Shirley McPhail School of Dance

An Austin Dance Tradition!

Join us For Summer – Summer Enrollment is Open!

New Students, click here:

New Student Registration

Existing Students, visit your Parent Portal.

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Celebrating 48 Years of Dance!

Shirley McPhail – Founder of SMSD

Edwina McPhail Worley – Owner/Director

Welcome to SMSDance

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 are offered for children: “Twinkle Tots” for ages 2-3, a creative movement intro to dance; Combination Classes for ages 3-8; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, and Contemporary dance; Cotillion Austin-Style; Summer Camps; Intensives for 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.

Contact Us:

Shirely McPhail School of Dance
8018 Mesa Drive Austin, TX 78731

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3 months ago

If you need tutorials on stage make up and hair for recital, come join us today! Bring makeup and all hair things needed. We will be selling bun builders and accessories. Combo kids 4-5pm and older ... See more

3 months ago
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Only a few spots left in some of our summer dance camps! Come dance and play with us this summer! #summerdancecamp #atxsummercamp

3 months ago

Cotillion Austin Style is back by popular demand! Register for our Fall 2018 Session! #cotillionaustinstyle

4 months ago
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A little late posting... what a great weekend Company 1 had last weekend! I bet all these moms loved watching their beautiful girls light up the stage! @stage1dance

4 months ago

Don’t forget to attend the Troupe and Company Information Meeting tonight! One parent needs to be in attendance tonight in order to audition on Saturday.

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