Stepping Stone Dance Studio

Celebrates the Art of Dance

First Day of Class is
Monday Sept. 14th, 2020

Click below for access to SSDS Parent Portal

Click below to view the 2020-2021 Fall Dance Schedule

Click below to view the 2020-2021 Get Fit Schedule  
This includes Zumba, Strong by Zumba, Yoga & Barre Fitness

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SSDS In Studio COVID-19 Safety Protocol:

  • Contactless Temperature taken upon entry
  • Hand Sanitation Station upon entry of all three studios
  • Mask and/or Face Shield Required Upon Entry & During Dance Class.  Numerous Breaks offered through out class time. 
  • No Physical Contact Students/Instructors – this does NOT include acro/tumbling, cheerdance, and stretch classes
  • Limited Class Sizes
  • Classes will be released 5 minutes early to clean each studio
  • All Lobby Areas are  closed to Parents/Guests
  • One parent is permitted to drop off & escort younger dancers to the assigned studio – mask required at all times.
  • All dancers will be escorted by SSDS staff to the downstairs lobby area for parent pick up.   PARENT WILL NOT GO TO STUDIO CLASSROOM FOR PICKUP.  One parent will remain in the lobby/courtyard area for pickup – mask required at all times.    
  • Elevator use – 4 passengers at a time
  • Stairwell will be open for travel to Floor 3N
No Food.  Must bring bottled water.  Water not available in the studio. 


In Person or Zoom Classes offered at SSDS:

Stepping Stone Dance Studio will be open for

"In Person" and "Zoom" (online) classes this season.

 

IN PERSON DANCERS:

Dancers are expected to attend their class in person during scheduled times. In person dancers will have access to Zoom if needed.  In Person dancers can switch to ZOOM at any time, however they will not be able to switch back to in person classes if the class is full.

ZOOM DANCERS:

Dancers are expected to attend their class online during scheduled times. Zoom dancers should have proper dance attire and dance shoes, adequate space to move and properly working wifi/camera/microphone. Camera should be set up so that instructors can see the entire dancer from head to foot.   Zoom dancers will be able to switch to In Person classes if there is space available.

Wearing a face shield/mask while dancing .... 

Wearing a mask or face shield while dancing or any type of other exercise is required in the state of PA.  I know many have their opinions about this, as do I… and it stinks, it’s of the UN-Norm, we all want it to magically go away, but it is the world we live in right now.  If people are engaged in fitness activities and cannot tolerate wearing a mask/face shield, the physical distance between each person must be increased from 6 to 14 feet as respiratory droplets can spread further during vigorous activity per CDC guidelines.  Sadly there is not one studio or gym in our area that can accommodate kids apart 14 feet.  We are all doing our best to keep our children safe.. our families safe.   We are not FORCING our children to wear masks or shields, we are simply following the safety guidelines given to us by the state of PA… and for those businesses not following these guidelines, well … I will just leave it at that. 

Most of our dancers have experience performing with restrictive costumes or headpieces. But as we transition from taking class at home through zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic to sharing a studio with others, masks & face shields aren't just a costume accessory: They're a necessary health tool.

While masks and face shields are not a replacement for other COVID-19 prevention measures that we've been following for months, such as social distancing and practicing hand hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear face masks or face shields in any public setting or instance where it's difficult to maintain at least six feet of social distance—and that includes the dance studio.

The point of wearing a mask or face shield is to protect other people from your own respiratory droplets.  Everyone in the studio is required to wear a mask or face shield, because people can carry and spread COVID-19 without having any symptoms. The more people wear a mask or face shield, the safer everybody gets to be.

Keeping your nose and mouth covered throughout an evening of classes comes with great challenges, we know this… but it's worth it for everyone’s long-term health. We will be taking many precautions.. numerous breaks.  Each dancer will have a “home base” to return to if the face covering needs to be removed or a water is needed. 

Please make sure all dancers bring their own water bottle.  And remember this is the world we are living today… but it’s not forever !!! 

Let’s make the best of this together… nothing can keep dance away from us. 

One mom shared her fancy face shields that she made for her dancers… they are absolutely adorable.  The staff and I are loving the face shields.  We can make this negative into a positive experience with your help.  We will get thru this together.  Xoxoxo Ms Dana

6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade/Holiday Parade in TN

Received exciting news this morning…
Our dancers who participated in the virtual Philly Thanksgiving Day Parade Celebration will also be in the Nashville broadcast of the Holiday Parade in TN.
Shout out to this group of dancers…
They learned choreography at home in 5 days, one studio rehearsal, and video-taping the next morning.
Very proud of these young ladies.
Xoxo Ms Dana

Private Lessons with Ms Dana 

Many have been inquiring on privates with Ms Dana.
She is offering privates in all dance styles, including acro.
This is the private schedule for Ms Dana right now.
Monday 3:30 to 4 pm
Monday 4 pm to 4:30 pm
Thursday 3:30 pm to 4 pm
Thursday 4 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost is $25.00 for 30 minute time slot
Privates will start Monday Oct. 5th, no privates in the month of September.
Privates are booked thru the parent portal
Log onto the parent portal
Click on Book Private Lesson
Click on Dance/Acro Private w/Ms Dana
Click on the calendar to choose the day/date
Click on the available time slot
You will be required to pay for the private at this time.
Please let Ms Dana know if you have any questions.
Email – danastone@steppingstonedancestudio.com
Online Parent Portal: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/index.php?account_id=1959
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Congrats to the SSDS 2020 Seniors

This has been such a crazy Senior year for our four amazing dancers... Drew Quirple, Christina Hartnett, Cassidy Kaess and Samantha Stahl; with recital, senior prom, senior trip, & graduation being interrupted by the Pandemic. Nothing can take away all that you've done or the memories you've made in the last four years of high school, and the years you have spent at SSDS. I am so very proud of you all and cheer you on as you prepare to go to college. I wish you much success and happiness in this next chapter of your life. I will miss you all, but never forget that SSDS will always be your second home - you always have a place to come back to.
xoxoxo Ms Dana (aka - Second Mom)

SSDS - Our Beautiful Historic Building

Stepping Stone Dance Studio, owned by Dana Stone, is located at 925 Canal Street in Bristol.

Founded in 2011 by Stone, the studio is a 10,000 square foot facility offering three large dance studios with professional hard wood floors.

The weekly schedule includes a vast array of styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, HipHop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Modern, Acro (Tumbling), Cheerdance (Pomdance), Creative Theatre, Boys HipHop, Stretch, Leaps, & Turns, Adult Tap & HipHop, Yoga, and Zumba.

All levels are catered to – ages  1 & up, from the absolute beginner to advanced dancer. For beginners, classes are a fun way to get fit while gaining experience. For the more experienced dancers, classes are more advanced and challenging. Classes are taught by certified dance instructors and focus on the needs of every student, while providing an inviting, warm and nurturing non-competitive environment.1

The experienced instructors at SSDS are truly passionate and keep up with the latest trends and know how to best impart the moves. Its goal is to meet each individual dancer’s desire.

"We offer a non-competitive environment; and focus not on just dance but the growth of our students as an individual," added Dana Stone.

Every SSDS student has their own reason for dancing. Some are exploring new interests, some use dance as an extracurricular activity, some for social interaction, while others strive to become accomplished dancers; perhaps they desire dance as a career. Regardless the reason, SSDS instructors want to instill in every dancer a desire to be creative, confidence to do other activities, a love of music, to share the love & passion of dance with our local community, and to understand their physical capabilities. As dancers pass through the doors of SSDS, they will hold their time spent at the studio close to their hearts as so many other special memories they will grow old with.

One piece of advice from Ms. Dana at SSDS, "Remember your dreams have no limits. Never waste time wishing you would have done something … with hard work and dedication everything is attainable whether they are big or small. Always follow your dreams, because dreams really do come true. Dance your Dreams at Stepping Stone Dance Studio."

Meet your Movers & Shakers: Dana Stone
Please click on link below to read the complete article.

C
ongrats Ms. Dana !!!!

http://bucks.happeningmag.com/meet-movers-shakers-dana-stone/

Recycle your "Holey" Tights... Bring old tights in, and we will make hair ties to have at the studio...

Stepping Stone Dance Studio has the most amazing families. I just laid out all the dance shoes, leotards, tights , and skirts that have been donated to our dance exchange program. What a great display of love from our families. If you have dance shoes and leotards that are in good condition please bring them in. We may have a pair that you can exchange. If not know you are helping families that need the extra support. Thank you again. We are here for registrations Monday and wed from 530 to 930 pm during the summer months. Don't forget you can also register online. Love you all. Ms Dana 💜💜

You are never too old to open the door to dance. Mama Natalie is proof of that. 85 years young enjoying tap class with her daughter Eloise at SSDS. What an amazing moment for all of us. The gift of dance is truly extraordinary. I am blessed to be able to share the love and passion for dance with all my students and their families every day of my life.  Love Ms. Dana