Art Beat Dance Center

Art Beat Dance Center


Art Beat Dance Center is already hard at work on an inspiring and exciting at-home learning program for our students to continue their work and growth in classes, both by themselves or, for our younger students, with their families!

Starting March 23 through April 5, currently-enrolled students will receive links to their "virtual class," including video exercises, feedback opportunities, and spring performance choreography.

Those who are not currently active students at ABDC, or are existing drop-in students, can email us for a link to the virtual class they would like to take. We are reducing our drop-in rate during this time to $15 per class. In an unprecedented turn, we are allowing drop-ins for ALL of our classes, not just adult classes!

Email [email protected] for more information!
Our next Akada dance scholarship recipient is Art Beat Dance Center.🥳🥇

Every week, they teach FREE dance classes for patients with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers. Over the last 15 years, dance classes for people living with Parkinson's have stimulated research at major universities around the world, indicating that the academic medical community acknowledges the potential benefits of dance for people with Parkinson's Disease.

These studies have shown that dance classes can improve balance, control of movement, and overall mode. Many participants report feeling strong, uplifted, and empowered!
Art Beat's Dance for Parkinson's classes tailor movement in a way that allows the students to receive all the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dancing.

The participants are encouraged to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating, and creative. The studio offers Dance for Parkinson's class once a week at the studio as well as take it out to several assisted living facilities every week to provide Dance for Parkinson's classes in the community.

The classes are offered free to the patients, their family members, and their caregivers. They currently do not have any funding to support this program so they will be using the funds from the scholarship to assist the patients living with Parkinson's Disease. Congratulations to you!! 🥇🤩

ABDC's mission is to create a community of dancers united by their passion for music and dance through high quality training in a nurturing environment.

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Faculty Spotlight: Jay Fagan
Join us in the studio or on Zoom for a happy hour "Tap & Talk" with Jay! He will share how he fuses captivating storytelling with dynamic dancing to create his unique style of performance that delights audiences across the country!
Tickets at the link in bio.


Dancing friends are ready for class!


We will be closed on Thursday 2/3 for inclement weather. Stay warm!


Tickets for the Art Beat Tap Fest Faculty and Student Showcase are on sale at the link in our bio! Join us at the Parker Jazz Club on Sunday February 20!

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Instructor Spotlight: Brenna Kuhn

Ms. Kuhn mentored with Sarah Petronio, Acia Gray, Bill Evans, and Lloyd Storey. She shared the stage with many tap greats including Brenda Bufalino, Dianne Walker, Donald O’Connor, Leonard Reed, Fayard Nicholas, Arthur Duncan, and Lane Alexander. As a soloist, she played with the Albert Gulbay Trio in Paris, France and in 2006 performed with the Kris Kimura Quintet for the Chinese Foreign Minister. In 2007, Brenna was chosen as one of eight dancers to perform with Petronio when she received the honor of Grand Master by the National Center of Dance in Paris, France.

Ms. Kuhn is a founding member of a number of arts organizations. FootNotes, co-founded with Michael Stevens, sits at the intersection of music and dance, sparking conversation in the universal language of rhythm and music. The Austin Tap Ensemble is the Art Beat Foundation's resident performance company, which does outreach performances to the community.
Most recently, Ms. Kuhn incorporated and serves as the Board Chair of The Art Beat Foundation, which manages and advocates for the studio's Adaptive Dance, Cancer Survivorship, Dance for Parkinson's, Tap Dance Preservation, and Scholarship programs.

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Instructor Spotlight: Terrence "Taps" Bennett

Terrence began studying the art of tap dancing at the age of nineteen at Norma’s Academy. Within a year he moved from the Adult Beginner’s Class to the Advanced Level. Within two years he began performing with the Senior Company.
Terrence's style relies on improvised steps that contain complex rhythmic and musical expressions. Students learn to utilize every part of the tap shoe to express their creativity. The focus of each class is on getting students to complete tap combinations with speed, clarity, style, and ease. Eventually, many students develop the ability to improvise their own solos in addition to strengthening their own skill at producing choreography.
In addition to teaching, Terrence has accumulated extensive performance experience. He has worked as a
regularly featured performer in Atlanta restaurants & clubs, where he stunned audiences each week with improvised solo performances. He has also performed well over 500 shows as part of the dynamic tap dancing duo known as "Tip Tap Two", on top of hundreds of solo performances in Texas libraries and schools. He was even called upon to perform for special events such as the Caribbean International Literary Festival in Antigua, the National Association of Energy Distributors Trade Show , & at the Sphatika Corporate Launch Party in the world famous "Rainbow Room" atop 30 Rockefeller Center.


Instructor Spotlight: Barbara Phillips

Dancer, teacher, choreographer and producer, Barbara is the founder and director of Third Coast Rhythm Project, now celebrating their 22nd season. She has appeared as a guest artist with Especially Tap Chicago, Soul to Sole Festival in Austin, “Everything on Tap” in Dallas, Hoofin Ground Festival in Charlotte, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Rhythm World Summer Festival, “The Legacy Tap Project”, Rhythm Body and Soul in Calgary, AB, and in the live concert series of “JUBA” Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance with Mr. Lane Alexander. Barbara is artistic director of R.P.M. ( Rhythm.Percussion.Motion ) Youth Tap Ensemble, teaches and heads the tap program at Third Coast Rhythm Project’s Studio in San Antonio, and teaches as a faculty member and guest artist in both public and private dance institutions. She is the producer and artistic director of Third Coast Rhythm Project’s Annual Summer International Tap Festival, bringing together world class artists and musicians to San Antonio in a rhythm packed 4 day educational program. Barbara is dedicated to sharing the joy of tap dancing with the adult community, passing it on to the next generation, mentoring young dancers through accessible programming, scholarship opportunities, community outreach, concert performances and collaborations within the extended dance community.
Barbara was recognized by San Antonio Women magazine as San Antonio’s first lady of tap, is the recipient of the 2009 Texas Tap Legend award by the Dallas Dance Council for her contribution to the art form, artistic and educational achievement and service to the tap community, and honored at Space City Tap Fest for her outstanding contribution to the Texas Tap Community.

Join us for the Art Beat Tap Festival! 01/21/2022

Join us for the Art Beat Tap Festival!

Join us for the Art Beat Tap Festival! The Art Beat Tap Festival is back! We are thrilled this year to offer youth classes with our guest faculty as well as a discussion with Jay Fagan about his unique approach to performance through storytelling at our Saturday night Tappy Hour. The weekend will close with a concert at The Parker Jazz C...


Merry Christmas to you, and to you a good night!


New combo class for 3-5 year olds at Art Beat Dance Center starting Jan. 6th!
Thursdays @ 3:30 with Ms. Courtney


Pulse Dance Co. kicked off the holiday season at the Tree Lighting Ceremony!
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Save the date!


Happy Hanukkah to our families who celebrate!


Happy Thanksgiving from the Art Beat Family to your family!


Join us this Saturday for a holiday tradition!

Pre-Holiday Restorative Yoga 11/16/2021

Pre-Holiday Restorative Yoga

Pre-Holiday Restorative Yoga Head into the Thanksgiving Week with a clear mind and a calm body


Restorative yoga is a restful practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. ⁠

Restorative Yoga is gentle on the body, improves sleep, soothes the nervous system, relaxes your body & mind, and so much more!⁠

Unwind and relax with Nina Faulkner on Sat. 11/20 from 1-2pm. ⁠
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All she needs is a cape! 😄 Keep kicking butt, Sarah!

Photos from Art Beat Dance Center's post 11/08/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our Birthday!

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the ABDC Beat Sunday Funday! Join us in celebrating ABDC's 4th Birthday at Milburn Park under the Pavilion this Sunday from 12:30-2pm. Afterwards, pop over to the Domain or shop online with Kendra Scott! 20% of everything you buy on Sunday (and Monday online) goes back to The Art Beat Foundation - ABDC's non-prof...


Come celebrate Art Beat Dance Center's 4th Birthday tomorrow from 12:30-2pm at Milburn Park under the Pavilion. Dance games, prizes, treats, and more! Open to everyone!

Photos from Art Beat Dance Center's post 10/25/2021

Pilates studio upgrade #1: plants! Gold star if you can name the one behind the stability ball.


It looks like our 2 sessions a week are paying off! Way to go, Meghan!

-♥️- Lexi Beriswill

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the ABDC Beat Long Weekend Update! ABDC will be open on Saturday and Monday for classes! If you have plans for the long weekend, and are going to have to miss class, please let us know when you would like to do a make up class.

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the ABDC Beat Join us for Dance in the Park! Ms. Courtney and Ms. Stefani will be bringing fun dance activities and prizes to Milburn Park on Saturday 10/2 from 10-11am! And, if you time it just right, you can catch some tap and jazz performances from ABDC students!

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the ABDC Beat September Referral Special! During the month of September, refer a friend to dance class at ABDC and both of you will receive a $25 tuition credit! New students must enter your name in the "How did you hear about us?" field in our online registration form, or mention you when registering in person.....

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the ABDC Beat Wellness at ABDC Did you know that ABDC offers private Pilates Reformer sessions, weekly Dance Fitness classes to amp up your cardio, weekly lunchtime Gentle Yoga classes, and monthly Restorative Yoga special events, all at the studio! We also can bring Yoga and Dance Fitness classes or Injury Preve...

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the ABDC Beat Just a reminder that ABDC will be closed 9/4-9/6 for the Labor Day long weekend. All Saturday and Monday students are welcome to do a make-up in another class. Please let us know if you need a suggestion!

Timeline photos 08/03/2021

Restorative yoga is a restful practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. ⁠

Restorative Yoga is gentle on the body, improves sleep, soothes the nervous system, relaxes your body & mind, and so much more!⁠

Unwind and relax with Nina Faulkner on Sat. 8/21 from 1-2pm. ⁠
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the ABDC Beat The Art Beat Foundation is pleased to announce that its scholarship applications are open! The Lloyd Storey Memorial Scholarship and the Jessica Kendrick Memorial Scholarship are need-based scholarships that cover tuition and fees for one class at ABDC. These scholarships are for students aged 10-18...


Barbara is feeling under the weather today, so she is keeping her germs away from us. She will be back to guest teach in the fall...keep your eyes peeled and your tap shoes ready!

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Tuesday 9:30am - 9pm
Wednesday 12pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
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