About Us

About Us

DanceMakers of Texas

We are a full service dance studio in located in Fort Worth, Texas where individuals and couples can pursue their dance dreams. Want to feel comfortable as a social dancer? Need to prepare for a special event? Dream of performing or competing? DanceMakers of Texas can meet all of your dance needs with expert instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. 

The Team

Meet Our Amazing Staff

Amanda Brown

Owner / Instructor
Amanda has loved the art of dancing & teaching since she was certified in 2008. She is also a site manager for Dancing Classrooms, a program that teaches social & emotional learning skills through dance in Fort Worth Elementary schools since 2009. Now as the owner of DanceMakers, her hope is to keep spreading the love & joy of dance to everyone she meets.

Julie Nix

Julie, a native a Saint Louis, Mo., has been teaching dance since 1995 and is the former owner of DanceMakers. When asked which is her favorite dance she says "All of them!" Her first love was the American Smooth dances but she quickly learned how much fun it is to dance to all kinds of music and believes moving to music with another person is one of the greatest joys in life! Today, she teaches all styles of dance - Ballroom, Latin, Country Western and Swing - and holds a Professional Bronze certificate from the NDCA. Julie is also the Executive Director of the non-profit Dancing Classrooms North Texas.

Marianne Stewart

Office Manager
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Augie Gutierrez

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Gina Crisanti

Gina has loved sharing the joy of Ballroom/Social dance since she got certified as a Bronze Level Arthur Murray Dance Instructor in 2006. From there, she initiated dance opportunities in Downtown Fort Worth, via community centers, retirement homes and various local partnerships. In 2015, she became certified as a Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artist, and loves helping 5th graders cultivate teamwork, elegance, and respect through Ballroom Dance. In 2020, she got certified as a Health and Life coach, and is honored to help clients reach their goals on the dance floor and beyond.

Daiver and Andrea

Daiver y Andrea (Venezuela/Colombia) have been a dance couple since 2016. They specialize in Salsa and Bachata with more than 10 years of experience. They dance and teach at national and international congresses, competitions, and artistic events.

Linh Nguyen

Instructor/ SocialMedia/ Jubilee Swing Dance
Linh started dancing in 2017 when she fell in love with Swing Dance. She now teaches all styles of dance at DanceMakers including Ballroom, Swing, Latin, and Country. Linh also runs Jubilee Swing Dance, a community based organization that hosts swing dance events in the metroplex including here at DanceMakers.
Jubilee Swing Dance

Briana Hernandez

Briana has always been a dancer ever since she was a small child. She loves the joy that dancing brings to others. She has been a ballroom dancer since 2018 and enjoys teaching all styles including Ballroom, Latin, and Country. Briana is also a teaching artist with Dancing Classrooms, a non-profit organization that teaches 5th graders dancing.

Sara Hyde

Sara has been dancing in various forms of dance for over 30 years. From dancing competitively in traditional forms of dance like lyrical, various drill team styles, jazz and modern; to competing internationally as an adult in ballroom, latin, american rhythm and country western. Sara has a vast knowledge of various dance trainings and speciallizes in taking whatever talent or knowledge base you already have and integrating it into the world of dance to make your learning experience as seemless as possible. Sara is certified in various dance techniques at multiple dance levels to include advanced levels of competitive dance education.

Mike Elizondo

Mike has been dancing since 2016. He teaches Ballroom, Country, Swing, and Latin. Mike actively competes in many styles, and takes his students to compete as well. Why does he dance? Because it's a lof of FUN!

Chad Gruber

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Jasmine Weber

Jasmine is passionate about teaching and traveling to dance trainings, congresses and competitions. Jasmine has been teaching Ballroom, Latin, and Country since 2015 and is active in the DFW Salsa, Bachata and WC Swing communities. She utilizes her background in Yoga and Holistic Therapy to create a sense of accomplishment and FUN while learning. Jasmine welcomes all level students from beginner who want to social dance and those who want to perform at showcases.
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David Escobar

David Escobar is a native of Fort Worth and began his dancing career 14 years ago. He danced competitively for four years with a worldwide dance school and has trained under renowned dancers such as Urs & Agnes, Ricardo & Yulia, and Snejana "Snow" Urbin among others. He loves all forms of partner dancing but has a special love for Ballroom Rhythm. David has choreographed wedding dances for many couples over the years and enjoys seeing his students, both old and new, enjoy their dancing.

Nestor Torres

Instructor/ Graphics/Jubilee Swing Dance
Nestor got his start swing dancing at Southside Preservation Hall's social nights-- eventually becoming their regular instructor. Since then, he's served as a board member at Fort Worth Swing Dance for several years. Nestor specializes in 1920's-40's big band jazz era dances including Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. Today, Nestor continues to add to the list of dances he enjoys teaching, such as Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom, and Country.
Jubilee Swing Dance

Yessica Morales

Social Media Manager
Yess is our social media specialist for both organic and paid content. Apart from handling all the behind-the-scenes tactics, she also has a passion for dance. Her favorite style is Rockabilly Jive, but she also enjoys dancing in all vintage and latin styles. Si tienes cualquier duda respecto a las clases, sientete libre de pedir ayuda en Español, she will be happy to help you.

In-Person group classes are a fun way to get started learning the most popular Social Dance styles. Join us at DanceMakers to begin your dance journey!

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DanceMakers Phone Number

(817) 244-8500

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6125 SW Loop 820 Ste 140 Ft. Worth, Tx 76132

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