Welcome to Debbie's School of Dance!
The art of dance extends beyond mere movement. There are direct correlations that link arts training to superior academic skills in math and reading as well as enhanced socialization skills such as communication and creative problem solving. It fuses all of the arts - combining music, dance, design, and drama. The child who is fortunate enough to study dance will find their life enriched by this experience.
Our goal at Debbie's School of Dance is to strengthen physical development, coordination, and concentration, and to encourage a sense of responsibility and self assurance in each student.
"Dance from the Heart and give God the Glory!"
Ms. Debbie has been accredited by Southern Association of Dance Masters and Dance Educators of America, of which she is an Honors Member. Ms. Debbie is also a graduate of the Joyce Newman Training School of teachers of dance. Choreography credits include: the Miss Louisiana Pageant, Miss Louisiana Teen, Miss Ouachita Parish Pageant, KNOE’s Christmas Follies, MIT’s Best of Broadway, performances to benefit Northeast Louisiana Children’s Coalition, and the Louisiana Cerebral Palsy Telethons. Ms. Debbie served as the choreographer for the West Monroe High School Rebel Raiders for over 15 years taking them to two National Championships. Ms. Debbie is a popular judge for several major Dance Competitions. As the Director of the Debbie Bourg Dancers, she has led the group to numerous Regional and National Titles.
Kelsey is a former scholarship recipient from West Coast Dance Explosion, Tremaine, and Showbiz National Talent and has also worked in the Summer Counselor Program at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, assisting for numerous professional teachers and choreographers. She has received Choreography Awards at West Coast Dance Explosion, Onstage New York, Showbiz National Talent, Dance Educators of America, and Primetime Talent. She traveled as a professional dancer with Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Cruise Ships for two seasons, where she also served as dance captain. She was chosen to be on ABC’s television premier of Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, where she was a part of the winning “Team Bruno.” She has worked on two major motion films which include: Shrek the 4th and Family Wedding with Academy Award Winner Forrest Whitaker. She has worked on Entourage, The Guys Choice Awards, benefits with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adam Shankman (Choreographer for Hairspray and So You Think You Can Dance), Jennifer Lopez, and Jamie Lee-Curtis. Kelsey is also a featured dancer in The Pussycat Dolls video “Hush, Hush”. Kelsey was chosen personally by Mattel to perform as “Barbie” in the Washington D.C. musical production, which premiered the 50th Anniversary Doll and Dress.
Mackenzie attends the University of Louisiana at Monroe, pursuing a degree in education. She received a scholarship with the Dance Reparatory Program where her choreography has been featured in two Spring Performances by the Reparatory Dancers. She has been with Debbie’s School of Dance for 20 years and was a member of The Debbie Bourg Dancers for 15 years. The winner of numerous Regional and National Titles, she is now choreographing for the group. Mackenzie is also a certified instructor with Universal Dance Association. She has traveled for three years with UDA, training and coaching dancers nationwide. She is the official choreographer for West Ridge Middle School's Patriettes.