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HAD, opened in 1971, and WUDC, opened in 1996, offer complete dance programs for students of all ages and experience. Inspirational teachers and innovative training are the hallmark of both state-of-the-art studios, staffed by experienced teachers who stay up to date with current dance trends.


Under the ownership and direction of Evelyn Ireton, both HAD and WUDC are recognized and respected. Referred by Houston Ballet, the schools and staff are committed to strong classical training as the foundation for all styles of dance.

Leadership  |   Experience

Who We Are

Chasing perfection
Catching excellence

For generations, human civilizations have danced.


Whether for cultural reasons or pure enjoyment, there is wonder in the art of movement. Just ask the dedicated dancers who practice every day.


At Houston Academy of Dance  |  West University Dance Centre you will be able to take advantage of our professional staff at our fully equipped  studios.


Whether you’re a beginner just finding your footing or an experienced dancer looking to improve technique, you’ll see it happen here.

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Evelyn Ireton

Director & Founder

  • Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a bachelor of science in education with a minor in dance

  • Director Upper Level Curriculum

  • Executive Performance Coordinator

  • Costume Consultant
  • Founded Mentor Program

  • Facilitated participation in international Youth America Grand Prix

  • Choreography presented at Houston Ballet Summer Workshop; National Convention for High School Dance; Tanzsommer Festival, Austria; Choreographers X 6; and Dance Month at the Jewish Community Center

  • Dance faculty at Episcopal High School for 21 years


Office Hours

Come Visit

Houston Academy of Dance

14520 Memorial Dr, Ste 78 

Hou, TX  77079



West University Dance Centre
4007 D Bellaire Blvd 

Hou, TX  77025

Mon - Thurs: 3 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9 am - noon
Sun: Closed

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