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Welcome to A Step Above
Dance & Music Academy

Come dance with us!

 
 

Updates

3/1/2022 - Masks will be optional inside the studio.

We have been doing all we can to continue offering an outlet for our children during this pandemic. 

We understand this is a frustrating time for everyone, but our goal is to provide an anchor for our children during a time that they need us most.  We have learned a lot from last year and plan to move forward with improved strategies to help our children keep dancing during this time!

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy opened in 1988 as an option for dancers and their parents who prefer dance training based in positive reinforcement and concern for the self-esteem

and self-image of the young dancer.

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy provides its students with self-confidence and feelings of accomplishment through excellent training in all areas of dance.  Director Tami Bisbee teaches with a faculty of highly-trained, caring teachers who are looking forward to helping you and your child develop a lifelong respect and appreciation for the performing arts.

 

We are sure your experience with us will be positive, enjoyable, and challenging. 

Our state of the art facility includes:

  • A dance program offering excellent dance technique and instruction in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater.

  • A professional learning environment.

  • A family-friendly waiting area.

  • Six separate dance classrooms, each with portable barres and full-wall mirrors.  All rooms have sprung Marley-covered floors.

  • Observation windows into each classroom as well as TV monitors in our waiting area.

  • Large, separate dressing areas for boys and girls.

  • Age-appropriate student-to-teacher ratio.  Our smaller class sizes assure safety and allow personal attention to each student.

  • Flexible scheduling with classes during evenings and Saturday mornings.

  • Numerous performance and workshops opportunities 

  • which are available to all students.

  • Daytime and evening office staff to provide assistance and to answer all of your questions.

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Our Team

Our experienced teachers are committed to creating amazing experiences in the classroom for each and every student in each and every class.  Click on the image to read more about each instructor.

Tami-Bisbee
Tami Bisbee, Director

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Hip Hop and The Ellové Technique

Teacher at ASA for 23 years!

Coming Soon
Sarah Barnard

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Contemporary

Teacher at ASA for 1 year!

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Papa Kobina Brewoo

Hip Hop

Teacher at ASA for 5 years!

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Kendyll Hazzard

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop

First year teaching at ASA!

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Lesemann Marshall

Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theater​

Teacher at ASA for 2 year!

Abigail-Olsen
Abigail Olsen

Ballet

Teacher at ASA for 13 years!

Sara-Rohs
Sara Rohs

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Hip Hop

Teacher at ASA for 10 years!

Hailey-Schiedermayer
Hailey Schiedermayer

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Musical Theater 

Teacher at ASA for 3 years!

Coming Soon
Allyson Stuart

Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary

First year teaching at ASA!

Sara-Williams
Sara Williams

Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical

Teacher at ASA for 15 years!

Shaina-Williams
Shaina Williams

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and The Ellové Technique

Teacher at ASA for 9 years!

Danielle-Womack
Danielle Womack

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Musical Theater​

Teacher at ASA for 11 years!

Learn more about our classes!

We offer excellent technical training through our unique curriculum that has trained so many before. Dance training not only prepares a dancer for a possible dance career or college dance. People who grow up dancing tend to have excellent time management skills, self-confidence, better memory and concentration, more energy, better balance and flexibility, and excellent friendships.
 

Ages 2-8 years old

The Children's Program

Learning through fun, making friendships and being cognitively appropriate. Combo classes will introduce students to the benefits of each style as well as giving parents a two for one price point. Ballet will be required unless they are taking hip hop only.

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Ages 8-18 years old

The Graded Program

For the dancer wanting to take their training to the next level, yet still maintaining a positive atmosphere. These classes will be skill-based with testing opportunities to take them to the next level. Ballet is required for all levels.

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Ages 8-18 years old

The Steps Program

All about creating lasting friendships, fostering the love of dance, and following an age-based curriculum. A variety of classes are offered to give the dancer room to grow with the flexibility to pursue other interests.

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Ages 12+

Adult and Fitness Classes

When there is a demand we offer various Adult classes as well as fitness classes. Our priority is to provide a fun and healthy environment for all who participate in these extra classes.

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We offer free trial lessons during our School Year Session!

 
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