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.
An education and appreciation of th Performing Arts is a vital part of Society. Emotional Creativity leads to Empathy and Compassion. We want to instill a life long passion for the Arts in our students giving them the foundation to make a positive impact in their community.
Meet Our Faculty
Our staff encourages each student to reach their highest potential, resulting in a sense of pride and accomplishment. We want to instill strong work ethics, respect for others, and self discipline - all within a loving environment:
Mrs. Debbie has been accredited by Southern Association of Dance Masters and Dance Educators of America, of which she is an Honors Member. Mrs. Debbie is also a graduate of the Joyce Newman Training School of Teachers of Dance.
Choreography credits include the Miss Louisiana, Miss Louisiana Teen, and Miss Ouachita Parish pageants, MIT's Best of Broadway, as well as performances benefiting the March of Dimes, Race for the Cure, and NELA Cerebral Palsy. Mrs. Debbie served as choreographer for the West Monroe High School Rebel Raiders for over 15 years, earning them two National Titles. As founding Director of the award-winning Debbie Bourg Dancers, she has lead Company to numerous Regional and National Titles over the last three decades.
In 2002, Ms. Debbie was honored as a WMHS Distinguished Alumni. As the creator of Fashion Fusion "Where Dance Meets Design", Mrs. Debbie has made a huge impact on the Community to raise awareness and provide opportunities for children less fortunate. Fashion Fusion has become a major Annual Event, benefiting the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Foundation League.
For her service and genuine outpouring of love to the children of our community, Mrs. Debbie was honored as one of the Sweet 16 Business Women of Northeast Louisiana by Delta Style Magazine. As the director of the Debbie Bourg Dancers, she has led the group to numerous Regional and National Titles. Mrs. Debbie also serves on the Board of Directors of the Monroe Symphony.
Brittany has been part of the studio family since the day she was born, the daughter of Mrs. Debbie, it was in her blood. She danced for 20 years and was a Debbie Bourg Dancer for 15 of those years. She was also a part of our first team to ever bring home a National Championship Title!! After teaching dance for over 6 years, she later graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in Marketing before coming back to join the business side of the studio. She brings her love of people and creativity to the dance family. You can now find her with her hands in a little bit of everything around the studio, as she is the brains behind most operations on a daily basis. If you ever need an answer to anything, our ongoing phrase is..."Ask Brittany"!
Mackenzie was a ULM scholarship recipient with the Dance Repertory Program where her choreography was featured in two Spring Performances by the Repertory Dancers. She has been with DBK for over 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 producing award-winning choreographing for the group. These include national choreography awards at SHOWBIZ National Talent and Streetz. She is a very sought after choreopgrapher and master teacher for many studios, High Schools, and Universities in the ArkLaMiss.
Mackenzie was a certified instructor, judge, and camp director with Universal Dance Association. She traveled with UDA for 7 years, training and coaching high school and college dancers nationwide. While traveling she worked closely with team USA in Hip Hop, Jazz, and Pom.
She choreographs for Louisiana Tech's Regal Blues and University of Lousiana at Monroe's Hawkline. She is the current coach of the West Monroe High School's Rebel Raiders.
Melissa has been passionate about dance and dance instruction for nearly 3 decades. She trained at Nancy's School of Dance in D'Iberville, MS for 15 years and was a member of the Nancy Ward Dancers, a regional and national award-winning competition team, which won the National Tap Dance Festival in New York City in 1998. She earned a degree from University of Southern Mississippi in Speech Communication in 2003. During her time at the university, Melissa served as captain of the Dixie Darlings football dance team, and as co-captain of the Southern Misses basketball dance team. She also studied in the dance department and was a featured performer in the Hattiesburg Symphony Orchestra's performance of Fosse, the Musical.
Upon graduation, Melissa returned to her home studio as a full time instructor and choreographer where she taught jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and tumbling while co-directing the competition team. During that time, she also served as a guest choreographer for multiple studios across the state of Mississippi as well as several Gulf Coast high school dance and cheer teams.
Melissa is now in her third year choreographing for the Debbie Bourg Dancers.