Royalty Dance Academy opened in 2005 all because of a dream! I had just graduated college and had finished competition in the Miss Texas Pageant and decided it was time to fulfill a dream of mine that I had had since the 7th grade, to open my own dance studio! I hired a consultant and the first step we did was put together a business plan to submit to the bank for a small business loan! Once the loan was approved I found a location to rent in the RISE and within 3 months the doors to Royalty Dance Academy were opened! I wanted a studio where every girl who walked through my doors will feel special and would feel like a princess! I wanted to combine my love for dance with the glitz and glamour of pageants that I loved so much, and that is where the name “Royalty Dance Academy” came from! My first year I had 85 students, one teacher (me) and one dance room! Now I have over 300 students, 12 people on staff and my own property with 3 dance rooms! God is good!!! – Amy Connolly, Owner, Royalty Dance Academy, Rockwall, TX.