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OUR MISSION


Dance, Ltd. offers quality dance training with personal, professional attention. The staff strives to instill a growing love for the performing art of dance, increase body awareness, stimulate creative ability, as well as give students the opportunity to interact with others who have like interests and abilities. Ms. Mundschenk believes in a strong technical foundation and considers each dancer's body structure, capability and development on an individual basis. Dance boosts self-esteem, teaches discipline, increases coordination & flexibility, improves cardiovascular & physical condition and provides enrichment through a basic rhythmic & musical background. Dance gives students goals to strive for and educates them by involving them in an athletic/art form, the benefits of which will last a lifetime.

Preschool Ballet / Tap ClassPreschool Ballet/Tap Class Performing At Area Nursing Home

Dorothy with the Munchkins

Melissa McCoy as Dorothy with the Munchkins in "The Wizard of OZ" Fall of 2015

ROMEO AND JULIET Women

Battle in Market Place - Act I - "ROMEO AND JULIET" Ladies, Spring 2014

ROMEO AND JULIET Men

Battle in Market Place - Act I - "ROMEO AND JULIET" Men, Spring 2014


Dance is a performing art and therefore without the performance only half of the goal is reached. In the thirty-five years of operating Dance, Ltd.- School of Dance, Ms. Mundschenk has produced over 110 main stage productions. Each year her students have the opportunity to perform in two main stage productions as well as other performance venues. Past productions include numerous productions of "The Nutcracker", As well as "Sleeping Beauty", "Romeo & Juliet", "Swan Lake", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", "Les Sylphides", "Giselle", "Coppellia", "La Fille mal gardee", "Firebird", "Gala Performance", "Wizard of Oz", "The Red Shoes", "Alice in Wonderland", "Things that go Dance in the night", "Beauty and the Beast", "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs" and more. Dance, Ltd. students have performed with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concerts, Philharmonic Children's Performances, "Artwalk", and entertained at numerous fundraisers and fairs. Students also perform at area retirement and nursing homes.

Students from Dance, Ltd.have also had the opportunity to perform live onstage with the Moscow Ballet. As the Children's Chorus Director for the World Premier of the Moscow Ballet's "The Great Russian Nutcracker". Ailene's cast was chosen to represent the children's chorus on training aids distributed nationwide. Moscow Ballet returned in the winter of 2009 to the Abilene Civic Center with Ms. Mundschenk again stepping into the role of Children's Chorus Director. She was the liaison between the professional Russian dancers and the local children's cast. Dance, Ltd. Studios was the hosting studio and rehearsal facility.


Advanced Hip Hop Class

Advanced Hip Hop Class - Spring 2009

Orchestrate the Groove

"Orchestrate the Groove" - Spring 2012

In Spring of 2010 students were featured twice as the half-time entertainment for the Rough Riders Arena Football Team. In January 2011 fourteen of her dancers donned kilts and performed the "Highland Fling" as entertainment for the Abilene Pipers presentation of "The Robert Burns Supper". January 2012 the London 2012 group opened for the Harlem Globetrotters with their rendition of "Footloose" the opening number for their performance during the 2012 Olympics in London, England. January 2012 Cindy Mundschenk and several of her students participated in an Art Show at the Center for Contemporary Arts, in Abilene, TX. The Art show "EVOLVE" featured several artists including Terri Knight who incorporated dancer as performance art during the art show. A special Christmas Performance for 2011, 2013 & 2015 included a lecture demonstration format at an in-studio performance and was very well received. The 2012 Spring Production was a full one with the classical Ballet "Giselle", the children's show "Beauty and the Beast" and a recital segment of Hip Hop, Jazz, Solo's and Contemporary numbers. The 2013 Spring show was "La Fill Mal Gardee" & "Copellia". The 2014 Spring Performance was Act I of "Romeo and Juliet" for the Corps de Ballet and "The Red Shoes" as our children's show. 2014 was rounded out by a Christmas Production of "The Nutcracker". Our Spring show for 2015 was a memorable production of "The Wizard of OZ". The format of the 2016 Spring Show was changed up to a recital format with numbers like "Ballet Blanc" and "God Bless the USA" taking center stage.

THE RED SHOES

Main Characters of "THE RED SHOES" Spring 2014

THE RED SHOES

Finale to "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" Spring 2012

Most recently the Performance Troupe "Texas to the Bone" returned from London, England where they danced during the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as at a Dance Festival at 1000 year old Warwick Castle in England.  Upcoming performances include another Art Show at the Center for Contemporary Arts in November, another outstanding performance of the "Nutcracker" for Christmas 2016 and the "Wizard of OZ" for the Spring Production in May of 2015.  

Dance, Ltd has once again been the only group from the entire state of Texas to be invited to perform during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Fairies from SLEEPING BEAUTY

"Fairies" from "SLEEPING BEAUTY" - Spring 2009

Curtain Call from ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Curtain Call from "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" - Spring 2011

Ballet Blanc

"Ballet Blanc" - 2008

Swan Lake

"Swan Lake" 2002