MS. TABITHA (DIRECTOR)

MS. TABITHA (DIRECTOR)

Hi, my name is Ms. Tabitha and I am the proud owner of Dance Clinic. I started DC in 2014 at the age of 25, knowing that this career path was part of my life's purpose. With passion, commitment, and drive I have built a business with strong morals making it a safe and positive environment for children to flourish and grow as individuals. Dance molds children to be strong, independent, and confident. They gain life skills like memory training, time management, sportsmanship, and so much more. I was awarded South Coast Emerging Leader in 2018 and Faces of New Bedford in 2019. I am a strong female activist and I empower all young women to become strong leaders and to find their passion. I am a mom to a beautiful little girl named Declynn who is 1 year old. Her favorite place to be is at the studio with Mom watching all of the children dance. You will find me in the classroom teaching your child and behind the scenes running the business. With 29 years of dance experience in all styles and levels of dance, I promise to provide the highest quality of training and a fun memorable experience for you and your family. Thank you for choosing DC and allowing us to be a part of your life!

MS. SHANA (OFFICE MANAGER)

MS. SHANA (OFFICE MANAGER)

Hi, my name is Ms. Shana and I have been the Office Manager at Dance Clinic for five years. I absolutely love what I do here at DC, especially meeting new families and children each season and watching them grow into young adults. Dance Clinic has become my second home and family. My passion for dance started at age 2. I went to I've Got Rhythm Dance Studio in Dartmouth until age 17. When I'm not here at night, I work for a doctor doing administration work. I have a five year old daughter named Leylah and you can find her behind the desk with me on Saturday mornings. I strongly believe dance changes lives and shapes you into becoming a better person. I'm here to help you and guide you on your child's dance journey. I look forward to meeting your family!

MS. MADISON (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

MS. MADISON (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

Hi, my name is Ms. Madison! I started working at DC the day we opened. I have been dancing my whole life. My passion for dance started at age 1 at my grandmother's studio, Jan Estrella's School of Dance, so I'd like to say this dance life is in my blood. Throughout my dancer years I competed at many dance competitions across New England, expanded my education at many conventions, and continue to push and challenge myself to learn and provide my students the best education. During the day, I work at a public school with special needs children. I have a huge heart for kids and support their mental health and well being. My unique style brings a creative flair to Dance Clinic. I'm the lead teacher of our Creative Movement and Preschool Clinic. I'm excited to share my knowledge with your children and make lasting memories for a lifetime.

MS. SHELBY (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

MS. SHELBY (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

Hi, my name is Ms. Shelby and I attend Bridgewater State University majoring in Sociology and Dance. I am a modern/contemporary enthusiast and encourage my students to dance with their soul. My background of training consists of preschool creative movement, ballet, lyrical, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and modern dance. I believe that dance has made a huge impact on my life and has shaped me into the person I am today. My goal is to inspire and to provide a creative and safe place for everyone in my classroom. I am so happy to share this experience with you all and can't wait to see your child in class!

MS. KRISTEN (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

MS. KRISTEN (DANCE INSTRUCTOR)

Hi, My name is Ms. Kristen I began my dance education under the great Donna Carter, Susan Messier, and Hope Specht, and I have a total of 18 years of dance training. I owned and operated my own dance school, Step By Step Dance & Fitness which was located in Pawtucket, RI, from 1998-2006. My main strengths are acrobatics/contortion and strength/flexibility. I have taught in private schools, parks & recreation, cheerleading endeavors, and senior centers as well as at dance schools throughout New England. My teaching style is fun, energetic, and challenging with an emphasis on proper body placement, anatomy, physiology, alignment, and technique. I have been on both ends of the dance spectrum teaching the "competitive dancer" and the "recreational dancer," and emphasizing that not everybody will become a professional dancer and that dance offers so much more than the word "dance." As individuals grow from youth to adulthood, I stress the importance of posture, rhythm, movement, and overall health and wellness of our minds, bodies, and souls. I am excited to be able to share my passion with you all!