THE DANCE SPOT STUDIO OWNER
Competition Teams Choreographer
& Studio Creative Director
Coach Courtney started dancing under her Mother's training since she was in 1st grade. Participating on several dance team programs across the USA in Hawaii, Rhode Island and Southern California. Courtney has also been a member of the Dance Spot studio since it was created her senior year of High School. She has won countless dance solo awards at various competitions across the state of Kansas and was a proud member of the 2008 Kansas City Chiefs Junior Dance Team as well as a 2011 Emporia State University Stinger Dance Team member. Courtney has earned countless awards as a Coach & Choreographer of the Dance Spot but her proudest to date are several National Championship Titles from ADTS Nationals in Denton Texas, Talent On Parade and being named the 2015 KSPEC Director of the Year. Her passion to create an even more competitive dance program at the Dance Spot is ignited by the dancers on her teams willingness to never be settled with the Status quo. She is the reason the Dance Spot is so successful and she is the rock to all our awards!
Social Media Director
Dance Spot Studios Founder
Coach Mickey founded the Dance Spot in the fall of 2009. Over the past 11 years she taught dance to all levels and ages. During that time she was able to capture our memories by creating the studio's first YouTube Vlogging channel. She is the host & offical director of the studio's Social Media pages. She recently retired from official technical dance teaching, directing or choreographing for the studio in 2021. After 42 years in the cheer & dance industry she is truly excited about her new receptionist position where you will find her behind the desk & behind the camera for the studio now.
THE DANCE SPOT C0-OWNER
Competition Teams Choreographer
& Performance Teams Head Director
Coach Maddie is a 2015 Alumni graduate of the Dance Spot with years of soloist Championship titles at Talent On Parade, KSPEC & Starquest dance competitions. She is the 2017 Elite Company Director and has a vision to develop our ever growing dancers to become soloist champions like herself. Her passion is in Contemporary / Lyrical styles but watch out for her creative talents and award winning success in the Musical Theater / Novelty dance divisions as a choreographer. Coach Maddie also is the assistant coach for the top tiered dance team at the Dance Spot supporting the Diamond Company with Coach Courtney and helping the dancers see the opportunities to dance professionally not just at a collegiate level. Coach Maddie has also trained in Los Angeles at the world famous EDGE dance studio, MILLENNIUM dance studio and at POINT B dance studio in Lawerence. Coach Maddie is also a proud dance mom herself being a new mommy in 2016 she can't wait for the day when her daughter joins the family dream.
THE DANCE SPOT ACROBATICS COACH
Gymnastics & Acrobatics Director
Jazz, Pom, Lyrical Dance Teacher
Ashley was a competitive power tumbler for 12 years, along with competitive cheer for 10 years, and competitive dance for 4 years. During this time she made several appearances at NCA All Star Nationals in Dallas, TX. And two appearances at Varsity’s The Cheerleading Worlds Competition in Orlando, FL. After high school Ashley continued cheerleading on the collegiate level at Ottawa University - where her team competed at NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Fl. and finished top 5 in Large Co-are Division. Since college Ashley has continued to coach competitive cheer and power tumbling, and is the current Santa Fe Trail High School Varsity Coach.
She will be leading all of THE DANCE SPOT acrobatic classes & training for our competition & non-competitive
students. With her competitive dance training background she will also be teaching several of our summer dance clinics, fall-winter classes, privates & more.
MORE NEW STAFF COMING SOON!
Dance Class Teachers wanted!
- Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop & Tap
The DANCE SPOT will always be on the look out for new staff to help
with the growth of the technical training & development of dancers
who want to star on the stage or reach those competitive dreams.
Currently in seach of the following staff for 2022 season:
- Preschool Dance Teacher (Ballet & Tap)
- Beg. - Advanced Ballet Teacher
- Beg. - Advanced Tap Teacher
- Beg. - Advanced Jazz & Hip Hop Teacher
- Assistant Coach for Emerald Company & Diamond Company Teams
- Competition Teams Coach for Pre-Comp Teams (Ruby & Pearl Company)
Competitive Hourly rate for staff & great dance family community.
Contact Coach Courtney by sending resume & information to
her email address:
Even in a serious competitive dance world we try our best to not to be
afraid of enjoying life to it's fullest. We as not just coaches but as a family try to teach our kids that it's okay to laugh at yourself, know when it's time to take things serious but also to enjoy life without it becoming too overwhelming.
Our DANCE SPOT FAMILY VLOGS is a vlogging channel that follows all the adventures of running a small town dance studio as a unique out of the box Mother - Daughter team and how much we truly love the dance competition world. We may not seem like your typical dance studio staff but then again our studio is not your average dance competition training facility so it makes sense that we are so different then any other dance family you will enjoy to get to know.
We have created a second YouTube channel to share our stories with the world and inspire everyone to love your life through whatever challenges may come up. MAGICAL MICKEY FAMILY channel is about our love & passion for Disney and travel adventures to Walt Disney World theme parks. Follow & enjoy all the magical adventures outside the dance world on this fun Disney loving family travel vlog channel.