our Team

You’re in Great Hands

Stacey Dries

Owner/Director

Stacey was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Santa Clarita, California.  She has been dancing since the age of three.  She spent time training and performing with a junior ballet company in California.  She spent many years dancing and competing in multiple styles around L.A. and spent her senior year on the Saugus HS Dance Team.   Stacey received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2002.  During her time at Texas A&M she choreographed and performed with the College Dance Arts Society for 4 years.  She has also worked with the League City 49ers Mascots developing cheer and dance routines for game performances and competitions.  Early in her engineering career, Stacey also earned her A.A. in Dance from San Jacinto College while performing with the San Jacinto South Performing Arts Company.  Stacey has been instructing dance at several local area studios for the past 12 years, she is also a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor.

Jasia Wojtkowski

Dance Instructor

Jasia was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Houston at the age of 8. She has a BA in history and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in history. She began dancing in 2001 at a local Seabrook studio but moved to Bay Area Dance Moves when the studio opened in 2002. She studied, performed, and competed at Dance Moves under Rebecca Ramm and Charisse Craft-Barry throughout the remainder of intermediate school and high school. In 2006, she moved to Warsaw, Poland, where she studied specifically ballet and modern at the Warsaw National Ballet School. In Poland, she also choreographed and performed with a small group of contemporary dancers under the direction of Aleksandra Dziurosz—the founder and director of the Warsaw Dance Theater. During her time in college, Jasia kept studying dance in Houston with teachers from the Houston Ballet, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, and Ad Deum Dance. After having been away from Bay Area Dance Moves for some time, Jasia returned in 2013 as an instructor. She loves not only dance but also all forms of fitness. She is a certified personal trainer and has competed in triathlons, marathons, and pursues fitness as a hobby.

Kristin Lawlor

Tap Dance Instructor

Kristin began her dancing career at age 4 at the Carlsbad Dance Centre in Carlsbad, CA. She found a love and passion for dance at a very young age, starting with tap and ballet. She was selected to compete in both small and large group dances staring at age 7, attending numerous dance competitions in southern California.  At age 10, Kristin’s family moved to Texas, and she began studying under Robin Judice at Lesa’s DanceSations in Katy, TX. This is where her love for tap dancing grew. She competed in small and large group tap, lyrical and jazz dances.  At age 11 she started performing solo tap routines in tap and “character tap” and continued competing at national dance competitions throughout high school. She began teaching tap and ballet combo classes during her senior year in high school at Lesa’s. Kristin graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 with a degree in Marketing and then received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois.  While at Texas A&M, Kristin choreographed and performed for the Dance Arts Society, and also taught Intermediate & Advanced Tap classes at a dance studio in College Station. Kristin currently works at a Catholic high school in Houston as the Librarian and Cheer/Dance team coach. She is married to her wonderful husband, John, and lives in the Clear Lake area. She is very excited to join Bay Area Dance Moves hoping to bring her love and passion for tap dancing to a new group of dancers.

Emily Forehand

Dance Instructor

Emily began dancing at the age of three at Boni's Dance & Performing Arts in The Woodlands, forming an early foundation in classical ballet, tap, and jazz. She was a member of the Woodlands Dance Company for 6 years, performing in their annual Nutcracker, as well as Cinderella and other community performances. She competed as a member of the Boni's En Toure Competitive Dance Company in various tap and jazz large and small groups and with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in the waltz, tango, and east coast swing. Emily began classical vocal training at the age of nine and sang in the choir throughout middle school and high school, performing and competing in numerous large groups, quartets, and solos. She served as the Alto Section Leader and an Executive Officer for her high school choir department. She developed her love for musical theater in middle school when she joined the show choir. She was Dance Captain of her high school's show choir, Rhythm-N-Blue. As Dance Captain, she choreographed and taught many large group musical theatre numbers for various showcases and musicals at her high school and local middle school. Emily continued to dance in college as a member of Texas A&M's Dance Arts Society. She moved to League City, after graduating in 2015, where she now lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. An Engineer by day, she loves spending time at the studio, exercising her passions for performance and mentorship.

Erica Miller

Dance Instructor

Erica Miller began dancing in Houston, Texas under the instruction of Heather Miller at Bay Area Christian Performing Arts Center. She later joined Bay Area Dance Moves under the instruction of Charisse Craft-Barry and Rebecca Ramm. Once Erica began her duel credit in high school at San Jacinto College, she joined Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance and performed with her fellow colleagues in the Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble. When she graduated with her associates in general studies she became a dancer for Leon Dance Arts in Houston directed by Dorrell Martin. She has won many awards for outstanding performances and many scholarships for her commitment to dance. In 2015 Erica Miller was chosen for a full scholarship for the Aria Dancer Palooza Intensive held in California and performed in the Non Stop Dancer Finals in Las Vegas. She has travelled the U.S. performing for various charities and for the fun experience! She has spent her life training under many well-known teachers such as, Keith Cross, Judith Grywalski, Sally Rojas, Dorrell Martin, Sarah Jo Fazio, and many more! Erica is currently majoring in life science to become an anesthesiologist as she continues to minor in the art of dance. Erica has a devoted love for dance and is inspired to pass her knowledge onto the new generation of dancers.

DiDi Hernandez

Dance Instructor

Bio Coming Soon!

Taylor Gay

Dance Instructor

Taylor has grown up in Seabrook and has has been dancing since she was three. This year she will be a junior at Clear Falls High School. She has been dancing for over thirteen years, danced at Bay Area Dance Moves for eleven of those years and was on the competitive team for five. Taylor then moved on to dance on the Clear Falls Emeralds dance team for two. Taylor has always had a love for dance and has a special way of connecting with young dancers. Her passion is teaching dance in a positive and uplifting spirit!

Leah Black

Dance Instructor

Leah began dancing at the age of 4 in Charleston, SC. She began competing on an Elite dance team at the age of 6. She is trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern and hip hop. She moved to Houston at the age of 10 and started dancing on various teams and companies such as the Junior Elite Team No Boundaries, the Senior Contemporary Dance Company Fuzion where she choreographed a group dance to perform at Discovery Green , the Junior hip hop team Rugratz Cru, and the Senior hip hop team The Alliance for the Stomp Factory Hip Hop teams where she performed for the Astros opening day, the Millennium local and travel Contemporary Company, and was a member of Tokyo The Company competition team. She has been a Company member and faculty assistant for both the Dance League Dance Convention and The Streetz Dance Convention.She has auditioned for the Junior SYTYCD and for Kidz Bop where she received a call back from the Director and Producer. She has also trained under Abby Lee alongside her competitive team in her LA studio.Leah still attends various dance conventions where she has received numerous scholarships, including a BLOC Talent Agency scholarship to interview for possible representation in LA. Her competitive solos have earned her several titles including South Carolina State Title and Dancearchy Teen National Champion as well as special judges awards and overall high scores. She was chosen to perform her self choreographed solo at the Award Ceremony at The Pulse dance convention. Currently, she is a Senior company member and faculty assistant for NRG Dance Project and Celebrity Dance Convention. She trains at various studios in Houston and twice a year in LA at Millennium and The Edge. She has been offered a dance scholarship at U of H, so her goal is to major in dance and eventually become dance faculty and travel with a Dance Convention! She is very excited to start this path by teaching at Bay Area Dance Moves! 

 

Front Desk Hours

Come Visit

Mon: 4:30p - 8:30pm
Tues: 4:30p - 8:30pm
Wed: 4:30p - 7:30pm
Thur: 4:30p - 8:30pm
Fri:  Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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