about us

We live to dance. We love to teach.

Established in 2007. Dance Works Studio was the vision of Adriana Heindl to bring an excellent dance education to people of all ages in the Jackson Metro area. With over 41 years of combined dance/choreography experience of our staff along with the education they have received, you can be sure your child or you will be provided with one of the best dance educations in the area. Here we treat the children as our own and will make sure each individual child gets the recognition, respect, and time they deserve.

Improves Physical Health

Dancing is a great form of exercise, and a love of dance from an early age can help motivate kids to stay active as they grow into adults. Dance classes can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength, and stamina. As well as promoting overall health, enhanced development in these areas can help kids with sports and other activities at school and beyond.

Encourages Socialization

Dance is a highly social activity. In a dance class, children learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation, and make new friends. With each class, children interact with other dancers in the class, and more often than not develop lifelong friendships with those dancers. Dance friends are forever friends!

Enhances Emotional Development

When your child experiences the joy of dancing, he or she learns about expressing themselves in a way that’s beneficial to their physical and mental health. This expression provides a structured outlet for a healthy physical and emotional release that helps develop emotional maturity. By giving children the freedom to channel their emotions and energies in a safe environment, their self-esteem and confidence will increase significantly.

Enhances Cognitive Development

Attending dance classes allows children to learn self-discipline and time management. As they get older, dancer must learn how to balance school, dance, extracurricular activities, and their social life. The dedication, discipline and focus children learn and practice in dance classes are important life skills that will transfer over to school, work and other aspects of their lives.


Originally from Brazil, Adriana moved to Clinton, MS in 1990. She began dancing at the age of 14 and has not stopped yet! While in high school she danced with the Mississippi Ballet Theatre and Ballet Magnificat! She continued her dance studies as a Ballet Major at Belhaven College, where she performed with the Belhaven Ensemble. During her early dance career, she had the opportunity to perform in numerous ballets including Cinderella, Gloria, Les Sylphides, and Swan Lake. After college, Adriana began to teach dance in the Jackson/Metro area. She now has over 21 years of experience teaching dance. Adriana is married to her favorite guy, Paul Heindl with five beautiful daughters, Annelise, Kali, Haddie, Esli, and Ashlyn. She also has the most awesome grandson, Casen.

She no longer looks like this picture but it’s still her favorite picture.

Flexibility Toned Muscles


Whether you are looking for fun, exercise or considering a career in dance, if you love ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary or hip hop, our dance classes are for you. Our teachers are all dancers with a major or minor in dance. You will truly receive a dance education in all genres of dance.




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