At 4 the Love of Dance we love dance and we make every class a fun experience for our student so they can build their skills as well as make new friendships while doing what they love.
We provide a wide variety of dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro/Tumble, Modern, Pointe, Technique, and Toddler Classes. Our instructors work with dancers of all skill levels and can help your child learn proper technique as well as loving the art itself. They will build new friendships and really look forward to dance class.
Whether they go off to be professional dancers or not, 4 the Love of Dance provides each child with a set of skills for character building in and out of the classroom, enabling them to become productive members of society. Because art education is such an important component to a well rounded child's life, we are honored to be that link between your child and the art.
Kristin Shepherd is the owner and the creative director of 4 the Love of Dance. Kristin began dancing at 4 years old, and danced competitively, for many years. In high school Kristin joined the Drill team, and dance team. While in high school she began to learn the art of choreography and fell in love with it. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical. She loves to dance and share her passion with others.
Kristin is married to Aaron, a Frisco firefighter and Paramedic, and they have 2 boys together, Caden (16), and Conner (13).
4 the Love of Dance opened in August of 2014. Kristin wanted to create a studio that was happy, inviting, and like a second family. She loves to watch the dancers grow into beautiful dancers, and well rounded students.
Julie Rickert started dancing at the age of 2.
In 1993 her family moved to Texas where she continued to dance. In Middle school she became a cheerleader and learned to choreograph dance and cheer routines. Once in High school she make the Cheer team and the Advance Dance team called "Dance 4".
After high school Ms. Julie participated in a competitive hip hop company at Power House Dance for 2 years 2004-2006. She was also part of the "Monsters of Hip Hop" traveling group when they were performing in Dallas.
Ms. Julie attend Collin College where she took jazz, ballet, tap, and Modern.
She stays busy now raising her daughter Kaylin, (10 years old) and working full time as the office manager at a local dental office.
Andria Williams, started dancing at the age of 2. She took ballet, jazz, tap and gymnastics. She always possessed the natural fluidity when it came to dancing. By the age of 8 she had been classically trained in both Russian and Contemporary Ballet and began to focus primarily on Ballet.
In Middle school Ms. Andria got invited to Pointe in Ballet and performed solos and in Don Quixote. In high school she also was a part of the Advanced Dance team called "Dance 4"
After graduating high school Ms. Andria attended the Debbie Allen Intensive Summer Program in California. After completing the program she went to Jarvis Christian College on a full academic scholarship. Her school did not have a dance team so she found a sponsor and developed a team of her own.
Mackenzie started dancing at age fourteen. She enrolled in a dance fundamentals class her freshman year of high school and that’s where she fell in love. She danced all throughout high school, spending a few months at Dianne Cole Johnson School of Dance. Her senior year she auditioned for her high school’s modern dance company Moving Ground, and danced with them until she graduated. Mackenzie then began taking classes at Collin College in Plano. It wasn’t until her second year there that she realized she wanted to major in dance. Her third year at Collin she auditioned for Collin College Dance Ensemble and made it. She danced with them over the course of the year. Now she is about to transfer to Texas Woman’s University where she is going to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in dance education.
Mr. Jay was born in Jackson, MS but raised in Texas. Mr. Jay has always had a love for dance but it wasn’t until the age of 17 that he realized it was his number one passion. From little school dances and talent shows to competitive battles in Dallas, performing for Microsoft grand opening, music videos and now instructing. Mr Jay is not your typical hip hop dancer, whenever he hits the stage be expecting a captivating performance that always leaves you breathless. Now he teaches to instill the same drive and skill set for anyone who wants to explore dance in the same light as he does.
At 4 the Love of Dance, Mr. Jay teaches Hip-hop.