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Shirley McPhail School of Dance has been providing quality dance education to children and adults in Austin and Central Texas for over 47 years.  Begun by Shirley McPhail in 1970 and now directed by her daughter, Edwina Worley, SMSD emphasizes the development of mental and physical growth, coordination, poise, and grace of each individual.

A variety of disciplines is offered for children:  “Twinkle Tots” for ages 2-3, Combination Classes for ages 3-8, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, and Cotillion Austin-Style as well as Summer Camps, Intensives for the more advanced dancers, and Troupe SMSDance, including both a Performing Troupe and a Competition Team.

Adult classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet Shape, and Yoga offer exercise and fun for adults of all ages. 

Please browse our website and see if you find a class or activity of interest to you or someone you know.  Two studio locations:  Plaza Studio (13450 Research Blvd) and Mesa Studio (8018 Mesa Drive) are eagerly awaiting you!  Hope to see you at SMSD!

We have two locations in North West Austin that serve the Far North West, North, Central Austin Areas as well as Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown and  Leander.


For any inquiries or if you would like to be put on our email list, please contact us at (512) 345-1284


Mailing Address
8018 Mesa Drive Austin, TX 78731