At Theatre School of Dance, we strive to train with excellence encouraging students to reach their highest potential in all areas of dance. Not only do we want to encourage students to excel in dance but also to use the things they learn here to bring glory to God in their life.
TSD introduces skills at age-appropriate levels, promoting safety and health of the overall dancer. We encourage modest costumes, clean music, and appropriate dance moves. All ballet levels are trained under the Royal Academy of Dance method, a method of teaching classical ballet that has been around for 100 years. We offer classical tap and jazz with guided plans of progression. Care is taken in training to promote a full, well-rounded dancer.
In 1962 Marion Mills opened Theatre School of Dance as the first performing arts institution in North Louisiana to partner with the Royal Academy of Dance in training students. Mrs. Mills had received extensive training in dance in Europe, competing all of the Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in Tap, Modern Dance and National Dancing. She taught throughout the United States and Europe. The dance school grew because of the excellence of her program and the high standards she set for her students. Mrs. Mills retired in 1999 and gave the studio to her daughter Celia Mills. CiCi, owned and operated the dance school for several years prior to the sale of the school to Emily Huber Seale in 2003. Emily trained under Mrs. Mills completing the Royal Academy of Dance exams through the Advanced 2 level receiving an associate degree from the Royal Academy. The school moved to a new location on Old Minden Road in Bossier City where it operated for six years before relocating to North Airline Drive. Finally, it was moved to its present location on Viking Drive. The new facility on Viking was built in 2019.