About Us

Karina Gonzalez

Owner/Artistic Director

Owner/Artistic Director

Karina Gonzalez is the owner and director of Karina's School of Dance. She has studied ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ZUMBA and choreography among many others. Karina began dancing as a child and attended Lopez High School and Fine Arts Academy in Brownsville Texas. She continued her passion for dance at Texas State University in San Marcos TX, where she earned her Degree in Dance.  While at Texas State, Karina was a dancer on the Harambee Dance Group and Step Team as well as served on the Board of Directors.  She was also a member of Orchesis Dance Company, and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity.  Her dance works were shown in the Texas State Choreographers Showcase and she received the American College Dance Festival Scholarship for her commitment and dedication. Karina is also certified through the Texas State Board of Educator Certification. Prior to entering the world of entrepreneurship, Mrs. Karina has been the Assistant Director of the Marshall High School Mystics Dance Team in Missouri City, and the Director of the Red Jacket Dance Team at Southside High School in San Antonio TX. Karina is a proud member of Texas Dance Educators Association, and she continues to enhance her dance education by attending trainings, conventions, and workshops locally and nationally. She is also happily married to Karina's School of Dance's C.F.O. Miguel Gonzalez.

Our Mission

Karina's School of Dance's mission is to provide quality dance instruction with an emphasis on aesthetics, discipline, self-esteem, and FUN! We want you to think of dance class as an investment in your child's education and personal development. We are dedicated to the following values:
  • Offering high-quality instruction by professional dance instructors in a low-pressure learning environment
  • Developing successful and technically proficient dancers, whether their goals are recreational or professional
  • Growing each dancer's self-esteem and self-worth
  • Providing a healthy activity, an appreciation for the arts, and lessons in life skills
Our Zumba fitness training program will enable you to lose unwanted pounds, gain muscle tone, and improve your overall health and appearance. We will help you set goals and reach them. We don't just show you how to do an exercise; we educate you in the areas of strength training, cardiovascular endurance, and proper nutrition.

Our Facility

Karina's School of Dance is located at 2301 Yorktown, Suite 205 in Houston TX, between Westheimer and San Felipe.  Our facility includes a spacious and comfortable waiting area, two studio classrooms and north and south wall mirrors.

Who We Are

Karina's School of Dance's beliefs are based on the FACT that a good dance education is never wasted. We believe that dance classes develop skills beyond dance steps; they also enhance self-discipline, creativity, musicality, arts appreciation, self-esteem, and much more. KSOD strives to be your neighborhood dance studio; providing high-quality, fun dance classes for dancers of ALL ages, whose goals may be recreational or professional. We believe that by emphasizing technique, class work, and community performance, we are providing your family with the best possible dance education.

We will help you

  • Set goals
  • Improve endurance
  • Find motivation
  • Improve your appearance
  • Feel better
  • Improve your health
  • Gain muscle and lose fat
  • Tone your muscles
  • Improve mental alertness
  • Reach your goals