What a great studio! They are so organized and communicate frequently with the parents. The instructors are kind and patient with little dancers and make it very fun for the kids. We have had a great experience!
Shirley McPhail School of Dance
SMSD was originally founded in 1970 by Shirley McPhail. We are a family business proud to celebrate a legacy of quality, traditional dance instruction. For almost five decades, we have educated thousands of dancers in coordination, poise, grace, and mental and physical growth. Operating a family friendly, multi-generational studio, SMSD continues the philosophy and dance standards of founder Shirley McPhail through the directorship of her daughter, Edwina McPhail Worley. Our three main goals consist of creating an enjoyable and fun dance atmosphere, nurturing and safe educational environment, and helping students develop proper dance techniques.
SMSD is also home to an extensive adult dance program, as well as Cotillion Austin Style.
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What People Say About SMSD
This is our first year at SMSD and my 3 year old is so excited every week to come. Miss Laurie and Miss Teresa are excellent teachers and make dance so much fun! I highly recommend this studio for all ages!
I’ve been taking Adult tap lessons with Edwinna at the Mesa Studio for about a year now, and I couldn’t be happier. Like many others, I took dance classes as a child, but it’s been about 30 years. These are the perfect classes. Edwina makes sure that I continue to progress, challenges me, and mostly ensures that all of us are having a good time. Everything about SMSD is well organized, well paced, and just works.
The staff really care about their students and families. It has been more evident in this pandemic. They are awesome!