• Shelby Westover comes to Atascocita High School from Kingwood, Texas, and has 20+ years of extensive dance training and performing.  She is excited and honored to begin working with the Atascocita Patriettes and the entire dance program! 

    Ms. Westover is a graduate of Kingwood HS and where she was a 4-year member of the Award-Winning Fillies Dance Team serving as Captain and Lt. Colonel.  After high school, Miss Westover continued her dance career as a member of the 74th Line of the World-Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes, where she was also chosen as a Rangerette Swingster, and was a member of the Kilgore Dance Department.  As a Rangerette, she had the opportunity to travel and the privilege to perform at multiple prestigious events across the U.S. and Internationally, that included The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, Edinburgh University in Scotland, the Annual Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas, Opening Ceremony of the State Fair of Texas, Texas Medal of Arts Society in Austin, Texas, etc.  Miss Westover graduated from Kilgore with her Associates Degree in Fine Arts with honors, spent a year at SHSU where she was a member of the Orange Pride Dance Team, then transferred to Stephen F. Austin, where she graduated with her B.S. in Dance and Secondary Education and Minor in Fitness & Human Performance. While at SFA, she  was an active member of the Dancers Against Cancer organization. Shelby also served as an All-State Collegiate Assistant at the Texas Dance Educator’s Association Convention for multiple years. Miss Westover recently earned her Masters in Educational Leadership, with a Concentration in Athletic Director

    Professionally,  Ms. Westover was the JV Director for the Travis Belles and former Asst. Director for the Clear Falls Emeralds for 3 years. Shelby is in her 7th year as an instructor/adjudicator for American Dance and Drill Team. Her dance training began at age 3 and continues to this day.  She continues to attend dance conventions and master classes, and believes it is important to continue to learn and train and remain fresh in her own movement and ideas.

    Miss Westover is proud and excited to return to Humble ISD and begin her teaching career at Atascocita HS and working with the Patriettes and all of her dance students.  Her mission for her students is for each to reach their highest potential as a student, teammate, and dancer and to develop a strong work ethic and the self-discipline they will carry with them into their future.  Dancing teaches not only skills and technique, but the dedication and drive it takes to achieve goals and dreams.  Shelby loves being part of a dance “family” and wants to inspire her students to strive to be the best they can be, not be held back by their fears, and to encourage them to enjoy it above all else.

    She is thrilled to be the PATRIETTE Director and share her love of dance!

Shelby Westover

  • Dance II, Dance III/IV, Patriettes
    Room 1302A  

    It is easiest to get in touch with me through email. If you would like to have a phone conference, please email me and we can schedule a time. Thanks!

Class Schedule

  • 1st period: Conference
    2nd period: Dance II
    3rd period: Dance III & IV
    4th period: Patriettes
    5th period: Conference
    6th period: Patriettes
    7th period: Patriette Officers

Tutoring Schedule

    • Tuesday -  3:00-3:30pm 
    • Thursday - 8:45-9:15am
    • By appointment.
  • Daily Dance Attire:

    • Daily Dress: Dance Department T-shirt, appropriate dance bottoms (leggings, long biker shorts, nike shorts, joggers, etc.) dance shoes.
    • Shoes: Dancers must wear nude dance shoes or they may go barefoot but they are not allowed to wear socks or street shoes or sandals of any kind! This is a safety issue.

    • Hair: Will be pulled back and off of the face and neck.  

    • Jewelry: All dangle earrings, bracelets, and long necklaces should be removed.  ID badges should be left in your assigned locker as well.

    Lost or Stolen Items: If your clothes are misplaced or stolen you will only have one week to replace the items without getting points taken off your dress out grade. 

Classroom Expectations

    • Show respect
    • Dress out
    • Participate
    • Treat the dance room as a classroom
    • Seek out missed information when absent
    • Turn in assignments on time
    • Put away their cell phones. We are a RED zone!

Patriette Information