Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about us. We think we have a pretty special thing going here and we are excited you have found us!
Who We Are
Southern Edge Performing Arts has been in the owner's --Melodie's --dreams since childhood. Melodie has been a music teacher for over 19 years and has taught privately and in schools. Her main instruments are piano and voice, with a passion for musical theatre. She has directed musicals with casts of 100 students, directed school bands, taught choir, and taught general music classes for ages 2-18. Melodie is no stranger to the dance world either. Like many of you, her local dance studio was her second home as a child. She continued her love of dance by minoring in dance in college, and teaching ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and Hawaiian to ages 2-16.
Melodie has operated a successful music studio staffed with over 15 fabulous teachers for over 10 years. In 2017, Melodie took over the former Southern Edge Dance Studio and expanded it to include music and theatre to create the newest performing arts school in Frisco! SEDS had an amazing impact on its students, and Southern Edge Performing Arts is honored to be able to carry on that legacy while adding our own touch of awesome to the mix!
Southern Edge Performing Arts puts its focus on performing over competition. We have performance teams, not competitive teams.
We believe that the performing arts can be enjoyed by everyone and that studying and practicing the arts should encourage, motivate and lift up the student.
DIVA FREE ZONE
Our studio is a DIVA FREE ZONE! Everyone who attends classes here--and their families-- agree that the instructors make casting and placement choices based on student ability and behavior, and that the studio is a place for learning and encouraging-- not a place for divas and negative attitudes.
In our studio, there is no part too small, no bad part or placement. We all recognize that we are on our own paths of learning, and we all learn at our own pace ... and this may or may not match the path and pace of your friend or classmates.
How We Can Serve You
We want to be your one-stop-shop for all of your performing arts classes.
We provide our recreational students amazing teachers and give them the focus and attention that they deserve.
All students have recital opportunities, and students may choose to participate in performing teams so they can push their art to the next level and gain valuable experience.
Our primary goal, however, is to WOW you with an amazing experience. We want you to love your classes so much that you will tell your friends and neighbors about us. If at any time you are not having an experience that would warrant your referral, we want to know!