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Our Mission

The art of dance extends beyond mere movement. There are direct correlations that link arts training to superior academic skills in math and reading as well as enhanced socialization skills such as communication and creative problem solving. It fuses all of the arts - combining music, dance, design, and drama. The child who is fortunate enough to study dance will find their life enriched by this experience.

Our goal at Debbie's School of Dance is to strengthen physical development, coordination, and concentration, and to encourage a sense of responsibility and self assurance in each student.

 

Meet Our Faculty

Our staff encourages each student to reach their highest potential, resulting in a sense of pride and accomplishment. We want to instill strong work ethics, respect for others, and self discipline - all within a loving environment:
 

DEBBIE BOURG
Owner/Director
Mrs. Debbie has been accredited by Southern Association of Dance Masters and Dance Educators of
America, of which she is an Honors Member. Mrs. Debbie is also a graduate of the Joyce Newman
Training School of Teachers of Dance.

Choreography credits include the Miss Louisiana, Miss Louisiana Teen, and Miss Ouachita Parish pageants, MIT's Best of Broadway, as well as performances benefiting the March of Dimes, Race for the Cure, and NELA Cerebral Palsy. Mrs. Debbie served as choreographer for the West Monroe High School Rebel Raiders for over 15 years, earning them two National Titles.

In 2002, Ms. Debbie was honored as a WMHS Distinguished Alumni. As the creator of Fashion Fusion "Where Dance Meets Design", Mrs. Debbie has made a huge impact on the Community to raise awareness and provide opportunities for children less fortunate. Fashion Fusion has become a major Annual Event, benefiting the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana.

For her service and genuine outpouring of love to the children of our community, Mrs. Debbie was honored as one of the Sweet 16 Business Women of Northeast Louisiana by Delta Style Magazine. As the director of the Debbie Bourg Dancers, she has led the group to numerous Regional and National Titles. Mrs. Debbie also serves on the Board of Directors of the Monroe Symphony.

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KELSEY BOURG
Teacher/Choreographer
Kelsey is a former scholarship recipient from West Coast Dance Explosion, Tremaine, and Showbiz National Talent and has also worked in the Summer Counselor Program at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, assisting for numerous professional teachers and choreographers. She has received Choreography Awards at West Coast Dance Explosion, Onstage New York, Showbiz National Talent, Dance Educators of America, and Primetime Talent. She traveled as a professional dancer with Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Cruise Ships for two seasons, where she also served as dance captain.

Kelsey was chosen to be on ABC's television premier of Dance War, where she was a part of the winning "Team Bruno." She has worked on two major films which include: Shrek the 4th and Family Wedding with Academy Award Winner Forrest Whitaker. She has worked on benefits with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adam Shankman, Jennifer Lopez, and Jamie Lee-Curtis. Kelsey was chosen personally by Mattel to perform as "Barbie" in Washington D.C., which premiered the 50th Anniversary Doll and Dress. Her professional expertise gives our students the opportunity to obtain dance knowledge unlike any other in our community.

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MACKENZIE SALTER
Teacher/Choreographer
Mackenzie was a ULM scholarship recipient with the Dance Repertory Program where her choreography was featured in two Spring Performances by the Repertory Dancers. She has been with DBK for over 20 years and was a member of The Debbie Bourg Dancers for 15 years. The winner of numerous Regional and National Titles, she is now choreographing for the group.

Mackenzie is a certified instructor, judge, and camp director with Universal Dance Association. She has traveled with UDA for 7 years, training and coaching high school and college dancers nationwide. While traveling she has worked closely with team USA in Hip Hop, Jazz, and Pom. She is the current coach of the West Monroe High School Rebel Raiders. Mackenzie was also the recipient of a national choreography award at SHOWBIZ National Talent.

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SONNI BENNETT
Teacher
Sonni is a Louisiana Tech graduate with a degree in Health Informatics and Information Management. She was a Louisiana Tech Regal Blue and served as the co-captain and captain to her team. Sonni has been a part of the DBK family for over 20 years and a member of the Debbie Bourg Dancers for over 10 years. During her years at the studio, Sonni held the titles of Miss Showbiz in the junior and senior divisions, and the title of Miss Preteen DEA. She is a former scholarship recipient from West Coast Dance Explosion, Dance Educators of America, and Showbiz talent. She also received the studio's first Leigh Ann White Memorial Scholarship.

Sonni is the Assistant Spirit Group Director and Coach for the Hawkline Dance Team at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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MELISSA RING
Teacher

Melissa has been passionate about dance and dance instruction for nearly 3 decades. She trained at Nancy's School of Dance in D'Iberville, MS for 15 years and was a member of the Nancy Ward Dancers, a regional and national award-winning competition team, which won the National Tap Dance Festival in New York City in 1998. She earned a degree from University of Southern Mississippi in Speech Communication in 2003. During her time at the university, Melissa served as captain of the Dixie Darlings football dance team, and as co-captain of the Southern Misses basketball dance team. She also studied in the dance department and was a featured performer in the Hattiesburg Symphony Orchestra's performance of Fosse, the Musical.

Upon graduation, Melissa returned to her home studio as a full time instructor and choreographer where she taught jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and tumbling while co-directing the competition team. During that time, she also served as a guest choreographer for multiple studios across the state of Mississippi as well as several Gulf Coast high school dance and cheer teams.

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MARY CATHERINE MIDYETT
Teacher

Mary Catherine has been dancing with us since she was two years old and was one of our youngest Debbie Bourg Dancers at the age of 5. She is attending ULM, where she is majoring in nursing. She is a two-time Miss Showbiz title winner and a LADM scholarship finalist. She has been on staff with us for nearly four years and brings the biggest of personalities to our studio family.

 


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