Create. Teach. Perform.

 The TMJ School of Dance is the official school of the TMJ Dance Project.


The TMJ School of Dance is a world-class dance training institution created to impact opportunity gaps and inequities within the art of dance by providing affordable access and inclusion to quality dance training for students and families in middle and low-income communities.


The mission of the TMJ School of Dance is to provide student artists with dance theory and technical skills training that uncovers their innate ability to teach, perform, and create within the field of dance at large.


The TMJ School of Dance began as a community outreach program called the Young Artist Training Program that hosted in collaboration with the South Dallas Cultural Center in fall of 2016. In 2018 TMJDP partnered with the St. Philips School and Community Center to host the Young Artists Training Program in their dance studio.


The program continued to grow and in 2019 entered partnership with the African American Museum of Dallas to expand its program offerings in dance training. In 2020 the Young Artist Training Program became the Young Artist Training Academy (Y.A.T.A.) in partnership with the Urban Arts Center.


TMJ School of Dance was officially founded on January 1, 2021.