Dance Institute

Teacher(s) Linda Holland

Being a Tremaine DOTY has been an experience of a lifetime!  I’m so lucky to have been able to work with such incredible dancers and choreographers.  Tremaine has opened up opportunities that I could never have imagined.  Being on tour with Tremaine has made me realize how much inspiration and passion comes with being a professional dancer.  I am so very proud to be able to represent Joe Tremaine and all of the Tremaine Faculty!

My name is Luke Qualls, I am from Austin, Texas and I have been dancing since I was five years old.  I am now fifteen and entering my sophomore year in high school.  I attend the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts and I dance with Dance Institute’s Performance Academy where Linda Holland & Gay Pollock are my instructors.  I don’t know where I would be without dance.  Dance is my second home and a place to go to when I’m not feeling myself.  Dancing and choreographing take me to my happy place!  In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and traveling.  My favorite styles of dance are contemporary and commercial jazz.  I would like to thank all of the dance instructors throughout my life that have helped me become the dancer I am today!

My first memories of dance are sitting on my mother’s lap at our dance studio, watching my sister dance.  After five years of watching her dance, I asked my mom “When can I start”?  Soon after that, I was dancing full time.  Some of my fondest memories are with that team that I grew up with.  My love for dance has only grown since then.  I started with tap, moved on to jazz and then onto every style that was offered.  The first time I walked on stage, I knew that dance was what I loved. 

I started competing at age 6 and attended my first Tremaine Convention at age 8.  I have memories of all of the Tremaine instructors and have learned not only dance skills, but life skills from them:  How to be a better dancer and a better person.  

Receiving Tremaine Teen Male Dancer of the Year has truly been one of the best moments of my life.  I’m so thankful to have such amazing people like Mr. Joe Tremaine and the entire Tremaine faculty to help me grow as a dancer.  Tremaine Dance has been a true blessing and has pushed me not just in my dance abilities, but has pushed me to be a better human being.  The staff at Tremaine is one of the best faculty’s in the world!  I love taking every single one of their classes on Tremaine weekends.  I would like to thank Joe Tremaine and the rest of his staff for this amazing opportunity.  I am honored to be representing Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions this coming year as the 2015-2016 Teen Male Dancer of the Year.