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 now serves as treasurer.

 

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 coaching the Junior Competition Team for 2 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 is currrently enrolled in Joffery Ballet training program.

 

 

Miss Ashley

 

(Creative Movement) 

 

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 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, Tap)

Kara has danced for 7 years beginning at Clarissa's School of Performing Arts when she was little before "finding a home" at A&B Dance Dimensions as a teeenager.  She has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern.  In addition to her local training, Kara has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City.  As a student, Kara assisted with ballet, tap and jazz classes at A&B Dance. 

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.
 

Student Instructors:

Miss Olivia

 

(Jazz, Ballet)

 

his will be Olivia’s eleventh year of dancing. She has studied ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and lyrical, tap and acro. She danced in Chambersburg for seven years and came to A&B Dance Dimensions three years ago. While dancing in Waynesboro, she has danced twice in the Nutcracker Suite, once as Clara, in the Cinderella ballet as a stepsister, competed on the A&B Dance Company and participated in Christmas parades and recitals. When she danced in Chambersburg she also traveled to Disney World to be in the Dance Around the World Parade. Olivia also enjoys playing the piano and singing. She will be teaching Ballet 2 this year!

 

Miss Madison

 

(Ballet, Jazz)  

 

Maddie started dancing at the age of 3 at Beckie's Dance Studio (now A&B Dance Dimensions). She has studied ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, modern and pointe at A&B Dance. Maddie has performed in the Nutcracker four times. She has been on the A&B competition team for the past four years, including the last two on the senior team.  At the age of 10, Maddie danced in the Waynesboro talent show. She also has danced in Christmas parades and the Mummers parade.

 

Last year, Maddie assisted with the Prepointe class at A&B Dance. This year, she is excited to be teaching Jazz 1 and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with others.  Maddie also loves to sing and play guitar and keyboards.

 

 

Miss Samantha

 

(Ballet,Hip Hop)

 

Samantha started dancing when she was four years old. She has attended several different dance studios when she was younger. Samantha began attending A and B Dance Dimensions 3 years ago. She has trained in ballet, pointe, modern and hip hop. She also has participated in the Waynesboro, Greencastle and Chambersburg Christmas parades with A and B Dance Dimensions. Samantha is also an instructor for the children's dance ministry at her church.

 

Miss Kara

 

(Ballet)  

 

Kara is starting her 10th year of dance.  She has danced at Beckie’s Dance Studio (now A & B Dance Dimensions) for 10 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 Allison

 

(Ballet)

 

 

Miss Lily

 

(Ballet/Jazz)

Lily has been dancing at A&B Dance Dimensions for 10 years where she has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, modern and tap.  She has been a student assistant for jazz and ballet classes at A&B Dance.  She has also been a member of the A&B Dance Dimensions competition team and has performed in the A&B Dance Company Nutcracker Suite. 

In addition to her local training, Lily has taken classes in hip hop and tap at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City.

 

Miss Abigail

 

 

 

 

Miss Kaye

 

 

 

 

Student Assistants:

 

Miss Reagan

 

 

 

 

Miss Erin

 

 

 

 

Miss Alexa

 

 

 

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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