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Nurture. Excellence. Family.

About A Step Above Dance & Music Academy

Our Philosophy

At A Step Above, we believe in Safely Nurturing Talent, Together as Family. Our philosophy is rooted in the core values of building self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment in every dancer who walks through our doors.

We are dedicated to providing excellent dance instruction across a diverse range of styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater. Through our teaching methods and an age-appropriate curriculum, we strive to impart not only technical proficiency but also important life lessons along the way.

Our faculty consists of highly-trained professionals who are not only experts in their respective fields, but also deeply caring individuals committed to the growth and development of each student. They serve as mentors and guides, fostering an environment where students feel supported and encouraged to reach their fullest potential.

Beyond mastering dance technique, we aim to instill in our students a lifelong respect and appreciation for the performing arts. We believe that exposure to the arts enriches lives and cultivates empathy, creativity, and cultural understanding.

Moreover, we recognize that dance lessons extend far beyond the studio floor; they teach invaluable life lessons. Through the discipline, perseverance, and teamwork inherent in dance training, our students learn skills that transcend the stage and prepare them for success in all aspects of life.

Above all, we are committed to providing a positive, enjoyable, and challenging experience for every student. Our studio is a place where laughter and hard work coexist, where challenges are met with determination and support, and where lifelong friendships are forged. Together, as a dance family, we embark on a journey of growth, learning, and artistic expression.

Owner & Director

Tami Bisbee

Tami has been teaching dance for 29 years. She is entering her 20th year as the owner/director of ASA!

Teachers

Taylor Rosenthal
Hailey Schnidermayer
Madi Weinke

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary

Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical/Contemporary

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Acro, Lyrical/Contemporary

This is Taylor's 1st year officially teaching. She is entering her 1st year with ASA!

Hailey has been teaching for 9 years. She is entering her 5th year at ASA!

Madi has been teaching dance for 8 years. She is entering her 1st year with ASA!

Alivia Africa

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Acro, Lyrical/Contemporary

Alivia has been teaching dance for 5 years. She is entering her 2nd year with ASA!

Ava Lessin

Hip Hop

Ava has been teaching dance for 2 years. She is entering her 2nd year with ASA!

Bryanna Cure

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Lyrical/Contemporary

Bryanna has been teaching for 12 years. She is entering her 2nd year at ASA!

Bailee Mergen

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Lyrical/Contemporary

This is Bailee's 1st official year of teaching. She is entering her 1st year at ASA!

Katie Edwards

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Lyrical/Contemporary

Katie has been teaching dance for 10 years. She is entering her 2nd year with ASA!

Abigail Olsen

Abigail OlsenBallet Director

Ballet

Abigail has been teaching dance for 17 years. She is entering her 15th year with ASA!

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