We’re back!

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio started back with classes on Monday, with teachers Hayley Dennison, Krislyn Gottman, Brianna Potter, and Lenora Garvie starting instruction for this year’s spring recital. It’s a great time for students to get involved with dance, to exercise and learn how to express themselves through movement. If you have a child who would like to try dance, you can call or text the studio at 405-381-2272 or message them through facebook.

Steppin’ Out’s competitive team will be holding their Stage Day this Saturday at Minco High School. This full-day rehearsal will help the dancers get ready to compete on stage during the upcoming months.

Christmas break

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio will close for the holidays after Thursday, Dec. 19. After the new year, the dancers will focus on learning choreography for the big end of year recital in May, so it’s a great time to get started with classes. Steppin’ Out offers everything from ballet and tap to pom and tumbling, and all the students get to perform at the end of the year. If you’d like to find out how to get your son or daughter involved, call 381-2272 or send them a direct message through social media.

Dance recital set for Saturday

This weekend’s Steppin’ Out Dance Studio Christmas recital will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Minco High School auditorium. Admission is $1 and the show begins at 2 p.m.
Songs include God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Toyland, All I Want for Christmas is You, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Da Vet Du at Det er Jul, Light of Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Christmas Morning, Celebrate, Christmas Sing Along, Christmas is Coming, and Deck the Rooftop.
The studio director of Steppin’ Out is Hayley Denison, and she will be joined by teachers Krislyn Gottman, Briana Potter, and Lenora Garvie, and students as young as three years old through high school. Come and celebrate the season with local dancers of all ages!

Christmas recital nears

Steppin’ Out Dance Studio will have their annual Christmas recital on Dec. 14 at Minco High School auditorium. Tickets are $1 and are available at the door or at the studio office. Steppin’ Out is located at 2272 E. Hwy. 37. For more information, you can call the studio at 381-2272.

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.