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I am the owner/director/instructor of Showstoppers Dance Studio. I have owned Showstoppers for the last 20 years, but have been a member since it opened 34 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. Since that time, I have passed on the love of dance to many students, but one has continued  with SDS for 24 years, Amy Strong. She joined me as an instructor. I do welcome 3 assitants 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 24 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 has now joined me as my only other instructor. Amy is our head hip hop instructor and an important choreographer for our competitive teams. 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 9 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 Thursday!!

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Bella Reis - asst. instructor

Bella Reis has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance Studio for 9 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 sophomore 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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Lacey Rosewall - asst. instructor

Lacey Rosewall has been dancing at Showstoppers Dance Studio for 13 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 Tokay High School. We are excited and happy to have her as an assistant again this year on Wednesday!!

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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!!