Associate Degree. Transfer.

About Dance

The Dance Department at Kilgore College offers an intensive curriculum in ballet, modern dance, tap and jazz for the beginning student as well as those who have had more extensive dance experience. Dance at KC prepares students who wish to enter the professional world upon graduation as well as those who want to continue their studies at a four-year college as majors in Fine Arts, Physical Education or Dance Education.

Angela Aulds has been the Head Dance Instructor for the Kilgore College Dance Department since 2014. She is the Artistic Director of Industry Dance Company, a pre-professional dance company within the dance department (est. 2015). She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 and received her Master of Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. She is the co-owner of Coast2Coast Productions, which strives to reach drill teams’ potential in philanthropy, artistry, and leadership through special events. Angela has also worked for Encore Creative Productions since 2009 and more recently was hired by Spirit of America Productions to film and photograph their events and run their social media.

Mrs. Shelley Wayne is the resident Tap and Jazz instructor at Kilgore College. She is also the assistant director and choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. Shelley was born and raised in Houston where she attended North Shore High School, and served as captain of the Scarlets her senior year. As a member of the Rangerettes (1985-87), Shelley was both a Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster. After her two years at KC, she spent one semester at San Jacinto Junior College before moving on to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from SWT in 1991. Shelley returned home to Houston to direct the Westfield High School Lariettes for one year before arriving at Kilgore College in 1993 as assistant director and choreographer to Dana Blair. Shelley received her Master of Education in 2000 from the University of Tyler. Shelley taught for NCA Superstar (1985-93) and Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps (1994-2003). She is a co-owner of Encore Creative Productions, a lifetime member of Rangerettes Forever, and the director of the Rangerette summer camp for middle school students. In 2014, Shelley was named the recipient of the Texas Dance Educators Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2023, was inducted into the TDEA Hall of Fame.

Lexie has been dancing since she was 4 years old training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Modern. She was a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes in 03-05 where she was a Swingster and Lieutenant. After Kilgore she attended Texas Woman’s University where she received her B.A. in Dance.

She is on staff for Encore Creative Productions where she instructs drill team camps during the summer all over Texas. Lexie has also been the co-owner and instructor at Elite Dance Center in Kilgore since its inception in 2010. She currently assists jazz class at Kilgore College with the Assistant Director/Choreographer for the Rangerettes, Mrs. Shelley Wayne. Lexie is passionate about the art of dance and enjoys inspiring her students to new ways of performing, creating, and learning.

Industry Dance Company

Industry Dance Company is Kilgore College Dance Department’s premiere pre-professional dance company. The company comprises sophomore dancers from the KC Dance Department who exhibit exceptional technical abilities and strong work ethic, as well as a passion for furthering their performance and artistic experience.

The Kilgore College Dance Department would like to invite you to audition for a scholarship for dance majors. We offer four courses in Ballet, and Tap & Jazz, two courses in Modern, and one course in both Improvisation/Composition and Dance Appreciation. Additionally, we offer two performing arts credits as a way for students to develop their craft in choreography and performance. We have an intensive course of study for the beginning student, as well as those who have had more extensive training. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to enter the professional world or to continue their studies at a four-year college, where our courses will transfer for Dance Majors in Fine Arts, Physical Education and Dance Education.

Scholarship awards are based on talent, ability, potential, financial need, and the student’s interest in continuing professionally as a dancer, teacher or in a related area. A scholarship student must fulfill the course requirements of a dance major as described in the current college catalogue and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in all college courses. Scholarship students must also be active members of the Kilgore College Dance Club. The scholarship is renewable for four semesters with amounts up to $500 per semester.

Dance Scholarships are moving to an online format. Please submit an unlisted YouTube link. In your video, please introduce yourself with your name, fun fact, and high school. Then, perform one minute of improvisation. This can be whatever you feel comfortable with….no large “tricks” and music can be of your choosing. Modern improvisation is preferred. Be sure the video is in the horizontal format.
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