Weiss High School offers dance classes to all students for fine arts or PE credit. Dancers of any level, ability, gender, or background are welcome in our studio! 

We currently offer Dance 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as Drill Team Prep, and Dance for Athletes. No audition is required for Dance 1, Drill Team Prep, or Dance for Athletes. Students wishing to enroll in Dance 2-4 must have prior experience and director approval. See our flow chart to see how you can become a part of our program.



Lilian Arnosky



Mrs. Arnosky is beginning her 10th year teaching and her 5th year at Weiss High School. She grew up dancing competitively in the Houston area, served as the Captain of her high school dance team, and graduated with her BA in Dance from the University of Houston. Mrs. Arnosky has an intensely competitive spirit and an equally strong passion for dance, and she is proud of the legacy and traditions that are being built with the Weiss Dance Program. When she's not teaching dance, she is spending time with her husband, Justin, and her two dogs, Sasha and Ruby.


Elise Padilla

Assistant Director


Elise Padilla was born and raised in Austin, TX. She was a Trojan Belle for three years at Anderson High School. Ms. Padilla attended Kilgore College where she was a Kilgore College Rangerette for two years on the 76th Line. Ms. Padilla was also a member of Industry Dance Company, a pre-professional dance company at Kilgore College. After graduating from Kilgore with her Associates in Fine Arts, she attended Texas State University and graduated with the highest of honors in Dance Education. Ms. Padilla is so excited to continue working with the dancers at Weiss!