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Acro

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is a popular dance style in amateur competitive dance as well as in professional dance theater, such as Cirque du Soleil. Acro dance is referred to simply as acro by dancers and dance professionals. Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills.

Adult

We now offer many adult classes. Click the link to find our available classes.

Ballet

All of our ballet classes stress correct placement (body alignment), and correct classical ballet technique. Class level is determined by the instructor, and is based on an individual assessment when the student takes a trial class. All students receive corrections during class to help them advance. Students advance to the next level based on the recommendation of the instructor.

Break Dance

Breakdancing, breaking, b-boying, or b-girling  is a popular style of street dance that was born and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans and Latino youths in Bronx, New York in the 1970’s.  As a hip-hop dance, it is  usually danced to hip hop music, and incorporates intricate body movements, strong acrobatic moves, coordination, style, spontaneity, and fashion. The dancers often participate in battles, formal or informal dance competitions between two or more individuals or dancing crews.

Creative Movement

This program is designed just for our young beginners to develop their gross motor skills, movement, creativity, physical development, and body and social awareness. The class features basic steps to help develop coordination as well as prepare the students for an active class setting and understand and follow a ballet style class.

Hip-Hop

A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers.  Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin’, locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.  Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse and forever changing.

Hip Hop Tots

Another of our beginner programs designed just for our young beginners to develop their gross motor skills, movement, creativity, physical development, and body and social awareness. The class features basic steps to help develop coordination as well as prepare the students for an active class setting and understand and follow a hip hop style class.

Irish

Description of Irish Class coming soon.

Jazz

An exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life.  Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, jazz dance brings energy and life to all those who dance it.   Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical.  Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.  Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music.

Lyrical

Description of Lyrical class coming soon.

Musical Theater

My Theatre is our musical theatre program that focuses on teaching the children music, choreography, and performance technique from Broadway style shows. The class will include warm up exercises that will encourage many different feelings and attitudes through show tunes. This will help them see the importance of being able to sing, act, and dance while performing a musical number.

Pointe/Pre Pointe

Pointe description coming soon.

Tiny Tappers

This is our beginning tap class for the little ones. During this early stage, the development of strength, flexibility and coordination is focused upon. The development of rhythm, coordination, and timing are also key components that are experienced. Dance terminology is presented while dance steps are combined to music.

Tap

Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound.  Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet. Just like jazz vocalists who add rhythms to music by scatting, tappers add their voice by “scatting” with their feet. Rhythm tap tends to be a heavier or harder-hitting form of tap than Broadway tap, and sounds are made not only with the bottom of the shoe, but also with the back, sides, and tip. Rhythm tap is a broad category that encompasses the hoofing styles of current stars such as Savion Glover and the late Gregory Hines and past masters such as Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Jimmy Slyde.

Tumble

The beginning level of acro for your little ones. We focus on basic technique and movements that build flexability, agility and strength allowing students the ability to prepare for all styles of dance as they grow.

Voice

Description of Voice coming soon.

 

Class Placement

VERY IMPORTANT! Students are placed in a class based on level, not just age. Below are general guidelines.

Age 2-3

Mommy & Me

This is 45 minute class that teaches students the basics of dance and class conduct in a fun atmosphere while allowing parents (moms and dads) fun and quality time with their little ones.

Ages 3- 5

Creative Movement, Tiny Tappers, Hip Hop Tots, & Tumble

These are all 30 minute classes to introduce students to the basics of each style and help them adjust to an active class setting.

Ages 6-8 & 9-10

One hour classes of BALLET,TAP, JAZZ, ACRO, IRISH and HIP HOP is offered. Students spend one hour on each discipline learning technique and performance skills in a fun and nurturing atmosphere.

Ages 10-12

One hour classes of BALLET,TAP, JAZZ, ACRO, IRISH and HIP HOP is offered. Students spend one hour on each discipline, learning the fundamentals of technique, style, and performance. More advanced students may be place in our TECH level classes. This placement is by teacher recommendation only.

Teens

Teens can enjoy one hour classes in all disciplines we offer. Teen students focus on technique, style and performance. Advanced Teens can be placed in our TECH level classes. This placement is by teacher recommendation only.

Adults

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Professional levels are offered in all disciplines we offer.

Pamela Schumacher
Director/Owner

Miss Pamela has been teaching dance for the past 20 years, teaching all forms of dance and ages. She graduated with a B.A. degree in dance from The University of Akron, in Ohio, with an emphasis on teaching. She performed as a dancer in Ohio at Six Flags, Carousel Dinner Theatre, University of Akron Dance Team (Dancer and later Coach), and professional cheerleader for the “Cleveland Thunderbolts”. Pamela Ann owned a dance studio in Ohio for 5 years where her students won many local and national competitions with top awards. Her students have went on to be professional dancers, teachers, and studio owners, and have performed with such artists as “Shakira”. She has also been a competition judge for various dance competitions. She has choreographed for competitions, musicals, universities, dance teams, and a NFL national commercial. She has performed in many shows on The Las Vegas Strip including Jubilee, Folies Bergere, and Show in the Sky just to name a few! She is married to Matt Schumacher and has 3 little boys Cayden, Kyler, Jameson.


Alysha Robinson
Dance Instructor

Alysha grew up in sunny San Diego California where she studied all styles of dance and musical theater. She has been dancing and performing since she was 3 years old and has been in various performance groups such as Studio FX, Culture Shock, Joshua Benjamin Dance Company and trained with Debbie Allen, to name a few. In addition to performing Alysha has been teaching competitively and recreationally for 10 years. She was an assistant coach for the Steele Canyon High School dance team and the Poway High School cheer team She is trained in ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. She has taught at many dance studios in San Diego before moving to Las Vegas to pursue her degree in Family therapy at UNLV. Alysha loves to teach all styles of dance and believes that dance should come from the heart.


Wendy Cronin
Dance Instructor

Wendy began dancing at the young age of four and hasn’t stopped since! She began her education at the Royal School of Dance/Royal Dance Center in Winter Park Florida where she was trained in the Vaganova technique. She began her stage career with Ballet Orlando at the age of 10 with The Nutcracker and performed many ballets with this wonderful company. She then took her love for dance to Skidmore College and continued her training and education with such distinguished artists as Denise Limoli, Debra Fernandez, Kirsten Simone, Doug Verone, Mark Morris, Garth Fagan, Kenneth Topping, and Brian Simerson of Momix. She earned her degree in Performance/Choreography and then promptly moved back to Florida to begin her professional career dancing for Disney at Walt Disney World. After years of dancing for Disney and many wonderful production companies she had the incredible opportunity to see the world dancing for Celebrity Cruise Line. Las Vegas came calling after her last ship contract, and she spent the first six years here dancing in Jubilee! until she retired from the stage to be a mom! Teaching allows her to share her love of dance with the future dancers of the world and wouldn’t want to do anything else.


Micelle Flynn
Dance Instructor

Micelle received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Sociology from California State University, Sacramento. In Sacramento, she was a regularly featured company dancer with the highly acclaimed modern dance company, Dale Scholl Dance Art. Also in Sacramento, she performed and choreographed for Leaps of Faith Dance Company and Jazzee Dance Company. In Los Angeles, she has taught at CSUN and choreographed award winning pieces for the Santa Susanna High School dance troupe. Micelle has also enjoyed teaching for Universal Dance Association and performing with the Rock Show Dance Company and Intersection Dance Project. Micelle earned her MPA (Masters degree in Public Administration) from California State University, Northridge. She founded Visceral Resolution Dance (a non-profit professional modern-jazz company) in 2009 to fulfill her dream of combining sociology and dance. Micelle continued teaching with the School of Dance and Music in the LA South Bay studios until 2016 when she moved to Henderson Nevada. Micelle has been since teaching cheer for Skyhawks as well as dance at Silver Springs Rec center. Micelle added teaching with Pamela Ann School of Dance in 2019 and continues to enjoy teaching through the transition to online dance.


Samantha Ostolaza
Dance Instructor

Samantha is an accomplished dancer with over 20 years of performance experience in the U.S. and Europe. She spent several years touring Europe with “Diastasis” the national dance company of Cyprus, sharing stages in London, Moscow, Paris, and Athens with international notables including George Dalaras, Nana Mouskouri and George Moustakis. In the U.S. she was a principal dancer in the legendary stage spectacular “Jubilee”, as well as a featured dancer and showgirl in the world-famous“Les Folies-Bergere” in Las Vegas. She has danced on television specials with Jim Belushi, Ellen Degeneres, Paris Hilton and has choreographed for MTV’s “Roadies-Las Vegas”. She has led company classes during her time with “Diastatis” and “Jubilee”. Originally from Tucson, AZ, Samantha began her early ballet training at the France Academy of Dance under the direction of Richard France and later, at the University of Arizona with Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock. She was a soloist with the Tucson Metropolitan Dance Company, performing classic repertoire including Swan Lake Act II, The Nutcracker, and Don Quixote. She also performed several seasons in the corps de ballet of the Arizona Opera Company under the direction of Richard Holden. Samantha continued her dance studies in London, training at Pineapple Dance Studios, and experiencing the rigors of auditioning for West End productions. Samantha has studied several styles of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, modern and character. She takes every opportunity to continue training and learning by attending dance classes. In 2014 Samantha transitioned from performer to teacher, teaching ballet to all levels of students from pre-school through adults in the greater Las Vegas area. As a teacher, Samantha uses her years of experience to reinforce the positive influence of the performing arts on young dancers. She is respected for her talent in dance and understands the technique, discipline, and dedication necessary to prepare young dancers for a career in dance. Samantha understands the importance of adapting to the way students train, and feels it is vital to actively participate in workshops, seminars and continuing education courses in order to stay current and train students safely. She is a level3 certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor, AcrobaticArts Module 1 certified instructor and a current member of the National Dance Education Organization.


Jessica Jennings
Dance Instructor

Jessica Jennings is a professional dancer on the Las Vegas Strip. She received her theatre and dance education from the University of Memphis and Florence Dance Company. In her third year, she received an opportunity to work in China, and took it. She enjoys giving back the gift of dance through teaching.