Palace Dance Center Owner/Director
Jennifer Hawkins is an Award Winning Dancer/ 23 year award winning Choreographer, who began dancing at the age of two, and choreographing at 13. Throughout time, Jennifer has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Country, Latin, Musical Theatre, and severed four years on her High School Drill Team.
After completing her Bachelor’s Degree at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, Jennifer began performing all around the USA dancing/learning from choreographers such as Wade Robson, Dave Scott, Nika Kljun and Karon Butler.
Jennifer has had the pleasure of being a selected dancer to dance alongside the Royal Caribbean dancers for Royal Caribbean’s themed night events, and several Air Force Bases on the west coast.
Jennifer has been featured on several news reports representing Six Flags Over Texas as Dance Captain and Show Host under the direction of Gary Goddard Entertainment including an appearance on So You Think You Can Dance/ On Tour for Hosting National Dance Day 2010 in Dallas/Fort Worth. Jennifer also served as Dance Captain for 2009-2010 Krunchettes for the Indoor Football League the North Texas Crunch.
Jennifer successfully completed her title as Miss Mansfield Texas 2011 supporting “Building Teen Confidence”.
Jennifer spends hours each day perfecting her craft in dance and also teaching all ages in several studio’s, churches, and schools in dance subjects such as: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Drill Team, Hip Hop, Latin, Country, Lyrical, and Modern.
Jennifer currently became a state certified dance instructor and continues to reach higher heights by successfully creating Award Winning Sorority Competition pieces, Award Winning Cheerleader Dances, Award Winning Dances in all Dance Subjects, and Crowd Rising Wedding Dances ALL OVER THE USA.
Jennifer created Palace Dance Center in December 2012 for not only dancers, but for anyone inspired to move or celebrate. Palace Dance Center is a place of dance/entertainment, but most importantly a place to enjoy dancing, to gain inspiration, and see the beauty in yourself no matter who you are. Palace Dance Center allows dancers of any age and gender to remember what dance is all about “Art”. When you are creating pieces of art, there is no right or wrong way to create, although there are many ways to perfect the presentation of the piece.
Palace Dance Center allows your dancer to create art through bodily movements.
As Instructors, using our learned skills we are able to inform each dancer about a proven factor on how they will be able to execute dance steps in a confident way by using specific muscles and breaths to insure smooth transitions.
Palace Dance Center: “Where every Dancer gains confidence, and is treated like Royalty”.
Our Staff; not interviewed: they are the Chosen Ones.
Lauren has been dancing for 12 years and performing a musical theater for seven years Lauren has been featured in 50 has been featured in over 50 musicals and have been cast as the lead in a musical over six times You may recognize Lauren from her iconic role and look as Ariel in the little mermaid the musical Lauren’s favorite subject in school is history.
MISS JOCELYN “JOJO”
Jocelyn is our Studio Captain since 2014, helps in the office, assists new dancers with choreography and greeting the dancers family!