Lana Luise Thomas is currently a sophomore at Oklahoma City University studying the dance and the entertainment business industry as a dance management major. This is her second year at Oklahoma City University, and has so far participated in OCU’s American Spirit Dance Company, Liturgical Dance Company, and as a costumer and stage runner backstage of the American Spirit Dance shows. Miss Thomas began dancing at the age of two and was competing in dance and talent competitions by the age of eight. Miss Thomas has attended classes and taught at several studios in Texas while growing up. Her teaching career started at the age of twelve as an assistant teacher at Starlet Dance Studio; within a year, Miss Thomas was teaching her own classes and, later, had her own studio where she taught students dance and dance movement to accompany their vocal performances.
Lana Thomas has spent her last two summers and occasional holidays working at Horseshoe Bay Resort as a tennis coach, camp counselor, and working the putting and tennis pro shop. She continues to work as a coach at various tennis centers around Oklahoma. She spent last spring working for Earl Wine Tennis Center in Oklahoma City, and then began working at Westwood Tennis Center in Norman, Oklahoma this fall. She has continued to grow her relationship with many of the tennis family’s attending the club and is now babysitting for several of the family’s in Norman.
Miss Thomas competed in pageants for eleven years winning several national, state, talent, and interview awards. She enjoyed the interview and platform process so much that she plans a career in broadcasting and is currently working on her minor in broadcast communication so she can go on to get her masters degree in communications.
Lana Luise Thomas grew up in Buchanan Dam, Texas with her father and mother, Drs. Griff and Sandra Thomas. Her younger sister is still at home going to the same school Lana attended through high school, Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Lana also has an older brother who is a senior at the University of Texas in Austin.
Lana will be teaching the following classes:
Stretching & Strengthening
This is a class that takes yoga, Pilates, cross training, and various dance stretching and strengthens techniques and combines them to help you work your entire body. Be prepared to work up a sweat with some of the simplest stretching and strengthening skills, including many that you may have done before, but have never known how to work them to their fullest. This class uses many techniques from college professors, professional Broadway, L.A., and Las Vegas Dancers dancer’s. The class allows you to work parts of your body in many ways so that you can find what works best for you and your body. Not only will the class help you strengthen your body and flexibility, but you will also take home many techniques and new ideas of how to stay fit and strengthened. You will learn exercises that could easily be done in about any room at any time. It is exercises and ideas you will be able to carry with you and use for years.
This class teaches or gives you a chance to practice and improve your rhythm, musicality, coordination, and hip hop style. The class will take you through movements from various types of music videos and LA style routines, including funk, pop, and jazz all mixed into one class that keeps you moving and working. The class will give you a good work out, all while you are enjoying dances that will keep you having an enjoyable time expressing yourself with movement.
This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography with no suggestive music/movement. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class.
For more information or to register for a class, please contact Kay Lynn Scott at 325-372-8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org