"Her skill, attention to detail and personality have enabled our students to grow as both dancers and young people. Building discipline, technical ability and a nurturing learning environment have been a driving force behind Stephanie's approach to our studio." Emerald City Dance Complex
“With movement I have no words, I dance and in dancing I have found my voice.”
This quote is a strong statement I pass down to my students. I want my students to not only train to become strong beautiful dancers, but confident dancers. When I am working with my students I strive to teach the following:
A safe environment for them to express themselves freely while developing creativity, respect and confidence within the dance space.
Technique, technique, technique! Understanding muscle control, alignment within our placement, working through our core and strength to understand how to utilize all our muscles as well as individually.
Expanding their limitations by pushing and growing their own expectations. Understanding our goals and working to achieve those goals with focus and intention.
For the competition dancers: working together, especially as an ensemble we need to understand as a group our musicality, performance and energy on stage. How another’s energy can change the space, knowing how to adapt, act, perform and still dance as an ensemble.