YEAR 9 is going to SHINE!

Shine Your Light at S1D2!

Step 1 Dance 2 Academy (S1D2) is a non-competitive, friendly, fun, and innovative dance studio whose goals are to help each student build confidence, self-esteem, strength, flexibility, and an appreciation for the art of dance and movement. Our dance program is exciting and challenging – grounded in all styles of technique, along with a proper knowledge base – and taught by professionally trained, college-educated dance instructors. S1D2 is a place of encouragement where students will learn and grow in movement, performance, and self-assurance.

Classes are designed to help our students develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally through a solid foundation of creativity, proper technique, and developmentally appropriate movements. We have a “strong” reliable dance family bond that is what makes S1D2 special. 

Please contact our staff, and we can help place your child in the appropriate class. Our hours are 3:15 pm to 9:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8:30-3:00 on Saturdays. 

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 registration has been extended until November 16th! Come dance with us!

THANK YOU!

THIS IS INCREDIBLE! Thank you again for all that not only voted, but who also support, love, encourage, bring positivity, and who trust us to not only properly educate our dancers, but also trust us to instill love, confidence and allow us to give our community and these children opportunities and inspiring experiences!!! THIS IS WHAT THIS REFLECTS!

Proud of my staff and I. Now we will continue to share our light so bright!

Thank you!

Ms. Jess

Golden Anchor Award 2019

VOTED 2019 Best Dance Studio, Favorite Business Owner and Local Shopaholic 💜 ...feeling all the support, incredible positive vibes ✨ and outpouring of LOVE from this Community and our S1D2 Families!!!

If we can keep INSPIRING, LOVING, and building self confidence in today’s youth by actively keeping them in involved, especially in the arts and off the streets..then we are impacting!!

Thank you to The Update for awarding this recognition! And for their hard work in advertising for our community.

Thank you to my Staff for making WORK FUN and for truly showing up in all areas professionally and inspiring thru your own passion! You are APPRECIATED!

To all dancers of all ages and those interested in dancing...you can do it, just believe in yourself, work hard, don’t give up, and trust your body to be able to do things you never thought possible.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT ✨✨✨

Step 1 Dance 2 Academy (S1D2) is a non-competitive, friendly, fun, and innovative dance studio whose goals are to help each student build confidence, self-esteem, strength, flexibility, and an appreciation for the art of dance and movement. Our dance program is exciting and challenging – grounded in all styles of technique, along with a proper knowledge base – and taught by professionally trained, college-educated dance instructors. S1D2 is a place of encouragement where students will learn and grow in movement, performance, and self-assurance.

Classes are designed to help our students develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally through a solid foundation of creativity, proper technique, and developmentally appropriate movements. We have a “strong” reliable dance family bond that is what makes S1D2 special. 

Please contact our staff, and we can help place your child in the appropriate class. Our hours are 3:15 pm to 9:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8:30-3:00 on Saturdays. 

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 registration has been extended until November 16th! Come dance with us!

THANK YOU!

THIS IS INCREDIBLE! Thank you again for all that not only voted, but who also support, love, encourage, bring positivity, and who trust us to not only properly educate our dancers, but also trust us to instill love, confidence and allow us to give our community and these children opportunities and inspiring experiences!!! THIS IS WHAT THIS REFLECTS!

Proud of my staff and I. Now we will continue to share our light so bright!

Thank you!

Ms. Jess

Golden Anchor Award 2019

VOTED 2019 Best Dance Studio, Favorite Business Owner and Local Shopaholic 💜 ...feeling all the support, incredible positive vibes ✨ and outpouring of LOVE from this Community and our S1D2 Families!!!

If we can keep INSPIRING, LOVING, and building self confidence in today’s youth by actively keeping them in involved, especially in the arts and off the streets..then we are impacting!!

Thank you to The Update for awarding this recognition! And for their hard work in advertising for our community.

Thank you to my Staff for making WORK FUN and for truly showing up in all areas professionally and inspiring thru your own passion! You are APPRECIATED!

To all dancers of all ages and those interested in dancing...you can do it, just believe in yourself, work hard, don’t give up, and trust your body to be able to do things you never thought possible.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT ✨✨✨

*News*

Want to dance with Kathryn McCormick, Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini? We are excited to announce that we are partnering with CLI Studios this year to give our students access to the dance industry's top choreographers. Register with our studio this season and you'll be able to take online master classes from world-renowned choreographers!

Shine Your Light!

Here's a behind the scenes look at our first few weeks back in classes! This 9th year, these dancers, this amazing staff...the vibes are incredible! WE ARE SHINING BRIGHT.

Upcoming Events

Oct
12
Sat
2019
all-day Parallel & Paradigm Company Pie ...
Parallel & Paradigm Company Pie ...
Oct 12 – Nov 18 all-day
Pumpkin, apple, or sweet potato pies are $15 each. Pecan pies are $20 each. Gluten-free options available upon request. Email kentislandoptimistclub@yahoo.com with your order by 11/18. Pie pickup is at Step 1 Dance 2.
Nov
12
Tue
2019
10:45 am Tumbling Tots (Fall Session 2)
Tumbling Tots (Fall Session 2)
Nov 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
This new fall session has been added!
Nov
15
Fri
2019
10:00 am Mommy & Me 6-Week Session
Mommy & Me 6-Week Session
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 18 months to 3 years. Cost is $110 for all 6 weeks (no registration fee). Registration opens 9/20.
Nov
16
Sat
2019
9:00 am Fam Jam Dance Jam
Fam Jam Dance Jam
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The dance style will be Hip Hop with lots of groovin’! Just bring tennis shoes and come dress to sweat..and be ready to have fun learning a dance combination together as a family! For ages[...]
3:00 pm Shop & Show Fundraiser @ Step 1 Dance 2 Academy
Shop & Show Fundraiser @ Step 1 Dance 2 Academy
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for our Shop & Show Event! We will have many local vendors and services as well as raffle baskets AND performances by Paradigm & Parallel! A portion of the proceeds will go to[...]
Nov
18
Mon
2019
5:00 pm Burritos & Brownies Dinner-To-Go
Burritos & Brownies Dinner-To-Go
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come help us raise money for our Parallel and Paradigm Performance Companies AND enjoy a night off from cooking!
Nov
19
Tue
2019
10:45 am Tumbling Tots (Fall Session 2)
Tumbling Tots (Fall Session 2)
Nov 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
This new fall session has been added!

Our Instructors

 

Our instructors are performers and teachers here in our own local dance community, aspiring to develop high-quality classes for ourselves and our students, and instilling discipline, professionalism, and positive attitudes.

Jessica Gallew

Owner, Creative Director & Instructor

Jessica instructs classes in Acro, Ballet, Breakdance, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Partnering, Pre-Dance, and Tap, and is the Artistic Director of the Parallel and Paradigm Performance Companies.

Gabrielle Sullivan

Instructor

Gabrielle instructs classes in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap.

 

Ashley Lowman


Instructor

Ashley instructs classes in Ballet, Breakdance, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Partnering, Pre-Pointe, and Tap, and is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Parallel and Paradigm Performance Companies.

Savannah Spedden

Instructor

Savannah instructs classes in Acro, Contemporary, Jazz, and Pre-Dance.

Jen Meacham

Instructor

Jen instructs classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Little Movers, and Pointe.

Alex Heyn

Instructor

Alex instructs classes in Pre-Dance.

Meet Our S1D2 Staff

Our S1D2 family wouldn't be complete without our amazing Office Staff, Teacher Trainers, and Proteges!