• Incorporated in 1955.
• Established in Dallas 1969.
• 3 area schools at 1 time with franchise in Colorado.
• Now 1 large school in North Dallas.
• 40th anniversary received decree from Governor & Dallas Mayor
• National Dance Competition 1st and 2nd place Winners
• Over 2000 dancers presented for GIlbert Dance Examinations
• Over 370 Dancers presented for National Cecchetti Ballet Examinations
• Home of Angela’s Angels since 2002
The Arabesque Studio
The Arabesque Studio has been in Dallas since 1969 and is dedicated to teaching students throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. We have helped to shape the lives of our students for many years and are now instructing the children and grandchildren of past students. We are proud to offer instruction for all ages and look forward to enriching the lives of our clients for many years to come. Our STAGE ARTS STUDIO promotes a well-rounded experience in the arts. Students are exposed to many different dance forms including classical, ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, drill team, swing, ballroom, lyrical, contemporary, and charm. The only studio in Dallas presenting Dancers for their Cecchetti ballet exams since 1970‘s. Our students achieve success in many different activities outside of the studio due to their dance experience and training through Arabesque. Children who are learning new dance skills are simultaneously developing and enhancing disciplinary strength and self-esteem. All dance, costuming, movements, and music are age appropriate for all. Serving the nearby areas of Dallas, Richardson, Addison, Plano, Garland. Dancers attend from the surrounding areas of Irving, Mesquite, Carrolton, Farmers Branch, Allen, Frisco, Rowlett, Murphy, Sachse, and McKinney.
• Performer, singer, dancer, choreographer, instructor
• MTSA 2004
• AQ 2006 National Ms
• Overall National Talent Winner
• 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, & 2011 National Elite MS
• Recognized by National Tap Dance Committee 1999
• for Outstanding Contribution in Teaching Tap Dance
• Supermodels Magazine
• Professional Elementary V, Qualified Associate Member of the CCA, ACCA
• BBA Accounting SMU
-Studied with numerous National and International teachers & studied
Jazz while at SMU
-Attends CCA seminars, received a scholarship to CCA nationals Hope
Cottage, MI, & attends other dance seminars yearly
-MAO Wichita Falls 1990
-Power Pilates mat certified thru advanced, with bands, rings, balls.
-Vbarre certified 2015
-Acrobatic Arts Certified 2018
-Preschool Acro Dance 2020
-Progressing Ballet Technique 2018 level 1, 2019 level 2, 2020 level 3
-Alixa Flexibility Module 1 & 2 2019, Module 3 2020
-Lisa Howel's Dance Teacher & Physical Therapist Training 2019
-Personal training certification in Biomechanics of Resistance Training
I-III: Advanced, Performance Training, and Program Design
-National American Queen Ms 2006
-Ms Lone Star State Galaxy 2005, 2006, 2009
-NIMA Supreme 2005, 2007
-Ballet Professional Intermediate VI, Liceniate Member of the
CCA(LCCA), and presents teachers & students for their ballet exams.
-Vice Chairman of SWCCA, former Librarian of CCA SW Committee
-Member of CICB, Cecchetti International Classical Ballet
-BA Economics SMU
-Received numerous Proclamations from Mayor,
State House of Texas, and the Governor of Texas
Wanda Jones, Studio Director
A professional for many years, Wanda has performed in theatres, motion pictures, television, and concerts. She has also choreographed many shows for service leagues, conventions, and dance concerts. She is fully accredited by examination in TATD, USGF, , Gilbert, and Retter Methods. She holds a degree from Southern Methodist University and has taught Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Drill Team, Irish Step Dance, and Gymnastics for over 55 years, and ballroom for over 25 years. Ms Wanda opened up her 1st studio in Dallas in her teens with her sister, called Norwanda’s Studio.
Wanda has studied extensively with new artists and teachers in New York and Chicago, including artist Gertrude Joy, Enid Ricardeauz, Luigi, Tremaine, Arthur Miller, Gus Giordini, Danny Hoctor, Roland Dupree, and Al Gilbert. She has completed has competed in the Ms. Senior Texas America Pageant, winning first place and talent. She has held 16 National Pageant Titles in her senior years, starting in 1990’s. She was nominated by the National Tap Dance Committee for Outstanding Teacher in Tap. A member of Rotary, Wanda enjoys teaching and has dedicated her life to sharing the inspiring power of dance with her students. She is a founding member of the Southwest Cecchetti Council of America 1955, founding board member Senior Follies, and is currently on the board of Ms Texas Senior America since 2005.
Angela Ingels, Associate Director
A dance instructor for over 30 years, Angela has been fully certified to teach Ballet and Pointe, Gilbert Jazz, Tap, PowerPilates, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Drill Team, Charm and Gymnastics. She has performed on television, in concerts, and has acted as a judge in many pageants. She has assisted in choreography of state and national pageants..She has studied dance under Ann Parsley, Jeanne Elliott Dodd, Dr. Kathleen Tenniswood-Powell, Enid Ricardeauz, Sylvia Hamer, Tremaine, The Hoctor Family, Retter, Bernabie, Gilbert, Barringer, Luigi, Tommy Tune and others. Many of her students have utilized their training to achieve leadership roles on dance teams and cheerleading squads at the high school, college, and professional levels.
Angela is an Ambassador for National Ideal Ms America 2015 and has gained extensive performance experience while competing in and winning many beauty and talent competitions, including the Miss Texas and Miss Wichita Falls Pageants. She served on the National Advisory Board for D.A.S.H.(Domestic Abuse Stops Here) 2006-2008. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University. As Associate Director, Angela continues to enhance her skills and techniques while sharing her passion for dance with her students and her community. She believes that we never stop learning and continues her education as well. She has served on the board of the Southwest Cecchetti Council of America since 2007. She is the Director of Angela’s Angels.
For more Info
Arabesque Studio of the Dance ~ 7989 Beltline Road Suite #176 Dallas, Texas 75248 ~ 972-233-2532
Arabesque had been my solid ground since I moved to Dallas. Whether I am working at the front desk, assisting with events, or taking classes, I love being part of the dance community Angela and Wanda have created. I am blessed to be able to utilize my customer service and sales skills to help out where I am able.
Ms Missy began dancing at the age of five and has taught for over ten years. She has choreographed multiple dances that have placed high levels in competitions. Missy trained under dance experts: Tap – Buster Cooper; and Hip Hop – Marty Kudelka (Justin Timberlake), Dan Karaty (SYTYCD), and Wade Robson (Michael Jackson). She is the mother of 2 college age children and many of furbabies. She loves watching her students learn and grow in their love of dance. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge at ASD.
Sarah Lewis has had a lifetime of passion and desire for performing arts. However, she was not able to pursue dancing until she was 14 years old. She caught up as fast as she could and during her junior year, Sarah auditioned for and was accepted in the Irving Ballet's premiere year where she trained under Madam Natasha Krassovska as well as many renowned guest choreographers. Sarah started her career as a dance teacher her senior year of high school. She then married her high school sweetheart and moved where the Air Force sent them; all the way to Abilene TX.
While in Abilene, along with college, Sarah studied, taught, and performed lead roles with The Abilene Ballet Theatre, Ballet Abilene and ACT (Abilene Community Theatre). Sarah started a daycare dance program at local facilities and taught the intermediate and advanced dance teams at local dance studios.
After moving back to the DFW metroplex, Sarah continued teaching dance at Rowlett Dance Academy where she ran Act 1 of The Nutcracker from 2002-2008, choreographed award winning dance numbers and choreographed for various church Christmas productions in the area. She has trained under many world renowned choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio and Keith Clifton. She is currently training in the Cecchetti Method.
Sarah currently is a proud USAF wife and momma of five beautiful children.
Sarah is honored to have run an outreach through her church offering dance classes to the community targeting those who otherwise wouldn't have an opportunity to dance.
It is her desire to produce beautiful dancers with proper technique, vocabulary and structural understanding of the human body and its use as a vessel for the art. Sarah is thrilled to be on staff at Arabesque!
Natasha has been dancing since she was 6. She has passed her Elementary Cecchetti, working towards her Intermediate. She has been part of TEAM Angels for 2 years. She has been wanting to do more around the studio since it is her senior year; she will be assisting at the desk, in class, etc. She plans to be a children's doctor one day.