They received 10 national titles, three major national titles, and ranked third in the highest score out of over 2,000 entries.
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont dance studio is back in the national spotlight.
iRule Dance Studio just returned from a national dance competition in Galveston, where they dominated.
The performers and their teachers have clearly developed a winning strategy and it stems from the fact that they are more than just a team, but a family.
In February 2020, iRule Dance Studio garnered national attention for their black ballet flats photo shoot.
Later that year, Ellen surprised Charlee Hanna-Rule, owner of iRule Dance Studio, with a check for $50,000.
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Now in 2022, iRule dancers have scored big in Galveston.
“We received ten national titles, three national major titles, and ranked third in the highest score out of over 2,000 entries,” said iRule Dance Studio Vice President Alicia Deloera.
The studio has a competition company, but it also offers classes for dancers looking for a more laid-back engagement.
These programs are open to students from three years old through those in their fifties. iRule aims to be a welcoming and diverse dance company.
“We have over 100 members of all shapes, sizes, ages, abilities, disabilities. We are one of the most diverse studios in this space, we invite anyone who loves to dance to join us,” said Deloera .
Students say it’s this environment that keeps them excited and eager to learn.
“Everyone is really nice, they push us to work harder,” said Zoe Nethercott, a member of the mini-company.
“I dance with my friends and we always lift each other up and help each other out,” said Mini Company member Skylar Harding.
Aralyn Arline, the company’s senior dancer, says everyone at iRule is very welcoming.
“No matter who you are or where you’re from and no matter what’s going on outside, when you come here you know you’re in the right place and you can be happy within yourself,” said she declared.
Deloera says their family atmosphere is really the secret to the team’s success.
“Hard work, teamwork, love and help each other. Everyone will help each other and make sure everyone achieves this common goal,” she said.
iRule is about to begin its 16th season and to give back to the Southeast Texas community, they like to offer free shows at schools and events.
Deloera encourages those who are interested to contact us.