Payne Academy of Ballet

Payne Academy was established in 2001 to provide more than a recreational activity but a dance education. We have a state of the art learning facility which includes 3 studios with sprung flooring and an observation area for parents.

Our staff has a vast amount of teaching and professional performing experience.

Operating as usual 07/07/2018

Montrose-based dance school heads north with Woodlands studio Montrose-based dance academy, Vitacca Vocational School for Dance, is expanding its reach northward, as owner Kelly Ann Vitacca's dance studio and the the Payne Academy of Ballet become the Vitacca Vocational School for Dance Woodlands on Aug. 1.

[07/04/18]   Happy 4th of July, everyone! We hope you are all having fun and staying safe. We are closed today and will reopen tomorrow!


Come join our last Children’s Ballet Workshop next week (ages 4-9)! We will be doing “Peter Rabbit” and it is brand new so we are pretty excited about it 💕
Please email [email protected] or call 281-367-7185 for more information.


Fall registration is now open! For more information, please visit:

[06/14/18]   We have 2 Children’s Workshops starting next week with limited space available!


Happy Memorial Day, everyone! We are closed all week and will reopn on Monday, June 4th.


The School of Pennsylvania Ballet

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet is excited to announce the appointment of our new School Director, James K. Payne! Mr. Payne joins us from Houston, Texas, and is eager to get to know the families of SPB. His background as a professional dancer and an arts administrator will help SPB continue building upon its strong foundation, and continue producing beautiful artists.

“I am honored that Pennsylvania Ballet has chosen me to lead the School. With my experience building a successful school and passion for developing dancers as complete artists, I look forward to working with Angel Corella as we build the School for the future."

Learn more about Mr. Payne —>

📷Christopher Jean-Richard 04/20/2018

IRONMAN North American Championship

Ironman Texas will be held throughout The Woodlands on Saturday April 28th. Traffic will be heavier everywhere!!! Please go online and check traffic routes!!!!! 04/16/2018 online ticket sales and box office system.

Tickets to our Spring show are now available for purchase online at $18 each (reserved seating). Just click on this link.¤t_client=020000691231820 ShowTix4U provides online ticket sales for shows to schools, community theatres, and production companies using a simple online box office combo.


Let’s all wish Mrs. Payne the happiest of birthdays 🎉❤️🎂

[04/08/18]   Ticket pre-sale is now up and running!

[04/08/18]   The ticketing website is experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for the delay. We will announce it here when ticket pre-sale goes live!


We will be closed March 12-17 for Spring Break. We hope everyone has a safe and fun break. Lessons will resume on Monday, March 19th 😊


Our week-long Summer Intensive Workshop will be on June 4-8 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Guest students must currently be training a minimum of 3 days per week. You MUST attend a placement class prior to registering.


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🎈Open House on Sunday, 2/25/18 from 1:00-5:00. Address is 9391 Grogans Mill Rd., Suite B1, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (near the corner of Lake Woodlands Dr.).

❤️ Email [email protected] to register for a free trial class for ages 3-18.

[02/12/18]   We will be CLOSED next Monday, February 19th, for President's Day.


Payne Academy of Ballet's cover photo


This Friday and Saturday, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) will be hosting a regional ballet competition at the University of Houston's Cullen Theatre. We have 5 of our ladies competing Classical Variations, and 4 ladies competing Cygnets (4 Little Swans from Swan Lake). If you find yourself wanting to see some variations or want to support your Payne Academy friends, please feel free to join us. You may also watch the live stream for a fee (see for more info).


Save the date for our Open House next month!

[01/16/18]   CISD will be closed tomorrow due to impending inclement weather so we have canceled all classes as well!


Just a reminder that we are open for classes today!

[01/09/18]   We hope everyone had a wonderful break!!! Happy New Year and welcome back to the first day of classes 😊


Today is the start of our weekend of Nutcracker performances! Good seats are still available for purchase at the door. Be sure to visit our Nutcracker Boutique in the Lobby and shop all these wonderful Nutcracker-related items to add to your own collection or to give as 🎁. 11/20/2017

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We are closed all week for Thanksgiving but we hope to see you all this weekend at our Nutcracker performances! Tickets available online at or you may purchase them at the door. The Woodlands, Texas favorite Nutcracker Performances


If you can't decide between sweet potato fries and onion rings like me, ask for the "split decision" and you get half and half. 😋.
Today is our Nutcracker Day at Grub so please come and support our fundraiser going on all day until 10 pm!


Don't plan on cooking on Thursday! Have lunch and/or dinner at Grub Burger Bar instead. Please be sure to mention Woodlands Ballet Ensemble or Payne Academy when you order 😋 PLEASE SHARE THIS!!!


Happy Halloween 🎃🍁💀👻


Save the date - 11/2/17 - grab food at Grub to support the Woodlands Ballet Ensemble!!!


Mark your calendars!!!


The second session of our weekly Open Class for teens and adults with ballet experience will begin this Thursday, 10/19/17. The class is from 7:00-8:30 pm. This will run for the next 6 weeks. Drop-ins are also available. Please email [email protected] for complete information!


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It's Mr. Payne's birthday 🎉🎂🎈


We now have a weekly Open Class for teens and adults with ballet experience. This will be in 6-week sessions. Drop-ins are also available. Please email [email protected] for complete information!



We currently offer:

· Ballet/Pointe

· Jazz

· Tap

· Hip-hop

· Competitive team

· Yearly Nutcracker

· Voluntary end of year Production



9391 Grogans Mill Rd, Ste B-1
The Woodlands, TX
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