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"About the Studio"

The Core Theatre Dance is a Christian dance studio.  Our desire is to skillfully train up students to use the gifts that God has poured into them to honor Him.  Each individual is uniquely created by God and we like to challenge each dancer to achieve her highest potential in dance and life.  Dance is a very powerful tool to communicate the messages of salvation, hope, and the joy in the Lord, and also to display His Word through movement and expression.

As we are a Christian studio, we begin with a prayer before every class. We use Christian and classical music, and at the end of class, after we bow to each other (ballet etiquette), we also bow to the Lord to honor Him and thank Him for His protection. coursework

"Dance Philosophy"

We offer classical ballet and modern dance emphasizing clean, detailed technique along with artistry and expression.  There are different schools of thought in teaching dance.  Some studios focus on specific choreography to be used expressly for performances and competitions.  Students trained in this environment can be very impressive in the individual choreography, but when requested to demonstrate true dance technique, they have no storehouse to draw from.  Classical dance studios teach dance in the same way one would learn to read and write.  The alphabet enables a person to spell words; words can be connected to form sentences, and sentences can be crafted to express thoughts in all levels of writing.  A classical studio begins by teaching basic vocabulary and  movement and builds upon skills learned.  Trained in this fashion, a student has a rich treasury of movement to pull from and can be taught choreography more easily because she has a solid foundation based on proper body alignment and detailed skill execution.  We adhere to this philosophy.  It goes along with the saying, “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.”

"About Annette Prince"

I received my Bachelor of Dance degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1989, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with the intent of opening my own studio and dancing professionally.  I soon realized that the secular world of dance was not where I wanted to be, as I truly wanted to live for the Lord.  In 1991 I found out about Christian Dance Center in Houston, Texas.  I didn’t know there was such a thing as Christian dance.  

I began teaching at Christian Dance Center and discovered my true calling.  This is where a whole new world of inspired dance opened up for me.  Dance now had a purpose for me beyond myself.    In 1992 His Company International was birthed in this studio, and the choreography that came forth among the dancers in the company was alive and anointed.  I experienced the awesome presence of God when I danced and collaborated with these believers.  Through this company I had multiple opportunities to worship God through dance in churches and praise and worship conferences as well as traveling to Branson, MO to perform in the Glenn Campbell Theater for a Veteran’s Day Church service.  I also had the tremendous privilege to travel to Italy in 1995 and Russia in 1995 and 1996 to share the love of Christ through dance with orphans, children in a medical sanitarium, the elderly in a soup kitchen and the Body of Christ in local churches.

Before college I had experience in dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading.  In high school I performed with the drill team for four years and held the office of First Lieutenant my Junior and Senior years.  I was voted “Best Dancer” by my peers three years in a row.  I was also selected as an “All-American” through American Drill Team School and performed in Dallas at a Dallas Mavericks/Houston Rockets game and traveled to Acapulco to perform as well.  After graduation, I was chosen by ADTS to travel to Canada with a dance team to honor the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.

I am currently the director of dance with The Core Theatre. I have also led praise and worship for the children at my church.  I am a teacher at heart and I love to help my students understand not only the intricate technicality of dance, but our purpose as we convey a message through dance.  This is my desire: to serve and worship Jesus through dance and to train others to play skillfully the instrument (their own bodies) that the Lord has given them for His glory.