Team members attend dance convention

Members of the competitive dance team at Steppin’ Out Dance Studio spent their weekend at the Soul de Soul dance convention in Midwest City, studying various types of dance and improving their craft before this year’s competition season begins. The girls took intensive dance classes in contemporary dance, jazz, contemporary fusion, jazz funk, contemporary jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and improvisation. Those participating included Tegan Burchfield, Caitlin Fogarty, Alyssa French, Belinda Garvie, Elizabeth Hines, Libby Howell, Caisyn Schroeder, and Camryn Schroeder. At the end of the event, Belinda Garvie was chosen to receive a scholarship for free attendance to next year’s convention.

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio students (from left) Camryn Schroeder, Caitlin Fogarty, Elizabeth Hines, Tegan Burchfield, Libby Howell, Caisyn Schroeder, Belinda Garvie, and Alyssa French participated in the three-day Soul de Soul dance convention last weekend.

Team members attend master classes on scholarship

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio was well represented in Tulsa this weekend, with six of their competitive dancers taking part in the Dance Directive Master Classes, presented Talent on Parade.

At Talent on Parade’s national competition in St. Louis, Missouri last summer, Savannah Bolton, Caitlin Fogarty, Belinda Garvie, Elizabeth Hines, Addie Mowdy, and Kate Price all earned full scholarships to attend Dance Directive for their performance of their contemporary dance, “Waving Through a Window.”

The girls took part in Dance Directive’s advanced master classes, learning from professionals from the dance world, including instructors who have performed on national television or in films. The classes in their 11-hour dance day on Sunday included training in contemporary, jazz, music theatre, hip hop, ballet, tap, and lyrical.

Local competitive dancers from Steppin’ Out Dance Studio attended Talent on Parade’s Dance Directive Master Classes in Tulsa this weekend after being awarded full scholarships at Nationals in June. The full day of dance instruction on Sunday featured master classes in numerous styles of dance. After the advanced tap portion, the girls had the opportunity to meet with nationally award winning dancer and choreographer Shelly Butcher. Representing Tuttle was (from left) Caitlin Fogarty, Addie Mowdy, Elizabeth Hines, Dance Directive Instructor Shelly Butcher, Savannah Bolton, Belinda Garvie, and Kate Price.

Time to enroll!

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio is continuing to enroll students for fall classes. Children as young as three can take dance at the local studio, and they will be able to perform at both the Christmas recital in December and the spring recital in May. For more information, contact studio director Hayley Dennison at 405-381-2272.

Fall 2019 enrollment is open

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio is still accepting enrollment for this year’s classes. They have classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tumbling, and more, for both boys and girls. They also offer fitness classes for all ages, men and women. Steppin’ Out information is on their website, steppinout.biz and facebook page, or you can call 405-381-2272.