11.9.31 - 12.12.08

Joan Martin, founder of Dance Arts Center of McKinney & Lewisville, developed them into one of the finest dance programs in the area. She danced professionally with her cousin Bill Miller on television and in numerous shows throughout the southwest. Joan was a kind and caring teacher and was loved by her many students and instructors. She was tremendously proud of the students and instructors that form the "Joan Martin Dancers" since 1953 in McKinney and 1974 in Lewisville.






LouAnn is a talented dance instructor who loves working with children as well as adults.

LouAnn studied dance at the university of North Texas and the SMU Dance Department. She has taken Master Dance classes taught by Buster Cooper and has studied ballet under Jacqueline Forscher at the Etgen-Atkinson School of Ballet. LouAnn believes that children are our most important assets. Parents should expose them early to the arts and we at the DANCE ARTS CENTER believe that each student should receive the best training available at an affordable price.


After working many years for General Electric Co. and owning his own delivery service he retired to help run our dance schools. He especially enjoys helping with the pre-schoolers. His kind heart and easy going manner earn him a special place with the students, instructors and parents. He and LouAnn teach the Country Western Couples Class. He was a devoted and loving husband to Joan for over 57 years.



Anna is a very talented young lady who has studied dance with us for many years. She excels in tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. She enjoys performing and is very popular with our students. She is also a teacher at our McKinney center.





  Joan Martin
  We wanted to thank everyone for all their prayers and loving thoughts for Joan. She left us Friday, December 12 th to join God and all her friends and family in Heaven. She loved every day of the 34 years she spent teaching dance to the students in the Lewisville area and knowing all the family members and the people of the city of Lewisville. We miss her more than we can say.
With Love,
Perry & LouAnn
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