Axis Dance Studio is an all-embracing dance academy seeking to accommodate people of various tastes, talents and age groups. Our dance instructors are currently qualified to offer classes in the following styles:
Sara brings to Axis Dance Studio her experience, knowledge and passion for dance. Ms. Chase began her training at the Corpus Christi Ballet at the age of three. Under the tutelage of Christina Sterling Munro, Sara trained in the RAD technique. While at Munro Dance Studios, Ms. Chase danced with the Corpus Christi Ballet where she performed in the annual production of the Nutcracker. Sara danced such roles as Angel, Party Boy, Soldier, Snow Flake, Petite Fleur, Ginger Child, and Flower. Each year Sara had the opportunity to travel with CCB to the Southwestern Ballet Association and took classes from renowned teachers such as David Howard, Suki Schorer, as well as many other world famous ballet and modern teachers. The summer before moving to Houston, Sara was accepted into the Rock Ballet School and trained with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She then moved to the Houston area and continued her dance training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At RAFA, Sara joined the Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet and danced such roles as Cygnet in Swan Lake, Wili in Giselle, Friend in Coppelia, Lilac Fairy Attendant in The Sleeping Beauty, and Fairy God Mother in Cinderella. After graduating from Clear Brook High School, Sara attended San Jacinto College and danced professionally with The Texas Dance Theater under director, Keith R. Anthony Cross. While dancing with TDT Ms. Chase attended the World Jazz Dance Congress and danced with such great dancers as Ayman Harper, Keith Cross, Amy Blake, and Ginger Gondron. After the conclusion of TDT Sara joined The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and worked with great choreographers such as Peter Chu, Jason Parsons, Joe Celej, and Kiante Lucas. Ms. Chase was featured in Colin Grey's premiere video "It wasn't Me", as well as his follow up video "Body Rock". Sara also had the honor of performing in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Ms. Chase's award winning choreography has been performed in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. As artistic director of Fuzion Dance Co. Sara has worked closely with several schools in the Bay Area and is well respected in the Houston Dance Arena. Sara's unique style of teaching and ability to create beautiful pieces are the trademark to her success.
Twenty five-year-old Elle Stuehrk attended San Jacinto College South and participated in the dance department starting in Fall 2006, where she was immersed in modern technique. Elle started dance at the age of three and has since danced with some of the dance worlds finest including Susan Oliver, Patty Haselbarth, Keith Cross, Vicky Loflin, Sara Chase, Amanda Jackson, Beverly Williams, and many more. She has been trained in a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Ballroom. Elle has been choreographing since 2008 and her work has been showcased at multiple dance concerts at San Jacinto College South. Elle graduated from San Jacinto College South with an Associates of Arts in Dance in December 2013. In 2016 Elle spent 3 months in Rome, Italy where she studied extensively with Enzo Celli and Elizabeth Minutoli, learning their unique movement style and technique. Elle has been teaching Modern and Contemporary to the students of Axis dance studio since 2012 and love passing on her knowledge and passion on to fellow dancers of any age.
Monica Montoya has been a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor for over two years. She has been a dedicated fitness enthusiast for over 20 years and has several marathons and half marathons. She enjoys leading a class that is relatively easy-to-follow and modifies moves to help everyone in class feel successful. When her students are ready, she challenges them to focus on critical aspects of fitness such as balance, coordination strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination. Monica graduated from Texas A&M University earning an undergraduate degree in microbiology Her post-graduate degree is in chiropractic where she applies her knowledge of anatomy and health to be an effective instructor. Her love of health, fitness, science and fun comes into play when she leads a fitness class. Becoming a Zumba fitness instructor has allowed her to work on her "two left feet" she feels she has. Monica is a member of the Zumba Instructor Network, and a CertifiedGroup Fitness instructor with AFAA "Aerobics and Fitness Association of America"
Jacqueline Ngbesso was born and raised inWest Africa in the country called The IvoryCoast or Cote d' Ivoire. Jackie has always had alove and passion for dance and fitness as shegrew up in a family of very talented dancers.Over the years, with a demanding, stressfulcareer and other life events, she developed bad eating habits and did not make time to take care of her own health. She did not work out or continue dancing and therefore gained 83 pounds which affected her health negatively. She became tired all the time and even suffered with gallbladder problems. With all the issues negatively affecting Jackie's health and lifestyle she decided to make changes to turn her life around. To start her lifestyle change, she arranged her work schedule and set small goals for weight loss of 2 to 3 pounds a week. She went to the gym to work out and dance. Amazingly, Jackie pushed to build her endurance and stamina and to also challenge herself by becoming her own personal trainer and nutritionist. She did it all naturally, using no diet pills and having no surgery.
Axis Performing Arts
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100 East Nasa Parkway Suite 301
Webster, TX 77598
03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 Axis Dance Season! Our Fall Semester has begun. We have classes for every age and ability level. Our age brackets include Twinkle Toes classes for those 2 1/2 to 4 years old, the children's programs ages 5 yrs to 12 yrs, the teen program ages 13 +, and our adult program ages 18 +. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern and hip hop in beginner to advanced levels. In the mood for something new and different? Come try out an Aerial Silks, Lyra Hoop or Pole classes. In addition, we have fitness classes on Mondays and Wednesdays!
Axis Dance provides after school pick up services.
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No Registration Fees EVER!!
We are here to dance!
Drop-ins always welcome.
Try our newest class Pole Fitness!