Paradigm Performance Company

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For dancers ages 8 to 11 years



About Paradigm

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

We strive for these young dancers to understand, master, and be challenged through the art of dance in a nurturing and positive atmosphere. We believe in finding one's inner fire and power through positive enforcement.

You can follow them on Instagram at @paradigmperfco.

Artists Simply Human (ASH) 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,


ASH 2019 Philadelphia

Artists Simply Human 2019 (Philadelphia)

CONGRATULATIONS to our Parallel and Paradigm Performance Companies on their Special Awards and Scholarships awarded at Artist Simply Human (ASH) on January 23, 2019 in Philadelphia. Read more...

AIM 2019


Parallel and Paradigm performed with Broadway Dance Center dancers through their Artists in Motion Invitiational showcase. Read more...

2019-2020 Paradigm Performance Company


Sydnie's Bio

Hi! My name is Sydnie, and I am a member of the Paradigm Performance Company and a dancer with S1D2. I am 10 years old and I am in 5th grade. I have an awesome family. I have a little sister named Scarlett, and she is 4 years old, plus 2 wonderful parents, Sallie and Dave. Scarlett is in intermediate pre-dance at the studio, and I remember when I was in that class. I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and have been at S1D2 going on 6 years.

I love to dance because when I am dancing, I can be me and no one will judge me. The studio has taught me to express my feelings through movement.

I do many types of dances, but my favorites are probably contemporary, tap and acro. I am very excited about the challenges that being a part of Paradigm will bring me. I’m excited to grow as a dancer and learn more about the creativity involved with this part of my life. It is also a necessity to me. Dance is in my blood and is my whole spirit.


Ava's Bio

Hi! My name is Ava. I am 9 years old and in 4th grade. I started dance when I was 3 years old and have been dancing at S1D2 ever since. I love all forms of dance, but contemporary, ballet and hip hop are my favorites. I am thankful to be part of Paradigm and am excited to take dance to the next level.

I have 5 very important people in my family…a baby brother named Colin who is 3 and a big brother Ryan who is 12. Also, I have two wonderful parents, my mom and dad.

When I grow up…I want to be a dancer and an architect and maybe a nurse. I want to thank S1D2 for encouraging me to be a dancer and making it so fun!!!


Gavin's Bio

Hi, my name is Gavin. I am 8 years old and in 3rd grade. I have been dancing ever since I was born. Dancing brings me happiness and it gives me a chance to make me feel ME.

I have been a part of S1D2 when it started in Kansas and when my mom re-opened it in Maryland. The studio has brought me great feelings and every year I get to make more friends at S1D2 that get to share in what we all love…DANCE.

I am excited about Paradigm and dancing on the stage with other Paradigm and Parallel members. That’s why I love dance so much!


Isabel's Bio

Hi!  I’m Isabel, and I’m a 5th grader.  I’m 10 years old and have been in dance at S1D2 since I was five.  Dance is my passion because I can dance how I feel.  I can be me.  No one judges or laughs at you at S1D2.  I can’t wait to see what Paradigm brings me!


Parker's Bio

My name is Parker and I am in 4th grade.  I love to dance, bake, and play tennis with my family.  S1D2 has awesome instructors and is a lot of fun.


Bella's Bio

My name is Isabella, but my friends call me “Bella”. I have been dancing all of my life (though I have been attending actual dance classes since 2012). From the moment I started moving I started dancing. Making it into Paradigm has been and I’m sure will continue to be an amazing experience. I can’t wait to travel and experience different aspects of dance in different venues. When I’m not dancing, I love to play with friends, study hard, and spend time with my family.


Emily's Bio

My name is Emily.  My dancing career began as a Little Mover at age 3 at Step 1 Dance 2.  Now, five years later, I am still loving dancing at Step 1 Dance 2. This year I am taking Contemporary 3, Hip Hop 4, and Ballet 2.  Contemporary is my favorite style of dance, but I love them all.  I love learning the choreography for my dance classes and the different techniques needed to perform the dance.  I am now 8 years old and in the third grade, and I am so excited to be a part of Paradigm!!!  Dancing is one of my favorite things to do!  When I am not dancing, I enjoy playing softball, going to the beach, playing with my friends, shopping, and spending time with my family.


Brooke's Bio

Hi, my name is Brooke. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. I have been dancing since I was 3. I started dance at another area studio and then came to S1D2 in 2012 and have been here ever since. S1D2 is like a second family to me. It is a place I can come to and forget about everything else and just be me. The friendships I have made and continue to make have been wonderful. I look up to all the instructors. I have always wanted to be on the Parallel team, but I was too young. When I heard S1D2 made a new company, Paradigm, for my age, I knew I wanted to audition and I’m so happy that I made it! I love dance because it is so beautiful and a great way for me to show my feelings. I perform many types of dance including Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary, which is my favorite. I am so excited to continue at S1D2 and to be a part of Paradigm this year. I’m looking forward to all the adventures it will bring!


Kenzie's Bio

Hi. My name is Mckenzie, but everyone calls me Kenzie. I am 10 years old and in 5th grade. I started dancing at Step 1 Dance 2 Academy at the age of 3. I love everything about dance. My favorite style is contemporary, but I enjoy performing them all.

I am super grateful to be a part of Paradigm and share my passion with my team members. When I grow up, I plan to go to college and study dance. I want to teach others to dance just like Ms. Jess.

Dance is like breathing to me…it’s a necessity.


Dylan's Bio

Hi! My name is Dylan. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. My 13 year old brother, Caden takes boys break dancing and my mom and dad (Kristin and Shawn) are very supportive. I started dancing at 1.5 years old with Sydnie. When I was 3, I had to have heart surgery and after, the doctors said that dancing was good for my heart. I started taking more classes, and I love them all. I don’t play favorites with my dance styles as they all make my heart happy. I love Step 1 Dance 2 because they make dance fun and are always full of positive vibes. The instructors and protégés always help, and they make it a place where boys want to dance too! My heart soars when I’m on stage, and my feet can’t stop moving when I’m off stage.


Kayla's Bio

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Madeline's Bio

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Isabella's Bio

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Delaney's Bio

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Christopher's Bio

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Performance Videos

"MmmBop" - Choreographed by Jessica Gallew and Ashley Lowman (Season 1)