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Academy of Dance Teachers


Carol Bentley is a third generation teacher, and has been teaching dance for over 35 years. Before that she danced professionally in Chicago, New York, and throughout the United States. She studied dance at Texas Christian University, and then went on to study under the legendary Gus Giordano. She has worked in both regional and community Musical Theatre and has trained many dancers to work at a professional level.

Joy Swift has been teaching dance and running successful dance studios for over 60 years. She first started teaching in Palestine and then went on to run a large 3 room studio in Midland, TX. She also worked closely with the Midland Ballet. She headed and choreographed one of the largest dance competition teams in Texas and won numerous awards. We are so excited to have her back as a teacher in Palestine