|WITH AUTO-DRAFT||WITHOUT AUTO-DRAFT|
|30 minutes per week||$42/month||$46/month|
|1 hour per week||$52/month||$56/month|
|1.5 hours per week||$64/month||$68/month|
|2 hours per week||$74/month||$78/month|
|2.5 hours per week||$86/month||$90/month|
|3 hours per week||$96/month||$100/month|
|3.5 hours per week||$108/month||$112/month|
|4 hours per week||$118/month||$122/month|
|4.5 hours per week||$130/month||$134/month|
|5 hours per week||$140/month||$144/month|
|5.5 hours per week||$152/month||$156/month|
|6 hours per week||$162/month||$166/month|
|6.5 hours per week||$174/month||$178/month|
|7+ hours per week||$184/month||$188/month|
*There is a $6 fee for additional 15 min increments (i.e. 1.25 hr/wk = $58/mo w/ auto-draft). Tuition for unused classes, illnesses, vacations, snow days, etc. is not refundable. These classes may be made up at any age appropriate time.
Ms. Megan P. - Owner/Artistic Director
Megan Park is the owner and artistic director of Chance 2 Dance Studio. Megan has a dance career that spans 29 years. She began dancing at the age of six at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren, AR, and is trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She was a ballet and jazz instructor for Dance Unlimited for four years. In high school, Megan danced for the Van Buren Pointer Prancer dance team and was captain her senior year. While in high school, she was a two-time National Dance Alliance All-American and Universal Dance Association All-star, and had the opportunity to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. In college, Megan was a dancer for the University of Arkansas Pom Squad. She graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and began her career in Tulsa, OK. While in Tulsa, she danced professionally for the Tulsa 66ers NBA D-League dance team. She was a ballet, pom, jazz, and competitive dance instructor for four years at Miss Kristy’s School of Dance in Broken Arrow, OK. After moving back to Arkansas, she was a jazz and competitive dance instructor for two years at Little Rock School of Dance.
Ms. Megan will be teaching little ones, teens, adults, competition teams, and “Chance 2 Dance” – Special Needs classes. She is so excited to be back in her hometown of Van Buren and give back to a community that gave so much to her!
Alicia Robinson started taking dance at the age of four at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren, AR. She began with tap and ballet and later added jazz, acrobatics and pointe to her schedule. Alicia enjoyed teaching and demonstrating at Dance Unlimited through high school. Alicia was a member of the dance team in junior high and danced for the Van Buren Pointer Prancer dance team in high school. She attended the University of Central Arkansas where she was a member of the Honeybears Dance team who attended nationals. Ms. Alicia lives in Rudy with her husband, Ben, and two children, Harlee and Colt. She has her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and teaches 4th grade at King Elementary in Van Buren. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with C2D and can't wait to dance with our little ones.
Laurie Armstrong started taking gymnastics at the age of five. She took recreational gymnastics off and on until junior high school when she tried out for a competitive gymnastics team, the Arlington Twisters in Arlington, TX. Laurie competed for five years winning many awards and attending gymnastics camps. She began teaching recreational gymnastics from ages 2-13 her senior year of high school, and continued teaching after moving to Arkansas in her early 20’s. Laurie was the lead girls’ gymnastics instructor and level 5 girls competitive team coach for Trinity Gymnastics. After leaving Trinity Gymnastics she taught recreational gymnastics and coached the level 5 girls’ competitive team for Flame Gymnastics.
Ms. Laurie will be teaching beginning tumbling and Strength, Stretching, and Tumbling for Dancers. She is excited to get back to teaching again with Chance 2 Dance Studio.
Emilee Higdon Garner is a Crawford County native and currently resides in Fort Smith with her husband, Matthew, and their son, Henry. She teaches first grade at Westwood Elementary School in Greenwood. Emilee recently graduated with a graduate degree in School Counseling & Guidance from Arkansas Tech University. In her free time, Emilee loves traveling, spending time outdoors, working out, and trying new recipes.
Ms. Emilee will being teaching 1-3 grade ballet and tap, and 1-3 grade ballet and jazz. With 16 years of dance instruction, she is excited to share her passion of dance with younger students in the river valley.
Ms. Megan C. - Director of Performance Teams
Megan Chronister is a dancer with over 20 years of dance experience. She began her dance training at Dance Unlimited at age 5. Her training includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and hip hop. She later became an instructor for jazz and tap while at Dance Unlimited. She was a member of the Alma High School dance team her sophomore year. The team won state in jazz and she was selected as a Universal Dance Team All-Star Dancer. She was an Alma High School Varsity Cheerleader her junior and senior years, winning state and competing at the Universal Cheer Association Nationals in Orlando, Fl. Megan was a member of the Arkansas Tech University Golden Girls Dance Team. During and after college, she continues to choreograph for High School and Junior High teams in AR and OK and has enjoyed watching her routines compete at the state level. In addition to studio training, she has attended Tremaine Dance Conventions, National Dance Alliance Conventions, attended class given by Stephen Boss, aka “Twitch” and has participated in the BYB hip hop clinics for over 15 years. Megan also judges cheer and dance tryouts in AR and OK each spring. Megan is a Registered Dental Hygienist who enjoys spending time with her husband and their Golden Retriever, Stella. Her hobbies include running, cycling, and anything outdoors. She serves the community by volunteering for Arkansas Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic and the Sebastian County Community Dental Clinic..
Ms. Megan will be teaching 4-6 grade and teen jazz and hip hop, as well as, directing the C2D Performance Teams. Megan is excited to continue her dance journey by helping to develop young minds through dance, as well as boosting self-esteem.
Tessa Clemmons has been dancing for over 20 years. She took instruction at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren for over 10 years. She participated in competition dance teams throughout junior high and high school. She was a 3 time NDA All-American and a 2 time UDA All-Star, and was Captain of the state award winning Pointer Prancer dance team in high school. After graduating, she taught dance and choreography professionally for 5 years in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. Tessa currently has a degree in Culinary Arts and works as the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition for the Van Buren School District. She resides in Van Buren, with her husband, Blake, and two sons, Ace and Revan. Tessa is thrilled about teaching new dancers, and watching their confidence and grace grow through dance!
Parker Tounzen is a former dance studio owner and has been teaching and coaching dance for 7 years. Her love of dance started in 8th grade when she joined the Coleman Junior High Steppers dance team and then dancing for the Pointer Prancers dance team at Van Buren High School. Parker helped lead the Prancer dance team to 3 consecutive state championship titles. She has taught ballet, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, tumbling, contemporary, lyrical, coached pageantry, and has also choreographed for school cheer and dance teams. Parker's biggest passion is coaching competitive dance where her choreography has won multiple titles and special awards. Parker is 24 years old and is a substitute teacher for Van Buren and Alma Elementary schools. She currently lives in Van Buren with her 5 month old daughter Finley.
Ms. Parker will be working with the C2D competition team. She enjoys sharing the love of dance with young dancers and helping them create a story with choreography!
Bio coming soon!
Tia McCutchen has been dancing for 20 years. She began her dance training at Dance Unlimited at the age of 3. Her training includes ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop for over 10 years. She was a member of the dance team in junior high and danced for the Pointer Prancer dance team in high school in Van Buren. These teams won several competitions for their performances in jazz, hip hop, and kick. Tia was a two-time Universal Dance Association All-Star. After high school, Tia was a member of the pom squad at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. In 2015, they were named American Dance/Drill Team Hip Hop National Champions. Currently, Tia is a graduate student at the University of Arkansas obtaining her masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Bio coming soon!
Kacee Montgomery grew up in a small town in southern Colorado. At an early age, she fell in love with the art of dance. She grew up competing and performing on several dance and cheer teams. In college, she discovered a newfound love for choreography. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with her BFA in dance in 2016. From there, she moved to Orlando, FL and spent a year working in Walt Disney World. She moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in the summer of 2017 and has since been pursuing her career in dance. She loves theater and has a strong passion for the stage. Kacee is very excited to join our team at Chance 2 Dance.
Mr. Eric W.
Eric Williams has studied all forms of dance and attended various workshops across the country. He has taken classes at some of the most prestigious schools in the nation such as The Edge Performing Arts Centre. He trained under Michael Tidwell at the Center for the Dansarts and was a principle dancer in the Tidwell Project. Eric’s performance credits include not only local pageants and competitions, but also work with several major companies including: LA Culture Shock, a Nike Sponsored Hip-Hop Dance Team in Los Angeles, California and Nathan Burton’s Comedy Magic Show in Osaka, Japan. His teaching credits include: The Showbiz Convention as master teacher for “The Class”, instructor and dance coach for the Hot Springs School District, hip-hop instructor for North Little Rock School of Dance, teacher for Miss Sharon’s in Jacksonville, AR, and a jazz/hip hop instructor for Western Arkansas Ballet. He also choreographs award winning pieces for dance studios all over the country. Eric currently tours with Showbiz National Talent as one of the Show Directors and has also toured in production with Star Systems Dance Competition. He enjoys giving back to the community while sharing his talents with the local Boys and Girls Club.
Mr. Eric will be teaching our all boy hip hop classes, upper level co-ed hip hop, and adult hip hop. We are looking forward to dancing with Eric!
Lucy grew up in Fort Smith, AR and grew a love for dance at a very early age. She trained in tap, ballet, jazz and contemporary at Grayce DeWitt Dance Studio in Fort Smith through junior high. Lucy is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith studying to earn a degree in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish. Lucy loves working with children and is excited to join our team at Chance 2 Dance. Ms. Lucy will be teaching pre-school classes during the 2019-2020 school year. We are so excited to dance with Lucy!
Bio coming soon!
A fall program will be held in October and a winter program will be held in December for the school year. A summer program will be held the last week of the summer session. These programs will allow parents to attend their students' classes to see their progress and watch them perform. For the younger students a cookie party will follow.
An end of the year recital will be held on May 30, 2020 at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center to showcase the C2D Dancers' hard work and accomplishments. Recital is not required, but all students are encouraged to participate. Recital fee and costume fees to be determined.
C2D feels everyone should be able to experience the joy of dance! This program is a great way for children with special needs to get involved in an extracurricular activity while improving motor skills, confidence, and socialization. This "Chance 2 Dance" class is a 40 minute class where students will learn the basics of movement, rhythm, and the fundamentals of ballet (such as the five feet positions), as well as reinforcing and practicing basic academic skills (letters, numbers, shapes, etc.). Stretching, dancing with props, enjoying music and expressing emotion will be a part of every class.
C2D feels everyone should be able to experience the joy of dance! The mission of Give a Child the Chance 2 Dance is to give an opportunity to community members to not only help support local talent, but to make a child's dream come true. The program allows sponsors to help dancers with financial need to attend Chance 2 Dance Studio classes and participate in the end of the year dance recital. You can of course contribute any amount or you can opt to donate a semester tuition or a full year tuition (based on the dancer taking one class per week). Every penny goes directly towards current and future dancers' tuition and dance school fees. Donations may or may not be tax deductible; consult your accountant. Sponsors will have special seating at the end of the year dance recital and will be listed in the recital program. You can donate online, mail your donation to the studio, or drop by the studio to make a donation. If you have any questions about the program please contact C2D by phone or e-mail.
The Chance 2 Dance Studio Competition Team is a performance group for girls and boys ages 6-18. This program is for students that show an exceptional dedication and talent for dance. These dancers will be selected through an audition process and extensively train in all areas of dance. Competition Team members will grow both technically and stylistically each year with their participation. The C2D Competition Team will perform at various competitions, conventions and local venues. C2D Competition Team dancers will be required to take fundamental classes along with competition rehearsal classes.
To be eligible to audition, dancers must enroll in the age appropriate Competition Team Audition Clinic class held during the Summer Session. Dancers will learn the choreography piece that will be performed during auditions. Auditions will be held at the conclusion of the Summer Session.