Helen has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She teaches Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop for all ages, and has been involved with musical theatre choreography at Berks Catholic High School. She has been a judge at "Talent Olympics" competitions in the Poconos for the past 2 1/2 years, and she has attended many dance instructor seminars in New York City, New Jersey and New Hampshire. She has taken masters classes with the Rockettes, cast of Legally Blonde, cast of Kinky Boots, Lane Napper, Andy Blankenbeuller, Chris Judd, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Brian Freidman, Germaine Salsberg and Shea Sulivan. Helen is also a Registered Nurse with Optum in the Medicare division.
Dawn has been teaching dance for 22 years, and at Dance Centers for 19 of those years. Her dance journey began at the age of 3 years old, studying Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobatic, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Dawn has performed in many dance competitions, winning many 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In 1985, at the age of 10, she won Miss Pre-Teen Talent. She has studied with Tremaine, Monsters of Hip Hop just to name a few. Dawn is a mother of 4 -- sons Cobie, Branson, and Garrett, and daughter Brianna. When she's not at the studio, she works as a support aide at Twin Valley School District and is a certified freelance makeup artist of her own Metamorphosis Artistry. Dawn believes dance is a way to express yourself in a fun and positive way. It’s easy to learn the dance steps, the true challenge is bringing them to life through your energy and style. Dance is about fun and loving what you are doing!