Registration for the 2021-22 Season is now open!  Click on "schedule" on the homepage for a list of classes.

Karie Horton

Owner/Pure Energy Dance Company Director/Instructor

Karie began her dance training at the early age of 4.  Over the course of her dancing career, she trained under the direction of Tammie Duncan. Karie was a performing member of the Texarkana Community Ballet and also performed with the Oakland Ballet Company.  After graduating high school, she attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport and earned a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She founded Karie Horton School of Dance in Lindale, Texas in the fall of 2011, which later became Studio 16 Dance Center in 2020.  Karie has also served as a teacher at Lindale ISD for the past 13 years and was named the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year in 2018.  She is currently stepping away from teaching to focus solely on Studio 16 Dance Center. Karie has been married to her husband, Robert, for 21 years, and they have two children, Haylie and Blake. 

“Together, we are beyond excited to see what the future holds for Studio 16!” 

Come join us!



Robert Horton

Owner/Business Manager

Miss Haylie

Office Manager/Assistant Business Manager

Mrs. Sherri

Pure Energy Dance Company Assistant Director/Jazz/Tap/Pom

Mrs. Jennifer

Technique/Lyrical/Master Class Instructor

Miss Noel

Acro Specialist/Company Assistant/Jazz/Pom

Miss Lauren

Hip Hop/Pom






Acro/Combo classes/Hip Hop/Cheer


Teacher Assistant

Mrs. kirsten

Cheer Coach