About Us



-Studied with numerous National and International teachers & studied  

  Jazz while at SMU

-Attends CCA seminars, received a scholarship to CCA nationals Hope

  Cottage, MI, & attends other dance seminars yearly

-MAO Wichita Falls 1990

-Power Pilates mat certified thru advanced, with bands, rings, balls.

-Vbarre certified 2015

-Personal training certification in Biomechanics of Resistance Training

  I-III: Advanced, Performance Training, and Program Design

-National American Queen Ms 2006

-Ms Lone Star State Galaxy 2005, 2006, 2009

-NIMA Supreme 2005, 2007

-Ballet Professional Intermediate VI, Liceniate Member of the

  CCA(LCCA), and presents teachers & students for their ballet exams.

-Librarian of CCA SW Committee

-Member of CICB, Cecchetti International Classical Ballet

-BA Economics SMU

-Received numerous Proclamations from Mayor,

  State House of Texas, and the Governor of Texas

  1. Incorporated in 1955.

  2. Established in Dallas 1969.

  3. 3 area schools at 1 time with franchise in Colorado.

  4. Now 1 large school in North Dallas.

  5. 40th anniversary received decree from Governor & Dallas Mayor

  6. National Dance Competition 1st and 2nd place Winners

  7. Over 2000 dancers presented for GIlbert Dance Examinations

  8. Over 370 Dancers presented for National Cecchetti Ballet Examinations

  9. Home of Angela’s Angels since 2002

The Arabesque Studio

The Arabesque Studio has been in Dallas since 1969 and is dedicated to teaching students throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. We have helped to shape the lives of our students for many years and are now instructing the children and grandchildren of past students. We are proud to offer instruction for all ages and look forward to enriching the lives of our clients for many years to come. Our STAGE ARTS STUDIO promotes a well-rounded experience in the arts. Students are exposed to many different dance forms including classical, ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, drill team, swing, ballroom, lyrical, contemporary, and charm. The only studio in Dallas presenting Dancers for their Cecchetti ballet exams since 1970‘s. Our students achieve success in many different activities outside of the studio due to their dance experience and training through Arabesque. Children who are learning new dance skills are simultaneously developing and enhancing disciplinary strength and self-esteem. All dance, costuming, movements, and music are age appropriate for all. Serving the nearby areas of Dallas, Richardson, Addison, Plano, Garland. Dancers attend from the surrounding areas of Irving, Mesquite, Carrolton, Farmers Branch, Allen, Frisco, Rowlett, Murphy, Sachse, and McKinney.

The Instructors

Wanda Jones, Studio Director

A professional for many years, Wanda has performed in theatres, motion pictures, television, and concerts. She has also choreographed many shows for service leagues, conventions, and dance concerts. She is fully accredited by examination in TATD, USGF, Cecchetti, Gilbert, and Retter Methods. She holds a degree from Southern Methodist University and has taught Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Drill Team, Irish Step Dance, and Gymnastics for over 55 years, and ballroom for over 25 years. Ms Wanda opened up her 1st studio in Dallas in her teens with her sister, called Norwanda’s Studio.

Wanda has studied extensively with new artists and teachers in New York and Chicago, including artist Gertrude Joy, Enid Ricardeauz, Luigi, Tremaine, Arthur Miller, Gus Giordini, Danny Hoctor, Roland Dupree, and Al Gilbert. She has completed has competed in the Ms. Senior Texas America Pageant, winning first place and talent. She has held 16 National Pageant Titles in her senior years, starting in 1990’s.  She was nominated by the National Tap Dance Committee for Outstanding Teacher in Tap. A member of Rotary, Wanda enjoys teaching and has dedicated her life to sharing the inspiring power of dance with her students. She is a founding member of the Southwest Cecchetti Council of America 1955, founding board member Senior Follies, and is currently on the board of Ms Texas Senior America since 2005.

Angela Ingels, Associate Director

A dance instructor for over 30 years, Angela has been fully certified to teach Cecchetti Ballet and Pointe, Gilbert Jazz, Tap, PowerPilates, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Drill Team, Charm and Gymnastics. She has performed on television, in concerts, and has acted as a judge in many pageants. She has assisted in choreography of state and national pageants..She has studied dance under Ann Parsley, Jeanne Elliott Dodd, Dr. Kathleen Tenniswood-Powell, Enid Ricardeauz, Sylvia Hamer, Tremaine, The Hoctor Family, Retter, Bernabie, Gilbert, Barringer, Luigi, Tommy Tune and others. Many of her students have utilized their training to achieve leadership roles on dance teams and cheerleading squads at the high school, college, and professional levels.

Angela is an Ambassador for National Ideal Ms America 2015 and has gained extensive performance experience while competing in and winning many beauty and talent competitions, including the Miss Texas and Miss Wichita Falls Pageants. She served on the National Advisory Board for D.A.S.H.(Domestic Abuse Stops Here) 2006-2008. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University. As Associate Director, Angela continues to enhance her skills and techniques while sharing her passion for dance with her students and her community. She believes that we never stop learning and continues her education as well. She has served on the board of the Southwest Cecchetti Council of America since 2007. She is the Director of Angela’s Angels.

For more Info

Arabesque Studio of the Dance ~ 7989 Beltline Road Suite #176 Dallas, Texas 75248 ~ 972-233-2532


  1. Performer, singer, dancer, choreographer, instructor

  2. MTSA 2004

  3. AQ 2006 National Ms

  4. Overall National Talent Winner

  5. 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, & 2011 National Elite MS

  6. Recognized by National Tap Dance Committee 1999

  7.     for Outstanding Contribution in Teaching Tap Dance

  8. Supermodels Magazine

  9. Professional Elementary V, Qualified Associate Member of the CCA, ACCA

  10. BBA Accounting SMU