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Paradigm Performance Company 2020-2021

Paradigm Performance Company

2020-2021

Paradigm Performance Company

(for ages 8-11)

Paradigm is S1D2’s non-competitive mini performance company for ages 8-11.  This is Paradigm’s second year under the artistic direction of Jessica Gallew and Ashley Lowman. S1D2 students devote their time to rehearse and perform within the community, in New York City, and at various dance conventions. Students audition to become a member within the company.

Step 1 Dance 2 Academy’s amazingly talented performance company has won numerous awards such STUDIO OF THE WEEKEND, student scholarships, STUDIO SELECTION, and Standout Performances from Artist Simply Human (ASH).

We strive for these young dancers to understand, master, and be challenged through the art of dance in a nurturing and positive atmosphere. Our goal is for them to become young professional dancers and/or enjoy this passionate art form while performing within the company. We believe in finding ones inner fire and positively pushing those limits endlessly. We are a FAMILY!

You can follow them on Instagram at @paradigmperfco.

Paradigm 2019-2020

2019-2020

Paradigm

2018-2019

2020-2021 Paradigm Performance Company

Emily

Member

Emily

Member

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My name is Emily and I am 10 years old. I am excited to be a returning member of Paradigm at Step1 Dance2.  I began my dance career at age 3 with Step1 Dance2. I am currently taking Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Dancing is my favorite thing to do. I love learning new choreography, working on my mechanics, attending dance conventions, and being able to perform. This year I became an ASH (Artist Simply Human) Company Member.  I am fortunate to travel to different cities and experience what touring with a convention is like. I am looking forward to this 2020/21 Dance Season!

 

Gavin

Member

Gavin

Member

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Hi. I am Gavin and I am 11 years old and have been dancing ever since I was born, and my mom owns the studio. I have made so many amazing friends in our company. I am also an S1D2 Protege, as of this year, and I have seen how so many kids become artistic in many ways. I am homeschooled and I love it so much. This is a huge passion of mine, along with loving everything about science. I am both artistic and technical and that makes me unique. I have a sister, who is 7, and enjoys dance just as much as I do.

I am thankful for all these opportunities, my mom and my teachers that help me through this amazing adventure. And I can’t wait to continue this journey.

Bella

Member

Bella

Member

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My name is Isabella, but my friends call me “Bella”. I am 10 years old and in 5th grade.  I started dance class when I was 3 years old, but my mom says I’ve been dancing all of my life. From the moment I started moving, I started dancing! I do many types of dance but ballet and contemporary are my favorite. 
I love to dance because when I am dancing, I can be me and no one will judge me or laugh at me. S1D2 and Paradigm are places where I don’t have to worry and they have become my family.  Making it into Paradigm has been an amazing experience. This is my third year as part of the team and I love that it offers me a chance to grow as a dancer, meet new people, and experience different aspects of dance in different venues. I hope to be part of this team for many years.  
 
When I’m not dancing, I love to play with friends, bake, learn new things, and spend time with my family.  

Madeline

Member

Madeline

Member

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Hello, my name is Madeline.  I have been dancing at S1D2 for 9 years.  My hobbies are reading, riding my bike, and dancing.  I love all styles of dance — Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, and Hip Hop.  My favorite part about being in Paradigm is learning amazing and fun dances with all of my friends.  I love dancing because it lets you say who you are without words and expresses my feelings.  I love all of my teachers and friends at S1D2.  They all make me feel welcome.

Kayla

Member

Kayla

Member

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Hello, my name is Kayla, I am 10 years old and this year is my last year in Elementary school. I have been dancing since I was 2 years old. This is my second year in Paradigm and I am so excited to be part of this group of dancers. They are amazing and I really appreciate having them all in my life. 

For me, dance is a very important part of my life, I always give my best in everything I do, especially in dance. I try not to miss any dance classes so that way I can improve my skills in all the dances I’m learning. My favorite styles are Ballet and Hip hop. I can’t wait to achieve my goals this year.

 

Isabel

Member

Isabel

Member

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Hello my name is Isabel, this is my third year in Paradigm and my first year of being a protege. I am in 7th grade and an only child. I love being a part of the studio because there are so many good things about S1D2, they love seeing you grow and helping you along the way. I have been at the studio for 9 years and have always loved going to dance and seeing everyone there. Even though it is a different year and we do not know where the year is going, we are still in this together. “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the one who treats you right, forget the ones who don’t and believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it!” I can’t wait to see what coming for us!

Delaney

Apprentice Plus

Delaney

Apprentice Plus

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Hi, my name is Delaney and I am 9 years old. My first dance class was at S1D2, Mommy and Me, when I was 18 months old and I have been dancing here ever since! I am excited for my second season as a part of the Paradigm Dance Company!  This year I am an apprentice plus, which is allowing me to learn from my teachers and other company members and grow as a dancer.  I look forward to working hard and supporting my teammates. When I am not dancing, I enjoy playing lacrosse and hanging out with my friends. While this year might be a little different, I say bring on the new challenges! 

 

Christopher

Apprentice Plus

Christopher

Apprentice Plus

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Hi, my name is Christopher or Topher. I’m 11 years old, and I’ve been dancing for 6 1/2 years. My favorite styles of dance are Hip Hop and Contemporary. Some other sports I enjoy doing are Football, Basketball and Baseball. My favorite food is Macoroni & Cheese and my favorite dessert is Apple Pie. Whenever I’m not dancing, I’m playing video games with my friends, hanging out with my friends and doing homework or school.

Keira

Apprentice

Keira

Apprentice

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My name is Keira. I am 9 years old and in 4th grade, this is my first year with Paradigm. I started dancing when I was 2 years old at Step 1 Dance 2. This year, I am an apprentice. My favorite type of dance is hip-hop. I love Paradigm because I love dancing, getting to bond with the rest of the dancers, and I love challenging myself! This year, I look forward to improving my balance and flexibility. When I am not dancing, I love playing with my friends, writing books, making comics, writing plays, making songs, or playing Among Us and Roblox!! 

Claire

Apprentice

Claire

Apprentice

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Hello, I’m Claire. I’m 9 years old! I really like dance and I have been dancing for a long time, about 8 years. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and calling them. My favorite thing to do is art and organizing things! My favorite food is salad and ice cream, my favorite style of dance is contemporary and jazz. I enjoy video games and other things. I’m currently In 4th grade! That’s all!

Artists Simply Human - Philadelphia 2020

Step 1 Dance 2 Academy Parallel and Paradigm Performance Company walked away with 5 AWARDS! ????

  • 1 Judges Choice for Ashley Lowman’s and my choreography for “JUMP OFF” that all company members performed at the closing show ??
  • 1 Studio Selection Award for “Leave the Light On” for Paradigm Choreography by Heather Liposky
  • 1 Standout Award for “Stole the Show” for Paradigm Choreography by Alumni Cameryn Kelly
  • 1 Standout Award for “Higher Ground” for Parallel Choreography by Zach Bergfelt
  • 1 Choreography Pick award for “Leave the Light On” for Paradigm Choreography by Heather Liposky

These kids of ours showed professionalism, passion and LOVE for what they LOVE to do and with the people they do it with!

Artists Simply Human - Nationals 2019

Congratulations to our Parallel, Paradigm, and S1D2 Dancers on an incredible, unforgettable, FUN, and invigorating week at Artists Simply Human NATIONALS in Orlando, Florida.

Our dancers danced Monday thru Saturday vigorously and came home Winners of 1st Place Group Awards, 2nd Place Awards for Solo’s and Duo’s, and our graduated Senior and now Alumni Cameryn Kelly, was awarded to be a Member of The ASH Company to tour with them in their 2019/2020 Season!

Our dancers were on FIRE, they worked extremely hard several long hours of the day, and are coming home more professional, more experienced and award winners on every level. We are ready to grow more on our performance and confidence abilities to take on this art form! These S1D2 Dancers are TRUE ARTISTS THRU AND THRU!

Thank you to everyone who supported, fundraised, donated and helped with every effort to help these truly fantastic kids have a chance to help their dance abilities grow and flourish. We are utterly grateful beyond belief to have such a great community to help us get there and make these dreams a reality!

We are already in the works gearing up already for our Next Dance Season and are eager and excited to completely BRING IT!!!

Thank you families for your continued support, love and believing in these dancers. The support means more to them than you know!

Shine your light,

Jessica

Performance Videos

Jump Off

Jump Off” – Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (Season 2)

Leave The Light On

Leave The Light On” – Choreographed by Heather Liposky (Season 2)

Stole The Show

Stole The Show” – Choreographed by Cameryn Kelly (Season 2)

MmmBop

MmmBop” – Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (Season 1)

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