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DanceMakers History

Celebrating 20 years in business in 2015!!

DanceMakers of Texas was born in 1995 when Norman Heitman and Julie Ebe-Nix opened a small ballroom dancing school on Montgomery Street in Fort Worth along with 3 other business partners. It was a struggle at first and by the second year, Norman and Julie were sole owners of the school.

They must have done something right, though because many of those first students have become award winning dancers and are still with us today. Norman is now retired. Julie is the owner/manager and continues to teach students and train staff.

In January of 1998 DanceMakers moved to our previous location on Camp Bowie Boulevard.  That space served us well for nearly 12 years.  As of August 31, 2010 we moved to our beautiful new location on Sunset Drive. This new facility offers two floating dance floors (60 X 40 and 28 X 38) which stay busy with private lessons and group classes. 

Now, DanceMakers is prospering due to the resurgence of ballroom dance and the wonderful word of mouth generated by our many satisfied students.  Our relaxed, friendly atmosphere and constant commitment to the students have earned us a reputation as THE place to go for partner dancing in Fort Worth. Our Friday night studio parties draw students and professionals from all over the metroplex.

We are proud to be a lasting part of the Fort Worth arts community.

DanceMakers Projects

Dancing Classrooms North Texas

The movies "Take the Lead" and "Mad Hot Ballroom" showed the world a brilliant program to bring the elegant world of ballroom dancing to New York inner city school kids. It caught on like wildfire and now the official Dancing Classrooms program has come to Fort Worth! DanceMakers owner Julie Ebe-Nix was privileged to train directly with Pierre Dulaine (played by Antonio Banderas in "Take the Lead") and in cooperation with Dancing Classrooms North Texas have begun teaching the Pierre Dulaine system of ballroom dancing to fifth graders in Forth Worth and HEB public schools.

DanceMakers is proud to be on the steering committee for Dancing Classrooms North Texas. We are thrilled that this program will help bring ballroom dancing to more young people.

Learn more about Dancing Classrooms at

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