About Dance One Studio
Dance One Studios Inc. offers instructional training in all varieties of dance. Yet it is our focus on the total needs of the child – mind, body, and spirit that defines our studio as more than just a movement experience. Our design directs students to understand and appreciate the meaning and structure of dance in an artistic and aesthetic, yet fun manner.
Although performance is an important part of dance, it is not the primary focus at Dance One Studios. Our approach is not one of learn by imitation in preparation for a grand revue, but rather to nurture a child’s innate instinct to enjoy movement. Through creative activity and valuable dance experiences we foster artistic expression and provide your child with a meaningful extracurricular activity. For the serious student the training they receive provides them with a solid foundation, as well as a complete and challenging dance education.
In addition to the development of strength, agility, proper posture and body alignment, our classes promote self-confidence and self-esteem in a supportive and safe environment.
Many dance studios are run by teachers with great intentions but without adequate educational training. Because of our educational background (all teachers have degrees in dance) and professional dance experience, the staff at Dance One Studios recognizes and respects the similarities and differences in the students abilities and structures class experiences that are accessible and enjoyable to all.
Our goal is to offer a sound dance education for your child that promotes personal growth, provides individual attention, and delivers lots of fun!
Amanda Urbanski, grew up dancing in Northeastern, PA where she trained in all techniques. Continuing to pursue her passion, she attended college at DeSales University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance. After graduating, Amanda spent a year as an intern at the Dance Place in Washington, D.C. Her professional performance experience includes the Williams Center for the Arts, The Zoelner Arts Center Bach Festival, the Spring Up Dance Festival, and the Dance Place in Washington, DC. Additionally, she was hand-selected to perform a modern piece at the Baltimore Dance Invitational and her own choreography has premiered at the Emerging Choreographer’s Concert and the LV Dance Exchange. Miss Amanda has extensive teaching experience, including the Joan Harris Centre, Dance Place, and the Conservatory of Dance, in Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap; with special accolades and reviews for her Modern and Ballet teaching technique.
Tap Program Instructor
Associate Director/Choreographer DO TAP
Angelica Spilis completed her BFA and MA degrees in Dance at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. Along with continuing her dance education, Miss Angelica has taught at many dance studios in the Philadelphia area and performed for numerous dance companies, including Steven Welsh/SWERVE. Miss Angelica’s intense tap dance training began at the Young Performers Theater Camp where she took tap class every day for six weeks during the summer. She attended this dance program for six years. Her training continued with such notable teachers as Jacob Guzman and David Guzman, who both starred in the Broadway musical Newsies. Miss Angelica has also studied tap at Koresh and Broadway Dance Center where she had the opportunity to study under April Cook and Aaron Tolson. Miss Angelica has showcased her tap skills at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and for the Garden State Festival.
Hip Hop Program Instructors
Associate Director/Choreographer DO CREW
Emilie and Tony both grew up in Pennsylvania training with companies such as Repertory Dance Theater, Accent School Of Dance, Chosen, That’s Dancin’, and Fuchsia Dance Company. In addition, they both had the opportunity to spend time in programs at places such as Ballibay Camp for the Performing Arts and The Joffrey Summer Dance Program.
They met while both training with the same hip-hop company of which Anthony was also the ballet teacher, as he is, in addition to being well-versed in all styles of hip-hop, a classically trained ballet dancer, and has been performing in, and choreographing for, various renditions of The Nutcracker and many other performances and shows his entire life.
They have been dance partners and best friends for 6+ years now and have had the amazing opportunity to perform and compete in shows such as World Of Dance, Clutchfest, and DanceFest. They both still regularly attend conventions such as Monsters Of Hip-Hop and classes at places such as Broadway Dance Center and Brick House in New York City in order to continuously grow as dancers. They believe there is always something new to be learned, and so, they are always striving to grow even further as dancers and find new techniques and fresh choreography to bring back to their students.
Jazz Program Instructor
Miss Collette started dancing at 4 years old in Murrysville, PA. She went to local studios such as Dancers Edge by Rodgers and Abby Lee Dance Company, until she found my home at Dance Expressions by Erica. She had the great opportunity to take classes from incredible artists such as Mandy Moore, Ray Leeper, Travis Wall, Anthony Morigerato, and so many more. At Franklin Regional High School, she participated in the marching band as a snare drummer. This continued to contribute to her appreciation for musicality and the importance of even the smallest of details. That appreciation turned into a passion and she began my journey as a dance teacher. She began to teach for M&M Dance Academy. There she was given the opportunity to teach Jazz along with other styles and help the dancers develop their craft. Miss Collette worked with students ranging from beginner to advanced levels. She is continuing her dance education at West Chester University as a Dance Minor and an Exercise Science Major with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy. Working towards new ambitions, she aspires to combine my two fields of studies. Her dream career would be to accept a position with a ballet or contemporary dance company and work as a Traveling Physical Therapist who caters towards the dancer’s longevity and health.
Miss Olivia began taking dance lessons at the age of three at Position One School of Dance (now Creative Motion) in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. In high school, she supplemented these classes with ballet and pointe at the Newport Academy of Ballet, Island Moving Company’s school. Taking classes there allowed her to participate in IMC’s Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion. She received my BA from Muhlenberg College in Dance and Spanish. There she studied ballet/pointe and modern extensively and performed works by Megan Flynn, Jeffrey Peterson, Teresa VanDenend Sorge, and former Paul Taylor dancer Orion Duckstein. Thanks to the Muhlenberg Dance Department, she spent a semester abroad in Arezzo, Italy focusing on ballet, modern, Laban movement analysis, philosophy, and choreography. Since graduating, she has danced as a company member for Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company for three seasons, worked as an intern for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Company, and performed works by Grounded Aerial and Matter Movement Group. In 2018 she traveled to Lyon, France where she earned my Grounded Aerial Bungee Technique certification and performed at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Last fall, I worked as a trainee for the Ballet X Dance Xchange program and completed a National Dance Institute training session.
Creative Kids Program Instructor
Cassandra Roberts has been dancing since the age of three and since age eight at Dance One Studios. She was the first person to complete the two year Teacher Training Program, was a substitute teacher at Dance One, as well as, Assistant to the Director at many studio events. Cassandra’s extensive dance training led to performances that include Lincoln Center, The Wilma Theater, Walt Disney World and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Cassandra is currently attending West Chester University to obtain her B.A. in Secondary Education Mathematics with a Minor in Dance.
12th Open House 10am-1pm
14th Classes begin
19th Company tryouts Tap 10:00am, DO Crew 11:00 am, DOCBT 12:00 pm. 28th Mandatory Parent Meeting for All Companies 6:00 pm
19th-23rd Halloween Celebration in all classes
26th-31st Studio closed for Fall Break and Deep Cleaning
1st– Halloween show at SunnyBrook Drive-in
Wk. of 9th Mandatory Parent costume meeting
Wk of 9th Half of recital Chorography and all of Disney due
15th Cut recital music due
25th-30th Studio Closed- Thanksgiving
1st Studio reopens
7th Second half of Disney choreography due
14th-19th Christmas Celebration in all classes!!
22nd-Jan. 1st Winter Recess
4th Studio reopens
4th Second half of recital choreography due
11th Company concert music
16th Mandatory Disney rehearsal
18th Studio closed for Martin Luther King Day
25th All Company lighting cues due
1st-6th Black history month Celebration
6th Mandatory Disney Rehearsal
8th-13th Valentines Celebration in CK, 5-7, 7-9 1st **
20th Mandatory Disney rehearsal
Wk. of 22nd PRINCESS WEEK in CK, 5-7, and Beg Ballet
6th Mandatory Disney rehearsal
11th-17th St. Patrick Day Class (CK, 5-7, 7-9)
20th Company Concert
22nd-27th Easter Celebration and Parent meeting
28th-April.3rd Studio closed Spring Recess
5th Classes resume
26th Fall Registration Begins
Wk. of 3rd Bring your Mother to Class Day and Mandatory Spring Recital Parent Meeting.
5th last day of classes