Studio One Dance is a new Creative Ballet program taught by instructor/director Becky Ward of Capitol Hill. The program specializes in creating a warm, intimate and inspiring environment for the youngest of dancers, ages 2 - 6 years old. Classes use beautiful props and instruments to explore creativity and movement, while also introducing classical and contemporary music, and beginning Ballet terms and positions.
Ms. Becky grew up in Woodbridge, VA where she began studying ballet with Linda DelMonte of Linda's Ballet Workshop Inc. She was chosen as one of the first members of the studio's performance group, Fifth Position, and at age 14, was selected as an assistant teacher.
In the summer of 1999, Becky was awarded a teaching internship with Maryland’s Ballet Petite. Soon after, she began teaching full time for the school in the areas of Ballet, Creative Movement, and Musical Theater style Jazz. She served as the Artistic Director for Dance Upon a Dream in Potomac, Md. from 2004 - 2006. Becky has choreographed numerous pieces for performance groups and dance competitions all along the east coast, and even traveling to stages in Walt Disney World, Fl, and The National Zoo in DC.
In the summer of 2003 she attended The Dance Educators of America’s Teacher Training School in Las Vegas, NV, and is a Level II Certified Member of the DEA. Becky has had the pleasure of taking classes with world-renowned teachers such as Charles Kelley, Raymond Lukens, David Scala, Twyla Tharp, and Luigi. She is also certified by the American Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.
Becky has been teaching for 15 years in the DMV area, specializing in jazz, ballet, lyrical, creative movement, and pre-tap. She is excited to begin her own program in her home of Washington, DC.
Miss Sadye is the teaching assistant to Ms Becky for the Creative Ballet classes at Studio One Dance. Sadye is a sophomore at School Without Walls High School in Washington DC, and attends the Washington School of Ballet for her dance training. She has been dancing herself since three years old, and thoroughly enjoys being a part of class every week. Sadye’s favorite parts of assisting are the conversations that she has with the students, and sharing in something that they love. Besides dance, some of her other passions include photography and baking.