Ms. Tanya Jones

Phone: 713-723-6015

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.F.A in Dance and Secondary Education 8-12

Ms. Tanya Jones

Westbury High School Dance Department is a magnet program committed to educating students from a variety of different backgrounds ranging from beginner to pre professional level experience. We train schlars to be versatile, open minded, and passionate visionaries who are ready to take on several different types of challenges. At the center of the program is a modern and global contemporary-based dance curriculum that fosters an intensive creative process, offers extensive performance experience, and promotes rigorous intellectual practices. Students join this program to embrace different styles which is essential to our dance program.  

The Dance Department offers ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary,pas de deux, jazz, lyrical drill prep, world culture, latin dance and hip-hop. The dance departments dance levels ranging from beginner to advance placement. You do not have to have any previous dance experience to join the dance department. Westbury’s dance department fi include our Magnet Department: Poerty in Motion Dance Company, The Blue Diamond DanceTeam, and .

Westbury Dance Ensemble was established in 2010 the name was changed 2019 to Poerty in Motion. The requirements should include 3- 4yrs of dance experience upon audition to join Poerty in Motion. This dance company performs all over Houston those events include Dance Montage, Miller Outdoor Theater, our community feeder schools and much more. We attend local theater performance, workshops, and master classes which is a requirement in the company.

The Blue Diamond Drill Team is an energetic dance team that provides the half-time entertainment for Westbury Varsity Football team. This team has a strong technical back ground in jazz, high kicks, and pom and hip-hip. The Blue Diamonds  are an award winning squad, who has brought home championship trophies for the past 15 years and traveled to numerous competitions in California, Florida, Atlanta, and Hawaii just to name a few.  This year we will be traveling to New York to compete. The dance department enjoys giving back by providing community service to our neighborhood organizations and annual functions. We also provide fun filled dance clinics and workshops to the community throughout the year. 

Tanya Jones has been the director of the dance program and drill team for 15 years. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.F.A in Dance. Tanya Jones have studied with many professional dance companies in her career. Many of her companies including Houston Ballet Academy, Ad Deum Dance Company, Urban Souls Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.  

If you are interested in becoming apart of the Westbury Dance Department please feel free to contact me: 713-723-6015 ext.377 or email me: tjones27@houstonisd.org.