Mrs. Shelly possesses 39 years of experience. She has taught 28 years in which she has inspired thousands of dancers across the south. She has trained under numerous dance professionals, but her favorite include Gus Giordano, Luigi, Frank Hatchett, Al Gilbert, Joe Tremaine. Her favorite ballet teacher is Janice Barringer. She admires her ability to teach children complicated technique through fun and creative methods that help them understand and be able to execute the skill. Mrs. Shelly continues her dance education through conventions and classes throughout the nation. Her students, by learning to follow their dreams, have become actors, models, college and professional level dancers and cheerleaders. Throughout the years her students have competed across the nation claiming various national titles. Mrs. Shelly strives to build each child a firm foundation in dance so that every dancer can achieve their dreams. Although her dancers may not all dance on broadway, each one is sure to dance away with courage, confidence, and a will to achieve.
“Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.”
Miss Angelina holds 17 years of dance experience. She has trained many places with dance celebrities such as Steven Boyd, Janice Baringer, Frank Hatchett, Broadway Dance Center, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. She has had the opportunity to perform with celebrities such as Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Billy Gillman, Rascall Flatts, Creed, and LeAnne Rhimes. Miss Angelina cheered through her high school career and attained the captain position as a senior. She has also cheered at the college level. Miss Angelina has recieved scholarships for cheerleading and academic excellence. Miss Angelina attends Carson Newman College where she majors in chemistry. She intends to go to medical school to be a pediatric surgeon.
You never know what you can do until you try! We think that every child should dream big and live a full life. We teach dance because we love it! We feel blessed to do what we love. At the studio, we balance education with fun and excitement. Children learn best when they are enjoying what they are being taught. At Danse Et Plus, we instill in each child that "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” Jesse Jackson
Fun-filled afterschool classes where we teach proper dance technique and terminology combined with new stylish moves. The dancers enjoy performing at school talent shows, basketball games, and other community events. They are exposed to many different genres of dance including ballet, hip hop, jazz, pom, etc. The school provides a great dance classroom because the children are lready aaccustomed to the learning environment. The dancers recieve the same education and opportunity as studio dancers at the convienence of their school. The dancers end their year with a May dance recital where two dances are performed in full costume. Prices are at minimum but the experience is at its maximum!
"We should consider everyday lost in which we don't dance." -Neitzsche