Open Air Dance Company

Founded on the idea of a balanced training schedule for growing dancers.

Offering a high level of dance training and exciting performance opportunities

Opting IN to performance experience, audience applause, and individual artistry and opting OUT of Dance Competitions. 

The OADC mission is to cultivate a team atmosphere where dancers can thrive in both a group and individual setting while maintaining a balanced life, positive body image, and high self-esteem during these key years in their lives. 

The Open Air Dance Company Program is a boutique dance training experience under the direction of Kerin Martinez & Ryan Miller and in partnership with a rotating selection of visiting dance professionals and master teachers


San Antonio Spurs Game Performance at AT&T Center in San Antonio!

October 2021, November 2022, April 2023  & March 2024 

Dance The Magic Happy Haunting Parade in Disneyland, California!

September 2023

Dance The Magic Merry Holiday Parade in Disneyland, California!

December 2022

Disneyland Merry Holiday Parade!

Soul De Soul Dance Convention and Showcase!

November 2022 & Januray 2024

Our Company Dancers were selected to be featrured performers for the Grand Opening Ceremony for Austin's Trail of Lights for TWO years in a row! 

December 2022 & 

December 2023 

Company Showcase!

February 2023 

& December 2023

Spring Show!

April 2023 -  "The Land Of Oz"

What age range is the Company program for? 

Open Air Dance Company is a performance company for dancers in the 2nd to 10th grade!

What makes Open Air Dance Company Different? 

We are Austin's only non-competitive dance team. 

At Open Air Dance Company, we understand that our dancers have activities and obligations outside of the studio and support them in their endeavors. Diverse experiences, talents, exposure, artistry & athleticism are welcome and encouraged!

Cross-training and rest days create stronger dancers and healthier muscles, joints, and tendons. 

Our schedule and weekly time commitment reinforces this belief.  

Our 2024 - 2025 Company classes run from September to April with our spring show held in April.  

We believe in attending summer camps, travel, family priorities, and scholastic focus at the busiest times of the year. 

Is Open Air Dance Company a Competitive Company? 

Open Air Dance Company is not a competitive company

Our primary focus is education, versatility, performance, and exposure to dance. 

A non-competitive company saves time and money and allows us the freedom to focus more time expanding skill set, strength, and experience.  Dancers will have more chances to pick up choreography quickly, and build artistry, confidence on stage, and gain self-esteem. 

For dancers who wish to take part in the optional solo, duet,  & trio opportunities:

Solos, duets and trios will perform in the Company Showcase and the Spring Show. They have the opportunity to showcase at the non-competitve convention we attend. (Providing constructive feedback by a panel of dance professionals.)

The experience is valuable to your specific dancer's educational development.

Solos, Duets, and Trios are optional. 

Solos, Duets and Trios must be set between June 10th and September 2nd, 2024. (Prior to the start of the the upcoming season.)

What Events Does the Company Participate In? 

In addition to being featured performers in the end of year Spring Show, members of the Open Air Dance Company will aim to: 

Open Air Dance Company Schedule:

Tentative outline for 2024-2025. (Subject to change)

Our Company members take one 75 minute class each week.

In addition, all of our Company Dancers will attend 1-3 Sunday Rehearsals in the Fall Semester, and 1-3 Weekend Rehearsals in the Spring Semester. (The Fall Rehearsals will be scheduled by June 15th. Our Spring Rehearsals will be scheduled by November 15th). 

All Company Dancers are required to attend choreography camp which will take place between September 3rd and September 15th. 

A Parent Meeting and Dancer Jacket Fitting will be held on May 10th. 

Company Dancers will have a Company welcome party on September 15th. 

Visiting Guest Faculty:

One highlight of the Company program is the Workshops with visiting Master Teachers. 

Our season 1 -3 line-up of Master Teachers included:

Tuition & other fees: 


We aim for our team program to be forward thinking and harness the current trajectory of the dance world.

Joining the Company: 

Our application window for the 2024-2025 Company Season has closed. Please join our waitlist by e-mailing:

"You can win or lose a game. A game involves strategy, scoring points, outsmarting your opponents.

Dance is none of those things. I don't see the value in comparison for young dancers. Sure if teaches them 'drive', but shouldn't we teach them that true drive originates from within; it isn't fueled by how you measure up to others."

- Helen Estrella, Master Teacher, Director Of Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop and Motion Dance Center


Please let us know YOUR questions about the OADC company program!

With excitement & gratitude, 

Miss Kerin & Mr Ryan