YEAR 9 is going to SHINE!

Shine Your Light at S1D2!

*** STUDIO CLOSURE ***

Dear S1D2 Families,

It is with great sadness that, S1D2 will close for the next 2 weeks starting today, March 13th as we now master thru a HUGE change within the SHOWCASE dates due to the college being closed during the month of APRIL. As the news of the Coronavirus has taken over the last several weeks and is now present in our country we feel it best now that we have major replanning and reworking to do to put on this SHOW. I have been proudly humbled that my staff and I could provide a place for our students to come and get away from the worry and stress and try to focus on our spring showcase and the excitement that it leads up to it for our dance family. We want to work thru this together as safely and communicatively as possible.

As the days move forward...all I can say is THE SHOW MUST GO ON. Our students are very much our family, and my staff and I will do everything possible to make sure UNSTOPPABLE and WANDERLUST happens. I believe this theme was truly chosen for a reason. WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE .....S1D2 is UNSTOPPABLE.... Couple of EXTREMELY Important things as we continue to plan ahead...as now there are major changes. We ask that you please check your email for details and for all online class information.

Thank you for your support, love and investment at S1D2 ✨ as we strive to move forward with these major changes!

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 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays

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 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays

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

The best NEWS to receive on a day where you need some positivity and LIGHT. And this time we WON and were voted for BEST TWEEN FITNESS CLASS. YESSS we go hard as dancers....and we create and educate artistic athletic dancers!!! S1D2+Artist+Athlete=Dancer.

Thank you for voting for us, thinking of us, supporting us and being the best DANCE FAMILY! 🤍🤍🤍🤍

We love you all!

Best of the EASTERN SHORE 2020

Best of Eastern Shore

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 ✨✨

Golden Anchor Award 2019

*News*

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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.

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!