Name: Mrs. Sarah Pilukaitis
    Subject: Dance
    Phone: 469-319-6198
    Email: sarah.pilukaitis@allenisd.org
    The Allen dance department is open to all students, regardless of previous training. Novice dancers and skilled dancers alike will find a place in the dance department. Please read below for a detailed description of the fabulous dance classes we offer at Allen! 
    We offer four years of dance training: Level I - IV. Students can earn P.E. OR fine arts credit for successful completion of the first two levels of dance. Classes will cover jazz, ballet, tap, modern, and hip hop styles along with a variety of general health, fitness and wellness concepts. All students perform in our Winter Dance Concert, go on a dance field trip, and much more! NO AUDITION REQUIRED FOR LEVEL I-IV. 
    This course is held at Allen High School. It is open to students 9-12 that audition for the course. This class focuses on advanced and rigorous dance training. 
    There will be auditions for our advanced dance class for 2020-2020 in the spring. 


    Our exciting Drill Training program is the next step for dancers seeking a more intense focus on dance performance and dance technique. This class is designed to prep each student for Tallenette auditions. Pre Drill is open to all students 9-12 and is the highly recommended course for students planning to try out for the Tallenettes Dance Team. 


    The Tallenettes Dance Team is comprised of approximately 50-60 advanced dancers. Tryout candidates and one parent/guardian must be present at the tryout meeting on October 30th at 5:30pm in the Allen HS Library. Tryouts will be the week of November 26th-November 29th. Mock tryouts will be November 28th at 6pm in the Allen dance studio and formal tryouts will be on Thursday, November 29th at 5pm.  The Tallenettes rehearse year-round and perform at varsity football games, pep rallies, and their annual Holiday Show & Showcase. Each February they compete at dance competitions across the state.
    For more information about the Tallenettes, please visit www.allendrillteam.com