Dance Studios & Theatres
The dance department is a district wide program and therefore offers courses on three campuses.
Plano Campus Dance Studio AA146 | Plano
Used for dance only, Studio AA146 is a spacious 3,100 square ft. space that boasts mirrors and ballet barres on two walls, a piano, inset stereo speakers, adjustable lighting and a marley floor. Large dry-erase boards cover one wall so that technique and choreography classes can engage in lecture discourse to enrich the physical processes of dance studies.
Plano Campus Dance Studio A107 | Plano
Similar to AA146, Studio A107 is a 2,700 square ft. space that features mirrors and ballet barres covering two full walls of the space and a piano. A107 is equipped to facilitate multiple genres of dance including tap, hip hop, and ballroom.
John Anthony Theatre
The John Anthony Theatre (JAT) is located at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano. JAT is a traditional proscenium stage with a seating capacity of 350, with 230 seats on the Orchestra Level and 120 seats on the Balcony Level. Food and drinks are prohibited in the house or on the stage of the John Anthony Theatre.
Each fall and spring semester the dance department hosts two concerts in the John Anthony Theatre allowing students to fully experience dance as a performing art.
Frisco Campus Dance Building | Frisco
The Preston Ridge Campus is home to a newly renovated dance building featuring a 2,500 square ft. dance studio (LC104) fully equipped with marley floors, ballet barres, sound system, piano and mirrors on two walls. The dance building also houses two locker rooms for student use, a faculty office, and a spacious lobby for studying and socializing between classes.
Alumni Hall Dance Studio A136 | Frisco
Dance studio A136 is a shared dance studio space with the Physical Education Department. This 1,800 square ft. dance studio includes ballet barres and a marley floor.
McKinney Campus Dance Studio | McKinney
Studio E120 is the college's most intimate studio. Equipped with ballet barres and mirrors, it is well-suited for movement sessions in Dance Appreciation classes.