Dynasty offers the area’s best in Acrobatics Dance instruction. Our staff of qualified instructors provides a dynamic, creative, and most importantly SAFE environment for our acro dance students. Our instructor Miss Lonnie handle's each students’ ability on an individual basis and strive to improve their skills safely and correctly. Every student is challenged throughout the year based on their progress. We provide an outstanding student to teacher ratio in all classes. Each class begins with proper warm-up and finishes with a conditioning regimen, which is necessary to develop proper form and safe execution of Acro skills.
At The Dynasty Institute, our vision is to transform lives through the art of Acrobatic dance. We aim to inspire children by teaching them dance with love and passion in a peaceful and serene environment.
This is a platform dedicated to building self-confidence, promoting creativity and achieving self-expression through dance. We are passionate about maximizing the potential of each student by inspiring them to become confident and disciplined.
Here at The Dynasty Institute, we have a set of core values that we believe are essential to teach our students.
Discipline | Integrity | Teamwork
Confidence | Respect | Humility
Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Classes use gymnastic mats and are instructed by a fully certified Acrobatics Instructor (certified by Acrobatics Arts). The Dynasty Institute was established at the core of shaping lives and mindset through the art of Acro dance. It was established on the core of promising values and years of experiences to reform the lives of the learners by teaching the art and craft of dance to them. We consider dance to be a form of art in its most abstract form, and we cater to the learners by providing them with a platform which opens their minds to the new facets of dance as an art. The Dynasty Institute have incorporated innovation, integrity, teamwork, confidence, and respect and humility in its core to establish an institute which is dedicated to teaching the art and craft of dancing to the dancers in their most genuine manifestation. We believe in practicing our core values to build confidence in those who seek solace in dancing yet are unwary to show it to the world. Our highly-trained Certified Acrobatics Arts and professional dance instructor, Lonnetta Grant, has dedicated years towards shaping the lives of our students by promoting creativity and teaching articulacy using rhythmic moves. She has proven to be great role-model by teaching her students the art of dance in its most abstract form. She takes immense pride in teaching her talent of Acro dance to her students
MISS LONNIE GRANT (THE QUEEN OF ACRO
LonnIe Grant has devoted her life to dance and education. From dance classes throughout her childhood to performances during her teen years, to instructing and choreographing as an adult; “Miss Lonnie” continually observes the growth and transformation this art form provides for both students and herself.
As a professional youth advocate with a degree in Criminal Justice, Lonnetta combined her life passions to form The Dynasty Institute in 2013. As a studio that exists to honor the maxim “I don’t teach Dance — I teach Life,” Dynasty emphasizes life skills and confidence-building through a full array of dance-movement disciplines.
The studio educates students in acrobatic, dance technique, flexibility, strength & conditioning and choreography; offering foundational technique training applied to a broad range of styles. All classes promote balance, dexterity, instinctual spatial awareness and body positivity in a high-quality, safe training environment.
Miss Lonnie brings an extensive background in ballet, hip hop, jazz, cheerleading, tumbling, African dance, and contortion. She received vigorous training from leading dance institutes like The Washington Ballet, Joy of Motion, R’Mar Dance Studio, and II Extreme Hip Hop Company, just to name a few, and is currently certified in Alixa Flexibility and as an acrobatics instructor through the Acrobatics Arts curriculum.
Her acro-dance choreography has been featured and awarded at various top competitions for outstanding creativity and innovation. Among Miss Lonnie’s hundreds of dance students, many have gone on to dance with renown companies like Alvin Ailey, Dance Institute of Washington, Debbie Allen.
Lonnetta regularly collaborates with top dance schools from around the country where she specializes in acro dance, strength, conditioning, and flexibility. Never content to rest on her laurels, she continues to attend trainings, intensives, and professional seminars throughout the year to expand her knowledge, perfect her craft, and equip herself as a consultant to parents and adults looking for resources, education, and jobs within the dance industry.
Above all, as a mother of two, she takes tremendous pride in working with children and teenagers and glimpsing the lives she’s impacted in her 15 years of teaching and mentoring in schools and childcare centers across the Washington, DC area. She continues to prioritize teaching, motivation, and positive reinforcement toward everyone who enters The Dynasty Institute. Teaching is not only Lonnetta’s passion, but so is watching her students grow, thrive and succeed in the real world.
“I’m passionate about teaching my dancers how dance helps them navigate life.”
Patina Browner is the Founder and Executive Director of Dance Intensified & Entertainment, LLC (DI&E); which is a mobile consulting business that caters to the dance & entertainment needs of the global community. She is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator and dance fitness coach who started her dance career at the tender age of five in the city of Philadelphia, where she is originally from. She has trained with the St. Thomas Dance Exchange Program, Empowerment Through the Arts, Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Dance Place, Joy of Motion, and Urban Bush Woman (UBW). She now resides in Washington D.C., received her B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park, along with a Dorothy Madden Scholarship for choreography. Patina previously co-founded the dance company Liaison Movement Ink., and her professional career consists of dancing with several companies including: Soul In Motion and the Malcolm-X Dancers & Drummers, Taurus Broadhurst Dance Company, Coyaba Dance Theater and Lesole’s Dance Projects. While dancing with these companies, Patina taught at Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, Joy of Motion, City Dance (Strathmore), ZD Dance Academy, local after school programs and dance companies in the DMV. Patina previously taught dance and theater at the Arts & Technology Academy, Public Charter School, KIPP: Quest Academy,Public Charter School & Friendship Chamberlain, Public Charter School. She currently runs the DI&E Empire by managing performance artists, staffing dance studios & dance teams, booking talent, organizing community events while still performing.
Thank you for considering The Dynasty Institute for your child/children’s dance instruction. As the owner and instructor of Dynasty, it is important to me that you as a parent know how this program will enrich your child’s life. I will teach your young person the value of dance with my passion for dance. I will give your child inspiration, by showing up for them and being impeccable with my words. I will build your child up with positive affirmations and liberating experiences. I want to give your young person more than just dance lessons I’d like to be a living working example of how to treat oneself and each other. I endeavor to support and exemplify a positive self-image; and encourage confidence with every word I speak to your child. It is my mission for your child to be impacted to not only be a skilled dancer but a great human being after taking our classes. Sincerely, Lonnie Grant
Teaching is my utmost passion and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Thank you for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to work with your children. I take my job very seriously and your child and their success in the program is my priority. Making decisions regarding placement and the The Dynasty Institute Dance Ministry program and in the many routines that we produce is a long, difficult and well thought-out process. No child is ever held back, but instead, encouraged to develop their skills so that they may reach their full potential as a dancer.
7979 Parston Dr, District Heights, Maryland, USA 20748