Leslie's passion is watching the "light bulb go off" in a child eye's when they accomplish a skill! Leslie has a lifelong interest in expanding her dance knowledge. After childhood lessons with Betty Dybdahl, she continued study through dance conventions through the US, including 3 dance trips to New York to study. The summer of ballet, jazz and other dance at the Univ. of Hawaii along with DMA's Teacher's Training School were instrumental in her teaching skills. Leslie is certified by test to teach through Dance Masters of America, Chicago Nat'l Assoc of Dance Masters and DMA TTS. Leslie also continues to study clog and is a National Certified C.L.O.G Instructor. She continues to be very active in Iowa dance events including Tap Des Moines, an officer of the Mid West Dance Masters, and students dancing with the Iowa Dance Theatre Nutcracker. Leslie and her husband also enjoy teaching Adult Social dance including Waltz, Swing, Two Step, Ballroom and Latin dances.
Cassity has been teaching with Leslie's Dance & Tumbling for 3 years. She has danced with us since she was 3! She was very involved with the Competition Team throughout her school years. Cassity is a graduate from SWCC, where she was on the Spartan Dance Team. Cassity is currently pursuing a degree in Business from Buena Vista University. She plans on becoming a Dance Masters certified teacher. Cassity currently teaches dance and tumbling at the Creston studio. She is also a coach for our Competition Dance Team.
Ryann has been teaching with Leslie's Dance & Tumbling for 3 years. She has been dancing with Leslie since she was 3. She danced on our Competition Team for 10 years and was on the Mt. Ayr Sparks dance team! Ryann is a graduate of SWCC, where she was on the Spartan Dance Team. Ryann is currently a dance and tumbling teacher at the Mt. Ayr studio.
Addie is a student at Southwestern Community College. She has been dancing for Leslie since she was 3, and has been on the Competition Team for 9 years! She was on the Mt. Ayr Sparks Drill Team for 4 years in high school. Addie has been teaching at Leslie's Dance & Tumbling for 2 years. She currently teaches dance and tumbling at the Mt. Ayr Studio and coaches for the Competition Dance Team in Creston.
Payton is a student at Southwestern Community College, where she is on the Spartan Dance Team. She has been dancing with Leslie since she was 2, and has been on the Competition Team for 11 years! She was on the Creston Peppers Dance Team for 4 years in high school. Payton has been teaching at Leslie's Dance & Tumbling for 2 years. She currently teachers dance and tumbling at the Creston studio, and is also a coach for the Competition Dance and Tumbling Teams.