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Darcy Leavitt - Dance Classes in Buxton ME
Darcy Leavitt — Owner, Director, & Instructor

Darcy Leavitt has spent a lifetime dancing. She began at the age of 6 with the fabulous Virginia Dorr. She also studied with some other great local teachers including Carole Lamontagne Jordan and Vicki Lloyd. Later, she studied dance at Bates College and the University of Southern Maine where she worked her way through college by teaching dance and earning her degree in psychology with a dance minor. She was voted president of the university's dance group and choreographed performances for Russell Theater on the Gorham campus.
She participated in several pageants associated with the Miss America Scholarship Pageant. She won the title of Miss Maine Mall 1979 and participated in the Miss Maine Pageant later that year..

In the 1980's, she was a member and co-director pf a professional dance company called “The Front Page Dancers” which was based at Maine State Ballet. They performed throughout the southern Maine area.

Darcy taught ballet, jazz, and pointe for advanced students at the Dance Studio of Maine for 10 years under the directorship of Carole Lamontagne Jordan. She also directed the Ballet Repertory Company while there.

She opened her own studio in Standish in 1990 called “The Studio of Ballet” and later moved it to Buxton in September of 1999 renaming it “All That Dance”. She has taught dance for Hollis Recreation, Standish Recreation, and the Schoolhouse Arts Center where she served as Artistic Director.

Her choreography for the Schoolhouse Arts Center's production of “Fiddler on the Roof” as well as her choreography for the AIDS Benefit at the Portland Performing Arts Center won praise from local critics. She has choreographed shows for Bonny Eagle High School Theater, Westbrook High School Theater, and Windham Community Theater.

Darcy's students have danced all over the country including the Showboat in Las Vegas, on the Boardwalk in New Jersey, the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Hershey, Pennsylvania, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and in Disney World. Her students were invited to perform at the London Olympics in 2012 and to try out for the hit TV show “Dance Moms” in New York City. Her students consistently place in the top ten at regional and national dance competitions, including winning Top Group and Top Solos. She has received two choreography awards from the Dance Educators of America and Dancers' Inc., respectively. Darcy truly sees herself as a “Dance Educator” and incorporates the history of dance and it's social significance into her dance classes. She believes that the discipline of dance can impact the futures of her students in dance or any other career path. She tries to encourage her students by demonstrating integrity, professionalism, courtesy, and respect for the art of dance.
 
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Meet Our Dance Instructors

 
Chelsea Myers - Dance Classes in Buxton ME
 
Chelsea Myers — Co-Director, Instructor, and Competition Team Coach

Chelsea graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2012 with a degree in Small Business & Entrepreneurship. She has been studying dance for the past 23 years with classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, pointe, and competition.

She has also studied dance with several dance masters at workshops and conventions, including Roni Mahler, Raymond Lukens, and Stan Picus. She began as a dance assistant at age 9 and has been teaching her own classes since age 14.

She's danced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2004 and in Disney World in 2000 and 2005. In the spring of 2006, Chelsea was
 
awarded a ballet scholarship from the Dance Educators of America to attend a ballet seminar in Las Vegas. She attended and completed the seminar in July 2006.

Through the All That Dance competition team, Chelsea has won many platinum medals, gold medals, special awards, and high score and placement awards. At the Dancer's Inc. Nationals in July 2006, Chelsea performed a pointe trio that won first place in its category, and the trio was invited to perform the dance at the Awards Gala. She also won top senior soloist at Olympic Miss Regionals in 2008 and 2009. Most recently, several of Chelsea's groups and soloists have won top placements at regional and national dance competitions. Her choreography has won top awards at regional and national competitions. Several of her soloists have placed in overall high scores.

In recent years Chelsea has been a member of Andrea Sharron's Fusion Dance Company and Rhythm and Sole Tap Company out of Casco Bay. She has also performed with IndieDanceWorks out of Casco Bay. Through these companies she has performed in Maine's Got Talent, a commercial for Honda™, and has put on shows with proceeds going to cancer treatment.

She currently works as a pre-marketer at Olympus Asset Management and commits her evenings to teaching her wonderful students.
 
 
Tori Ranks- Administrative Assistant

Tori began taking dance classes at the age of 3. As a member of The Movers and Shakers Dance Troupe she competed and performed nationally. She was primarily trained by Darcy Leavitt studying ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, and some hip hop. Over the years she was able to attend dance workshops with master teachers including Roni Mahler, Debbi Irons, and Matthew Prescott (from the Joffrey Ballet). In recent years she performed with a non-profit dance company as well as with fellow All That Dance alumni.
In 2007 Tori began helping Darcy with the bookkeeping and desk duties. Over the past couple of years she has primarily been at the desk to assist with clients on a daily basis. She also enjoys coaching the competition students and substituting for the teachers if needed.
After earning her degree in liberal studies from SMCC, she worked in special education with theBiddeford School department for 5 years. This fall she will be attending USM to earn a degree in Social Work.
Dance has always been huge part of Tori's life and she enjoys being involved with it in any way shecan. She is excited to be able to work with the students and their parents
 

 
 
Sara Wear - Instructor

Sara Wear started dancing at the age of three. She has studied many different forms of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop. In 2005, she was invited to join the All That Dance Competition Team. Since then, she has participated in many competitions performing group dances, trios, duos and solos. Sara has won many high score and overall awards at Regional and National competitions.
2016 will be her third year teaching, choreographing, and coaching for the ATD competition team. This past spring, Sara won the coveted choreography award for her dance “Imagine” at the International Dance Challenge competition in Concord, New Hampshire.
Sara is a graduate of Spa Tech for Holistic Massage Therapy and is now a Licensed Massage Therapist. Sara will be offering massage for our clients this year at All That Dance.
Sara recently became a member of the Red Claws Dance Team and will be performing at their games and events!
 

 
Jessica Earl - Dance Classes in Buxton ME
 
Jessica Earl — Instructor

Jess began teaching at ATD in 2010, leaving behind a career in engineering because dance and children are her true passion. She fell in love with dance and gymnastics at age 5 and continued lessons through high school (in New Hampshire and Connecticut) and was an assistant teacher and studio helper her senior year.

She continued to enjoy dance workshops and adult classes whenever she could fit it in between college and motherhood. Jess choreographed a theatrical junior solo for the ATD competition team that won high gold and divisional 3rd place. She has subbed and
 
helped coach the competition team as needed. Jess' choreography and classes are often animated, cheerful and empowering. She strives to assist each child to discover their strengths, not just as a dancer, but as an individual. Students in her classes are challenged to improve technical skills by gearing instruction and choreography toward each child's unique disposition; out-going kids are encouraged to learn leadership skills that are respectful and helpful while children who are more timid/quiet are made to feel comfortable and safe so they can gain confidence within a group. Every student is a “superstar” in her eyes, no matter the skill level. Parents have described “Miss Jessica” as professional, nurturing and incredibly patient.

 
 
Kate Meehan - Instructor

Kate Meehan-Dance has been a part of Kate's life since she began dancing at Turning Point at the age of three. She then danced for Steppin' Out and began competing at age 11 in Hip Hop, Jazz, Clogging, and Lyrical dance. Throughout those years, she taught Hip Hop and Jazz and attended dance competitions throughout New England as well as performing in Times Square and at a Celtics' game.

Kate was born and raised in Southern Maine and returned 5 years ago after living in Rhode Island where she attended Roger Williams University. After college, she performed with a non-profit dance company for three years.
Besides dancing, Kate spends the majority of her free time doing hot yoga, zip lining and outdoor activities. She is a very energetic person and is excited to put that passion into teaching Hip Hop.
 

 
 
Jami Racine — Instructor

Jami is a native of Southern Maine. She began taking dance classes at the age of three with Lois Camire and Lionette Gagne before finding her home at Alma-Lea's Dance Studio in Lisbon, Maine under the direction of Alma-Lea Pace. Jami trained in ballet (Cecchetti & Vagonova), pointe work, jazz, tap, lyrical, and contemporary. At the age of nine, she was introduced to competitive dance, winning multiple regional and national awards and began training with highly respected master teachers. Jami began assistant teaching at age 10 and progressed to instructing her own classes at age 15. She began coaching and choreographing competitive routines at age 16, winning high score, overall placement, and choreography awards.
 
Her passion for teaching grew and she enrolled in Dance Masters of America's Teachers Training School at SUNY in Buffalo, NY. Jami received her graduate diploma from TTS in 2014, passing national exams in ballet, tap, jazz and modern. Jami is a member in good standing with Dance Masters of New England - Chapter #5. Some of Jami's students have auditioned and have been selected for Dance Olympus V.I.P., Excel In Motion V.I.P., NuVo Breakout Artist, regional titles, and have been sought out to demonstrate in master classes. Her students are known for their work ethic and intense flexibility. Jami understands that the world of dance is ever-evolving and continues to educate herself by taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, as well as attending national conventions. She has trained with nationally recognized master teachers such as Mark Meismer, Tom Ralabate, Denise Wall, Joe Lanteri, Debbie Dee, Alison Holker, Travis Wall, Cat Cogliandro, and many more. Jami's passion for dance grows daily and she strives to instill this in all of her students.

 
 
Jake Doolittle - Instructor

Jake started dancing when he was 2 and competing in jazz, tap, and hip hop when he was 8. When he was 12, he started choreographing his own competition hip hop solos and trading music editing for dance classes.

Jake's first teaching experience was teaching at East End Community School, the Boys and Girls Club, and Mayo Street Arts Center. Along the way, Jake was lucky enough to spend 2 1/2 years with and adult special needs hip hop class that changed his life.

Jake travels to Los Angeles to take hip hop classes as often as possible. Some of his most influential teachers have been Matt Steffanina, Ian Eastwood, Willdabeast, and tWitch. Jake's style and choreography have won numerous awards at competitions including a free week of dance classes at Millennium Dance Complex in L.A. from Monsters of Hip Hop, 2016.

Jake's goal is to bring L.A. hip hop to Maine, so he can teach, dance, edit music, make videos, and give younger kids the same support and encouragement he was lucky enough to receive.
 

Tracey Garland - Instructor

Tracey Garland-Tracey has been dancing since she can remember. She began at the Maine State School for the Performing Arts and later at Thornton Academy High School. For the past six years, she has taught at the Academy of Dance in Biddeford and now in Wells. She has also taught at Collective Motion Arts in Saco and for The Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish. She has choreographed several plays at the Schoolhouse Arts Center as well as for Kennebunk High School. Before having her two year old daughter, Tracey danced with the Modern dance company Collective Motion and Red Hot and Ladylike.
Tracey has taught Hip Hop, Princess Ballet for ages 2 to 6, Creative Movement, Lyrical, Tap, and Mommy and Me classes. She is a Zumba certified instructor and is passionate about all things dance. She looks forward to sharing this passion with her students and watching them learn!


 
Julianne Dumond - Dance Classes in Buxton ME
 
Julianne Dumond — Instructor / Competition team coach

Julianne began dancing at All That Dance at the age of four. She was asked to join the Movers and Shakers Competition Team when she was eight and competed until she graduated high school at age 17. She has studied many different dance styles including: jazz, ballet, tap, pointe, hip-hop, lyrical and contemporary. She has traveled with the competition team to: Disney World, Wildwood, New Jersey, Hershey Park and all around New England. She has been teaching dance at All That Dance for five years or so and loves sharing her love for dance with her students. She is now majoring in accounting at Saint Joseph's College of Maine and is very excited to also continue her passion for teaching dance.
 

 
 
Izzy Descoteaux - Instructor

Izzy Descoteaux-This will be Izzy's ninth year at All That Dance. She has been on the All That Dance competition team for the past 5 years, this being her second year as a senior team member. As a team member, she has performed in group numbers as well as duo and solo work. She has received High and Overall High scores at various dance competitions. Izzy has studied several forms of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. She also has taught dance to students ranging from 3 to 12 years of age.

Izzy attends Massabesic High School where she has maintained a straight A average throughout her high school career.
She has a HUGE passion for dance and cannot wait for another great year!


 
 

Meet Our Student Assistants!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Myah - Dance Classes in Buxton ME
 
Myah : Student assistant
 
 
Belle : Student assistant