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TEACHER'S BIOS

MISS PAM

Dance Director

Certified by Dance Masters of America, Pennsylvania Association Of Dance Teachers - Active Member for 35 years

Member of Dance Masters Performing Arts Committee

Active Vice President of Dance Masters Of America - Chapter 25

Youth Adviser at her Church

Instructor of Dance Masters Scholarship Classes

Member Of Dance Educators of America, Honorarium of Fred Astair Performing Arts Organization

Member of National Association of Dance and Affiliating Artists

Instructors of the past - David Howard, Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett (Broadway Dance Centre), Charles Goddertz, Marcea Lane, Debbie Dee, Judy Ann Bassing, the late-great Gregory Hines, Darlee Inman, Diane Kocevor, Marilyn Buchman, Charles Kelley, Michael Minery, Mia Michaels & many more.

Seminar participant with DMA, DEA, NADAA, Rhee Gold-Project Motivate

Seminar presentations in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County school districts

Judge at talent and dance pageants and competitions, along with the Lehigh County Governors

School Of The Arts

Instructor at DMA workshops and conventions

Certified basic & advanced first aid and CPR

Studied in Dance/Injury Prevention with LV Sports Medicine

Assistant Physical Education instructor with children of special needs through the Allentown Schools & Easter Seals

Choreographer with municipal and local theatre

Performance with television, radio, & community theatre

Attended and performed with the Community Dance Alliance - Orlando, FL

Associated with the Harrisburg Arts Council - instructing and promotion of the importance of dance education nationwide.

Instructor of our Dance Company Steppin Out Starlites

Past instructor of Dance & Health Awareness for Parkland School District

Instructed & attended Master Classes for Dance Masters of America in San Antonio Texas - summer 2010


Miss Pam's interest and goal is to make dance an educational part in all her students lives. Her extraordinary patience and time given to all of her students allow even the slower students to learn and achieve. Her classes are challenging and enjoyable. Dance has always been a major part of her life from early childhood to present. She strives unselfishly to pass on her experience and expertise of dance art and education she learned nationwide, in a professional and friendly atmosphere. Miss Pam is very proud of all her students achievements in dance at the studio and to those whom have advanced into college and stage careers. She is also a loving mother of four children, and enjoys living her life through the lives of both her students and her own children.



MISS TRACY

Twirling Director, Dance Instructor

Member of National Baton Twirling Association

Seminar participant of Dance Masters of America, PA Assoc of Dance Teachers

Past award winning participant NBTA and National Judges Association competitions

Participant of ITTA

Instructor of various phases of dance arts

Featured Twirler & Band Front Instructor - Nazareth Area High School

Graduate of Kutztown University in 1998

Attended & completed Dance I & Dance II at Kutztown University

Graduate of Lehigh County Community College in Criminal Justice

Director of various local high school band fronts and squads

Participated in seminars and classes taught by The Jazz Tap Ensemble in Los Angeles, CA, Shelly Oliver of Muhlenberg College


Miss Tracy impresses all of her students with her unique and professional art of twirling. She combines the art of dance along with her twirling, presenting the art the students abilities pleasing to any judges, captains, or audiences eye. Not only specialized in baton and rifle twirling; she also works with flag, hoop, and even knives. Her classes are not only educational but enjoyable for all ages! An outstanding educator at Steppin' Out since 1986. Her students have brought home numerous national and state twirling awards.



MISS JODEE KUHNS

Miss Jodee, a graduate of Emmaus High School and a graduate of Northampton Community College, is no stranger to Steppin' Out Academy of Dance. She herself was a student and was on the Senior Competition Team, The Starlites! Always having a passion for the performing arts, Miss Jodee also attended the Jan Nagy school of Modeling and Finishing where she participated in several Pageants. Miss Jodee also performed in the Nutcracker with Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Symphony Hall. She was active in Southern Lehigh theatre class and was under the talent agency of John Casablanca. Miss Jodee started teaching at Steppin' Out Academy from June 2002 until present. Miss Jodee teaches Beginner Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Advanced Contemporary, Street Jazz, and is the former choreographer of the Senior Starlite Dance Team.



MISS JENNIFER

Ballet, Pointe, Modern

Miss Jennifer has been a longtime faculty member of Steppin Out since 1993 teaching Ballet, Pointe, and Modern dance. A classically trained ballerina in the Vaganova (Russian) method, Miss Jen received her training and teacher certification at the School of the Hartford Ballet. She taught at the school, worked for the company and for the Connecticut Opera. Formally a teacher in the Lancaster, PA area, Miss Jen participated in several European tours, was a guest teacher at Tanz Forum in Vienna, Austria and studied at the summer program with the Hungarian National Ballet (Hungarian Dance Academy).

For several years she trained and danced principal roles as a member of the Bucks County Ballet Theater. For two productions of the "Nutcracker", Jen danced and staged the choreography for the snow scene. Another area of expertise is in Modern dance, having trained in the Limon and Cunningham Techniques. In 2013 and 2014 Miss Jen attended the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's teacher intensives in New York City where she studied under several of the Bolshoi's master teachers and became certified in the elementary and intermediate levels of the Vaganova based curriculum. Her goal is to continue her education with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and complete their certification program.



MISS SHELLY

Twirling

Miss Shelly is an asset to our Steppin Out faculty. She was a former instructor at the Gudie School Of Dance Arts in Allentown. Her repertoire includes baton, flag, hoop, and rifle twirling. She is a past participant in various contests and parades, and past drum major with the Northampton School District. Her calm and patient manner given during her instruction make it a joy of learning, especially for the shy child.



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