Dance Arts Classes ~
Dance Combo- This class combines fundamental skills in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Using imagery and engaging music, the class focuses on basic technique and proper body alignment. Elements include dance class etiquette, warm up and stretch ballet at center floor and barre, jazz technique, across the floor, tap fundamentals, time steps and choreography. This is the recommended core class for the Beginner, Beginner-Intermediate and Intermediate levels.
Specialty Classes- We offer Hip Hop, Tap Only, and Lyrical for students who wish to specialize in one form of dance.
Advanced Ballet Technique - As students advance in their skills, they may be invited to join these programs which are designed to push participants to the next level of performance and dance. These classes prepare students for competition and other performance opportunities.
Creative Movement- This class is designed to enhance your child’s motor, listening and social skills through song and dance activities. Students will be introduced to basic ballet and tap technique with no tap shoes required.
We pride ourselves on offering innovative lesson plans that make teaching correct technique fun and exciting for all ages. Our goal is for our students to fall in love with the performing arts, build confidence and learn important life skills through each and every class we offer.
Meet The Teachers ~
Miss Shayna is the owner of Stage Right, pictured with her husband, Ace. She has loved performing since the age of three. She studied and taught dance at Carol Ann's Dance Studio for many years. Shayna was Miss Iosco County 1996 and 2nd runner-up at Miss Michigan 1997. She was the producer and choreographer of the Miss Iosco Pageant for ten years. Shayna was accepted into Orchesis Dance Company at CMU and studied Musical Theatre and Chorale at Interlochen Arts Academy summer sessions. Currently she is the head coach of the SSC Dance Team.
Shayna pursued a career in music in Nashville, TN where she performed at local venues, was a studio musician, worked in modeling and appeared in a music video. This experience gave her a well rounded understanding of the music business.
Shayna teaches advanced dance, competition, adult level and ballet technique.
Miss Cheri is a Standish Native with a background in Cheerleading. She has been trained in Advanced Tap, Tumble and Beginner Ballet via our Stage Right Certification Program. Cheri is our Competitive Cheerleading coach.
Cheri is married with two lovely daughters.
Students MUST wear leotards to all dance classes. Creative Movement - Lavender
Emerging - White
Beginner - Light Blue
Beginner Intermediate - Pink
All levels Intermediate plus can choose their color and style leotard.
Hip Hop, Lyrical and Tap can also choose their color and style of leotard.
Hair must be pulled back. Ballet, Tap or Jazz shoes appropriate for the class must be worn.
All dance wear is available for purchase through the studio.
Miss Taylor Taylor grew up in Alpena, MI and began dancing at the age of 6. She danced competitively from 5th-12th grade at the Dance Centre. Besides dance, Taylor also was a varsity member of Alpena’s volleyball and track and field team and earned the title of “Female Athlete of the Year,” in 2014. Taylor is currently finishing up her education at Saginaw Valley State University and is set to graduate with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy on December 13th of 2019. Dance has always been one of her biggest passions and she loves sharing that passion and promoting independence and confidence with her students.
Miss Katie is a full-time Project Manager/Designer for Lloyd’s Cabinet Shop in Pinconning, MI. She has as a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architectural Construction Technology from Baker College. Katie's love of dance began to flourish when she started taking classes at Carol Ann’s Dance Studio at the age of 5. She has 15 years of dance experience in Tap, Ballet, and Jazz: 13 of those years spent at Carol Ann’s and the other 2 years at Stage Right Performing Arts Studio. Katie was also an assistant teacher at Carol Ann’s Dance Studio for a year. Katie currently lives in Au Gres with her boyfriend of over four years, Tim.
Miss Kayla is the Dance Department's Administrative Assistant. She has three children heavily involved in the arts and has a degree in Child Development. Therefore she is a perfect fit to be at the desk assisting teachers, students and parents.