Stepping Stone Dance Studio

Celebrates the Art of Dance

Dana Stone – Owner

Stepping Stone Dance Studio

925 Canal Street  Floor 3N

Bristol, PA 19007

PH# 215-458-7076


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www.steppingstonedancestudio.com

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The Owner/Director of Stepping Stone Dance Studio - SSDS, began dancing at the age of 4 at Knecht Dance Academy.  She has participated in the sport of dance and cheerleading for over 30 years.  She studied all styles of dance; Acrobatics, Ballet, Choreography, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe, Stretch, Tap, & Cheer Dance.  Dana was a student and dance instructor under Carol Wilson (Wagner) for 8 years.  She was one of the founding members of the Avallon Dance Company and participated in numerous theatrical productions, half time shows, national dance competitions, and other various professional venues.  She attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Summer program for 3 years. Dana attended Kent State University where she received her Dance Masters teaching certifications in tap, jazz, & ballet. Dana has received choreography and teaching awards at both regional and national levels.  Some of her students have gone on to dance/cheer professionally.  Some have gone onto prestigious college dance programs.  Dana instructs all age levels, from 3 to adult, and is very encouraging for all her students to do their best, have fun, and strive for success.  Dana's teaching philosophy.. Always to stay grounded with the love of dance, dedication of teaching dance and the passion to share dance in all its wonders with my students; and to create a positive learning environment within the studio.  Dana was also prior military service (Army) for four years.  Presently, from 6 am to 4 pm- Monday thru Friday, Dana is the Operations Manager for a Large National Plastic Distribution Company, who has a wide range of business certifications and awards. Dana is married to an amazing man, Justin Stone, they will be celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary this December.  She is also a proud mother of two sons, Derrick - 22 years and Dustin - 19 years.  All the men in her life are part of the studio in some fashion. Dana is excited to share her experience, knowledge, and her passion for dance and cheerdance with all the students and their families.  She is excited to be a part of your children's future and watch them grow.  Dana is currently a member of the National Dance Association (NDA), the InArc Dance Project (IDP) & New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA).  Dana would like to share one piece of advice with her students...Remember your dreams have no limits.  Never waste time wishing you would have done something, with hard work and dedication everything is attainable whether they are big or small goals.  Always follow your dreams, because dreams really do come true...I am proof of that....Dana was also was nominated "Teacher in the Spotlight" in the August 2014 issue of Dance Life Magazine.... an amazing honor.

Congratulations ... Ms. Dana is the new Bucks County Top Peoples Choice Mover & Shaker for 2014 and 2015 and 2016


Nikki Cordero -HipHop/Zumba & Primary Dance Instructor

Nikki Cordero began dancing at the age of 3 under Knecht Dance Academy. She has been trained in Ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, pointe, and hip-hop. She passionately competed in dance for 6 years, including regional and national competitions. She performed in many different shows for Eclipse Dance Company and graduated from Wendys Dance Center. Nikki attends Bucks County Community College and is majoring in Business Administration. In 2009, Nikki taught ballet, tap, and a ballet/tap combo at a studio called Cherubini?s Arts Academy in Burlington, NJ. She also taught modern, ballet, and hip-hop at Carol Wilsons Studio One for two years. Nikki is also a licensed ZUMBA Dance Fitness Instructor. She is certified in ZUMBA fitness, Zumbatomic (ZUMBA for children), and ZUMBA Toning. She attended ZUMBA fitness instructor classes and dance workshops at the 2011 ZUMBA Fitness Convention in Orlando, Florida. She currently teaches at two different locations and will now be holding classes at Stepping Stone Dance Studio. For 3 years, Nikki worked for Sesame Place Theme Park in the Entertainment department. She was a dancer in the theme park?s shows and parades and worked well with many children. Currently, she is employed under all Neshaminy elementary school?s after school program called Neshaminy Kids Club. Nikki is the dance instructor for the program. She has completed a hip-hop program, jazz program, and Zumbatomic for the children.

Kim McManamon -

Tap Dance Instructor

 Kimberly began her dance career at the age of 3 and became a student under Carol Willson Wagner at the age of 11. She trained in tap, ballet, jazz, pointe and modern and was a member of the Avallon Dance Company for 4 years. In 2000, Kim received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from DeSales University. During her time there, she was a teacher for the Conservatory of Dance from which she received an Underclassman award. She was also a member of the ACTion Dance Touring Company, performed in both student and faculty choreographed concerts and was a Resident Advisor.

Kim's teaching career began in 1998 at Carol Willson Studio One and has taught all forms of dance with a specialty in TAP. Since then some of her choreography has also been featured in Conwell-Egan Catholic's Drama Club performances of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Jeckyll & Hyde, Oliver, A Christmas Carol, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Cinderella. Recently, Kim has had the opportunity to participate in master classes with SYTYCD season 8 dancers Wadi Jones, Tadd Gadduang, Ashley Rich and Sasha Mallory as well as Victor Smalley and Angel Armas of Dance Moms Miami. Kim is very honored to be a part of the faculty at Stepping Stone Dance Studio as well as one of the founding members of InArc Dance

Project. In addition to her dancing career, Kim has a wonderful husband Paul and is a full-time mom to Mackenzie, Ashley, Brielle and Paul John. 

Allison Eble -  Acro Instructor

Allison began dancing at the age of 4 at Carol Willson Studio One. Throughout her school-aged years she studied ballet/pointe, tap, modern, jazz, stretch, acro and tumbling. She performed in numerous Christmas concerts for the studio and had her first modern solo at the age of 10.  At the age of 13, she became a member of Avallon Dance Company under the direction of both Carol Willson and Andrea Slavin, and had performed in many Avallon Spring/Student concerts.  Also at the age of 13, she won first place for her choreography at the annual Avallon Student Concert. Upon graduation from Conwell Egan Catholic High school, she continued her education at BCCC and West Chester University. She began working at Meco Constructors, Inc. in 2004, and is currently an Administrative Project Manager. Allison was an assistant teacher and long-term sub under Carol Willson Studio One from 2008-2009, teaching acrobatics, tumbling, and creative movement. She joined Stepping Stone Dance Studio staff in 2012 as an assistant teacher. She is excited to take on her own classes in 2013-2014 and to enrich children?s lives through the creativity of dance. She is also presently a member of InArc Dance Project.

TRINA MAR – Ballet/Musical Theater/Yoga Instructor

Trina’s love of performing began while watching her mother direct and choreograph for local high school drama programs. In love with performing, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts Performance/Acting and continued her studies as an actor with James Brill at the Neighborhood Playhouse, as well as continued to study dance with many instructors in NYC.

Trina has toured nationally with Feld Entertainment’s Playhouse Disney Live, as well as appearing in productions with the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Manhattan Children’s Theatre, and Xoregos Performing Company, among several others. 

She is also a VoiceOver artist and if you listen closely you may hear her voice on a radio or television commercial. 

Trina's early ballet training began with Fred Knecht and Marynoel Kilgallon at Knecht Dance Academy where she performed in productions of The Nutcracker. Before moving to New York City, she studied ballet with Spence Ford as a dance minor at Penn State University and was the ballet & pointe assistant at Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop. During college, Trina studied ballet with Kat Wildish (former ABT & NYC ballet dancer) and with various teachers throughout the New York City area. She has been on the audition staff with Ballet Tech, New York City's public school for dance. Trina really stresses the importance of ballet in all dance training and hopes to ignite her student’s passion for dance by building a strong ballet foundation. 

Trina has worked with many organizations including Bucks County Playhouse {Theatre festival instructor & adjudicator}, UGOT Active Kids,  Ballet Tech {NYC's public school for dance}, Sesame Place {dance captain}, choreographer for costume catalogues,  Astoria Fine Arts, The Craft Studio NYC, University Park Ensemble, Grumblings Gryphons Traveling Children's Theatre, and Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop. 

A New York City based actor & instructor for over 10 years, she now resides in Bucks County and splits her time between the two areas.

Trina is also an avid sewer,a ZUMBA instructor, and {coming Summer 2015} a Yoga Alliance certified YOGA instructor.   Visit her at www.trinamar.com

Chelsea White – Dance Instructor

Chelsea began dancing at the age of 4 under Joyce Lehman at Turning Pointe Performing Arts Academy and then moved onto Carol Wilson Studio One at the age of 8 under Carol Wilson, Andrea Slavin, Kim McManamon, Rachel Grisi, and Michelle Galione. She had the opportunity to participate in the Rockette Experience at the age of 10 in NYC at the Radio City Music Hall.  Once Chelsea was of age she joined the Avalon Dance Company. During her time at CWS1 she performed in numerous productions including the Nutcracker, Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Little Match girl in which she held the title role, Enchanted Toy Shoppe in which she held the role as the Ballerina Doll, and in Winterbrook: The Legend of Princess Harmony where she also held the lead role. During her time with the Avalon Dance Co. she was given the opportunity to choreograph for her fellow peers and at the young age of 13 she had won best choreography by studio audience vote. Chelsea also studied under Rachel Grisi and The Nest where she performed at BCCC in the Nest's production of The Four Seasons and the Nutcracker where she held lead role of Dew Drop Fairy. After graduating from BCTHS; Chelsea joined the InArc Dance Project as one of their youngest members. During Chelsea's years of dance she studied Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, and Stretch. Chelsea taught teen ballet 1 year at Just To Dance and she also taught Kinder, Ballet, Tap, and Acro for Dance Strong Dance Academy. Chelsea works full time as a Dental Assistant at Steven Dannin DDS in Holland, PA.

Adrienne Bogarde Roach - Vocal Coach

Adrienne started her life in performance at age 4 when she began dance lessons at Knecht Dance Academy - studying ballet, tap and jazz for 14 years.  At a very young age, she began singing and was involved in the choral programs throughout elementary, middle, high school and college.  During her high school years, her true love for performance bloomed, under the direction of Lou Volpe and his nationally recognized theater program at Truman High School. Combining her love of dance, singing and (now) acting, Adrienne shifted her performance focus to musical theater, to utilize her talent and love for all of the performing arts.  For over 20 years, Adrienne has performed in dozens of shows in community and regional theaters.  Her favorite roles have been Lucy/Jekyll and Hyde, Asaka /Once On This Island, Acid Queen/Tommy and The Witch/Into the Woods.  She has sung the national anthem at countless events from high school graduation ceremonies to the Phillies, and has performed at many wedding ceremonies and receptions. Adrienne works full-time as a social studies teacher at Bucks County Technical High School, where she has also been the director of the theater program for 15 years.  She lives in Langhorne with her husband Tim and her 5-year old twins, Aidan and Alayna. 

Spencer Stephenson - Predance & Primary Dance Instructor  & Office Assistant  

Spencer began dancing at the age of 2 under The Just To Dance Studio where she trained for 16 years. Spencer was trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Irish, and Stage. Spencer has student and assistant taught dance since she was 13.  In high school Spencer was the Italian Club Dance Team Captain and choreographer for 3 years. In her final year of high school Spencer joined the Bristol High School Drama Club where she performed as a corp dancer in The Wiz. During this year, Spencer helped choreograph the show as well as holding the title of Stage Manager. Spencer would return to BHS two years after graduating to assistant choreograph the show Chicago. Spencer attend college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York earning an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management. At FIT she studied jazz under Carolyn Webb and Ballet under Michael Nolan for one year. While in New York, she took multiple classes at Broadway Dance Center. Spencer has taken Master classes from “So You Think You Can Dance” Choreographer Dave Scott, “SYTYCD” contestants Benji Schwimmer and Heidi Groskreutz, and Lane Napper. After graduating college Spencer was eager to return to her dance roots and joined Stepping Stone Dance Studio. Spencer is very happy to be spending her second year at Stepping Stone Dance Studio Assistant Teaching.  She is presently working on her teaching certifications.

Miss Jasmyne Huth -

Modern & Primary Dance Instructor

I am very excited to welcome Miss Jasmyne Huth to the teaching staff at Stepping Stone Dance Studio .
She is a former student of mine, an SSDS Alumni, with a B.A in Dance and a minor in psychology from DeSales University.
She has been training in dance for over 15 years and teaching dance for the last 4 years.
She has performed in numerous pieces at DeSales in the Emerging Choreographers Concert, DeSales University Dance Ensemble, and Informal Concerts, along with choreographing two pieces, "Euphoria" for the 2014 Fall Informal Concert and "Circuits" for the 2016 Spring Informal Concert.
We are very excited to bring this amazing young teaching talent to our dance family.
Welcome back…. Miss Jasmyne Huth !!!

SSDS Office Staff

Jennifer Walker * Angela Stanley * Colleen Britt

Maintenance Department - Mr. Justin & Mr. Dave