Brooklyn, New York native, Crystal Thompson discovered her passion for dance at the tender age of five. Even as a child Crystal used dance as a means of expressing her feelings. Her craft was honed by dancing with the Soul Tigers Marching Band at PS 137 in Brooklyn, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, Boys and Girls High School, Brooklyn College, as well as a number of other venues in New York City. Crystal found that by choreographing a variety of Hip Hop, Modern, African, Jazz, and Tap routines that she was able to create a creative outlet for herself and others.
Upon graduating from high school, Crystal moved to Maryland to complete her college degree in Computer Electronic Technology. She established a successful career as an Information Technology (IT) Engineer for the Federal Government. Despite her accomplishments in the IT field, Crystal knew dance was her true calling and passion. A firm believer that it is never too late to follow your dreams, Crystal created Extravadance, a dance company in Laurel, MD.
Extravadance is a Competitive Dance Company: Our mission: is to provide children with the opportunity to participate in inspiring programs that teach the artistry of dance, while encouraging personal and professional growth and stresses the importance of health and wellness. We Provide high quality fundamental and technical dance skills.
Extravadance not only Teach Dance we Mentor our Dancers to be respectful, honored Dancers. To speak clear when spoken. To help each other and to become great team players.
Extravadance have went up against some of the most talented dancers in the DMV area and still came out as winners. We have been going Strong for the MD Community as one of the Top Hip Hop Dance Teams in MD. We strive for Perfection and our Dancers Bring it to the stage every time there Feet hit the Dance Floor.
We pride ourselves on being the perfect mixture of high quality of Dance, Education & Professionalism.
Our Goals: Provide a fun learning environment that meets the needs of all children Provide high quality fundamental and technical dance skills.
Our Four Philosophy:
Dance promotes physical wellbeing and activeness
Dance increases confidence and self-esteem
Dance instills discipline
Dance creates structure Support the growth and development of your child by enrolling her or him in dance class today!
“Come be a winner with Extravadance”
Extravdance teach and practice life skills to our Dancers. We teach them how to promote themselves and build for their future. Extravadance not only teach self confidence in our dancers, we care and are much vested in our Dancers.