trained in Ballet, CCA, Tap, Hip Hop, Breakdancing and Lyrical.

Sara McDaniel
Teacher

Sara McDaniel has been dancing all her life and grew up competing and performing (under the direction of Miss Dena and Miss Janelle!). She was an incredible dancer, but she really shined on her team in the areas of team leadership and positive morale- two characteristics that have made her a wonderful teacher. Miss Sara is a multi-genre instructor who works with all ages and skill levels, and she has a natural ability to make every dancer feel like a million dollars. She has trained in Ballet, CCA, Tap, Hip Hop, Breakdancing and Lyrical. A recent graduate of UNC, Sara is a massage therapist on her way to a graduate degree in Physical Therapy. Her goal is to fuse her love of dance with her knowledge of the human body into a career healing dancers. When she’s not dancing or working, Sara can be found spending time with her husband.

How To Be Successful In Miss Sara’s Classes

Introduces our youngest dancers to tap and hip hop in an upbeat setting.

PRE-PRIMARY

Hi, Parents! You are the reason your dancers will love coming to class. Thanks so much for modeling a fantastic attitude and helping them arrive prepared! Please take your dancer to the bathroom before class, even if they say they do not have to go. Secure their hair, but leave fancy barrettes and headbands at home. (Sometimes we stand on our heads.) Help your dancer put on their tap shoes before class. When the lights are on, we’re ready for you. Come on in and help your dancer find a cubby. Take their hip hop shoes and water bottle out of the dance bag and set them in the cubby, so they’re ready to go. Make sure your hip hop shoes are for studio-use only, and we really appreciate it when they’re Velcro. Label everything if you hope to get it back. 🙂 Leave toys at home. We love it if you arrive 5 minutes early to class, but not sooner. Once your dancer is ready for class, please kiss and go quickly. Stay invisible to your dancer for the duration of class- it really helps them focus and creates the best learning environment. We will end class on time by cleaning hands and passing out stickers. We’ll wave you in to help your dancer collect their things so we can start the next class. Thanks!

HIP HOP

Hi, Dancers! Please arrive 5 minutes early to change into your DEDICATED hip hop shoes and begin stretching. Please, please, please do not wear your hip hop shoes out into the world. They are for the studio only! I will meet you at the door to dismiss the class before and invite you in. Find a cubby to put your bag and water bottle in. Wear sweats or workout leggings to class to protect your legs during floor work and a top that will cover your skin when doing tricks, such as handstands. We STRONGLY recommend ladies wear a leotard under sweats- it will protect your modesty when we are in our inversions.

BALLET, POINTE/PRE-POINTE, TURNS & LEAPS

Hi, Dancers! Please arrive 5 minutes early to begin warming up. I will meet you at the door to dismiss the class before and invite you in. Find a cubby to put your bag and water bottle in. Make sure your hair is secured! Ballet students should absolutely wear a bun. Come prepared by dressing in your black leotard and tights, with the proper shoes for your style of dance. Let’s get ready to work hard and have fun!