Thank You for visiting the website of Dawn Fitzgerald's Academy of Dance. Located
in Nederland, TX we are in the heart of the Golden Triangle and provide an
exceptional dance experience for dancers ages 3 and up. Dawn Fitzgerald's Academy
of Dance is under the direction of Dawn Swindel.
Dawn possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and has extensive experience in
all areas of dance. A native of Nederland, Dawn has participated and excelled in all
areas of dance. Like many of our current dancers, Dawn started dancing at age 3 and
developed a love of dance and a burning desire to excel. From age 3 through college
Dawn participated in a variety of dance classes, was a member of numerous
competition dance teams, was a Drum Major, a competitive twirler that won many
state and regional competitions; achieved 2nd in the nation in USTA Twirling
Nationals. She was a cheerleader at Nederland High School as well as Lamar
University where she achieved the position of "Head Cheerleader" for 3 years. She
also taught at numerous colleges throughout the country while working as a staff
instructor for the International Cheerleading Foundation (ICF). After graduating from
Lamar she cheered for a semi-pro team "The Texans".
While in college Dawn always kept her eye on the prize. The dream of opening her
own dance studio and sharing her love of dance and positively influencing the lives of
up and coming dancers. Her love of dance, her love of children, her passion for
excellence is expressed in her instruction. Her love of God, her compassion for
people, her patience and understanding are expressed everytime you talk to her.
Come dance with us.
Make sure you visit the "Schedules" page for important upcoming dates and times.