Here at Little Stars Dance Studio, our mission is to provide dance lessons in a loving, free and safe environment. At Little Stars, we mold and shape students not only to be the best dancers they can be, but the best person they can be. Our curriculum not only contains skills to learn in the art of dance, but academic, social and life skills as well. Every month, our younger dancers are introduced to fun themes that they love participating in! Our older dancers build confidence, social skills and love coming to a place where they can feel comfortable to be themselves! You can expect your child to build several positive relationships with staff and students while falling in love with the art of dance. Believe us when we say your child will love it! We've had some cry when class is over!
*We have live video displayed in the lobby where you can relax and watch the whole class*
We are non-competitive and do not have a competition team. However, for our students that are looking for a little more, we have a Performing Group that represents the studio at local events around Delaware. Past Performances include Nursing Homes, Parades, Six Flags, UD Basketball games and the Blue Rocks! Dancers in Performing Group are also given the opportunity to perform more pieces at our Winter and June Recitals. Being a member of our Performing Group requires more dedication but in the end is a rewarding experience! Each level has different requirements.
All of the Little Stars staff are trained in their respective genres of dance and have years of teaching and performing experience. Each teacher goes above and beyond for our students and loves them like our own. Their creative lesson plans help mold our Stars into the best students and dancers they can be!
Mrs. Kimmy - Owner and teacher
Born and raised in Delaware, Ms. Kimmy decided to try out dancing at the Jean Ferrill Dance Studio after cheering for flag football. She quickly fell in love with dance and eventually, joined the Performing Company that performed at a variety of nursing homes every weekend around Delaware. As a junior, she was selected to play Mowgli in her studio's production of the Jungle Book. During her high school years, she also danced with her high school dance team and ran cross country and track. While growing up dancing, she had the pleasure of taking classes from popular choreographers as well as classes at Broadway Dance Center in NY. She attended Lincoln University in PA where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. While in college, she continued to dance and eventually became the captain of the Onyx Dance Troupe Hip Hop team. Upon graduating, she began teaching full time as a head preschool teacher at the Learning Express and part time at the Western YMCA as a dance instructor. She also competed in a few pageants including Miss Delaware USA and won the title of Newark's Miss Cinderella Woman in 2014. Realizing her love for children and dance, Ms. Kimmy decided to put her two loves together and thus Little Stars was born! She loves every single one of her stars! When she isn't at the studio, she enjoys relaxing, photography and spending time with her family.
Ms. Kelly - Teacher
Miss Kelly has her creative beginnings in childhood, growing up in a family of professional musicians. Learning backstage craft, sound principals and the rudiments of costume design set her on a pathway to her own seamstress business, where she made everything and anything from t-shirts to wedding gowns and upholstery. Using this as a springboard to college she traveled through life, along the way licensing as a professional nanny, single-handedly running and operating a D.J. business and learning office skills. She even for a time worked as a model for a division of Elite where she specialized as a runway and dance/mannequin model. She even found time to do a few spots in films and commercials. Along the way her path crossed with that of Miss Jean Ferrill. What began as a sojourn into outfitting a show became, over time, employment as her office manager, costumer, publicist, organizer, and assistant and music technician. Many hours spent volunteering her skills and working backstage in capacities such as stage hand, music technician, to stage manager, at Wilmington Drama League, Everett Theater, Cab Calloway School of the Arts, and other venues added to her knowledge and experience. She had over all this time participated in theatrical performances (her favorites being St. Lucia and Mrs. Claus) and under Miss Jean’s support began to refine her knowledge of the art of dance. Presented with the opportunity to take Master classes she learned quickly and expanded her education to both Koresh Studio and BDC of NY. For a nearly decade she assisted and taught solo preschool and junior level classes for Miss Jean in ballet, tap, and beginner jazz.
Ms. Abby - Teacher
Ms. Abby started as an assistant teacher at Little Stars and will not be head teacher of quite a few classes. She attended Cab Calloway school of the arts grades 6-12 as a dance major as well as being a part of their varsity dance team. She continued to develop her technique at Delaware Dance Company for a couple years as well as Eclipse Performing Dance Company where she performed in multiple shows and performances such as Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker, the Lion King, etc. She began dancing at 10 years old and has been in love with it ever since! Even more, she is in love with teaching it to our students! Watching them learn and grow is one of her favorite experiences and she cannot wait to be a teacher this year!
Ms. Bekah - Teacher
Ms. Bekah, a New York native, began dancing at the age of four and has loved it ever since. At the age of nine, her family moved to Delaware where she began dancing more intensely with Delaware Arts Conservatory, focusing on ballet and pointe and competing for two years. After graduating high school, Ms. Bekah moved back to New York to train full time with a professional ballet company called Light of the World Ballet. The program included taking ballet and pointe classes daily, performing up to several times a month, and travelling internationally. After completing the trainee program, Ms. Bekah moved back to Delaware in 2019 where she taught at Little Stars Dance Studio for the first time as well as Bella Dance Center. In the fall of 2020 she moved to Pennsylvania to join a professional contemporary company called Diffusion Dance Company where she was promoted to company member in spring of 2021. Having returned to Delaware, Ms. Bekah is passionate about using dance as a vehicle to connect with people of all generations, races, and lifestyles. Outside of the studio, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, adventuring to new places, and eating delicious food!
Ms. Tiffani - Assistant Teacher
Born with a talent for theater and dance in her blood, Miss Tiffani began training at age 4 with Miss Jean Ferrill. Within 2 years her hard work found her already taking every available class and a member of her Performing Group. Soon thereafter, she began training as a student assistant for this studio and over her 13 years there earned a spot not only as a primary assistant but also as Hip Hop Instructor and Modern Instructor. By her high school years, she was also a Dance major, Vocal minor at Cab Calloway School of the Arts as well as a member of their Dance Company. She has studied all genres of dance extensively at DeSales University, Koresh Dance studio, Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center where she has earned certification from their Teacher’s exclusive workshops, as well as attending all dance master programs she could possibly attend. She has learned from Brian Friedman, Shane Sparks, Luam and Mia Michaels to name only a few. She has also taught the Cab Calloway School summer school dance program. Her crowning achievement in dance education came the year she earned one of only 2 worldwide scholarships for summer study with the Rockettes. Her success during that program led her to being invited to intern with them the following season. Her soprano/alto voice has been primarily honed with Kathy Cammett of Golden Voice studio and included opera as well as theater vocal training. Tiffani has an extensive performance and choreographic background as well. Her lead parts include Nana the dog for “Peter Pan” at the Grand Opera House for Delaware Theater Group, Kim understudy and Sad Girl 2 for Everett Theater’s” Bye Bye Birdie”, Belle understudy for “Beauty and the Beast”, lead dancer for Wilmington Drama League the Wiz, Diana in Dido and Aeneas for Opera Delaware, featured dance for Unicity Arts Festival, Norwegian Cruise Line on board variety show, performances at Radio City music Hall, Beacon Theater in NY and many, many other acting/singing/dance performances too numerous to list . Her most recent appearance was in Busch Gardens Theme Park in Williamsburg Virginia in their Halloween Scare Squad. Her choreography has been for Opera Delaware’s Mulan, Aladdin, Dido and Aeneas as well as for the Rainbow Chorale Group in addition to her choreography work for individuals.
Ms. Martina - Assistant Teacher
Ms. Martina is a junior at Cab Calloway School of the Arts where she is a dance major. She began dancing at the age of 6 at the Western YMCA and is apart of the Performing Dance Company and helps assist with dance classes. Martina had the chance to have a master class with a choreographer from “So you think you can dance” Her favorite dance styles are ballet, contemporary and jazz, and also has loved Acro since she was a little girl!
Ms. Sasha - Assistant Teacher
Ms. Sasha's dance journey began at a young age, igniting a spark that would become an enduring flame. She's had the opportunity to train in various dance forms, including ballet, contemporary, and modern styles throughout her journey. While earning her B.A in Dance Education from the University of Delaware , her love grew for the performing arts industry. From learning to choreograph, expressing emotion with movement, and possessing a stage presence, dance has become a passion that she'll continue to grow in!
Ms. DiVine - Assistant Teacher
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Ms. Lisa - Assistant Teacher
Ms. Lisa started dancing at Encore Dance Academy and instantly fell in love with the art. Since that first class, she has been able to choreograph and perform in many different shows, parades, community events, and more. She recently earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at Hampton University in VA. During her tenure, she continued her training and taught beginner-level classes at the Goode Dance Project while also performing with the Hampton University Players theatre group. She is excited to be back home, continuing her passion, and teaching the next generation of beautiful dancers.
Ms. Annamarie - Assistant Teacher
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