June 30, 2015
Fun at TATD!

Six SMSD dancers just returned from the Texas Association Teachers of Dancing (TATD) 2015 Convention in Waco, TX. The girls, along with several SMSD staff, attended a week of master dance classes in jazz, ballet, contemporary, and more! 

Congratulations to Dasha T. who was the recipient of the TATD Junior Jazz Scholarship! The award was made even more special by the fact that her teacher and choreographer, Miss Teresa, won the exact same award when she was a student dancer at TATD. We are proud of you!

Summer Camp Registration

There are still a few spots available for summer camps! Check the SMSD  summer camp schedule  or call the studio for more information. We look forward to dancing with you this summer!
Troupe SMSDance Auditions:
Saturday, August 22nd

Troupe SMSDance company is comprised of students from the Shirley McPhail School of Dance. Troupe's purpose is to provide students, ages 9 and older, with the opportunity to strengthen and polish dance and performance skills by experiencing onstage shows.


Parent meeting: Wednesday, August 19th at Plaza studio, 7:30pm

Auditions: Saturday, August 22nd at Mesa studio

  • 9:00-10:30am:  Preps, Juniors, and new students ages 9-11
  • 11:00am-12:30pm:  Junior Elites, Seniors, Senior Elites, Elites, and new students ages 12 and up.

* Troupe SMSDance is an extracurricular activity outside of your regular dance classes. 


For additional information regarding Troupe SMSDance, please visit our website.  

Miss Brenna to Teach at Tap City Festival

Tap City is the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and is the quintessential celebration of our collective American

heritage - virtues that are certainly evident in tap's hometown, New York City. 

Congratulations to our very own Miss Brenna who will be a guest teacher at the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City Festival this July! It is such an  honor to be asked to teach there - we are extremely proud of her. 


Summer Workshop
Join SMSD this summer for a two-day workshop featuring jazz, contemporary, hip hop, jazz fun, and much more! This class is for dancers who are ages 9+ that have completed CJBTII. 
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Come join the fun at our Summer Teen Classes. The six-week session runs June 29th - August 6th. 

Traveling this summer and not here for all six weeks? We offer punch cards which can be used this summer session only.

Questions? Call the studio for additional information. 
Troupe SMSDance Takes on Disney!

Soul to Sole

The Austin Tap Ensemble represented SMSD at the Soul to Sole International Tap Festival performing to high praise in front of the famous Arthur Duncan of the 'Lawrence Welk Show' and tap masters Jason Samuels-Smith, Brenda Bufalino, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Nicole Hockenberry and Nicholas Young. Well done, ladies!

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