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Ballet Center Academy

Full-Time Program


The goal of the program is to offer the best education in a nurturing environment where students can grow as dancers while continuing high academic achievement.



We understand the value of an intimate classroom setting, therefore we strive to offer a private school-quality education at a reduced fee. We want to focus the attention on academics within a structured time frame and eliminate the non-essentials that happen in a traditional classroom setting.



The BCFW Academic program meets Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm with specific times allocated to academics and dance. Daily ballet, as well as pointe, modern, jazz and tap classes, are offered during school hours with additional Saturday and evening classes available for no additional cost if desired.



BCFW's Academy is now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration to audition for the Academy Program is now OPEN! Click here to register now! 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Ages 12 & up: 9:30-11:00pm

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Ages 10 -12: 11:30-12:30pm 

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Academic Staff
(Subject to change)

Suzanne Thomas
Academic Facilitator

Suzanne grew up in Fort Worth. After high school, she moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology.


Throughout her high school and college years, she enjoyed opportunities to teach children of all ages - inside the classroom as a preschool teacher and outside of the classroom as a camp counselor and youth leader at her church.


Suzanne and her husband spent several years living in West Texas and Canada, but they happily returned to Fort Worth to raise their three children.


Her love for education led Suzanne to homeschool her children from 2011-2019. In 2018, she became certified to teach online English courses to Chinese students and is recognized by parents as a patient and encouraging teacher.


In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys exercising, reading, and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and photography.

Kendall Cobb
Kendall began her training at the age of 6 in Coppell, Tx at Ballet Academy of Texas. She attended  many summer intensives such as Burklyn Ballet Theatre, ABT New York, Ballet West and OKC Ballet.
In 2015 she went to the University of Oklahoma to further her education in ballet technique and schooling. On top of the numerous dance classes and rehearsals, Kendall was required to study general education courses as well. They included math, social sciences, US history, English composition, science, non western art forms, understanding music and art forms, and dance history.  
She had the opportunity to perform in classical works such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Firebird and Concerto Barocco as well as contemporary works with Horton and Pilobolus techniques. She also had the opportunity to choreograph and set a performance for her senior capstone project.
Kendall is a company member of Ballet Frontier. 
Mrs. Cobb is excited to be tutoring the Academy students!

Info and Registration

Artistic Staff

The faculty of the ballet and pointe classes will include Chung-Lin Tseng, Enrica Tseng, Lainey Logan, and other BCFW Faculty members. Modern, Jazz and tap classes will be taught by Ballet Center faculty.


Guest workshop teachers will be contacted upon the request of the class.


The following possible workshop classes are offered spring semester: Art Appreciation, Dance History, Painting, Music Theory, Stage Make-up, Musical Theatre, Tech Theatre, Stage Costumes, Composition.

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Sample Schedule

BCFW mostly follows the FWISD school calendar for holidays. Click here for the 2020-2021 BCFW Academy printable calendar.

Enrichment and Workshops

Beyond rigorous academics and excellent dance training, BCFW Academy will provide Friday workshops that will expose the students to all facets of the arts. Some of each Friday will be used to provide enriching workshops taught by experts in their fields. Workshop classes will rotate and include topics such as Art Appreciation, Dance History, Painting, Music Theory, Stage Make-up, Musical Theatre, Tech Theatre, Stage Costumes, Composition and more. Read the bios below of our current workshop instructors who will be with us this quarter.

Barbara Fuqua
Art Teacher

Barbara Fuqua is a native of Fort Worth.  She had an interest in art all through her public school education and continued that interest at Arlington State College. When ASC became the University of Texas at Arlington, the art department offered a four year program and she graduated from UTA with a BFA in 1971.


Barbara worked as a commercial artist at Greer Island Nature Center for the Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department and for Employer’s Insurance of Texas in Dallas.


Barbara has exhibited and sold art in different mediums and styles; Watercolors, Oils, Acrylics, Portraits, Landscapes, Surreal and Chinese Brush Paintings.

Dr Jason Runnels
Music Theory
Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Jason Runnels has spent his life working in the field of music both academic and religious settings. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He later completed the Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). He is currently pursuing the Master of Science in Library Science at the University of North Texas. Dr. Runnels has taught at SWBTS as adjunct faculty in the Music History department since 2009. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in music history focusing on general surveys of history. He has additionally taught in depth historical period courses, a Survey of Opera, and music research. Read Complete Bio here...

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have certified teachers teaching the students?

  •  iUniversity Prep   is a college prep tuition-free virtual academy that has full-time certified teachers who offer synchronous and asynchronous instruction throughout each week. Texas Tech University K-12 is a self-paced, tuition-based program in conjunction with Texas Tech University. BCFW Academy tutors are always available to oversee the learning process and provide one-on-one help as needed.


What is the role of the Academic Facilitator?

  • The Academic Facilitator will be offering help and support in all areas of instruction to make sure that your child has the tools necessary to be successful. The role of the Academic Facilitator will also involve making sure that they are progressing with their academic work. Our academic facilitator will be available for one-on-one support during the school program to reteach, encourage, and advocate for each student. 

What is the difference in the Academic Programs?

  • iUniversity Prep is a choice magnet school for Texas public school students in grades 5-12.  iUniversity Prep is a tuition-free Grapevine-Colleyville ISD school open to any student in Texas. It offers synchronous live lessons, small group tutorials and one on one tutorials each week with certified Texas teachers.  iUniversity Prep professors are accessible online and face to face.

  • Texas Tech High School is a self-paced, independent study program. Students pay per course for the classes they enroll in and have six months to complete the course. This will be the program provided for international students.

  • Both programs lead to a Texas high school diploma and students are responsible for passing state-mandated testing.

  • Students will also be able to continue the current homeschool curriculum if preferred



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