Providing a platform where performers and audiences of all ages are inspired to celebrate the techniques, creative powers and fusion of dance movement.


A world where the primary impulse to move is honored and nurtured.


ARGA NOVA DANCE / Beckles Dancing Company

Beckles Dancing Company was founded in May 1995 by André R. George, the gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer whose career spanned the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean.  The ensemble was formed as  nova … dancers’ company!  with twelve dancers and gave its debut at the Theatre on Elm Street (ToES) in Dallas, TX in November that year.


After Mr. George’s death the following year, Mr. Beckles assumed the leadership of the company and calling it Nova Dancing Company.  As of 1 April 2004, the company is called Beckles Dancing Company!

This is a cosmetic change, as the legal name has been, and will remain, ARGA NOVA DANCE.  The new name reflected the fiftieth birthday of Artistic Director, Loris Anthony Beckles; his survival for five years past a major health crisis; and the honoring of his family name.

Since 1995, BDC has presented dance concerts to diverse Texas audiences.  The company has danced in various venues, including the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas Public Library, HCC Central in Houston and the Carpenter Arts Center in Irving.  We have been the guest of Momentum Dance Company, Real Women Dancing in Nacogdoches TX, Contemporary Dance/Forth Worth and the Houston Black Dance Festival.  BDC has also appeared in Austin.


The André R. George Association was founded in 1997 to support and promote dance and related Arts and Issues.  It presents dance companies, festivals, lectures, etc. that build community and understanding.  ARGA is dedicated to the memory of André R. George, the gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer and founder of Beckles Dancing Company.





  • Prestige

  • Personal fulfillment

  • Opportunity to serve in the growth of ARGA NOVA DANCE

The Board of Trustees for ARGA NOVA DANCE is the governing body of the organization.  Trustees are charged with promoting and supporting the activities of the organization.


 The functions of the Board of Trustees, as set forth in our bylaws, are to set long-range, strategic plans, hire and supervise staff, and set the annual budget.

The Board of Trustees meets every month, with committees meeting as necessary. Board members are asked to serve on at least one committee.  Each member is expected to contribute or acquire monetary donations for the organization annually.

Interested in serving?

2 ways to apply:

1. Online: Fill out the application below,

and email your resumé.


3630 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219



Board of Trustees

Loris Anthony Beckles

Dedra Brent

Jacinta Camacho Kaplan

Linda Reyes

Tiffani Furlough Rogers

Fill out the application below.

Once you have submitted,

Email us your resumé.



Helena L. Banks

Vicki Meek

Kamyar P. Kadivar


Karen Bower Robinson

Amanda Stone

Mary Lois Sweatt 
Trustee Emerita

Beckles Dancing Company

A program of ARGA NOVA DANCE

ARGA NOVA DANCE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The organization is supported in part by: South Dallas Cultural Center, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, State Fair of Texas, Moody Fund for the Arts, Sammons Center for the Arts, and YOU, via Star System/donations to ARGA NOVA DANCE.

3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219


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