Atascocita Dance Academy& Crosby Dance Academy

Our prayer is to teach a rigorous and fun dance technique curriculum while inspiring our student's individual creativity!

Our purpose is to foster our student's love of dance and teach them the importance of their health through edification. 


Mission Statement

The ADA & CDA Story

In 2012, Melissa Rayburn took a leap of faith and founded Atascocita Dance Academy to share her passion for dance with others, as well as to train her own daughters. With the inspirations of others, she & her husband Mike made a prayerful decision to open a dance school. 

Melissa met Heather Galloway when they were both dance team directors in Humble ISD. Seeing great potential in her, Melissa shared resources and helped Heather grow her fledgling program at a brand new school. As time went on, the friendship grew. Melissa discovered that Heather also shared the dream of one day owning a dance studio with the goal of creating a positive space in the community for people to express and better themselves.

In 2017, Melissa invited Heather into a partnership to open Crosby Dance Academy. With the support of her husband, Daniel, family, and friends, Heather jumped at the opportunity to achieve her dream. This opportunity enabled her to not only cultivate strong dance technique in her students, but to also place emphasis on character-building and applications of important life skills. She remembers going to dance class as a child - it was always the BEST part of her week. Her ultimate goal is to provide that for all students. She believes strongly in teaching "more than just dance."

We are so thrilled to be a part of Atascocita as we grow into a new location, and to join the Crosby community! We can't wait to dance with you!

​​Why choose ADA & CDA?

Our Academies are devoted to providing a safe and fun environment with outstanding dance instruction to help students achieve their highest potential through the development of mind, body, and spirit.

We offer dynamic, high-quality, and affordable dance education and training in a positive and professional environment. In addition to focusing on proper dance technique, we strive to enhance students’ self-esteem and values while encouraging friendships among our students.