Our classes are taught by dedicated and experienced educators. We are Regional Title Holders, Platinum & Gold Competition Winners, and Members of Dance Masters of America. We offer special preschool curriculum, fun classes emphasizing technique, as well as fundamentals of dance, intermediate and advanced work. We're certified by Test to Teach, and have specialist in Early Childhood Education (Bachelor's Degree.) We would love to share our passion for dance with you! Get Started with a $19.99 New Student Intro Program today.
Patricia Kelbaugh has been teaching for over 40 years. She studied dance under Jane Prouse and Irene Albert in Baltimore, and later with the Washington School of Ballet. While continuing her studies in dance, she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and Art at Towson University. Additionally, Ms. Kelbaugh has trained in both vocal and instrumental music for many years and has directed choral music for both children and adult choirs for 20 years.
She has performed in dramatic and musical productions, including a lead role as singer/dancer in "Brigadoon." Ms. Kelbaugh also danced at the Lyric Theatre for a season with the Baltimore Civic Opera Ballet company.
A member of Dance Masters of America, Ms. Kelbaugh has passed three national examinations in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. She is Past President of Chapter 17, Inc. of Dance Masters of America. For two years, she taught dance to the visually handicapped at the Maryland School for the Blind. She presently holds workshops and seminars in Religious Dance. For four years, she directed a Liturgical Dance Troupe in Rockville. For 23 years, she has directed Liturgical Dance at week-long youth music and arts workshops sponsored by the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians. She teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, as well as Competition Classes.
Wendy Huff, has been teaching dance for over 30 years, She began her dance training under the leadership of her mother and various other teaches. She continued her studies at Towson University and holds several credits in dance. Wendy has won many awards, the most recent being the Bernice Warner Scholarship for three years in a row for Dance Masters of America for Teachers Training. As an exceptional graduating student, she won still another scholarship to return for post graduate training and was then elected to DMA membership. Wendy was awarded scholarship to Princeton Theological Seminary, where she graduated from their Youth Ministry and Theology certification program. Wendy teaches Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical, as well as Competition Classes.
Kara Huff — Grew up at PKDS, learning from her family: Patricia Kelbaugh (grandmother) and Wendy Huff (mother). In addition, studied extensively with Ashley Canterna-Hardy, and Troy D. Brown. Competed with our award winning Competition Team throughout her school years, as a team member and soloist. Was a Maryland State Dance Champion. Won Dance Masters Chapter 17 Tap Scholarship. Won scholarship to Dance Masters Summer SHIP (Student Honors Intensive Program). Won Miss Poolesville Title in High School. Kara is currently working towards her membership in Dance Masters of America. Currently coaches our competition team classes and teaches advanced level classes in Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical. Kara also teaches our youngest preschool classes.