Keyra Ford was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. She started dancing at the age of three. She attended Beyond Belief Dance Company for her studio training where she had the unique opportunity to be a part of the top 20 for America’s Got Talent in 2008. Keyra attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, and international dance. After graduating high school she went on to become a captain for the McLennan Community College Dance Team. Keyra finished her college dance career at Louisiana State University where she was a part of the Tiger Girls dance team for two years. In 2015 she graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration and Business and a minor in Leadership. Upon graduation, she moved back home to Mesquite, Tx where she began training to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. In 2017 Keyra achieved her dream and became a member of the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. After living out her life long dream as a DCC she is now pursuing real estate, running her own nonprofit organization, and of course… Dancing!
Dance is an energetic way to stay fit while still having fun! Students will have the opportunity to participate in live virtual interactive dance classes. It will be a place to expose our audiences to a different genre of dance weekly. By learning through movement, students increase confidence while building many dance techniques. Ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern are incorporated into the dance series, Dance It Out with an instructor that challenges you to reach your greatest potential in every move you make. LET’S get you moving and shaking!
About the ClassDays of Classes:Monday, Tuesday, FridayBeginner - 9 am-10Intermediate - 1-2pmAdvance - 4-5pBeginner: Open Dance GenreWe will start with the basics Ballet, Jazz, Modern, HipHopIntermediate: Open Dance GenreWe will review All basic dance genres and add in more technique.Advance: Open Dance GenreWe will be working on advanced techniques from all genres. Requirements double turn, leaps, switch leapsBallet: Most classes begin with a “barre” warm-up where the dancers practice a set of technique exercises. Ballet has lots of interesting dance vocabulary and is seen as the foundation for many other dance genres.Jazz: Jazz uses upbeat pop songs that are fun and exciting. Like ballet, jazz has a set vocabulary that dancers learn over time. Throughout the class, dancers work on flexibility and precise movement while bringing their own personality to the choreography. Dancers wear special shoes that help them turn.Modern: Modern focuses on sparking creativity in dancers. Students are able to explore moving at different levels and tempos and coming up with their own movements through “Improvisation.” It typically uses alternative music that is a bit slower than jazz songs.HipHop: The Hip Hop dance genre uses faster hip hop, rap, or pop music. The moves are typically very sharp and sassy. Many popular dances you see in music videos could be considered hip hop. Dancers wear clean sneakers for this genre.
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