The Dance Masters of America is a professional, certified membership organization of artists and educators committed to the elevation of the art of dance and to provide innovative artistic experiences for the advancement of dance worldwide.
The DMA Oblectives
enable dance educators and their students to meet for a cooperative and collective study of their profession;
advance the art of dance and improve the practices of its teachings;
strive for the mutual interest and fraternal cooperation of its members;
aid young dancers and dance teachers by awarding educational dance scholarships to accredited colleges;
private schools of dance, educational and/or DMA educational workshops or conventions.
The DMA Standards
Dance Masters of America has set certain standards which will develop desirable conduct to promote the dignity, integrity and public image of the dance profession. Dance Masters of America and its members recognize that a higher standard of personal behavior is expected of an educator.
The personal behavior of its members shall not be disorderly, lewd, or indecent. This includes public, physical or verbal action; language commonly considered offensive; or distribution of obscene or libelous written or electronic material.
Dance Masters of America shall not tolerate movement that is sexually offensive; costuming that allows exposure of private body parts or is not age appropriate. The purpose of this standard is not to restrict members, or participant’s rights, but to protect the rights of individuals to pursue a dance education.
MEET OUR CERTIFIED DANCE MASTERS
June BadonBallet - Pointe - Tap - Jazz - Acro/Tumbling - Adagio - Adult
I started dance at the age of 2 1/2 and opened my school in 1955. I took the Dance Masters of America, Inc exam in 1959 and was CERTIFIED BY TEST TO TEACH in 1959. I am a member of the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Chapter #3. I served 2 three-year terms as president, served as vice-president and was on the board for a number of years. The members voted me STADT Member of The Year in 1995. My school was the 1st Texas school to perform in Russia in 1990. I attend dance workshops, conventions and seminars throughout the year to further my education in the Art of Dance. Dance, to me is and ART to be embellished and nurtured and to be passed on to my students. My methods of teaching are designed to give each student individual attention. This is an absolute necessity if the potential of each student is to be developed to the fullest.
I teach Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatic/Tumbling, Adagio and Adult classes.
Kristin LyonsHip-Hop & Lyrical
Kristin became a member of Dance Masters of America, Inc and STADT in November 2012. She has been dancing since the age of three, and won the title of STADT Jr. Miss Dance at the age of ten. She was a Freshman and Varsity Cheerleader at Port Neches-Groves High School, as well as Captain of the PNG Indianettes. She was a member of the June Badon Dance Company for 8 years. She ahs been and still is involved in Dance Workshops, Dance Conventions, and Dance Competitions. She is a dance teacher at the Lorna Badon School of Fine Arts and June Badon Elite School of Dance and Acrobatics. She is also the Director of the Orange Jazz Company founded by Lorna Badon.
She is a hairdresser at Salon Mecca. She is married to Greg Lyons and they have a son named Maddox.
Kelli HolmesTap & Lyrical
Kelli became a member of Dance Masters of America, Inc, and the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers in April 2016.
Kelli has danced with Miss June since the age of 2 1/2; and she has been a member of the June Badon Dance Comany for over 5 years and has attended many competitions and workshops under Miss June’s direction.
She is currently a teacher with the Sabine Pass Independent School District. She is married to Trace Holmes and has a daughter named Reese, a son named Carter, and is pregnant with another future June Badon Dancer due in September 2017.
Jennifer FecowyczBallet - Tap - Jazz - Acrobatics
Jennifer has been involved in the art of dance since she was 2 1/2 years old.
Jennifer became an assistant instructor before she turned 16. She was an orginal member of the June Badon Dance Company and continued until January 1992 when she passed her exam for Dance Masters of America, Inc.
As a member of Dance Masters of America, Inc. and the South Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Jennifer has directed the Teen Miss Dance and Miss Dance Pageant for several years. She is involved in Dance Workshops, Conventions, and Competition.
In 2003, she was elected to the DMA Board of Directors. In 2005, she was STADT “Member of the year”. Jennifer is also Co-Director of the June Badon Dance Company and teaches for Miss June.
She and her husband George have three children: Will, Segal, and Amy K.
Jennifer is employed by Port Neches-Groves ISD.
Kristi PorterBallet - Tap - Lyrical
Kristi studied at Lamar University and got a Bachelor of Science in Dance. She was a member of the Spirit Team for 2 years. She was a member of the June Badon Dance Company for 4 years and was head twirler for Bridge City High School in 2003.
Kristi has taught dance for 8 years. She became a member of Dance Masters of America in November 2013.
She is married to Aron Porter and they have two sons, Ethan and Owen.
Amber BellJazz - Hip Hop - Acrobatics
Amber became a member of Dance Masters of America, Inc. and STADT in February 2013. She has been dancing since the age of 3. Amber was the Captain of the PNG Indianettes and a member of the June Badon Dance Company for 8 years. She is involved in Dance Workshops, Dance Conventions, and Dance Competitions.
She is a school teacher at PNG Woodcrest Elementary. She is married to Ian Bell, they have a son named Aiden and a daughter named Aubree. She teaches Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Acrobatics.
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Jennifer Richards – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics