Started by Sue Warter in 1987 in Woodinville is the epitome of a family run business. Originally located in Maltby the dance studio is now at 13300 NE 175th St, #7 in Woodinville. Sue's daughter, Beth Ith, teaches at the school specializing in tap, but also teaches jazz and lyrical classes. While Patch was there, Beth was teaching the Jazz 2 class (ages 8-10), where they were practicing their routine for the Spring Recital. Grace,10, Alison, 9, Payton, 9 and Tatum, 9 make up the competition team and jumped and twirled across the studio to Beth's expert instructions.
Across the hall in the ballet studio Ballet 2 was also practicing for the spring Recital to a song from the Disney classic, Snow White. Students can move from beginning ballet up through Pointe at Studio 1, and many students who start as toddlers stay through high school and beyond. A few dancers from Studio 1 moved to Los Angeles and starred in video's with stars such as Justin Bieber.
Class offerings at the dance studio include jazz, ballet, tap, pointe, contemporary dance, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. The eight instructors on staff have been certified from Dance Master's of America and Dance Educators of America. It is obvious entering and being greeted by parents who rotate running the front desk that this is not just another business. They nurture the community and their students by promoting self esteem, fitness and a fun-filled atmosphere in each and every class.
See their website at www.s1dancestudio.com, where you can view upcoming schedules and get more information about class offerings.