Welcome to The Dance Academy

About The Dance Academy


TDA hopes to share our love of dance with all of our students and parents.  Our goal is not only to teach dance skills, but also to teach and instill self confidence in our students, which will stay with them for a lifetime.

Teachers with Experience

TDA instructors have extensive dance backgrounds and dance training.  

We strive to create a fun learning environment for students.


TDA offers a wide variety of dance classes for children. 

Intro to Dance Classes are for younger dancers, age 3-5.  

All other classes 

are for age 6-18.  

The Dance Academy Est. August 2008

Owner/Instructor Stacia Aylor McSpedden

"I was born and raised in San Angelo, TX.  I started dancing at the age of three, at my mother's 

dance studio, Patricia Aylor School of Dance.  I loved dancing from the moment I started.

I always knew that my life would be centered around dance.

At the age of twelve, I attended my first Nutcracker performance in San Angelo. It was the Civic Ballet's 

premier performance.  I wanted to be a dancer in the Nutcracker, so I auditioned the following year.

For the next six years, I performed in every production of the Nutcracker.  I've had a deep love 

of ballet, ever since then.  

Also, I always wanted to be a Central High School Tex-Ann.  I had watched them perform since I was 

a little girl.  I auditioned, and became a Tex-Ann, my sophomore year in high school.  I was elected 

Second Lieutenant my Junior Year, and Co Captain my Senior Year.  I must say, some of my best memories include those made, as a Tex-Ann.  When I wasn't busy with the Civic Ballet or Tex-Anns, I was dancing & teaching at my mother's studio.  I knew I wanted to be a dance teacher, so I attended Texas Tech University, and received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, in Dance.  I came back to San Angelo and taught dancing briefly, before moving to Beaumont.  In Beaumont, I worked as a dance teacher and gymnastics instructor, until I became a mom.  I then switched gears, to teaching group fitness classes.   I could be a stay at home mom, but still get my "choreography fix."  

Life happened... In 2007, I returned to San Angelo, with my two beautiful girls.  I realized how much I had missed teaching dancing, and decided to open The Dance Academy in 2008, with the love and support of my children and family.  

The last ten years of my life have been wonderful!  The Dance Academy has grown more than I could have ever imagined.  In 2011, I met, then married, the love of my life, Neal.  He jumped right in, to help with the studio.  I am blessed to have him, along with my daughters, who also share a great love of dance, and a great staff of teachers.  I can honestly say, I love teaching dance!"

Coming Up at TDA

Fall/Spring Registration

TDA classes started August 20.

We will have on-going registration through November 1, for classes 

which still have available space.

Just Dance 2019

The Dance Academy's Annual Recital 

May 18, 2:00pm

Foster Communications Coliseum

Tickets available at TDA office

starting in April.  All seats are reserved.

Contact Us

The Dance Academy

57 North Chadbourne Street, San Angelo, Texas 76903, United States

(325) 716-0516

School Year Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 3:30-6:30

Summer Office Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-6:30