Diamond Athletics provides an Indoor and Outdoor training facility and instruction for baseball and softball players’ year-around. DA is committed to providing a dynamic, diverse, and supportive learning environment that prepares our aspiring athletes for success on and off the field.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
Diamond Athletics Dance & Cheer is dedicated to providing each individual the opportunity to learn in a positive and inspirational environment. Our goal is to provide each student with a sense of self-esteem, confidence, coordination, musicality, and technique. DA Dance & Cheer is committed to providing top level, eminence instruction to offer a vibrant dance studio experience.
Psalms 149:3 Let them praise His name with dancing...
Diamond Athletics has been in the works since 2010 and opened its doors in the fall of 2012 to offer the Central TX area a dance studio and a baseball/softball training facility. Our staff has a vision of inspiring children to go to the next level, whether it is in dance, baseball/softball or in any positive area that they pursue. By using their Christian values, their coaching style is very unique. They believe in uplifting their athletes to reach their full potential by using positive reinforcement and clear direction that motivates them to be the best they can be on and off the team. Both of the owners have professional and collegiate experience , in addition to over 25+ years in their areas of expertise. The goal at DA is to see our students make it to the next level both collegiately and professionally. Diamond Athletics provides top leveled instruction in both areas. This facility truly offers the whole package, an activity for the entire family.
At DA, you can enjoy the following amenities:
- Free Wifi to all of our customers
- A comfortable parent’s lounge with a monitor to view your children’s dance classes and baseball or softball lessons.
- Flat Screen TV’s in our parents lounge
- A study area designated to our students for homework and baseball & softball video lessons
- A Home Run porch with comfortable outdoor patio furniture where you can relax and read a book or listen to music while enjoying the breeze.
- All of our dance studios include
*Full mirrors around the entire room
* Three layer professional sprung wooden dance floors
* Professional Ballet Barres
* Professional Sound System
- 6 Hitting Tunnels, a pitching tunnel and an area designated for soft toss.
Diamond Athletics Dance is a sister studio to CTAPA DANCE THEATRE.CTAPA DANCE THEATRE is located at 110 S. Ave. D in beautiful Bosque County Clifton, Texas. Dance has been in the family since 1968 and Kelli's mom Jeanni Talley Owner/Director has been teaching dance in Clifton and the Waco area since 1983. She is also a talent provider for Texas and the surrounding areas for commercials, film, concerts, cruise ships, college & NFL televised professional shows, etc. Fall & Spring Classes are offered for ages 2-Adult, Beg.-Advanced levels in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging,Cheer and Tumbling. Her dancers have traveled and performed in numerous College and NFL televised professional halftime shows, parades and Bowl games featuring Randy Travis, Creed, Clint Black, Reba McEntire, Jessica Simpson, Billy Gilman, Lisa Hartmann Black, and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, in Florida, Nassau Bahamas, London England, and around Texas in addition to professional print modeling for Curtain Call Costumes and Spirit Catalogs. Her students have also won numerous awards and have recvd. College scholarships in both dance and cheerleading.
Diamond Athletics Dance is a part of an over 30 year tradition that began in 1983 with our sister studio CTAPA DANCE THEATRE.
DA is a highly competitive select baseball and softball organization in Central TX. Teams play year-around. Tryouts for our fall teams are in August and Spring/Summer teams are in December.
DA coaching staff believes in coaching each athlete as a whole in order to be successful on and off of the playing field. All teams have access to a certified strength and conditioning coach and unlimited use of our hitting facility as well as access to our very own practice fields.
Our coaching staff have helped athletes reach their high school, college teams and beyond.
Baseball & Softball Hitting Lessons
In addition to providing a location for you to work out, Diamond Athletics has an amazing staff of highly-qualified pitching, fielding and hitting instructors for baseball and softball. Email to schedule weekly lessons
As a training facility, we encourage the use of Tee work and having coaches throw live BP. We no longer have a pitching machine on site. Come in today and see why our training method is the best way to train!
Call or Email us to set up a lesson.
Diamond Athletics Baseball/Softball Hitting Facility is open to the public and offers indoor cages and an area with several soft toss nets. Along with additional cages on a covered porch and an outdoor mounds for pitchers.
Protective L-screens, pitching mounds, tees and baseballs and softballs are all available for use in our cages.
Season Passes are available
All passes are valid for the entire immediate family. Stop by for pricing.
College Students & Adult Softball Teams
*1/2 OFF all cage rentals!
*not to be combined with any other offers
Book a Cage!
Fees must be paid in advance.
WHAT IS ALL-STAR CHEER?
All star cheerleading is different than school cheerleading or peewee in more ways than one, and the tryout process is the first thing that sets the two apart. All-Star cheer is a competitive team sport. Whether you are trying out for an all star team for the first or ninth time, there are always nerves that need to be settled.
In all star, there is usually a team for everyone, no matter the skill level. Unlike high school or college tryouts where there are normally only one or two teams for the highest skilled athletes, all star gyms have many teams for all levels and age groups. The teams will be pushed to reach their highest potential in all aspects of all-star cheer. Success does not just come from winning trophies but making sure each individual is having growth to be able to reach their future goals.
The Evaluation Process:
Stunting, Tumbling, Jumps & Motions
Rather than a traditional tryout format that a school might use, All star uses evaluations to create teams. These evaluations are weighted heavily on tumbling, and coaches will expect you to have all of the required skills for a level in order to be placed on that level-specific team. Most athletes are placed according to tumbling levels, although there are exceptions to the rule. Role players come in handy if the tumbling isn’t there, such as: point jumpers, strong bases, point dancers, flexible top girls, etc.” Prepare to show all of your best skills so coaches know what your strengths are! If you are unsure what level you fall in, check out the chart below to match your skills to your appropriate level.
Athletes will train with a group this summer (black, red, silver) and will always have the opportunity to move up a team if skills are gained in our summer program. Final teams will be decided at the conclusion of summer training.
Send an email to for a private tryout and/or learn more about cheerleading at Diamond Athletics.
WHEN CAN I JOIN DA CHEER?
Everyone interested in DA must attend our upcoming tryouts. If unable to attend, please schedule a private lesson with one of our coaches to be evaluated.
The commitment for the upcoming season
Choreography Camp August 24th & 25th
Fall/Spring Tuesday Sept 3rd-June 6th
Competitions 4 Spring Competitions + Community performances & parades
Keep up with our social pages for gym events.
WHAT PROGRAMS DOES DA CHEER OFFER?
SHOW TEAM AGES 4-8
Evaluations are held in APRIL each year and teams are chosen based on individual skills shown at evaluations. The DA Cheer program is quickly growing, building and developing athletes to be able to offer multiple levels. It is recommended to start in our tumbling program to gain the skills necessary to make one of our cheer teams. DA Cheer coaches have cheered collegiately and know what it takes to have your athlete succeed at the next level.
What cost is involved in All-Star Cheer?
All-Star cheer is a huge financial and time commitment.
Novice Teams & L1 : $110
L2 Prep & L3 Elite Monthly Tuition: $155
includes 2 hr cheer team practice & 1 additional 1 hr tumbling + free open gym. It is $35 additional to add an extra weekly tumbling class.
Uniforms are approx $200-$400 +
Practice Wear $100
USASF Membership $35
Showcase Fee $45
Comp fees are additional and vary based on the number of competitions attended.
School Cheer Tryout Prep:
Private lessons are available year around. To be able to have an edge at your school tryouts email DA!
16U Showcase Team
Enrollment is now open for 2019-2020... Our schedule is here!
Sept 8th-June 6th
JOIN DIAMOND ATHLETICS DANCE TODAY!!
Try a dance class at DA! $10 trial fee per class.
Diamond Athletics Dance offers dance classes year around. Fall/Spring classes run from September through June, with a Spring Revue in June. Summer classes, workshops and camps are held in June, July & August.
We guarantee between our very talented staff and state of the art facility that your child will succeed! We are the only dance studio in Central TX to offer Private Professional dance training, College Dance Prep, Multiple Adult classes & options, Sideline Pom, Dance Acro, recreational and competitive teams!
All teams will perform in the community throughout the dance year and parades, as well as perform at our Spring Show in June!
RECREATIONAL & I-II CLASSES (RUBY LEVEL)
For the dancer who appreciates the discipline of dance and enjoys being with his or her peers, but may have other extracurriculr activities or constraints that prevent them from devoting a large amount of time or commitment to their skill, we have our Recreational Program. We understand the youth of today are interested in many activities, and may have different obligations. This program offers an opportunity to train and progress with peers utilizing a relaxed schedule with a low level of commitment. However, it is important to realize that dancers who train more often have a tendency to progress quicker than the recreational dancer and therefore if the individual goals are not being met they may want to consider a more intense dance program here at Diamond Athletics.
RUBY DRESS CODE: PROPER DANCE SHOES FOR EACH CLASS, ANY DANCE WEAR! NO JEANS, DRESSES, SANDALS, ECT...
DIAMOND DOLLS- SIDELINE POM SQUAD (CHEER, HIP HOP & POM)
The Diamond Dolls are a recreational, non-competitive team who represents Diamond Athletics at various performances around Central Texas and in local parades. The team’s style is based on cheer, hip hop and pom. This is a great introductory program to prepare for all-star cheer or competitive dance.
All Diamond Athletics Dance students 3-10 yrs old are invited to join our Diamond Dolls team!
Team Fee includes 1 tumbling or dance class of choice and the team class.
COMPETITIVE & III-V CLASSES (DIAMOND LEVEL)
For the dancer who appreciates the discipline of dance and enjoys being challenged to reach new skills at a faster pace. They realize that being apart of our Diamond Level dance program requires dedication and a commitment that dance practices/performances/competitions/conventions will come before other extracurricular activities. A Diamond Level dancer must be self-motivated, respectful and a hard worker. As well as have the necessary skills. Diamond Level dancers will always have the proper dancewear and shoes on, is punctual and works on perfecting their skills outside of the studio.
DRESS CODE: SOLID BLACK DANCE WEAR, NO WORDING OR MARKINGS ONLY LOGOS. PROPER DANCE SHOES.
COMPETITIVE DANCE COMPANIES
DA DIAMOND CREW HIP HOP
Team style is based in Hip Hop. This team is COED.
Members will experience a new and exciting level of dance, performing, and the thrill of competition.
*Team members will be recruited and selected from our Hip Hop Classes.
*Must be enrolled at DA Dance to be considered.
*Our recruiting process is year around. Teams will be selected during our summer program. Practice begins in September.
*Diamond Crew: 7-14 yrs old.
*Group Rehearsals are a minimum of 1-2 hrs per week. Plus an additional class of choice is added to your dancers weekly schedule.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Team Director: Kelli Talley-Santos, Former Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancer, the only Hip Hop team in the NFL
This team represents Diamond Athletics in various performances, conventions and competitions throughout the year. This competitive group of dancers devotes a minimum of 5 hours a week in dance training. The company students are trained in numerous genres of dance in order to be well rounded performers and competitors.
*All dancers must train a minimum of 6 months at DA Dance to be considered for our competitive team.
*Ages 7 yrs old and up.
*Must take Ballet & Jazz
*Must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 classes a week, in addition to one team practice a week.
*This team is offered unlimited dance classes for company members September through June.
*Costumes, Warm ups, Travel and Competition fees are an additional cost.
PETITE DIAMOND COMPANY (MUST TAKE BALLET TAP JAZZ ACRO) 7-9
JR DIAMOND COMPANY (MUST TAKE BALLET TAP JAZZ ACRO) 10-12
TEEN/SR DIAMOND COMPANY (MUST TAKE BALLET & JAZZ) 13+
PROFESSIONAL & COLLEGIATE TRAINING
Diamond Athletics hires only staff with collegiate and/or professional dance experience. College Prep is available for all dancers 14+ throughout the year. Privates are available year around for those interested in collegiate and professional dance for all age groups.
Former students have gone on to join cheerleading and dance teams with the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Baylor University , Tarleton State, Dallas Baptist, Tyler Junior College, Cisco College, Howard Payne & many more!