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I am the owner/director/instructor of Showstoppers Dance Studio. I have owned Showstoppers for the last 21 years, but have been a member since it opened 35 years ago. I have danced since I was 3 years old. I continued the love of dance throughout high school, Delta College and at UOP until I graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. I have been teaching at Showstoppers since I was 13 years old, and in 1998, I bought the studio and became the sole owner, director and instructor. Amy Strong joined me as an instructor. I do welcome 3 assistants this year.  I pride myself on the fact that we know each student and their family, because that is what SDS is….Family! I hope ever student that enters Showstoppers leaves with more self-confidence, passion and the love of dance.

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Amy Strong has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance for the past 25 years. She has training in tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, pointe and tumbling. She was a member of our competitive dance team for 12 years. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Stockton. She started working at Showstoppers 15 years ago teaching one hip hop class. She is out main hip hop instructor, but teaches all styles of dance. SDS is extremely lucky and blessed to have her.

 
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Ava Archibeque - Asst. instructor

Ava Archibeque has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance Studio for 10 years.  She had danced tap,  jazz, hip hop, lyrical, ballet,  tumbling and pointe.  She is a member of our SDS Competition Team.  She is a sophomore at Lodi High School.   We are excited and happy to have her as an assistant again this year on Thursday!!

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Bella Reis - asst. instructor

Bella Reis has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance Studio for 10 years.  She had studied tap,  jazz, hip hop. lyrical, ballet. tumbling and pointe.  She is a member of our SDS Competition Team.   She is a junior this year at Lodi High School. We are excited and happy to have her as an assistant again this year helping on Wednesday!!

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Tegan Smith - asst. instructor

Tegan Smith has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance Studio for 10 years.  She had danced tap,  jazz, hip hop, lyrical, ballet and pointe.  She is a member of our SDS Competition Team. She is a senior at Ben Holt Academy School. We are excited and happy to have her as an assistant this year on Tuesday!!

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Larisa Johnston - Asst. instructor

Larisa Johnston has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance Studio for 10 years.  She had danced tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, ballet, tumbling and pointe.  She is a member of our SDS Competition Team.  She is a freshman at Lodi High School.   We are excited and happy to have her as an assistant  this year on Tuesday!!