Dance Instructors in Lancaster PA

717-371-9191
35 A Diller Ave. New Holland PA 17557

Testimonials

"We stay with Signature because Lauren has been dancing with most of the girls for years. And they are friends but also like family. Signature is also more affordable than most dance studios and there are many different varieties of dance to choose from. Plus the personal time spent with each dancer is a bonus. I can definitely see that Lauren has grown as a dancer each year."


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Meet The Staff

Katie Adams:

Beginning Movements, Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Tap/Jazz Combos, Jazz, Competition Jazz Team, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Modern, Music and Dance Theatre

Dancing has been Katie’s main focus since the age of 14, after serving 10 years as a competitive gymnast. Starting dancing at Pas de Chat, she studied jazz, ballet, and pointe. She had the opportunity to participate in a hip hop workshop in 2002, studying with choreographers such as Wade Robson, Darrin Henson, and Chuck Maldonado, (choreographers for N’Sync, Brittany Spears, Missy Elliott, and So You Think You Can Dance).

Katie danced as a Junior Eagles Cheerleader in 2004, performing in the Lincoln Financial Field, at the halftime show. Katie joined the staff of Class Act Dance Studio in 2005 where she began teaching tap, jazz, ballet, and pointe. That year, she also had the opportunity to choreograph a music ensemble production at Garden Spot Senior High School. Katie also taught hip hop at Capital Academy of the Arts and at Class Act Dance Studio and coached the Cocalico Senior High dance team in 2006.

Katie continued to teach tap, jazz, dance fundamentals, and competition jazz teams for the next 4 years at Class Act Dance Studio earning multiple gold medals and trophies at various competitions across the region. In 2011, Class Act Dance Studio closed its doors and Katie decided to take on a new role as studio owner and artistic director of her own studio, Signature Dance Studio, LLC. In 2011, she also choreographed Garden Spot’s spring production of Footloose. She is so grateful for the opportunity and is hopeful for a positive future. Her goal is to offer a fun, safe, and family friendly place for children and adults to gain a positive dance experience!


Sherry Moyer:

Teen and Adult Tap, Cheer Dance, Elite Cheer

Sherry started her dance training at the age of 3 and has been dancing ever since. As a teenager she performed on TV talent shows and trained as a student teacher with Shirley Thomas School of Dance. During college Sherry coached a high school cheerleading squad along with teaching tap, jazz, ballet and disco classes at Dance Centers. She has attended Dance Caravan, Dance Olympus and Joe Tremaine Conventions in NYC to learn new styles of dance. During the past 10 years you may have seen her acting as coach for BYBL and GSMAA cheerleading programs. In the past 4 1/2 years the Class Act Elite Cheer class has attended several competitions and achieved their goal of earning a platinum medal under Sherry's direction. Today she is the mother of three teenagers and is planning on taking her cheer classes to competitions to earn more medals as Signature Dance Studio!!!!!


Karen Hershman:

Karen Hershman started her performing career at the age of 8. Stan Deen of Garden Spot High School fame, cast her as Gretl in GSPA's first production of The Sound of Music. She then appeared on the local Dan Neidemyer variety show. Throughout elementary school she did various voice over and radio work. Karen studied dance at the Jan Forry school of dance in Millersville, PA. She continued her study of dance with Chet Zercher of Lancaster. Karen studied voice under Dr. Thomas Houser of New Holland, while continuing to perform in various GSPA productions. Karen continued to perform while raising her family doing voice over, modeling, and community theater. Karen took private acting lessons from the well known New York actress, Lisa Sweeney. Karen then had the thrill of performing with her children in GSPA's production of Meet Me in St. Louis. Her love of theater lead her to begin choreographing for various high school musical productions.

Karen then joined Laurel Dance Studio teaching Mommy and Me, Creative Movement I and II as well as Dance Explorers. Karen was then given the opportunity by Artistic Director Kathleen Megnin Millay to start a Broadway program at Laurel. Karen taught a total of 15 years with Laurel Dance and Footprints Performing Arts. Karen has continued to teach at two other dance studios, does pageant coaching and also teaches private voice lessons. Karen is very proud of the accomplishments of all her students, with special recognition to Kristine Hurdleston who is currently enrolled in Rider University as a musical theater major, Maille McNicholas who has various pageant awards and Jenna Zueno, who has appeared in various Dutch Apple Theater productions as well as the American Musical Theater Christmas show.

Karen has two children, Phillip Enck of Boston, MA and Fallon Gordon of Harrisburg, PA. Karen's daughter is a graduate of AMDA in New York City, and her son in law is a professional stunt man. Karen has two beautiful granddaughters Raiden and Eevee. Karen is also a published Interior Designer having appeared in various magazines and the book, "How To Work With An Interior Designer". Karen has completed projects across the country and is currently working on a project in Park City Utah.


Alyson Grine:

Alyson has been dancing since the age of 9, training in tap, jazz, contemporary, and ballet at Encore Productions in South Jersey. Throughout grade school and high school she competed both regionally and nationally. Alyson’s performance experience includes corps and soloist roles in the Nutcracker at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, dancing in Reflections of Woodstock at Caesar’s, and Andrea McArdle’s Family Christmas Show at The Tropicana. Alyson studied dance at Moorpark College in Southern CA, and Stockton State College in South Jersey. She has been teaching many styles to all ages of dancers since 1999. She continues her education by reading and taking class when she has the opportunity and in 2016 became a part of Netco, a local contemporary dance company. Alyson is passionate about dance and honored to share her love and experience through teaching!


L. Travis Love, LCCA:

Travis has been sharing his passion for the performing arts with students for over 10 years. He has received "Pass Highly Commended" on his teacher examinations from the Cecchetti Council of America and currently holds his Licentiate Certificate. Mr. Love's students have gone on to perform and study professionally with companies, theaters, and prestigious colleges and conservatories. Recently he has been in The Fulton Theater's "Wizard of Oz", EPAC's "Guys and Dolls", "Legally Blonde", and "Hello Dolly" Ballet 180's "A Charlie Brown Christmas", Lancaster Opera's "Hansel and Gretel" and COBALT's "Dances With Jane Austen". He has recently choreographed "Heathers", "Little Women", "Music Man", "Legally Blonde", "Footloose", "HONK!" and "25th....Spelling Bee". Travis is a member of the Arts Faculty at Linden Hall where he is the director of the dance programs, serves as Member at Large and Conference Administrator for the Cecchetti East Coast board of Directors, and is the choreographer in residence at Warwick High School and La Salle University. Travis is continually inspired by his students, peers, teachers, and the beautiful ever-changing language of dance!


Melanie Hutt:

Bio Coming Soon!