Artistic Directors:

 

Barbara Hickman

 

(Creative Movement, Pre-ballet)

 

Barbara has had the pleasure of co-owning A&B Dance Dimensions since June 2005.  In addition to teaching Creative Movement and Preballet, Barbara is also an instructor for the annual Nutcracker Suite, annual Christmas parades and assists with the A&B Dance Company Competition Teams.  

 

Barbara has furthered her dance education by attending many classes at Broadway Dance Center in addition to attending many teacher workshops including Broadway Dance Center Teachers Workshop and Dance Teacher Magazine Summer Conference. 

 

 

 

Allison Hickman-McFerren

 

(Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Acro)

 

Allison has been dancing since  she was 3 years old.  Her training includes ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop and tap.  She began her training at the Waynesboro YMCA and later danced at Mar-Le-Nie Dance Studio in Chambersburg, PA.  At age 13 Allison began dancing at Beckie's Dance Studio (now A & B Dance Dimensions) in Waynesboro and has been dancing there ever since!          

 

While in college, Allison preformed with the Emotions Dance Ensemble of Elizabethtown College.  She was also a member of the Elizabethtown College Varsity cheerleading squad and served as co-captain for 2 years.   Allison has taken classes at various studios in Philadelphia and later taught ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop at Upper Merion Dance and Gymnastic Center in King of Prussia, PA for several years.  

 

Allison continued her dance education by attending many classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadways and Alvin Ailey Extension in Manhattan, attending many teacher workshops including Broadway Dance Center Teachers Workshop and Dance Teacher Magazine Summer Conference and completed the Fundamentals of Ballet Workshop with Finis Jhung in New York City and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher Workshop in Carisle, PA.  In 2022, Allison obtained her certification in acrodance education through Acrobatic Arts.  

 

 In addition to her dance career, Allison is a board certified pediatrician who practices in the Waynesboro area.  She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatrics training at Penn State Children's Hospital / Hershey Medical Center. She is a pediatrician at Keystone Pediatrics in Waynesboro.

 

She continues her position at A & B Dance Dimensions in an effort to share her love of dance with the youth of the greater Waynesboro area!

 

Miss Samantha

 

(Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern )  

 

Samantha began her dance training at the age of 3 at Beckie’s Dance Studio (now A&B Dance Dimensions). She has trained in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip-hop and tap. In addition to her local training, she has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Danceworks Studio in Cheltenham, England and completed the Fundamentals of Ballet Workshop with Finis Jhung in New York City.

 

She was an original member of the A&B Dance Dimensions Competition Team which she competed with for 4 years. She has performed as a corps member in the A&B Dance Company Nutcracker Suite as well as dancing soloist roles such as the Arabian, Snow Princess, Spanish, Merliton and Chinese. She has taught jazz, modern, ballet and pointe classes at A&B Dance as well as substitute teaching for multiple classes. She also choreographed for A&B Dance Dimensions Cinderella and Nutcracker ballet performances.  She has performed in countless local Christmas parades, the Mummers Parade in Hagerstown and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 

Samantha was a dual major in Dance and Accounting at Messiagh College during the 2014-2015 school year where she preformed with the Acclamation Dance Ensemble and the Messiah Dance Department.  After a transfer to Elizabethtown College, she became a memever of the Elizabethtown College Dance Team where she served as Captain her senior year.   Additionally, she performed and taught with Emotion Dance Ensemble where she performed in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Partnering and Salsa numbers.  Prior to her return to Waynesboro, Samantha taught at Morton's Dance Center in Landisville, PA.  

 

Samantha returned to Waynesboro in 2020 and currently teaches Jazz and Modern classes at A&B Dance Dimensions.  She also assists with the studio's newest class option, Acro.  In the fall she is involed in the A&B Dance Dimensions Nutcracker performance where she taeches and choreographes solos and corps de ballet numbers.  In the spring she coaches the A&B Dance Company Junior Competition Team.  In addition to her studio functions, Samantha is a Certified Public Accountant who works as a Senior Accountant at Menno Haven in Chambersburg, PA.  

 

Instructors:

 

Miss Brandy

 

( Ballet, Tap, Adult ballet/Jazz) 


Brandy has been an instructor at A&B Dance Dimensions since 2012.  Her training includes a minor in dance and theater from Dickinson College with training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.   She has also taken classes in ballet, jazz, and tap at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Steps on Broadway, and the Broadway Dance Center.Her areas of speciality are ballet, tap and boys technique.   In addition to teaching dance, she also holds a Master's degree in reading and teaches English Language Arts at Waynesboro Area Middle School. 

 

Miss Alyssa

 

(Tap, Jazz)

 

Alyssa has been dancing since the age of 4 with training in jazz, tap, ballet and modern.  She began her dance training at Mar-Le-Nie Dance in Chambersburg and later at Beckie's Dance Studio (now A&B Dance Dimensions).  She has been an instructor at Beckie's Dance Studio (now A&B Dance Dimensions) since 2009 and has enjoyed watching all of the dance students learn and grow each year!

 

Miss Kate

 

(Jazz, Tap)

 

Kate started dancing in 1997 at Dee Buchanan's School of Dance in Middletown, MD.  She was trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, Cecchetti, hip hop and musical theater.  She started competitive dance in Middler School and joined her High School dance team in 10th grade.  Kate was a memeber of the In-Motion Dance Team at Shippensburg University for 4 years where she also served as a choreographer and executive board member. 

 

kate has been teaching at A&B Dance Dimensions since 2013 and previously coached the A&B Dance Company Junior Competition Team.

 

Miss Aimee

 

(Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern)

 

Miss Marina   

                                

 (Jazz , Modern, Ballet) 

 

Marina was a former student at A&B Dance Dimensions where she trained for 14 years in various forms of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, lyrical and hip hop.  While she was a student at A&B Dance, she was a student assistant for multiple ballet and jazz classes.  She has also taken classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.   She has been an instructor at A&B Dance Dimensions since 2009. 

 

"I love working with the children and watching them learn new things!"

 

Miss Ashley

 

(Creative Movement, Preballet/Jazz) 

 

Ashley was a former student at Beckie's Dance Studio (now A&B Dance Dimensions) where she trained for 13 years in  ballet, pointe and modern dance.  After graduating, she continued her dance training in adult classes in ballet, jazz and hip hop.  She has been teaching at A&B Dance Dimensions since 2013.  

 

Miss Kara

 

(Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro)  

 

She danced at Beckie’s Dance Studio/A & B Dance Dimensions for 11 years. Kara has trained in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap.  As a student at A & B Dance Kara was a member of the A & B Dance Competition team and danced in several performances of The Nutcracker Suite. In addition to her local training, Kara has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Alvin Ailey. She has also performed in multiple local parades.

 

 

Miss Alli

 

(Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Acro)

 

Alli has been dancing since the age of 11.  She trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop and modern.  While a student at A&B Dance, Alli danced in several performaces of The Nutcracker Suite, multiple Christmas and 4th of July parades.  She was also a member of the A&B Dance Competition Team for six years and is now a coach for the Competition Team.  She has taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and Alvin Ailey in New York City.  

 

 

 

Miss Abby

 

(Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern)

 

Abby began dancing at A&B Dance Dimensions when she was 8 years old.  She trained in ballet, pointe and modern.  As a student Abby performed many Nutcracker productions as well as Cinderella.  Abby has been teaching for 4 years and has been assisting for many years.  

Student Instructors:

 

Miss Maria

 

(Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap)

 

Maria has been dancing for 15 years and teaching for 5 years.  She has taught tap, hip hop and ballet.  This year she will continue to instruct the Prepointe and Pointe 1/2 classes and is really looking forward to it!   Although it is Maria's senior year, she hopes to help these dancers achieve their goals that they have always wanted to obtain!

 

 

Miss Kaitlyn

 

(Ballet)  

 

Kaitlyn has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been teaching since 2021.  She has experience in every style of dance, though her favorite is jazz.  She is also part of the A&B Dance Senior competition team.  Kaitlyn loves sharing her love of dance with her students and witnessing their growth throughout the year.  

Miss Brenna

 

(Ballet)  

 

Brenna has been dancing since the age of 2.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, modern and jazz.  Brenna has competed on the A&B Dance Company Competition team and has participated in productions of Cinderella and The Nutcracker Suite.  She loves all styles of dance, but her favorite is ballet!

 

Miss Teagan

 

(Ballet, Hip Hop)  

 

Teagan has been dancing since the age of 3.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, hip hop, jazz, modern and tap. She has competed on the A&B Dance Company competition team for 6 years.  She has also participated in the ballet production of Cinderella as well as numerous productions of The Nutcracker Suite.  

 

Miss Brianna

 

(Tap)  

 

Brianna has been dancing since the age of 4 at A&B Dance Dimensions.  She takes ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop.  Her favorite styles are modern and tap.  Brianna has participated in The Nutcracker Suite, Cinderella and many Christmas parades.  She has been a member of the A&B Dance Company competition team for 7 years.  She assisted with tap last year and really enjoyed it. She can't wait to teach another tap class this year!

Student Assistants:

Miss Carolyn

 

(Ballet)  

 

Carolyn has been taking classes at A&B Dance Dimensions for 10 years.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and hip hop.  She has participated in multiple productions of The Nutcracker Suite and was selected as a soloist in 2022.  She was a member of the A&B Dance Company Junior competition team.  She has been assisting with ballet insce 2022.  Carolyn is excited to help teach young dancers. 

 

"I hope I can help them find a love for dance just like I did." 

 

Miss Bella

 

(Ballet)  

 

 

Miss Allison

 

(Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap)  

 

Allison has been dancing at A&B Dance Dimensions since she was four years old.  Her favorite styles of dance are modern and tap.  She is so glad that she gets to teach students the things she was taught when she was little.  She loves working with the people who taught her as she has grown.  

"Being a part of A&B Dance is such a privilege and I'm so thankfor that I get to share my passion and love of dance with other dancers who share that same passion."

Miss Lizzie

 

(Pointe)  

 

 

Miss Erika

 

(Pointe)  

 

Erika has been taking classes at A&B Dance since the age of 4.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop and modern.  Erika has participated in many recitals as well as several productions of The Nutcracker Suite.  She has been a memver of the A&B Dance Competition Team for the past 4 years.  She has a passion for dance and is looking forward to the coming year!

 

Miss Eve

 

(Creative Movement, Preballet)  

 

 

Miss Kylie

 

(Ballet)  

 

Kylie has been dancing at A&B Dance Dimensions since the age of 6.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, hip hop, jazz, modern, acro and tap.  She has competed on the A&B Dance Company competition team and participated in productions of The Nutcracker Suite and Cinderella.  She dances with her 3 sisters: Kenna , Kaelii and Khloe.  She enjoys all styles of dance but her favorites are hip hop and pointe!

 

 

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