Learn About Our History and Passion for Dance

About Red Door Dance Academy


Get inspiRED

Red Door Dance Academy opened in the Summer of 2010 in Wylie, Texas to bring professional teaching to surrounding areas for children of all ages and abilities. Starting in their first year with a small, but dedicated group of students Red Door, under the direction of Marisa Mailhes, began its mission to inspire children to move, dance, and be creative. In 2018, under the direction and ownership of Jessica Bolton, Red Door Dance Academy Texarkana opened its doors. After just one year of business, Red Door Dance Academy is a proud member of the Texarkana Community Ballet. 

We offer a wide range of programs to fit every student’s needs and instruction in many styles of dance for recreational dancers as well as those who want to be more serious in a competitive dance program. We have levels for all abilities as well as birthday parties, private lessons and choreography services.

Red Door Dance Academy believes every child has something to gain from dance classes and we are here to give students the most positive experience possible. Our staff is highly trained and extremely enthusiastic to meet and work with Texarkana dancers!

Our favorite thing to do here at RDDA is get inspiRED!


Why Red Door?

High Quality Education- Children’s classes are taught with a curriculum to ensure progressive learning. Dedicated teachers strive to making classes fun and exciting!

Excellent Customer Service- We are here for you! Let us know how we can make your Red Door experience a better one and we will go above and beyond to help your dancer succeed!

Age Appropriate Music & Costumes- All of our classes, recital music, and recital costumes are absolutely age appropriate to show off your little dancer in the best way possible!

Safety and Comfort- Our “sprung” dance floor rests on a system of high density foam to absorb Floating Dance Floor the shock and impact of regular dance movement. This benefits students by reducing fatigue and preventing injury that can result from dancing on hard surfaces.

We Have a Secret- Not many know where RDDA’s founder, Marisa Mailhes, started her performing career. At the age of 9, Marisa became one of the kids on the show Barney & Friends. Under her stage name “Hannah”, Marisa danced and sang along with Barney and the others for 3 years. She has not stopped dancing and performing since!

We Sell Dance wear & Shoes- For your convenience we sell all necessary dance wear and dance shoes. Our online store makes preparing for the dance year a breeze. All dance wear and dance shoes for our Shining Stars Program (ages 7 & under) can be ordered online!

Superb Recitals- Each school year ends with our annual recital to showcase what the dancers have learned throughout the year. We will bring you an exciting and entertaining production.

Our Staff

Get to know our knowlegable staff that will teach your child at Red Door Dance Academy.

Parents Guide

Learn what you and your child can expect while attending dance classes at Red Door Dance Academy.

Birthday Parties

Learn about having your child’s next birthday party at Red Door Dance Academy.