Learn The Art Of Dance

Dance Academy

Parish Summer Dance Academy is proud to offer a variety of dance camps for different skill levels and ages.

Dance Academy Mission

Parish Summer Dance Academy program seeks to assist campers with the acquisition of skills and knowledge of dance techniques, as well as introduce them to the joy of self-expression through dancing. In addition to skill level, each camp is structured to be developmentally age appropriate. We offer a wide range of genres from Hip Hop to Contemporary Modern for different skill levels and ages.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Academy Dance Director, who can assist you with camp selection.

Meet the Teachers

Jessica Robinson, Dance Academy Director

Jessica Robinson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with an emphasis on performance and choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a member of dance/drill team from 7th grade through high school. Jessica was also a member of her college drill team and served as Captain for three years. After receiving her degree, she performed for Walt Disney World and Holland America Cruise Lines. She has been teaching dance for more than 21 years. During the course of her career, Jessica successfully started the City Dance program for the International Ballet Competition; taught at the Performing Arts School in Jackson, Mississippi for six years; directed the Academy for Dallas Black Dance Theatre; and taught dance for dance studios in the DFW Metroplex where she was Competition Team Director for two teams. This is Mrs. Robinson’s tenth year at Parish where she teaches dance for Parish’s Middle and Upper School in addition to serving as the Upper School Dance Company Director and the Dance Director for the Parish Extend Dance Academy.

Jazlyn Whitlowe, Dance Academy Instructor

Jazlyn Whitlowe has studied dance since the age of three. She was a competitive dancer for several years and has trained in all levels and many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and more. Adrienne Dellas Thornton, Keith Clark, Dr. Linda Quinn and Lee Wei Chao are just a few of the master instructors she has studied under. In 2009 Jazlyn had the privilege of being cast as a dancer in the film The Beacon. She has been a member of Movers Unlimited Touring Dance Company under the direction of Dr. Kihyoung Choi and is currently pursuing degrees in interior design and dance. She has taught dance at Dana’s Studio of Dance, Apex Academy and Come Read With Me. Jazlyn has a passion for working with the special needs community. She is thrilled to teach her Parish students all that she has learned through dance.

Laney Haddock, Dance Academy Instructor

Laney, has been a Parish student for 13 years and is currently in her senior year. She is a four year member and a current officer of the Parish Rosettes; and is also in her second year of the Parish Dance Company, led by Jessica Robinson. After school, Laney has assisted Parish’s middle school production of Frozen Jr. as a co-choreographer and the high school production of Spongebob the Musical as a dance captain. Laney has also danced with Mrs. Robinson in her Extend program for almost 10 years.

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