American Stars of Dance, Inc.
Have fun and Learn To Dance
For kids ages 18 months to 100 years old
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Staff

 

Directors:

Randee Dayhuff - Has enjoyed the art and privilege of teaching dance to all ages.  American Stars of Dance, Inc. is the dream of Kathy and Randee to teach and enjoy students as they grow in their talent and become more secure with their self-esteem. Randee teaches our Sr Tap class

Kathy Pierce - Has been dancing in the area all her life.  As well as teaching, she currently is celebrating 20 years as studio owner with her business partner & friend Randee.  She looks forward to teaching and instilling the love of dance.  Bringing the joy of movement to young and old is a priority.  Kathy wants her students to feel special about their accomplishments.  Kathy teaches a Pre-Ballet and Tap class, and our Ballet/Tap/Jazz combination classes.

 

 

Instructors:

Randee Dayhuff

 

Kathy Pierce

 

 

 

 

Becky De Rosa - Has been dancing for over 30 years and teaching for the past 10+ years.  After seeing how dance and movement can make an impact on peoples lives, Becky went on to become a dance/movement therapist, a certified movement analyst, and a certified yoga teacher .  She loves teaching at American Stars of Dance where she gets to be with teachers she has known since she was young and students that are always enthusiastic and love to dance.  Becky teaches our Adaptive Students, Int/Adv Ballet, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, and Yoga

 

Jaime Clesceri - Jaime took her very first dance class when she was nine years old.  Miss Kathy was her teacher and it was in the Lake Villa studio.  She instantly fell in love with dancing and hasn't stopped since.  During her grade school and high school years, Jaime competed dance nationally in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro and Poms.  Jamie was also a gymnast for 10 years and trained at the Gymnastics Spot.  She was a member on both the 1992 & 1993 State High School gymnastics teams at Carmel High School.  At Carmel, Jaime danced in the Street Scenes performances along side with Becky De Rosa.  Jaime graduated college from University of Illinois - Champaign with a degree in Finance and just recently graduated from North Park University with an MBA.  Jaime is thrilled to be back teaching dance after a 10 year absence.  Jaime says that best part of teaching is sharing her passion for dance with her students.  Jaime teches our Intermediate and Advanced Tap/Ballet/Jazz classes and Musical Theater workshops

 

Sarah Chapleau - Sarah teaches our Ballet 1 class and works in the office

 

Tonya Sippy- Tonya teaches Jr Poms

Amy Longo - Amy teaches our Boogie Kids classes  

Kayla Meckler - Kayla teaches our Hip Hop classes

Lindsay Brillion- Lindsay teaches our Ballet/Tap combination and Pre-Ballet and Tap classes for younger students

Holly Weber - Holly began her dance training studying with Gus Giordano in Evanston. She went on the University of Illinois where she received a B.F.A. in Dance with a specialization in Technical Theater. She then went on to work for the Candlelight Theater in Summit, Illinois and also taught dance for the Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie Park Districts. Currently she has been teaching preschool at the Vernon Hills Park District for the last 20+ years, and dance there for the last 5+ years.  Holly teaches our Ballet/Tap combination and Pre-Ballet and Tap classes for our younger students

 

 

 

 

 


  

  

Office Manager:

Jennifer Chapleau

  

Office Assistants

Sarah Chapleau

Kay Pierce