ABOUT US:

 

All classes at Studio 6:14 have an established curriculum that we follow. Parents can request a syllabus at any point to see what their child's goals are for the year and what they will be learning. Our students progress quickly because of how our classes are structured. We set them up for success! Whether your child is interested in taking dance classes for fun or wants to become a professional dancer, we have the perfect class for them! Not sure about classes? You can always try a class before you register!

 

MEET OUR STAFF
 

Brittany Thurman
Owner, Director, Insturctor 

 

Brittany began dancing at the age of 7 years old. She took classes in clogging, jazz, and tap. Brittany continued dancing into high school where she was on the Dazzlers Drill Team all 4 years until she graduated in 2004. Upon graduating, Brittany began teaching dance right away working with one of the top on-site dance programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She continued her study at In-Step Dance in Houston while teaching Pre-school and beginner level jazz and hip hop. Brittany continued her training by taking dance classes while teaching at Sheena's Dance Academy, home of the Frisco Ballet. After that, Brittany was relocated to the Rio Grande Valley where she taught and trained at some of the most well-known studios in the valley before opening On-Site Dance in 2013 and successfully managing it until 2020 when the COVID - 19 pandemic caused a complete shut down.
Fueled by her passion and faith, Brittany seeks to provide families a way to experience the art of dance in a convenient and affordable way while not sacrificing the element which she loved so much, performances!

Tara Frailey
Preschool, Tap, Hip Hop 
Instructor

My name is Tara Frailey. I have been dancing since I was 2. I danced at Jenni Holley Dance Studio for 10 years and was on her dance company for 8 of those years. I have experience in various styles of dance such as jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. I competed in tons of competitions throughout my years of dancing and won many awards and trophies. I also taught at Jenni Holley Dance Studio. I have taught ages ranging from 2-18. My main goal is to push my students to be the best dancers that they can be, while also making my classes fun. I am so blessed to be a part of Studio 6:14 and cannot wait for this amazing journey.

Alexis Howard
Preschool, Hip Hop, and Acro Instructor  

Hey y’all! I’m Alexis and I am a Junior Psych major at Tarleton! I’ve been dancing for 6 years and have been a member of the Texan Stars dance team at Tarleton for 2 years. I have been teaching at Studio 6:14 since 2020.  

Alecia Echols 
Vocal Director of Musical Theatre 

Alecia Echols began her career singing at The Promise in Glen Rose at only 15 years old, portraying the Young Virgin Mary. After two seasons, she was hired as the newest cast member for Granbury Live Theater in Granbury Texas at the age of 17. She has been the longest running vocalist to ever sing at GBL Theater and enjoys still performing there on the weekends in the “Follies” Shows. 
Her first year at GBL
she met a handsome fiddle player named Michael Echols while on stage, and the rest is history!
They fell in love and were married two years later. They have two children, Audrey (6) and Grayson (2). 
She has now been the Vocal Director of four Musicals for Stephenville ISD Theater Program. 

 

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Taylor Shupick 

Dance Instructor 

My name is Taylor and I am from Brock, Texas. I have been dancing since the age of 4 in all styles. I competed with Foot Works Performing Arts Center from ages 6 to 18. I have traveled across the country taking classes, competing, and studying dance through the years. In college, I have been a part of the Angelo State Angelettes Dance Team, but I am now transferring to Tarleton to finish my studies in Nursing while continuing my love of dance at this amazing studio!

Sydney New
Dance Instructor/Assistant Dance Instructor  

My name is Sydney New. I am originally from Fort Worth, Texas, where I started dancing at the age of three. I grew up doing all styles of dance including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and competition team. I am currently a student at Tarleton, and I am studying to be a math teacher. I'm so excited to be joining the team!

Shelby Courville
Junior Assistant Dance Instructor  

Shelby has been a student at Studio 6:14 since 2018! She is currently a member of our competition team and takes multiple classes each week.