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World of Performing
Dance, Cheer,


About World of Performing Arts

WPA was established in 1976 by Sheila Lindley, who was a dancer herself and had a life long dream of creating a passionate and meaningful dance experience for all students.  The studio attributes its success to high expectations, discipline, dedication and commitment.  Under the guidance of our dynamic and qualified staff, WPA is dedicated to providing a technical foundation while guiding students toward self-confidence and promoting integrity and a passion for dance.  

We invite you to come and experience WPA where our training is of the highest quality while developing meaningful

relationships that will last a lifetime.

WPA Faculty

Tracy Thompson

Dance Instructor

Tracy began her professional career in 1989. She studied dance in Los Angeles, California with well

known choreographers as Joe Tremaine, Jackie Sleight, Barry Lather, Sally Wayland, and Doug Cauldwell. Tracy's dance experience includes:  

dance teacher at Joe Tremaine's dance school, Birmingham Southern dance department,

a summer tour with the Beach Boys, and a

dance tourin Malaysia and Singapore.  

She performedat Universal Studios in Hollywood 

and a variety of Disney Special Events including

Toy Story, Snow White, Aladdin, and the

Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Tracy was a dancer

for the Los Angeles Clipper Spirit.  She has

appeared on television shows such as Married with Children, Arsenio Hall, Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, and numerous commercials, videos and industrials, includingmodeling and print work.

Donna Callan

Tumbling & Cheer Coach

Owner of WPA All-Stars, Donna has worked at

Lindley's as a coach for over 25 years. She

was a part of the gymnastics, cheer, and dance program during her childhood.  Donna

graduated from Jacksonville State University

with a BS in Marketing and Communications.

 She is currently employed by JSU Athletics

where she is Manager of Athletic Marketing and Promotions.  Donna is also, administrator

over the JSU cheerleader and mascot program.

Donna and her husband Jason Callan live in

Anniston with their 3 children Holly, Kallie

and Hunter. 

Stephanie Carroll

Gymnastics Coach

Stephanie has been involved in gymnastics, dance, baton, and cheer since the age of six.  I am among

some of the very first to compete for WPA.  I have been a gymnasts, competitor, coach, a gym owner, and a mother of a gymnasts.  I have lived every aspect

of a gymnastics.  This is a sport that I have loved

my entire life and it has truly made me the person

that I am today.  I am very grateful to share my

passion with students.  I have has to opportunity to coach and train  many local, state, regional,

and national champions from the late 90's to present.

 I am a member of the USA Gymnastics and the Amateur Athletic Union and I hold a National

 Safety Certification.  I am excited to be back

at the gym where my career began and

can't wait to start a new season at WPA! 


Classes Offered

Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz,

Contemporary, Hip Hop


Competitive Cheer

Gymnastics & Competitive

What Not To Wear:  Remove all jewelry, including watches, turn cell phones to silent.  NO GUM will be allowed in dance room.  FOR ALL CLASSES: Hair must be secured away from the face and off the neck in a ponytail or bun.

Registration Information

Open House Letter

Registration Form

2023-2024 School Calendar


1204 Olympic Drive
Oxford,Al 36203


Office Hours

Mon- Thu


Register Today


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