Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Our staff is dedicated to sharing their experience and passion of dance with students of every age and level. We are committed to providing a safe, and positive environment for all students.
Owner, Director, Teacher
Ms. Sarah has over 40 years of dance experience, starting her studies at the age of 3 with ballet and tap. She has continued her education throughout the years and in many states with classes, workshops, Master Classes, and her own lessons broadening her love of dance and deepening her knowledge through ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and lyrical. Experience through musical theater has taught Ms. Sarah the building blocks of production and performance. Opening this studio was a lifelong dream to provide a safe, encouraging environment for dancers of all skill levels. Sarah loves to watch her students grow, succeed, and be better than they were the day before.
Acro/Jazz/Lyrical/Musical Theater/Team Instructor
Ms. Danielle started dance and gymnastics at 2 and a half, where she fell in love with the stage. She brings a vast array of experience to RMDC and her students including over 30 years of dance experience, over 10 years of competitive gymnastics, a background in cheer and dance team as well as theater. Danielle holds a B.A in Child Development and Education and a Minor in Theater Arts. Beginning her formal Dance Instructor career in 2013, Ms. Danielle has won numerous awards for both her own performances as well as those she has choreographed for her students. Her classes show a love of creativity and a sense of family. She is passionate about teaching, believes that you are never too old to start dancing, and is thrilled to share her joy with the RMDC Family
Ms. Kat has been dancing for 15 years and was a founding member of the Ballroom Dance Society at Christopher Newport University. Ms. Kat teaches salsa, cha cha, rumba, tango, waltz, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, and swing dancing. She teaches a social ballroom style and has also choreographed pieces for formal events. She is a big believer that anyone can learn to dance and that every song has ballroom potential!
Multiple Genres/Team Instructor
Ms. Ashley began her dance journey at the age of three at Barton and Williams School of Dance and has trained at multiple studios in the DMV area. As a student, she has studied under a variety of instructors and choreographers and was privately instructed by Corey-Jeanne Houck Cox for three years. Ms. Ashley was accepted to study at Virginia School of the Arts, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Richmond Ballet and the Washington Ballet. Professionally teaching at studios in the NOVA area, Ms. Ashley has come back to her roots in Stafford to share her experience and love of dance with her students.
Hip Hop/Tap/Team Instructor
Mr. Thomas's professional experience is exceptional, including dancing for the Georgia Tech Goldrush dance team, and winning a national championship in 2021 in the DlA Hip Hop category at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) nationals' competition. He has also performed as an opening act for a Lil Baby concert for the McDonald's All-American High School Basketball game and in the Super Bowl 53 halftime show.
Mr. Thomas recently moved back to Stafford from Albuquerque where he was teaching at the New Mexico Ballet Company (NMBC), coached the St. Pius X High School Dorados dance team for the 2022-2023 academic year, and coached and choreographed for theAlbuquerque Dance Collaborative (ADC) competitive dance team. Winning overall high score awards and national titles at their recent nationals with Showbiz. He has judged for the dance competition company Headliners, and emceed for the dance competition company, Starpower.
Mr. Thomas is excited to be back in Stafford where he has previously taught and choreographed for Amyclae Dance Academy.
Ms. Heather has been training in a variety of dance styles for over a decade. She has been lucky, as a military child, to experience the teachings of numerous teachers and dance environments which has provided her diversity in her teaching abilities and expanded her experience as an award winning, competitive dancer. Ms. Heather loves working with younger dancers and finds helping them be successful, very rewarding. She loves having the opportunity to pass on her experience to dancers of all ages.