Welcome to A&B Dance Dimensions
Welcome to A&B Dance Dimensions

Instructors

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 

 

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

 

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 continues 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.

 

           In addition to her dance career, Allison is a board certified pediatrician who is now practicing 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!

Instructors:

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 has performed in countless local Christmas parades, the Mummers Parade in Hagerstown and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 

She is currently a representative/designer for Yumiko Leotards. Samantha was dual major in Dance and Accounting at Messiah College during the 2014-2015 school year where she performed with the Acclamation Dance Ensemble and the Messiah Dance Department. After a transfer to Elizabethtown College, she became a member of the Elizabethtown College Dance Team where she served as Captain her senior year and Emotion Dance performance group.  

 

Samantha currently teaches at Morton's Dance Center in Landisville, PA in addition to working as an accountant at Commonweath Charter Academy in Harrisburg, PA.

 

Miss Brandy

 

( Ballet, Tap, Adult ballet/Jazz) 


Brandy has studied jazz, ballet, tap, and modern and has a minor in dance and theater from Dickinson College.  She has previously worked as a choreographer for the Washington County Public Schools show choir program.  This summer she took classes in ballet, jazz, and tap at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Steps on Broadway, and the Broadway Dance Center.  She also holds a Master's degree in reading and teaches English 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 teaching tap and jazz at A&B Dance for the past 8 years and has loved every minute of it!

 

Miss Kate

 

(Jazz, Tap)

 

Kate has been dancing for 14 years and competitively dancing for 11 of those years. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, Cecchetti, hip-hop, and musical theatre at Dee Buchanan’s School of Dance in Middletown, MD where she was a student instructor for 2 years. She was a member of the In-Motion Dance Team at Shippensburg University for 4 years where she also served as a choreographer.

 

Kate has been teaching at A&B Dance Dimensions for the past 3 years and coached the Junior Competition Team for 3 years.

 

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. 

 

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

 

Miss Sarah

 

(Ballet)

 

Sarah has been dancing for 8 years with training in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and hip hop.  She has performed as a corps member in the A&B Dance Company Nutcracker suite for the last 4 years and has also danced the soloist roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara in the Pas de Deux, Toy Doll and Snow Princes.  She has been a member of the A&B Dance Competition team for the past 4 years. 

She began serving as a student assistant and later as a student instructor 3 years ago in ballet and last year in pointe.  In addition to her local training, Sarah also has trained at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York City.  She is graduated from Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), an online charter school and completed a year at Joffery Ballet training program.

 

 

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 Creative Movement at A&B Dance for the past 4 years.

 

Miss Kaye

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Mary

 

(Jazz)

 

Mary began studying dance at Beckie's Dance Studio (now A&B Dance Dimensions) at the age of 5.  She studied a variety of styles of dance with a focus on jazz. 

She attended Shippensburg University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and was a member of the Shippensburg University Track and Field team.  Her primary event was 400m hurdles.  Currently Mary is employed as a full time Procurement Analyst and pursuing her Master's in Business Administration at Frostburg State University.  Aside from dance, Mary is an avid runner and experienced group fitness instructor.  She Loves to incorporate her athleticism into her dance classes!  Mary is excited to continue teaching with her "dance family" at A&B Dance Dimensions and hopes to pass on her love of music and dance to the studio's youth!

 

Miss Kara

(Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Modern)
 

Kara’s love of dance started when she was 4, beginning at Clarissa's School of Performing Arts before "finding a home" at A&B Dance Dimensions as a teenager.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern.  As a student, she assisted with ballet, tap and jazz classes. Kara has also taught summer classes at the studio for the past 4 years. While at A&B Dance she was a member of the A&B Dance Competition team, performed in the corps in the A&B Dance Company Nutcracker Suite in addition to her soloist role as a Drummer Boy, Nutcracker, and Creepy Aunt, as well as The Wicked Step Mother in Cinderella. She has also helped co-choreograph The Nutcracker suite in 2017!  In addition to her local training, she has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Alvin Ailey in New York City. Kara was also given the opportunity to audition for and attend a summer intensive with the world famous Radio City Rockettes! 

 

Miss Brittany

(Ballet, Tap)

Brittany began dancing at age 5 at Margaret McCann's School of Dance in Mifflintown, PA   She has over twelve years of training in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe.  She was also a theatrical dancer with parts in the ballet, The Nightingaile, as well as played Lavinia in the ballet version of The Little Princess.  

Student Instructors:

 

Miss Kara

 

(Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop)  

 

Kara is starting her 10th year of dance.  She has danced at Beckie’s Dance Studio (now A & B Dance Dimensions) for 11 years. Kara has trained in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap. She was part of the A & B Dance Company last year as a team member. Kara was also part of the A & B Dance Company Nutcracker Suite for one year. 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 Mackenzie

 

(Ballet, Jazz)

 

 

 

 

Miss Madalyn

 

(Ballet, Modern, Jazz)

 

Miss Madalyn has been dancing at A&B since the age of four. She is a sophomore at WASHS and takes jazz, hip hop, pointe, modern, and tap at A&B Dance. She loves dancing teaching it as well. Madalyn have also been a part of the A&B Dance competition team for the last 4 years and has enjoyed every single moment of it!

 

 

Miss Libby

 

(Ballet, Jazz)

 

 

 

 

Student Assistants:

 

Miss Reagan

 

(Ballet, Hip Hop)

 

 

 

 

Miss Kaycee

 

(Ballet, Pointe)

 

 

 

 

Miss Anna

 

(Ballet)

 

Anna is a freshman at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.  She has been dancing since the age of four.  Her favorite style of dance is jazz!

 

 

Miss Abby

 

(Ballet)

 

Abby has been dancing for 9 years, with 8 years at A&B Dance Dimensions. Abby has trained in Ballet, Pointe and Modern. She has performed in all the years of The Nutcracker Suite and Cinderella Ballets. Abby has served as an student assistant in the past and is returning after some time away.

Miss Anjolee

 

(Ballet)  

 

Anjolee has been dancing with A & B for 9 years with a concentration on Ballet and Pointe. She has also received training in Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop. Anjolee has been part of the A&B Dance Company's productions of The Nutcracker Suite and Cinderella including soloist roles. In addition to her local training, Anjolee has taken classes with the Washington School of Ballet in both Ballet /Pointe technique and variations.

 

Miss Rachel

 

(Creative Movement)  

 

 

Miss Mya

 

(Ballet)  

 

 

Miss Maria

 

(Ballet)  

 

 

Please note that we take your child's safety seriously! A&B Dance features instructors and teaching assistants who have all passed state-required background and security checks.

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