East Coast Dance Comes to the Core Center

Private school training at recreational cost!

The Core has dance program with an artistic director that may be just what you’re looking for! My name is Gilda Akin and I am an East Coast transplant now happily adjusting to Southern life and bringing my love of dance to Coppell. I have trained to be a dancer my whole life.   

My dance education started at three years old and continued through college as part of Oklahoma City University’s elite dance program. Since my OCU days I have been blessed to be affiliated with some of the most successful and prestigious dance studios across the East Coast. I have contributed to the dance training and education that has resulted in some of my previous students dancing on Broadway, headlining in Vegas shows, choreographing for music videos and performing on cruise ships across the world.   

I will provide top notch training and technique and always remember the most important part of taking a dance class, having fun! It’s my mission to make my students feel inspired and share my love for dance!

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PRINCESS/PRINCE POWER CAMP: If you want to be the princess stuck in the tower waiting to be rescued this is NOT the camp for you! Our princess/prince camp will be filled with powerful royalty moving and grooving to age appropriate music and games! Children ages 3-6 years old. Tap, ballet, creative movement, daily crafts and intro to tumble. Snack provided every day. Dress code: your favorite dance clothes. Ballet shoes and tap shoes if you’ve got them!
June 26th -29th 9:30-11:30
July 24 -27th 9:30-11:30
coppellactivities.com to sign up!
$110.00 per camp week plus a $15.00 supplies fee paid directly to Inspire Dance Center

STAR POWER CAMP: Be the star of your own show! In addition to tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop, dancers will learn and participate in all the steps needed to put on a dance recital and will perform for our friends and family at the end of each week! From making costumes and designing show programs this week of dance will be filled with fun, contagious energy and esteem building guidance! Ages 6 ½ -11. Bring a snack and water. Dress code: your favorite dance clothes. Ballet shoes, tap and jazz shoes if you’ve got them!
June 26th -29th 11:30-1:30
July 24th -27nd 11:30-1:30
$110 per week plus a $20.00 supplies fee paid directly to Inspire Dance Center

What a great honor to be invited to perform at the opening of Andy Brown Park and Coppell’s epic 4th of July celebration! All June dance-campers are welcome to participate!


Our first dance seaon was a HUGE success! Come check us out and see if our dance style is right for you!

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Focusing on affordable costume choices our program gives our students an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned two times a year! So if your child loves the spotlight they have LOTS of opportunity to shine! Although recital is not mandatory, performing on stage builds confidence and your child’s love for dance will grow with each round of applause!

A combination class of ballet, tap and creative movement with an introduction to tumbling. With the use props (all supplied by studio) and a little imagination we will turn into princesses, fairies, frogs playing dance themed games all while learning the fundamentals of dance!

Ballet Dancers: Pink or black ballet slipper; pink or black leotard and tights; hair up off face, preferably a bun. For Jazz: black tap shoes; black jazz shoes; clean sneakers for hip hop;  black  pants or shorts; Inspire Dance t-shirt, black leotard or tank top, a pony tail.

Each class would participate in the end of the session Recital performance in the Coppell Senior Center auditorium. Tuition for each 45 minute class is $70.00 per month with annual $40.00 registration fee that includes an Inspire Dance t-shirt for new students and a dance bag for returning students PLUS two tickets to each recital.

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