Why hire Dancebrought2u?
Dancebrought2u, owned by Shannon Johnson and Shane Thomas, is dedicated to arts education specializing in dance training, choreography, lighting design, technical direction, and show production. Shannon Johnson is a working choreographer and travels teaching and choreographing for dance studios and dance teams. She is currently working at Amanda's Dance Center and teaches ages 3 to 19. She is available for master classes and choreography for dance studios, dance teams, show choirs, and professional stage shows. Shannon also does private lessons and solo choreography.
Shannon grew up in Daytona Beach, FL where she began dancing at the age of 4 at Debco School of Dance now known as Amanda's Dance Center. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, modern, and musical theater. She was a member of ADC Elite. While living in Florida, Shannon was extremely involved in the dance community locally and statewide. She was awarded many awards and won the over-all dancer scholarship with Florida Dance Master's at the age of 18. She performed at many community events such as Volusia County Dances, Central Florida Dance, Volusia County Fair, Remembering Lauren: A night of Song and Dance, and Florida Dance Master's Main Attraction. Shannon particpated in many workshops and conventions classes with numerous icons in the dance world; Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Dee Caspary, Mandy Moore, Lizzie MacKenzie, Randy Duncan, and Patsy Swayze. She was also a part of Jazz Dance World Congress. She left Florida to attend Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management to study Dance Performance. She studied extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, theater dance, dance pedagogy, anatomy, and choreography under such people as Jo Rowan, Robert Reed, Tiffany Van der merwe, Patricia Oplotnik, and Kay Sandel. While attending OCU, Shannon was a part of the prestigious American Spirit Dance Company for 4 years. While at OCU, she performed with and honored such celebrities as Susan Powell, Art and Nancy Stone, Cholly Atkins, Leonard Reed, Marion Coles, and Donald O'Conner. Shannon is currently working on choreography and developing a broader understanding of the concepts from which dance derives. Shannon was awarded "Excellence in Choreography" for her contemporary piece "New Beginnings" at the 2009 OnStage New York Nationals Competition Summer 2009. Shannon has recently worked with Spruce Creek High School's Papillon Dance Ensemble and Creekside Middle School Dance Teams in Port Orange, Fl. Shannon is a firm believer that the true dancer lies from within. Everyone has the ability to dance, it is just a matter of finding the strength from within to believe you can. Shannon is currently teaching at Amanda's Dance Center In Daytona Beach and is available for choreography and master classes in the Central Florida area, including and not limited to Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Sanford and Orlando.
We believe in providing top quality, progressive dance training. Our experience starts from the classroom to the stage. Dance is an art form that instills integrity, passion and discipline. Shannon is available for choreography, master classes, and private lessons in the Central Florida area for studios, dance teams, or stage shows/special events. Her unique, upbeat teaching style instills life into her dancers with strong emphasis on technique and style. She believes in creating balance between the them to train strong grounded dancers.
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Arts Education for Children
We provide a creative outlet for our students allowing them to express themselves through movement. Whether the goals are recreational or professional, we provide exceptional training. We believe in building self confidence through self improvement by setting goals for our students. Arts education instills important life skills such as learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people. Dance also provides health and fitness benefits.
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