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Recital 2016 was phenomenal.

What a fabulous day of truly incredible performances from our dancers! We could not be more proud of each and every one of you. You inspire us all and we love seeing you share your passion and talent on stage!! We love our dancers so much.

Mission Statement

"To teach is to touch a life forever. It has to be one of the most rewarding professions in all this world." - Jackie O'Neal

Jackie O'Neal School of Dance is dedicated to the art of dance, inspiring and motivating dancers to achieve their personal goals. We will provide the best dance instruction possible in giving guidance and support to children of all ages and levels through love, attention, devotion, patience, and equality.

Over 15,000 students have not only learned to dance, but have also developed strong work ethic, self-confidence, discipline, and grace. Our studio promotes dance excellence in a very nurturing and caring environment. We are a school for both the serious and recreational dancer to study and develop a love for dance.

We provide classes for children age 2 through adults

We offer multiple levels in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, Clogging, and Adult Classes.

Latest News & Awards

2016 - 2017 Highlights

Dance Makers Inc.

Congratulations to Claire Kendrick for the huge honor of being chosen for The Collective at Dance Makers Inc!

The Pulse & Camp Pulse: New Orleans

Ashley Welch received a full scholarship to The Gala Invitational in Las Vegas & was The Battle Royale 13 & up solo winner with her solo, "All That I Am" choreographed by Nealey Towns Alonso

Petite small group "Knock on Wood" choreographed by Taylor Harrelson was The Battle Royale winner 12 & under small group

Blakely Channell was invited to The Gala Invitational in Las Vegas & re-performed in The Battle Royale

CeCe Ferguson also re-performed her solo in The Battle Royale

Abbie Stockard received a Pulse scholarship. Lotte Wambgnass received a partial Pulse scholarship

Karrington Channell received a scholarship to Camp Pulse Las Vegas Nationals & a regional leadership scholarship

Abigail Taylor received a partial Camp Pulse scholarship

2015 - 2016 Highlights

Dance Masters Chapter 33

Teen Miss Dance:

Ashley Welch :: Winner of Teen Miss Dance & Contemporary & Jazz Scholarship Winner

Abbie Stockard :: Top 8 Teen Miss Dance & Tap Scholarship Winner

Emma Carter :: Top 8 Teen Miss Dance & Ballet Scholarship Winner

Mary Hanlon Hunton :: Top 8 Teen Miss Dance

Miss Dance: Claire Kendrick was 2nd runner up

Claire Kendrick :: Overall Teen/Senior Scholarship Winner & 2nd Runner up Miss Dance

Protege Winners: Ashley Welch, Claire Kendrick, Abbie Stockard, Mary Catherine Morrow

Alternate Protege Winners: Blakely Channell, Kate Richardson, Virginia Macoy

Hollywood Vibe: Baton Rouge

1st Overall Senior Production, Wedding Crashers, choreographed by Abby Sanders

Claire Kendrick :: 5th Overall Senior Solo

Regional Scholarship Winners :: Blakely Channell, Claire Kendrick, & Ashley Welch

Hollywood Vibe: Dallas

Claire Kendrick :: Grand Prize Scholarship Winner, Team Hollywood Vibe, LA Agency Award & 4th Overall for "Found"

Hollywood Dance Jamz

Elite HDJ :: Claire Kendrick & Ashley Welch

2nd Overall Petite Large Group "Beach Babies" choreographed by Michelle Channell

3rd Overall Petite Large Group "Tea Party" choreographed by Amanda Welch & Susan Welch

Open Call: Jackie O'neal School of Dance received the Solitaire Black Diamond Award

CeCe Ferguson :: 1st Place Overall Petite Intermediate Solo Winner

Ashley Welch :: Black Diamond & 1st Place Teen Elite Open Solo Winner & 2nd Overall Teen Elite Solo Winner

Blakely Channell :: 2nd Place Teen Elite Open Solo Winner

Mary Hanlon Hunton :: 3rd Place Teen Elite Open Solo Winner

Claire Kendrick :: Black Diamond & 1st Overall Senior Elite Open Solo & 3rd Overall Senior Elite Solo Winner

Chosen for The Cast :: Blakely Channell, Emma Carter, CeCe Ferguson, Mary Hanlon Hunton, Claire Kendrick, Virginia Macoy, Bradford Stewart, Ashley Welch

Scholarship Winners :: Claire Kendrick & Ashley Welch

Dance Makers Inc: Nashville

Claire Kendrick :: 1st Overall Senior Solo "Found" choreographed by Nealey Towns Alonso & Regional Scholarship Winner

Camp Pulse

Cece Ferguson :: Chosen for the Semi Finals for The Pulse Battle Royale 12 and under

Abbie Stockard :: Pulse Regional Scholarship

The Pulse

Blakely Channell :: Pulse Regional Scholarship

Ashley Welch :: Pulse Summer Intensive Scholarship & Chosen for the Semi Finals for The Pulse Battle Royale 13 and over


Claire Kendrick :: Senior Breakout Artist Winner & 8th Overall for "Until We Realize" choreographed by Nealey Towns Alonso

Upcoming Events

  • Fall 2017 Schedule is Online !!!
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  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Register online or by phone 205.822.6212