We are so excited that Ms. Rachel is returning to teach dance once again at Huff 'n Puff and JDC. She is a very exciting and talented dancer, performer and choreographer and her resume will be posted soon.
Preschool Dance Program at Huff 'n Puff
Huff 'n Puff has a wonderful dance program for all ages. The preschool classes include instruction in both Ballet and Tap and additionally the students are introduced to gymnastics in the preschool gym, giving them the best of both worlds. The classes are for children, ages three to five and are offered at the following times:
Monday at 6:30, taught by Ms. Rachel
Tuesday at 4:30 taught by Ms. Lois
Thursday at 6:00 taught by Ms. Rachel
Below pictures and a little bit of information about our very talented instructors follow.
Mattie Taylor is a Senior at North Little Rock High School, where she has been a cheerleader for five years! She has been dancing since she was four years old and was in one of Ms. Lois' Ballet, Tap 'n Tumble classes at that age! Ms. Mattie danced at Huff 'n Puff/Jacksonville Dance Company for seven years and at Fabulous Feet The Company for three years. She loves being a cheerleader, but dance is and always has been her passion. Ms. Mattie is ecstatic to get to share this passion with your young dancer and we are thrilled that she has joined our staff.
Ms. Lois is our Director of Dance and Director of the Jacksonville Dance Company (JDC). Ms. Lois is well qualified for this position as she trained in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading at Huff 'n Puff as she grew up through junior and senior high school, and has been part of the Huff 'n Puff family for over twenty years. Ms. Lois took dance for thirteen years, with the last eight of those years being at Huff 'n Puff. Her four years of gymnastics were taken at Huff 'n Pff and she was on Ms.Laurel's first competitive team, as well as the original competitive dance company. Ms. Lois cheered for five years and won TOP All-American Cheerleader in the 10th grade. She also cheered for the Universal Cheer Association in 2004, traveling to five or six nearby states to instruct cheerleading camps for junior high and high shool squads. Ms. Lois currently works at Arkansas Children's Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as an RN and has done so for the past eight years. She will continue to work part-time at the hospital while instructing JDC for Huff 'n Puff. She is also newly engaged and will be getting married in October 2018. She really enjoys teaching dance and especially working with the Jacksonville Dance Company dancers. Ms. Lois won the Triumph Competition title for National Choreographer for her choreography of 2018 JDC performance of "Grease". Ms. Lois also does talent choreography for young ladies who participate in pageants and all of them have been winners. We are so excited, happy and proud that Ms. Lois is with the Dance Company and Huff 'n Puff.
Following are seven reasons why you might like for your child to take our dance classes at Huff 'n Puff.
1. Dance classes promote fitness!
2. Dance classes build high self-esteem!
3. Dance classes promote social development!
4. Dance classes teach discipline!
5. Dance classes build focus!
6. Dance promotes good posture!
7. Dance classes are fun!