Dana began dance at age 11 as a student at Heather's Dance School which eventually led to her attending Oklahoma City University as a dance major. While there she performed with the American Spirit Dance Company. After leaving college she returned to teach with Heather Caruthers at Heather's Dance School where she worked with all ages and has never looked back. Her specialties are Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical for all ages and levels. "Teaching the art of dance is a big part of who I am, and these past 35 years are full of the most exciting and special heartwarming memories. I enjoy having fun with all the dancers, and I strive to bring my love, excitement and experience to each and every class and dancer." Thanks to my husband, Frank, for all his love and support for 30 years. Special thanks to all our teachers, parents and dancers, past and present.
Ralonda has an associate degree in Liberal Arts from Rogers State University, and an associate degree in Interior Design from Tulsa Community College. She was a student dancer at Heather's Dance School for 15 years, active on the Competition Team, and a Teacher's Assistant. She has been on the staff at Heather's for 21 years and her specialties are Tap, Jazz and Lyrical. She and her husband, Brian, are parents to Garrett (18) and Sophie (13). "What I want each student in my class to know is that I only want great things for them, not just in dance, but in life. I hope to leave the same lasting impression on them that my teachers did for me. I love each and every one of them and hope they know I am always in their corner."
Taylor started dancing at Heather's Dance School in 1998. Her love for dance blossomed under her teacher's instruction and continued to grow as she became an assistant for the studio in 2008. Taylor competed on several of our competition teams and was a member of the CHS dance team throughout high school. Taylor started teaching classes at the studio her senior year and specializes in jazz and hip-hop. She attended Rogers State University as part of the president's leadership class and obtained a bachelor's degree in medical molecular biology. Taylor currently choreographs and coaches our jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop competition teams, along with teaching two levels of jazz technique, strength & stretch, musical theatre, several combination classes, a young adult class, and five levels of hip-hop. Taylor has received numerous choreography and judge's choice awards at local dance competitions. "Teaching at Heather's Dance School brings so much joy into my life. It allows me to share my passion for dance, while helping students build technique, strengthen confidence, and develop friendships that last a lifetime."
As a dance major, Chelsea attended the University of Central Oklahoma. She finished her education with an associate degree in Business from Tulsa Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Northeastern State University. Chelsea was a dance student at Heather's for 10 years, active on the Competition Team, and a Teacher's Assistant. She has been on the staff at Heather's Dance School for 10 years and her specialties are Modern and Ballet. Chelsea and her husband, Bryt-Lee, are mom and dad to 3 dogs. "I love helping students find their passion for dance. Dance can help people deal with so much in their lives. I have seen it help to heal students, push their boundaries, and build confidence. The more I can help bring out my student's talents, and personality, the more I feel like I have been successful as a teacher."