The instructors and staff at Dance-N-Groove are committed to providing a safe and learning environment for every dancer.
Ms Kirstin- Dance-N-Groove Owner
Dance-N-Groove is owned by Ms Kirstin Casey. Ms Kirstin has lived in Hutto since 1994 with her family and is a 2003 Hutto High School Graduate. In 2010 she married the love of her life, Cody Casey and they have two dancers of their own.
Ms Kirstin has been dancing and performing in front of audiences since she was 7 years old. In elementary school, she performed with the Rising Stars and Kings Kids Performing Troupe-- performing at area malls and schools. In high school she was a four-year member of the Hutto Hi-Steppers and won numerous solo awards. She was also chosen for Danceline USA's Danceline Elite which performed at Walt Disney World and on a Carnival Cruise Ship and chosen as a member of the 2003 Capital One Bowl Half-time Show All-Star Cast. She attended Weatherford College on a dance scholarship and was a member of the award-winning Weatherford College Southern Premiere Dance Company. Ms Kirstin was also a member of the Hutto Drama Department in middle and high school and was student director for several plays.
Ms Kirstin student taught dance at Dance It Up for a year and a half and was an assistant teacher at On Stage Dance and Performing Arts studio under the direction of Holly Lee in Weatherford, Texas. Ms Kirstin has also been a guest choreographer and judge for many area dance teams. Ms Kirstin received her Associate of the Arts degree from Temple College in May 2006.
Ms Kirstin has taken master classes over the years with various master teachers including Jo Rowan, Gregg Russell, Diane Gudat, Rhee Gold, Tyce Diorio, Scott Fowler, Judy Rice & many more.
Ms Kirstin has owned Dance-N-Groove since February 2005. In 2016; she became a member of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association. She enjoys teaching all students not only dance but all aspects of the performing arts and watching them grow.
Ms Khy began dancing at the age of 7, studying ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and modern in her home studio in California where she has also been assistant teacher. She was also a member of her elementary drill team. In high school, she participated in gymnastics and choir and helped start her high schools first ever Step Team. She has had the opportunity to perform in parades and the swearing in ceremony of Honorable, Autumn R. Burke Assembly District 62 in 2015. She was a member of the Mt. San Antonio College Dance Department where she graduated and received her teaching certificate in 2017. She was awarded the Breakthrough Dancer of the Year in 2013 and received a Summer Intensive scholarship in 2014. Ms Khy joined the Dance-N-Groove faculty assisting and subbing various classes in 2018. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance.
Ms Shannon is classically trained in ballet and pointe and has additional training in jazz, contemporary musical theatre and tap. Growing up she was a member of The Elite Dance Team in Virginia and trained at the Virginia Governors School of Arts as a ballet major. She has taken classes at Broadway Dance Center and Destination Broadway as well as competed in the Miss America Pageants. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise and Texas A &M University with a M.S. in Nutritional Science. While at Virginia Tech she was a member of the NCAA dance team, The High Techs. She is excited to bring her knowledge, training and experience as a registered dietitian to Dance-N-Groove and help all dancers be their best selves.
Ms Madison has over 22 years of dance experience that she brings to the Dance-N-Groove family. She started her dance training at a young age at the Showcase School of Dance in Virginia where she also had a chance to substitute teach during high school and college. Throughout her training, she has trained in multiple styles from ballet and tap to musical theatre and pom/drill as well as everything in between. She has trained with the Radio City Rockettes at a Rockette Summer Intensive and has performed as a member of the Blue Heat Dance Team and Longwood Company of Dancers. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communications Sciences & Disorders from Longwood University and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from George Mason University. She is currently an early childhood special education teacher for Round Rock ISD in addition to teaching classes at Dance-N-Groove. She is super excited to be a part of the Dance-N-Groove family and looks forward to getting to know her dancers and families.
Ms Crystal has taken classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, modern, jazz and waltz throughout her life. She has performed since middle school in various showcases. She recently graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in dance. Ms Crystal joins the Dance-N-Groove family as an assistant and substitute for various classes.