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Twinkle Babies Dance

Our exclusive Twinkle Babies™ dance class is a thirty minute introductory dance class that is unique and important in the dance industry.   The secret to the class is that it is structured and fun!  It contains ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little dancers inspired to dance. The use of props such as “dancing bears”, hula hoops and maracas, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!


Julie Dickens

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.”   – Martha Graham

Since the age of three, Julie Dickens, Artistic Director, has loved dance.  Her first exposure to dance was at Kester’s School of Dance in Weirton, WV.

As a student, Julie studied under:

At Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance, Julie was a student teacher and a competitive dancer for six years. She has trained in a variety of dance styles including: jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, modern and pointe. Julie has also traveled to many dance workshops to attend master classes with Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Gus Giordano, Pamela Bowling, Karen Hebert, Nan Giordano and Charles Kelly.

Julie graduated from Radford University in 1998 with a Biology/Chemistry Degree and Dance Minor. While obtaining her Dance Minor, she studied under:

While attending Radford University, Julie danced for the RU Rockers Dance team, performing for the Men’s and Women’s Highlander Basketball games.

In 1998, Julie began teaching dance at New Castle Dane and Music Academy, while working in the chemistry field.  Julie, then, obtained her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Delaware.  In 2003, Julie and her husband, Bill, moved to Dallas, TX. She began her career in Neonatal Nursing.  Julie and Bill had their daughter, Marley, in 2007.

Throughout her life, dance has always been in the center of Julie’s heart. When Marley began dance lessons, Julie knew she wanted to pursue her dream of opening her own studio.  In doing so, Julie is able to share her passion with her daughter, as well as children and adults in the community.

Julie’s goal is to establish a positive, exciting environment for her students to learn the disciplines of dance.   She wants to share both technique and passion with her students.


Mary Kimble-Hellen

Mary Kimble-Hellen has been dancing since she was a young child. The majority of her training was at the Andahazy School of Classical Ballet, under the direction of Lorand and Anna Andahazy in Minnesota.

In addition, she has taken classes at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and the Joffrey Ballet School all in New York City as well at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

Mary taught dance in McKinney from 1998-2006 at Studio 511 and Taylor Dance Center and had her own dance studio, Joyful Dance from 2007-2014.

She is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where learning to dance is delightful! She fosters a love of dance through age appropriate instruction with focus on technique and the joy and art of moving through space.

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