What We Offer

Jackie Velazquez, Owner/Director

     Jackie began dance at the age of 2 in Boston. After moving to Florida at age 12, she danced both in school and at a studio. She also competed and spent her summers in dance intensives with master teachers from all over the world. Jackie began teaching dance at the age of 16 for The Boys and Girls Club. She also was the choreographer for the color guard and dance team at Sarasota High School from 2000 to 2002. She refined her craft when she started to train under Ms. Ginny East Shaddock at the age of 21 at FLEX. Jackie has her degree in Business Management and her National CDA. Her love for children brought her to teaching preschool and VPK for 5 years, but her love of dance brought her back to teaching dance full time. Working under Ms. East for almost 10 years made for a smooth transition to studio owner in 2015. She is most passionate about tap and jazz and enjoys teaching children of all ages. Jackie spends her time away from the studio with her husband and two daughters at the beach, on roller coasters or in the garden. 

Jamon Buie, Contemporary/Jazz   

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Our Instructors

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Krista Baggett, Jazz/Tap/Children's Classes

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  • Dance classes for all ages and levels
  • Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Pointe, Hip Hop, Aerial Yoga
  • Choreography & Performances
  • Competition training
  • Performance Experience
  • Dance Birthday parties
  • Solos and Private lessons
  • Dance evaluations and career counseling
  • Costuming

Kyle McCraw; Hip Hop

   Kyle's beginnings in dance began in Hawaii where he trained with Ballet Hawaii. He moved out to Los Angeles to continue his training and begin his dance career as a commercial dancer. While in LA, Kyle got the opportunity to work and train with Ricky Lam, Matt Steffanina as well as a work study at Debbie Reynold's Dance Studio. Kyle's amazing work ethic and love of dance landed him in China in 2016 working with IDC and touring with a big Chinese pop star. During a recent trip to LA, Kyle had the opportunity to dance on Jennifer Lopez's show, "World of Dance". Kyle's positive attitude and approach to teaching makes him a very effective and loved teacher. Kyle spends his free time singing, playing guitar, and spending time with his big family. 

Christine Khatami, Musical Theater/Jazz/Children's Classes

    A New York Native, Miss Christine brings her amazing energy to every class. Christine began dancing at the age of 5 and hasn't stopped! She attended Hunter College where she received her BA in Dance. It was there that she fell in love with Modern dance under the direction of Billy Siegenfeld and Jana Feinman. Christine has owned 3 dance studio; 2 in New York and one in Puerto Rico. She is also a trained gymnastics coach. Christine's passion for dance passed on to her two daughters. Her oldest daughter was a MSA Heat Dancer and competitive Gymnast, and her youngest is an aspiring ballerina. Christine spends her time teaching adult fitness classes, helping her daughters realize their dreams, and traveling. 

Chelsea March, Assistant Director/Ballet Mistress/Costumer Extraordinaire 

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ReFlex Arts Dance was established in 2010 by Mrs. Virginia East Shaddock as both a dance and yoga school. With the ever growing popularity of both the dance school and the yoga school, the two schools separated to allow more space and classroom availability. In 2015 , Mrs Jackie Brenes Velazquez purchased the dance portion to continue it's growth and to allow Ms. Ginny to continue her journey with yoga and Heartwood Retreat Center.

ReFlex's focus is to instill the love of dance in each one of our students. From the age of 2 - 18,
we emphasize technique that is developmentally appropriate for each age level. The children's
program (though age 8) utilizes the reknowned Kiddance Syllabus, that keeps the fun in dance
while teaching proper technique for the little ones. Our pre professional training program strives
to create beautiful dancers who are not only technically proficient, but also have a strong sense
of artistry and are well versed in multiple genres of dance.