Lisa Holt Dancesport

Lisa Holt Dancesport

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2 employees

About this pro

-specializes in Private and group instruction for individuals, couples, pro/am, am/am, teams, wedding couples and groups in all styles of American rhythm, smooth, international Latin and standard ballroom dance.

Check us out on our Facebook page PowerHouse of dance: ballroom 

or our YouTube channel 

Lisa and israel Ballroom and Latin Dance 

Lisa has been teaching in the dance industry for over 25 years. She has been  a head instructor, program curriculum developer and choreographer for NCA Danz, NCA collegiate program, and USA dance. She is a former captain of the NCA national  award winning Navarro college Showstoppers dance team,  former 5 year veteran of the Dallas Mavericks Dancers, she has danced professionally in numerous shows, and infomercials, including Mary Kay, Beauty Control, and Juice Plus. 

Her love for dance branched out into ballroom about 13 years ago. She taught for the nationally renowned  program called Dancing Classrooms, which is featured in the films, "Mad Hot Ballroom" and "Take the Lead". 

She and her partner, israel Peña 

Developed and directed the ballroom dance program at Power House of Dance Dallas and Frisco for the past 9 years. Along with there program at the studio, they have taught numerous workshops, master classes, dance intensives, and given seminars to elementary, middle schools, high schools, and universities, including Booker T Washington HS, University of North Texas, TWU, and UTD. 

She and her partner also compete professionally in the international Latin division and have competed all over the country and abroad. Their highlight to date was competing in London and at the Blackpool Dance Festival. She continues to train and study with award winning and world renown coaches,

from all over the world, such as Shirley Ballas and Martin Lamb. 

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Lewisville, TX 75067
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Ask them a few questions about their goals for their dancing  whether it be social or competitive. See what their strengths are as far as how they leatn etc. and then go from there. Teaching them solid fundamentals and principles of movement while keeping it fun and motivating. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

25 yeas as a teacher and choreographer 10 years as a professional performer in both ballroom and NBA pro dancer.

studied dance education at UNT Teaching artist for booker T. Washington HSPVA AND through out the country as an instructor for USA, NCA and NDA 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes, private rates are $85 hourly 

$75 for 45 min

$65 for 30 min


How did you get started teaching?

from college where I was captain and full scholarship at college for dance  asked to be an instructor for USA AND NCA. AND, taught for several studios as company director and choreographer throughout the DFW area. Also, as program developer which included teaching and choreography for full team and staff curriculum 


What types of students have you worked with?

i worked with everyone from children to senior citizens. If you want to learn I have definitely taught them :) all ages and levels. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be sure to check their credentials and then we they are satisfactory be sure that it's a good fit for you personality and teaching style. Ask around. Word of mouth is a great way to find out. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my dance goals? Why do I want to do this? How much time am I willing or able to invest in my hobby or passion? What are my teachers expectations of me? That helps set the tone for a good working relationship. 


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